SchenkerGUIDE is an accessible overview of Heinrich Schenker's complex but fascinating approach to the analysis of tonal music. The book has emerged out of the widely used website, www.SchenkerGUIDE.com, which has been offering straightforward explanations of Schenkerian analysis to undergraduate students since 2001.
Divided into four parts, SchenkerGUIDE offers a step-by-step method to tackling this often difficult system of analysis.
Part 1: An Overview of Schenkerian Analysis 1. An Introduction to the Concepts of Schenkerian Analysis 2. An Overview of the Basics 3. Larger Scale Structures Part 2: Getting Started on an Analysis 4. A Four-stage Method 5. Presenting a Schenkerian Analysis Part 3: The Schenkerian Approach to Form, Register, Motives and Dramatic Structure 6. Schenkerian Analysis and Form 7. Playing with Register 8. Parallelisms and Dramatic Structure 9. Beyond Schenker: the Breakdown of Tonal Hierarchy Part 4: Exercises