SOUND PATTERNS

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

by PHILLIP MAGNUSON

HISTORY OF MUSIC THEORY


AP 6.1 HISTORY

Music theory has a long and exalted history as a pedagogical topic. Below are some significant music theorists (and in some cases composers who have had an enormous influence on music theory) throughout that history. The list is primarily from Western culture and the musicians were chosen for their relationship to Western art music. The links will take you to more information about their lives and their work.

AP 6.2 ANCIENT THEORISTS

AP 6.3 MIDDLE AGES

AP 6.4 RENAISSANCE

AP 6.5 COMMON PRACTICE PERIOD

AP 6.6 20TH CENTURY


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