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The Dynamics of Harmony

Principles and Practice

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The Dynamics of Harmony by George Pratt
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This is a readable and imaginative book presenting, with infectious enthusiasm, a sensible simplification of the main processes of classical harmony in the Bach-Schubert period. George Pratt's explanations of concepts such as 'real' and 'substitute' chords. of false distinctions between 'major' and 'minor' and of the simple basis of seemingly complex chromatic harmony enables readers to grasp the principles of harmonic progression, and to see most progressions as a form of 'dominant-powered' movement. He focuses his study on Bach chorales, Mozart piano sonatas, and a Schubert song cycle, thereby providing depth, variety and a realistic sense of a context of 'real music' to his explanations and to the exercises. But he also offers the reader an immediate invitation to apply the same principles to an immense range of musical literature from Monteverdi to Scott Joplin.
Release date NZ
October 10th, 1996
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
numerous music examples
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
160
Dimensions
156x235x9
ISBN-13
9780198790204
Product ID
2247744

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