Hearing Form: Musical Analysis With and Without the Score is a complete course package for undergraduate courses on musical forms, with comprehensive coverage from the Baroque to the Romantic. Placing emphasis on listening, it teaches students to analyze music both with and without the use of a score, covering phrase endings and cadences, harmonic sequence types, modulations, formal sections, and musical forms.
Hearing Form is supported by a workbook, its own full-score anthology, and a companion website containing an instructor’s manual, test bank, audio streaming of recordings for the pieces in the anthology, and downloadable sound files.
The second edition has been updated to include:
- Additional score-based exercises
- More music of the Romantic era and more vocal music
- New scores included in the Anthology, with twice as many composers represented
With an engaging and practical approach informed by recent scholarship, Hearing Form enables students to recognize musical elements both by sight and by ear.
Please note: This set contains both the Hearing Form textbook and the accompanying anthology.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Cadences and Phrases
Chapter 2 Phrase Organization
Chapter 3 One-Part, Binary, and Ternary Forms
Chapter 4 Sonata Forms
Chapter 5 Variation Forms
Chapter 6 Imitative Forms
Chapter 7 Concerto Forms
Chapter 8 Rondo Forms
Appendix I Formal Models
Appendix II Making a Phase Diagram
Appendix III Reading a Transposing Score
Appendix IV Answers to Self-Tests
Workbook for Hearing Form
Matthew Santa is Professor of Music Theory and chair of the Music Theory and Composition Area at the Texas Tech University School of Music.
Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.