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Routledge Studies in Music Theory


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This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections on a wide range of topics in music theory, including analysis, tonality, rhythm, discourse, aesthetics, and composition. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies covering many disciplines, such as history, performance, cognition, gesture, critical theory, math, and popular music.

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Microtonality and the Tuning Systems of Erv Wilson

Microtonality and the Tuning Systems of Erv Wilson

1st Edition

By Terumi Narushima
November 22, 2017

This book explores the emerging area of microtonality through an examination of the tuning theories of Erv Wilson. It is the first publication to offer a broad discussion of this influential theorist whose innovations have far-reaching ramifications for microtonal tuning systems. This study ...

Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Music New Tools in Music Theory and Analysis

Reconceiving Structure in Contemporary Music: New Tools in Music Theory and Analysis

1st Edition

By Judy Lochhead
July 07, 2015

This book studies recent music in the western classical tradition, offering a critique of current analytical/theoretical approaches and proposing alternatives. The critique addresses the present fringe status of recent music sometimes described as crossover, postmodern, post-classical, ...

Music and Twentieth-Century Tonality Harmonic Progression Based on Modality and the Interval Cycles

Music and Twentieth-Century Tonality: Harmonic Progression Based on Modality and the Interval Cycles

1st Edition

By Paolo Susanni, Elliott Antokoletz
July 17, 2014

This book explores the web of pitch relations that generates the musical language of non-serialized twelve-tone music and supplies both the analytical materials and methods necessary for analyses of a vast proportion of the 20th century musical repertoire. It does so in a simple, clear, and ...

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