BIBLIOGRAPHY and WEB LINKS


In this section, books, articles and web links are grouped together within topics.

For books, Publisher refers to the most recent publisher known to me and Date refers to the earliest publication date known to me.

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General Musical Theory

Websites

Yahoo Directory: /Entertainment/Music/Theory/

Dr Callon's Harmonic Materials in Tonal Music

Dr Brian Blood's Music Theory Online

Alisdair Macrae Birch's Music Theory Site

 

Harmony and Harmonic Theory

Books

These books are mostly treatises concerning the theory of harmony. Books on basic harmony are very common and there are different books available in different countries so it is not possible to include all basic harmony books here. Please refer to the links above under 'General Music Theory' or your local bookshop or musical institution. However, the Kitson book is an good concise overview of tonal harmony and the Piston book includes many examples from the classical repertoire. Each should be available in many countries. There are only second hand copies of Kitson available as it is no longer in print.

 

Author Title
Date
Town: Publisher Notes
         
Dahlhaus, Anderson, Wilson, Cohn Harmony
2001
Macmillan Entry in New Grove II
Mickelsen, William C. Hugo Riemann’s Theory of Harmony
1977
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press Study plus a translation of some of Riemann's writing.
Kitson, C. H. Elementary Harmony Parts I, II and III.
1920
Oxford: The Clarendon Press see note above.
Piston, Walter Harmony
1941
London: Gollancz Ltd

Rev: by DeVoto 1978
see note above.

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Génération Harmonique

1737
University Microfilms Michigan Trans: Hayes 1968 with commentary
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Nouveau Systême de Musique Theorique
1726
Xerox University Microfilms, Michigan Trans: Chandler 1975 with commentary
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Treatise on Harmony
1722
New York: Dover Publications, Inc Trans: Gossett 1971
Richter, Ernst Friedrich Manual of Harmony
1870
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company Trans: Parker
Riemann, Hugo Harmony Simplified
1900
Augener Trans: Bewerunge
Schoenberg, Arnold Theory of Harmony
1922
London: Faber & Faber Trans: Carter 1978
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Structural Functions of Harmony
1954
London: Faber & Faber Ed: Stein
Shirlaw, Matthew The Theory of Harmony
1917
New York: Da Capo Press History of Harmonic Theory to 1917
Thompson, David M A History of Harmonic Theory
in the United States
1980
Kent State University Press  

 

Root Progressions

Books

Author Title Date Town: Publisher Notes
   
   
Goetschius The Material Used in Musical Composition
1882
Boston Music CO  
McHose Basic Principles of the Technique of 18th and 19th Century Composition
1951
Appleton-Century-Crofts  
Piston Harmony
1941
London: Gollancz later editions
Schoenberg Structural Functions of Harmony
1948
London, Boston: Faber and Faber  
Tymoczko, Dmitri A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice
2011
Oxford University Press  
Meeus, Nicolas Toward a Post-Schoenbergian Grammar of Tonal and Pre-tonal Harmonic Progressions
2000
Art: Music Theory Online, Vol 6, No 1  
Weber Theory of Musical Composition
1846
London: Cocks & Co. In two volumes
 

Musical Analysis

Books

Author Title
Date
Town: Publisher Notes
   
   
Bent & Pople Analysis
2001
Macmillan Entry in New Grove II
Cook, Nicholas A Guide to Musical Analysis
1989
London: Dent  
Dunsby & Whittall Music Analysis in Theory and Practice
1988
London and Boston: Faber Music  
La Rue Guidelines for Style Analysis
1970
New York: London: Norton  
Macpherson, Stewart Form in Music
1930
London : Joseph Williams Revised Edition
Réti, Rudoph The Thematic Process in Music
1962
New York: Macmillan  
Schoenberg, Arnold Style and Idea
1950
New York: Philosophical Library  
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Fundamentals of Musical Composition
1967
London: Faber and Faber  
Tovey, D F A Companion to Beethoven's Pianoforte Sonatas
1931
London: The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music  
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Esssays in Musical Analysis.
Volumes 1 - 6

