SOUND PATTERNS

A Structural Examination of Tonality, Vocabulary, Texture,
Sonorities, and Time Organization in Western Art Music

by PHILLIP MAGNUSON

DIATONIC PROCEDURES II

Expanding the Phrase

Chapter 15. Connections
Chapter 16. Second Inversion Triads
Chapter 17. Phrase Design

Introduction

It's just a phrase

As the concept of harmony expands, there must be more attention paid to the "envelope" into which it is placed: the phrase. This unit presents ways the phrase is expanded beyond tonic and dominant. Understanding the design of the phrase and how groups of phrases are organized is vital to understanding Western music.
Links to other units in Sound Patterns
FUNDAMENTALS
BASIC RULES FOR SPECIES COUNTERPOINT
DIATONIC PROCEDURES I: Harmonic Dimensions
DIATONIC PROCEDURES III: Substitutions
CHROMATIC PROCEDURES I: Moving from the Global Key
THE ABC's OF CHORALE SETTING
LARGER PERSPECTIVES
CHROMATIC PROCEDURES II: Modal Mixtures
CHROMATIC PROCEDURES III: Advanced Vocabulary
THREE ANALYSIS PROJECTS
MICROCOSMS: Musical Styles of the Twentieth Century

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