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Schoenberg's Theory Of Harmony is pretty great stuff. This just sounded like he tried to hard to do something different. By Ruth I. Truly amazing. Thx for posting these. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. As this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
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We all know how tonal progressions voice lead. We hear it in so many standards. I don't want to recreate that, but try to compose vehicles for improvisation that will definitely make myself and other musicians really think of what we're doing. I've been also studying the music of Bartok, and trying to get into stuff by Ligeti.
Schoenberg is also opening the world of Brahms for me, with the whole developing variation technique, so that's another thing I'm going to tackle.
There was a time when people would ask "I want to learn about theory, what should I get? Come to think of it, I don't remember when it changed, but this was once the staple; now nobody mentions these books. There are a lot a directions an imaginative growing musician can go in when you swim in the river that far upstream. Andrew Hill studied with Hindemith, and there's a possibility of sound that comes from exploring taking the classical brothers seriously.
Ligeti's string quartets are quite a study. The first quartet is a walk through diatonic harmony in ways you'd never imagine. A lot to learn from there. I'm aware of this, and actually, Theory of Harmony has a great explanation as to why his books are not used anymore although it's a bit egocentric coming from Schoenberg himself, haha.
He compares his method to another text that teaches modulation exclusively by dominant chords and diminished chords, which he is biased against, and states "I could dispose of [the modulation] matter even more quickly; for I am prepared to show with examples 'made to order' from the literature!
He also goes on to say "And of course, one can rach the street faster by leaping from the fifth floor than by going down the stairs - but in what condition! Thus it is not a matter of the shortest way but of the practical, the appropriate way These modulations by a universal means, as is the diminished seventh chord, are the leap out the window And so, it is not important to me that the pupil can leap I think the reasons why people have abandoned Schoenberg in recent times is because of the following: Recently, students have gotten the idea of finding the fastest way to learn something.
You can get the idea, for example, in the many discussions of "should I transcribe? Many classical theory books get away with this, because it's theory, you don't have to perform it, and you have the chance of sitting down and thinking about it. About every other page, Schoenberg goes on a tangent that at a glance might have little to do with the direct topic.
Mostly metaphors such as the leaping example above. People, as mentioned above, want the quickest way there, and I'm sure that in today's time where instant gratification is so valuable, if there was a book that summarized theory in 10 pages, that would probably be the go to theory book, regardless of it being too short, simple, or vague.
This is not much of a drawback, but it seems as people prefer examples straight out of the repertoire, as many books have.
This book has examples that Schoenberg himself composed. I see it as a positive thing though, because it shows the use of the topic in a perfect example as per how Schoenberg wants to explain it. It also has many examples of the same thing, and can be seen as permutations of the topic.
For example, in a topic of fundamental chord progressions, explaining how chords, at the current point of the book, should only move to chords with common tones, so I should move only to III or V, and in examples, he shows various ways of taking the I to these chords, and in different voicings.
Again, this is not much of a drawback, and the exercises are there, but are mainly under a direction, and don't have an "answer key".
This is a drawback mainly because theory is mostly taught in schools, and with no exercises, the book has little school value. Don't get me wrong, there are many exercises, and they're just about endless, but Schoenberg doesn't give you a figured bass and tell you to harmonize it, he tells you to "try this in all keys and in different progressions".
Teachers probably rather get a book that has the exercises written out for them so they don't have to write sheets and sheets of homework. Anyways, while it is a little sad that not enough people are checking these out, I personally think they're a goldmine in terms of material. And while it is sad, it's great for me, the less people learning from this, the less people will be using his ideas, haha. I totally agree with what you say about studying Classical music, too.
But some people apply it too mindlessly or directly. I heard this guy, famous musician who I will not name, write a series of music based on the scales of limited transposition.
He basically wrote "diatonic" pieces to the scales that sounded like regular modern jazz with a bit of an awkward tonality. I definitely wasn't a fan, although I love all his other music.
This just sounded like he tried to hard to do something different. There definitely has to be some thought put into how one approaches this stuff. Since you mentioned Ligeti, Ben Monder is a great example of applying some of Ligeti's harmonic concepts to "jazz" or whatever you call what Ben writes. Definitely a lot of thought and practice put into how he approaches these strange progressions and voicings.
Join Date Jul Posts I've just added these to my summer "To Read List. Join Date Feb Posts Thanks for posting this resource.
I have owned Structural Functions of Harmony for the past forty years. It has been some time since I used it. Being primarily a guitarist, the most difficult part of using this book was playing the examples, however now I put all important works into Finale. I'll start this seminal volume next. A thousand thanks to the OP for making these available, and to the other posters especially recent, thus moving this thread up and drawing my attention to it for underscoring sorry for the pun the importance and usefulness of the books.
Next up on my must-read-and-study list! Join Date Aug Location cali Posts 6,