1935
London: Oxford University Press

Vol. 1: Symphonies
etc

Warburton, Annie, O Analyses of Musical Classics. Books 1 - 4.
1967 - 1974
London : Longmans  

 

Schenker and Schenkerian Analysis

Books and Articles

Author Title
Date
Town: Publisher Notes
   
   
Burkhart, C Schenker's "Motivic Parallelisms"
1978
Art: Journal of Music Theory, Vol. 22.  
Cadwallader & Gagné Analysis of Tonal Music: A Schenkerian Approach
1998
Oxford: Oxford University Press  
Clark, W. Heinrich Schenker on the nature of the seventh chord
1982
Art: Journal of Music Theory, Vol. 26, pp 221-59 The anomaly of the dominant 7th chord in Schenker
Deliège, C Some Unsolved Problems in Schenkerian Theory
1984
Art: Musical Grammars and Computer Analysis. From convention in Modena 1982
Forte & Gilbert Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis
1982
New York and London: Norton  
Morgan, R Dissonant prolongation: theoretical and compositional precedents
1976
Art: Journal of Music Theory, Vol. 20. Application of Schenker to 20th century music.
Narmour Beyond Schenkerism
1977
University of Chicago Press  
Pankhurst, Tom Schenker Guide
2008
Routledge see also website below
Salzer, Felix Structural Hearing - Tonal Coherence in Music
1952
New York: Dover Publications (1962) In two volumes - paper back bound as one.
Schenker Harmony
1906
University of Chicago Press  
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Der Tonwille : Vols I and II
1921 - 1924
Oxford : Oxford University Press Pamphlets re-published in two volumes in 2004, 2005
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The Masterwork in Music
1925
Cambridge University Press In three volumes
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Five Graphic Music Analyses
1933
New York: Dover  
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Der freie Satz
1935
New York, London: Longman  
Straus, J N The problem of prolongation in post-tonal music
1987

Art: Journal of Music Theory, Vol 31.

Application of Schenker to 20th century music.
Travis, Roy Towards a new concept of Tonality?
1959
Art: Journal of Music Theory, Vol. 3. Application of Schenker to 20th century music.

Websites

Tom Pankhurst's Guide to Schenkerian Analysis

Voice Leading, Counterpoint, Figured Bass, Divisions

Books and Article

Note: For Voice Leading, see also sections on General Musical Theory, Harmony and Harmonic Theory, Schenker and Schenkerian Analysis as voice leading is usually treated as a subset of one of those topics.

Author Title
Date
Town: Publisher Notes
         
Aldwell and Schachter Harmony and Voice Leading
1978
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Heavily influenced by Schenkerian analysis
Artusi, G M L’arte del contraponto
1598

New York/ Hildesheim: Georg Olms, Facsimile reprint, 1969

In Italian
Bach, J.S. Precepts and principles for playing the thorough-bass or accompanying in four parts
1738
Leipzig,: translation with facsimile, introduction, and explanatory notes by Pamela L. Poulin. 1994  
Bush, Alan Dudley Strict Counterpoint in Palestrina Style : a Practical Text Book
1948
London : Stainer & Bell A good introduction to species counterpoint. Concentrates on two part writing.
Bovicelli, Giovanni Battista, Regole, passaggi di musica
1594
Kassel : Bärenreiter , 1957. Facsimile reproduction Musical embellishment
Donington, Robert The Interpretation of Early Music
1963
London: Faber and Faber

Ornamentation
Revised Edition 1977

Fux, Johann Joseph The Study of Fugue : from Gradus ad Parnassum
1725
London: Faber and Faber

Trans and edited by Alfred Mann - 1958 (also later editions)

de Leno, Antonius Regulae de contrapunto
13xx
Colorado Springs : Colorado College Music Press, Ed Albert Seay. 1977. From 1581 edition.

In Italian with intro. in English.

