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Harmony and Voice Leading has 70 ratings and 4 reviews. Eric said: Simply the best composition/analysis book I’ve ever found. Instead of recapitulating t. growing list–is Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter’s Harmony and Voice. Leading. * Unlike Peter Westergaard, whose Introduction to Tonal Theory uses. Harmony and Voice Leading by Edward Aldwell, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Garry rated it really liked it Oct 19, Rather, how music from the common practice period works the ways it does in terms of harmony.

Steven Riley rated it liked it Aug 13, Reference forward and backward “…As we saw in Unit 2, Section 5…” are helpful. Dec 11, Eric rated it it was amazing.

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Xiao Shi rated it really liked it Apr 09, He has been a member of the Techniques of Music department at Mannes since and a member of the piano department since Ron Dinkins rated it it was amazing Jun 25, It is aimed at voic who want to “get better grades in the shortest time possible”. Harmony and Voice Leading. This fourth edition it’s a volume with a venerable historypublished this year, now contains detailed coverage of species counterpoint.

Allie Harmonyy rated it did not like it Jun 21, I never bought the workbook as this was for independent study. Con Robinson rated it it was ok Mar 13, Gemma Mahadeo rated ane really liked it Sep 30, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


It deals extensively and exhaustively with the basic musical theory necessary to understand harmony; more advanced topics are then covered, such as dissonance and chromaticism as part of a wider discussion of voice-leading. I recomend this to the musician who is already farmiliar with music thoery.

As is the very notion of breaking the totality of the material into such nicely-planned and clearly-numbered Units and Sections. Lists with This Book.

He has taught theory at The Curtis Institute of Music since and is currently Chairperson of the theory department. V as a Key Area. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

abd He studied theory and analysis privately with Carl Schachter and later with Ernst Oster. Though, for all the book’s highly authoritative and academic tone and approach, it’s not a slog. Diego rated it it was amazing Oct 19, The fourth edition now includes a chapter introducing species counterpoint and integrates that material into the rest of the text. A new Premium Website for students will provide interactive, guided exercises for new material covered in each unit and musical examples from the literature in both streaming vojce downloadable format.

In almost three dozen chapters, of between a dozen and two dozen pages each, a very broad range of topics pertaining to how music is constructed is covered.

Very little is introduced and taught that doesn’t originate in music of the giants of the period… musical examples abound, two, three, four, sometimes more to every page, or well over One of the book’s great strengths is its coverage of tonal structures in music such that we become more aware of how compositions work as they do across broader time and tonal spans… not just the minutiae of closely related chords and notes.


Supertonic and Subdominant Seventh Chords. Cengage LearningMar 11, – Music – pages. Edward Aldwell received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied piano with Adele Marcus. Jul 26, Richard Pohl rated it really liked it Shelves: This is not an “ordinary” theory textbook.

Harmony and Voice Leading

Account Options Sign in. There are plenty of exercises on the accompanying website, and footnotes etc where additional explanation or illustration would be obtrusive in the body of the text. It does much to explain why and how harmony works in the way it does making its points with compositions from Tallis’ Canon to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde. It’s not a book for drilling inversions or fingering Major sevenths on the guitar.

Looking for beautiful books? Should one know the terms well enough he or she could easily find mistakes in this edition. Jun 26, Joe rated it liked it Shelves: