growing list–is Edward Aldwell and Carl Schachter’s Harmony and Voice. Leading. * Unlike Peter Westergaard, whose Introduction to Tonal Theory uses. Harmony & Voice Leading by Aldwell, Schachter & Cadwallader. Edward Aldwell , Carl Schachter with Allen Cadwallader Schirmer, pp xvi + ISBN Edward Aldwell,. Carl Schachter. · Rating details · 70 ratings · 4 reviews. A comprehensive volume spanning the entire theory course, HARMONY AND.

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This emphasis on “bespoke” music is really one of the book’s strongest aspects.

Harmony and Voice Leading

Steven Riley rated it liked it Aug 13, D, transposed to the key of C minor:. Garry rated it really liked it Oct 19, The only way to get it would have been to have the alto move up from the Ab to a B natural, giving us a forbidden augmented 2nd 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.

This fourth edition it’s a volume with a venerable historypublished this year, now contains detailed coverage of species counterpoint. Applying that principle in this instance, we can use a vii6 instead of the ii6, to produce the progression: Mixture can be applied to entire phrases.


The resulting dim5 F C to p5 GD is fine, since the dim5 of a vii6 can move up to a p5 if the bass moves to the 3rd degree. I had asked Gustave to compose a number of short passages that would explore and illustrate the chord usage and voice-leading described in the chapter.

It is especially effective when used in a deceptive cadence, as here.

Reference forward and backward “…As we saw in Unit 2, Schchter 5…” are helpful. In fact the topics are so well divided that you can almost dip in and out. Allie Jessing rated it did not like it Jun 21, 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.

I should also mention that my new alto uses two 4th degrees, with one of them — the soprano — resolving properly, and the other — the alto — not. I recomend this to the musician who is already farmiliar with music thoery.

Aldwell-Schachter Chapter 24

This is a descending thirds sequence in the first measure—this cannot be mixed, as the next example will make clear. Return to Book Aldweell.

To ask other readers questions about Harmony and Voice Leadingplease sign up. It emphasizes the linear aspects of music as much as the harmonic, and introduces large-scale progressions–linear and harmonic–at an early stage.


Classical Harmony – using Aldwell & Schachter’s “Harmony and Voice Leading”

Home News Contacts Copyright. Note that the following ii7 has been kept mixed: Colleen Mckenzie schachte it really liked it Dec 22, Here we have the dreaded cross-relation. Hendrik Kits Van Heyningen rated it liked scjachter Mar 22, And, of course, make the bass move up a 2nd rather than down a 7th. But don’t be put off by the marketing.

Ron Dinkins rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Lesson Format Email lessons scyachter be highly interactive, as this example amply illustrates: Michael rated it really liked it Jan 12, David Julian rated it liked it Mar 06, III acts as a bridge from I to V—this is another typical usage.

While reading through, so far seems to be the most comprehensive book on tonal harmony I’ve seen