Heinrich Schenker's nice contribution used to be the invention of primary rules of tonal association, continuity, and coherence. In conception he used to be the 1st to outline those natural forces of the musical language, really the tonal capabilities and relationships which shape either the generative and cohesive forces of significant music.
This set, that's a regular paintings utilized in all very important tune colleges, starts off with uncomplicated definitions and easy examples, and trains the reader not just to listen to successions of tones, melodic strains, and progressions of chords, but additionally to appreciate their structural coherence and value. it's priceless for musicians and for all who're heavily attracted to tune, even if as a scholar, critic, performer, or conductor.
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