Ganassi, Sylvesto Opera Intitulata Fontegara - A Treatise on the art of playing the Recorder and of Free Ornamentation
1535
Berlin : Robert Lienau, 1959 Divisions
Hothby, John De arte contrapuncti
14xx
Stuttgart : Hänssler-Verlag , 1977  
Huron, David Tone and Voice: A Derivation of the Rules of Voice-leading from Perceptual Principles
2001
Art: Music Perception, Vol. 19, No. 1.  
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, Mozart's practical elements of thorough-bass
1854
New York : J. Patelson Music House , c1976 Translation of S. Gödbé  
Parrish & Ohl Masterpieces of Music Before 1750
1952
London: Faber and Faber  
Piston, Walter Counterpoint
1949
London: Gollancz Ltd,1977  
Salzer & Schachter Counterpoint in composition : the study of voice leading
c1969
New York : Columbia University Press Heavily influenced by Schenkerian analysis
Simpson, Christopher The division-viol; or, The art of playing ex tempore upon a ground
1655
London : Curwen , 1955 Divisions
Tinctoris, Johannes The art of counterpoint
c1500
trans: Albert Seay  
Zarlino, Gioseffo
The art of counterpoint
1558
New York : DA Capo Press , 1983. trans: Marco and Palisca. Part three of Le istitutioni harmoniche
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On the modes
1558

New Haven ; London : Yale University Press , c1983. Trans: Cohen, V

Part four of Le istitutioni harmoniche

 

Websites

See note under books for this section, above.

 

Computers and Musical Analysis

Books and Articles

Author Title Date Town: Publisher Notes
         
Cope Computers and Musical Style 1991 Madison, Wisconsin: A-R Editions, Inc see website below.
Gabura Music Style Analysis by Computer 1970 Art: The Computer and Music  
Pople, Anthony Using complex set theory for tonal analysis: An introduction to the tonalities project. 2004 Art: Music Analysis, Vol. 23, pp 153 - 194  
Russ, Micheal An Introduction to Anthony Pople's Tonalities Project 2004 Art: Music Analysis, Vol. 23, pp 147 - 152  
Russ, Micheal 'Fishing in the Right Place': Analytical Examples from the Tonalities Project. 2004 Art: Music Analysis, Vol. 23, pp 195 - 244  
Winograd, T Linguistics and the Computer Analysis of Tonal Harmony 1968 Art: Journal of Music Theory Vol. 12 no1.  
Youngblood Root Progression and Composer Identification 1970 Art: The Computer and Music  

 

Websites

Yahoo Directory: /Entertainment/Music/Computer_Generated

Homepage of dr. Dirk-Jan Povel

David Cope's Experiments in Musical Intelligence

 

Music Perception and Cognition

Books and Articles

Author Title Date Town: Publisher Notes
         
Temperley, David The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures 2001 Cambridge, Mass, London: The MIT Press  
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Music and Probability 2007
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Language, Syntax in Music

Books and Articles

Author Title Date Town: Publisher Notes
         
Baroni and Jacoboni Proposal for a Grammar of Melody: The Bach Chorales 1978 Montreal: University of Montreal  
Baroni, Mario
The Concept of Musical Grammar 1983 Art: Music Analysis  
Bernstein, Leonard The Unanswered Question, Six Talks at Harvard. 1976 Camb, Mass: Harvard University Press in Video and Book format.
Blacking, John What languages do musical grammars describe? 1984 Art: Musical Grammars and Computer Analysis. From convention in Modena 1982

Cooke, Deryck

The Language of Music 1959 Oxford : Clarendon , (1989) Essential Reading even if some academics now disagree.
Keiler, Allan R The Syntax of prolongation, I. 1977 Art: In Theory Only, Vol. 3, pp 3-27  
"
Bernstein's The Unanswered Question and the problem of musical competence 1978 Art: Musical Quarterly, Vol. 64, pp 195-222  
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Two views of musical semiotics. Some properties of the design and syntax of tonal music. 1981 Art: The Sign in Music and Literature, pp 151- 168  
Lerdahl and Jackendoff A Generative Theory of Tonal Music 1983 Camb, Mass, London: The MIT Press  
Lidov, David On Musical Phrase 1975 Montreal: University of Montreal Collection of Monographs.
Monelle, Raymond Linguistics and Semiotics in Music 1991 Switzerland: Harwood Academic Publishers

Overview to 1991.

