Hearing Form - Textbook and Anthology Pack

Musical Analysis With and Without the Score

By Matthew Santa

© 2010 – Routledge

624 pages

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Hardback: 9780415872621
pub: 2009-12-21
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Pack: 9780415872638
pub: 2009-12-21
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Comp Exam Copy Companion Website

About the Book

Hearing Form is a textbook/workbook for upper-level undergraduate college courses on the analysis of musical form. It reviews concepts such as score reading, instrumental transposition, cadences, phrase structure, harmonic sequences, and modulation while at the same time introducing a style of phrase diagramming and an approach to hearing without the score that is used consistently throughout the book. The goal of this book is to teach students to:

    • Identify phrase endings and cadence types in music with or without a score
    • Identify harmonic sequence types in music with or without a score
    • Identify modulations in music with or without a score
    • Identify formal sections in music with or without a score
    • Identify musical forms with or without a score
The companion website provides recordings for selected pieces in the anthology.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Phrases and Cadences 2. Phrase Organization 3. One-Part, Binary, and Ternary Forms 4. Sonata Forms 5. Variation Forms 6. Imitative Forms 7. Concerto Forms 8. Rondo Forms Appendix 1. Formal Models Appendix 2. Making a Phrase Diagram Appendix 3. Reading a Transposing Score Appendix 4. Notes on the Audio Examples Bibliography

About the Author

Matthew Santa is an Associate Professor of Music Theory at Texas Tech University. He has presented papers on music theory and analysis throughout the United States as well as abroad, and his articles have been published in the journals Theory and Practice, Music Theory Spectrum, Music Analysis, and The Annual Review of Jazz Studies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Theory