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1st Edition

A Short History of Harmony

ISBN 9781138602687
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
159 Pages

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Book Description

Published in 1944, this book considers musical theory and music history to create a short but comprehensive guide to the history of harmony and thus a discourse on what we understand harmony to be in the modern era. Referencing composers such as Beethoven and his contemporaries, the book is illustrated throughout with visual aids.

Table of Contents

1. Preface. 2. Definitions. 3. Introductory. 4. Birth of Harmony. 5. The Alliance of Harmony and Counterpoint. 6. Early Technical Practice. 7. The Dawn of Modern Harmony. 8. Melodic Ornamentation : Its Influence upon Harmony. 9. Chord Ornamentation. 10. Summary and Concluding Remarks . 11. Alphabetical List of Composers of Examples. 12. Index

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