A Guide to Musical Analysis


Author: Nicholas Cook
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198165088
Category: Musical analysis
Page: 376
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This extremely practical introduction to musical analysis explores the factors that give unity and coherence to musical masterpieces. Having first identified and explained the most important analytical methods, Nicholas Cook examines given compositions from the last two hundred years to show how different analytical procedures suit different types of music.

Starter's Guide to Music Theory and Analysis

Tonal System
Author: Murat Yakin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781534975910
Category:
Page: 258
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This is a step by step guide for music theory and analysis for the beginners. From basics of musical notation to the principles of tonality, all of the difficult subjects of music theory are explained in detail, with demonstrations. The student is prepared for analysis studies step by step. The exercises provided at the end of each chapter (and sometimes extra exercises in the middle of a chapter) are designed for the student to develop what she/he learned by reading and prepare herself/himself for the next challenge.Music theory is generally a scary subject for musicians. This is not true for a person who is capable of developing connections between different aspects of music theory and is able to practice them in a fluid way. That is because the practice holds the analytical secrets inside and the person who opens it is awarded. For most of the students, practicing scales or practicing chords of a scale is something just very very low profile work. The fingers memorize which key on the piano to be pressed in which order when the piano is chosen as the instrument for assistive training, but the brain does not want to develop connections between different aspects of the same theoretical practice such as playing a major scale first, let's say G major, and then playing a different one, let's say A-flat major. The result is a temporary learning of scale practicing, but a possible failure in music theory, since the rules which are just there to see are not exercised at the same time. We observed that a long-term learning is possible by practicing and examining what is practiced to make connections. We searched a way to show these connections in this book. Analysis is another problem in academic education of music. Students from different majors are excepted to make a standard level analysis of musical works from literature. The most difficult thing for those whose major is not composition or theory, who have a strong focus on the matter, is to recognize the chords in a given texture, to eliminate the unnecessary tones, and by this way, to identify the way chord progressions are held in the piece to explain the functionality of the elements used in music. That is the main goal of musical analysis and any level of failure, which also includes composition and theory majors sometimes, becomes a huge headache for both student and the teacher. This book suggests a path to quickly train the lower level students in a class in basics and then to train the medium level and upper level students (along with the trained lower levels) in a different manner than the conventional music theory training does so that even the higher levels will re-consider their knowledge on the facts which will allow them go in the details deeper, and even inspire the way think music and musical analysis. Analysis is expected to be a quiet easy skill that student uses in a fluent way.The book provides exercises at the end of every chapter. The study of these exercises should be sufficient for a basic level learning. The exercises usually cover more than one aspect of a goal in separate questions.Among the other powerful features of this book, we can mention the chapters on musical design. The music student usually learns only one dimension of identification of chords in music which lacks of concerning the textural differences. We find it essential to mention main textural differences and demonstrate how to approach them in order to make a good analysis at the beginner level. We think the basic music theory training should include such an unpronounced aspect of analysis. We also explain the effect of instrumental choice in the work and what to expect to see as well as how to approach different setups for analysis by demonstrations, including orchestral writing.

Comprehensive Musical Analysis


Author: John D. White
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 1461657660
Category: Music
Page: 314
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Presents material on Heinrich Schenker and reductive linear analysis and additional material on set theoretical analysis. Replete with musical examples, charts, and diagrams.

Reader's Guide to Music

History, Theory and Criticism
Author: Murray Steib
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135942625
Category: Music
Page: 928
View: 412

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The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).

Signs of Music

A Guide to Musical Semiotics
Author: Eero Tarasti
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110899876
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 232
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Music is said to be the most autonomous and least representative of all the arts. However, it reflects in many ways the realities around it and influences its social and cultural environments. Music is as much biology, gender, gesture - something intertextual, even transcendental. Musical signs can be studied throughout their history as well as musical semiotics with its own background. Composers from Chopin to Sibelius and authors from Nietzsche to Greimas and Barthes illustrate the avenues of this new discipline within semiotics and musicology.

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music


Author: Nicholas Cook,Anthony Pople
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521662567
Category: Music
Page: 818
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"Music" referred only to the artistic, classical tradition of Western Europe and North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. However, several different traditions emerged by the end of the century. Written by experts in the field, this book surveys how the Western tradition was affected by the development of jazz, popular music, and world music and links the history of music with that of its social contexts.

Musical Performance

A Guide to Understanding
Author: John Rink
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521788625
Category: Music
Page: 245
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This accessible guide unravels the complexities of musical performance for students, teachers and performers at all levels.

Analysis Through Composition

Principles of the Classical Style
Author: Nicholas Cook
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198790136
Category: Music
Page: 204
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In this textbook Professor Nicholas Cook provides an unusual and stimulating approach to teaching analytical concepts through the study of style composition. The emphasis is on analysis and decision-making within a practical context, drawing on `real' musical examples ranging from J. C. Bach to early Beethoven. Students can use these examples as models to complete compositional assignments provided in a number of subject areas. The illustrative use of contemporary source materials suchas sketches and pedagogical exercises (e.g. Thomas Attwood's studies with Mozart) provides a useful historical framework and draws together an appealing combination of musical disciplines.

