That are given thorough expositionThe last few chapters seem perfunctory addressing the usual tacked on subjects of pedal points suspensions chromatic alterations etc and can really be skimmed for a few nsights It s however n need of a new edition with accompanying audio It s a sin to make readers go searching for an Alban Berg piano reduction 60 years out of print to have a gander at page 27 with all of the tools available today Fantastic book Anything For His Son in depth explanations clear explanations readt twice Anticipation in a row because I was fascinated by his approach to harmony Though a warningt s a book for the advanced music theoreticus f you re new or ntermediate n music theory I would advice to stay away from this book for a few months Lots of stuff to absorb Now onto the exercises A classic and for good reason Persichetti s book s about contemporary harmony n ts many forms The book goes Annie and the Outlaw in depth on subjects that other harmony books don t even touch on Thiss a book for the serious modern day composer Not for everyone but those who are looking to expand their musical palettes would do well to study the ANNIE AND THE PRINCE insight thats contained within. Chords; he deals with different types of harmonic motion with harmonic rhythm and dynamic sand ornamentation with harmonic behavior n tonality polytonality atonality and serial compositio.
A fun encyclopedia of compositional techniues and tips presented by a philly OG thusly the perfect book I worked through a lot of this book n music school It s the kind of book that one needs to spend time with and revisit now and then I have A Christmas Affair it on my re read list for sure In a simple concise manner Persichetti lays out the most characteristic elements of the harmonic practice of a reallynteresting era His language s very descriptive and his organization walks you through the microscopic and precise use of ntervals and their sonorous characters up to complex harmonic configurations such as atonalty pandiatonalism and polytonalityThis book The Apple Orchard is very comfortable to read It combines musicalllustrations with simple explanations of the elements When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son illustrated I enjoyed readingt very much Five stars As a amateur Composer myself I find modern compositional techniues to be a mess Writing music that no one listens to contrary to the current contemporary approach of dumbing down and endless copy and paste hooks and refrains This book explains uite thoroughly modern harmony of a variety of composers eg Schoenberg Prokofiev Hindemithetc Here for the first time s an orderly presentation of the harmonic procedures to be found n music of the first half of the twentieth century The author examines the nature of ntervals n.
He technicalities are coherent and engaging enough for a post theory grade 8 student and I highly recommend t to musicians who are well versed n Schenkerian analysis and Gradus Ad Parnassum study of counterpoint I started reading this book primarily because of my curiosity n prokofiev s compositional approach and whether t was possible to have a tangible explanation for his sound Because general music theory abrsm doesn t go nto depth on 20th century music save for 12 tone serialism and the French school eg Debussy Ravel If you are wondering why does this sound weird but so appealing at the same time Then I d say start with this book I think that t s a Musician s job to explore all spectrums of harmony for musicianship sake And by that acuiring a firmer command at the nstrument and music A classic Would recommend this as a foundational book to anyone Ensimmäinen maailmansota interestedn harmony fantastic use as a guide when exploring harmony This s the only book of which I m aware about 20th century compositional techniue that explains ts subject The Lion Seeker in a clear and concise way Subjects such as uartal harmony which usually receive passing mentionf. Various contexts discusses the modes and other scales employed n modern music describes the formation and uses of chords by thirds by fourths and by seconds of added note chords and poly.