Asymmetrie

Roman
Author: Lisa Halliday
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446261273
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Es beginnt mit einer Eiswaffel, auf einer Bank im Central Park. Hals über Kopf stürzt sich Alice in eine Lovestory mit dem berühmten Schriftsteller Ezra Blazer. Sie ist 25, er in seinen Siebzigern. Ein erotisches, tragikomisches Kammerspiel – doch dann setzt eine ganz andere Erzählung ein. Amar, ein amerikanisch-irakischer Doktorand auf dem Weg nach Nahost, wird am Londoner Flughafen in Gewahrsam genommen. Und landet im Vakuum von Wartesälen und endlosen Verhören. Subtil verwebt Lisa Halliday die zwei so ungleichen Geschichten zu einem kühnen, provokanten Roman. Sie schreibt über die Machtgefälle, die unsere Welt durchziehen, zwischen Jung und Alt, Glück und Talent, dem Persönlichen und Politischen.

Form and Analysis Theory

A Bibliography
Author: N.A
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295942
Category: Music
Page: 248
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This comprehensive bibliography includes over 2000 entries for book-length works that examine questions of form and analysis in a significant way.

Empirical Musicology

Aims, Methods, Prospects
Author: Eric Clarke,Nicholas Cook
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198037422
Category: Music
Page: 240
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The study of music is always, to some extent, "empirical," in that it involves testing ideas and interpretations against some kind of external reality. But in musicology, the kinds of empirical approaches familiar in the social sciences have played a relatively marginal role, being generally restricted to inter-disciplinary areas such as psychology and sociology of music. Rather than advocating a new kind of musicology, Empirical Musicology provides a guide to empirical approaches that are ready for incorporation into the contemporary musicologist's toolkit. Its nine chapters cover perspectives from music theory, computational musicology, ethnomusicology, and the psychology and sociology of music, as well as an introduction to musical data analysis and statistics. This book shows that such approaches could play an important role in the further development of the discipline as a whole, not only through the application of statistical and modeling methods to musical scores but also--and perhaps more importantly--in terms of understanding music as a complex social practice.

Practical Music Theory: A Guide to Music as Art, Language, and Life

A Guide to Music as Art, Language, and Life
Author: Brian Dunbar
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 057806247X
Category: Education
Page: 444
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Practical Music Theory provides the necessary tools for inspired music making, listening, and composing. Based on the holistic premise that music is both art and language, yet so much more, Practical Music Theory takes the musician on a journey through historic, yet relevant common practices of composition. Through this easy-to-read text, aspiring theorists encounter numerous examples from music literature, thought-provoking questions, and practical suggestions for implementation. Practical Music Theory is both a textbook and a workbook, containing an array of exercises ranging in complexity from simple to difficult. Designed for the first one to two years of instruction, it is a comprehensive volume that begins with the basic materials of music and progresses through advanced concepts and techniques. Practical Music Theory expands horizons to new worlds of musical discovery, enhancing the enjoyment of an already delightful art form.

Farbenblind


Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 364120643X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

An Introduction to Music Studies


Author: J. P. E. Harper-Scott,Jim Samson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052184293X
Category: Music
Page: 296
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Why study music? An introduction to the main aspects of the subject, outlining the many benefits of a music degree.

Technische Analyse der Finanzmärkte

Grundlagen, Strategien, Methoden, Anwendungen. Inkl. Workbook
Author: Murphy John J.
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 3862485153
Category: Political Science
Page: 656
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John J. Murphy zählt zu den bekanntesten Technischen Analysten der USA. In seinem beeindruckenden Werk versteht er es bes tens, Ordnung ins weite Feld der Tech nischen Analyse zu bringen. Faktenreiche Erklärungen und hervorragende Abbildungen vermitteln sowohl Anfän gern als auch Fortgeschrittenen neueste Charttechniken, die direkt auf eine Vielzahl von Finanzinstrumenten angewendet werden können. Ihr Plus an Handlungsmöglichkeiten! Alle Zusammenhänge sind in unübertrefflicher Klarheit und Übersichtlichkeit dargestellt. Hier erhalten Sie schnell und punktgenau den letzten Stand der Dinge in Sachen Technischer Analyse der Finanzmärkte: - Alle Arten von Charts im Überblick: Mehr als 400 praxisnahe Charts zeigen Ihnen jedes wichtige Detail und führen Sie intensiv in die Charttechnik ein. - Interessante Indikatoren: Neue Hochs versus neue Tiefs, höheres Volumen versus niedrigeres Volumen, Aufwärtstrends versus Abwärtstrends, u. v. a. m. Erfassen Sie den Markt in seiner ganzen Bandbreite und Sie wissen sofort, wann ein Trend sich ändert! - Candlestick-Charts: So setzen Sie Besten diese äußerst plastische Art von Charts in ihrem Anlagealltag ein – erzielen auch Sie einfach bessere Ergebnisse beim Anlegen! - Die Intermarket-Analyse: Es ist höchste Zeit, die engen Verknüpfungen zwischen den einzelnen Finanzmärkten zu erkennen und richtig beurteilen zu können. - Risikomanagement und Psycho logie: Die entscheidenden Faktoren für den Privatanleger.