Nettl, Bruno Some Linguistic Approaches to Musical Analysis 1958 Art: Journal of the International Folk Music Council. Vol 10.  
Sundberg and Lindblom Generative theories in language and music descriptions 1976 Art: Cognition Journal: Vol. 4, No. 1 Based on Swedish Nursery tunes

20th Century & Popular Music

Books and Articles

Author Title
Date
Town: Publisher Notes
         
Barrett, Samuel Kind of Blue and the economy of modal jazz
2006
Art: Popular Music Journal Vol. 25 No. 2 p. 185  
Björnberg, Alf On Aeolian harmony in contemporary popular music
2007/
1989
Art: Critical Essays in Popular Musicology, edited by Allan Moore

Due to be published by Ashgate in 2007. From a paper to IASPM in 1989

Bothwick & Moy Popular Music Genres
2004
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press  
Dallin, Leon Twentieth Century Composition
1957
Dubuque, Iowa: WM C Brown Co Publishers Summary of 20th century developments in classical music.
Komara, Edward Blues
2006
Art: Encyclopedia of the Blues Beware error in figure bottom left of p 109
Middleton, Richard Studying Popular Music
1990
Milton Keynes: Open University Press  
Moore,Allan F Analyzing Popular Music
2003
Cambridge:Cambridge University Press Articles. Theoretical and cultural
Negus, Keith Popular Music in Theory An Introduction
1996
Cambridge:Polity Press Cultural and Historical
Newberger, E. H. Archetypes and Antecedents of Piano Blues and Boogie Woogie Style
1976
Art: Journal of Jazz Studies Vol. 4 No. 1 p 84 - 109 Blues and boogie piano transcriptions and analysis
Richards, Tim Improvising Blues Piano
1997
London: Schott Essential reading
Richards, Tim Exploring Jazz Piano
2005
London: Schott In two volumes
Tagg, Philip Analysing popular music: theory, method and practice
1982
Art: Popular Music  
Titon, Jeff Todd Early Downhome Blues A Musical and Cultural Analysis Second Edition
1994
University of North Carolina Press Transcriptions of blues melodies and analyses.

Websites

   
Access Rock Interactive guitar instructions in different rock styles, basic theory for guitarists.
Hal Leonard Music publisher useful for note-by-note transcriptions.
Jazz, Saxophone, Theory Site Pete Thomas's jazz site includes: basic theory, jazz harmony, improvisation, arranging and saxophone lessons.
Olav Torvund's Guitar Site Lessons on blues guitar, music theory
teoria - Music Theory Web José Rodríguez Alvira's theory site. Animated tutorials and ear training on intervals, scales, chords, etc...
Tim Richards Home Site Information about Tim Richards' publications, teaching and gigs
Virginia Tech Music Dictionary Multimedia music dictionary from Virginia Tech Department of Music
Wikipedia Article on Power Chords Overview of power chords and their relevance to popular music

 

Linguistics

Books

Author Title Date Town: Publisher Notes
         
Aitchison, Jean Linguistics: An Introduction 1972 Sevenoaks: Hodder & Stoughton.
New York: David McKay
A popular introduction that continues to be updated.

Akmajian, Demers, Farmer, Harnish

Linguistics: an Introduction to Language and Communication 1984 Cambridge, Mass, London: The MIT Press Third edition: 1990
Chomsky Syntactic Structures 1957 The Hague, Paris: Mouton  
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Aspects of the Theory of Syntax 1965 Camb, Mass: MIT Press.  
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Topics in the Theory of Generative Grammar 1966 The Hague: Mouton & Co.  
Crystal Rediscovering Grammar 1996 Harlow: Longman  
O'Grady, Dobrovolsky, Katamba Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction 1987 Harlow, England: Longman Third edition: 1996
Saussure Course in General Linguistics 1974 Glasgow: Collins Trans: Baskin

Websites

Yahoo Directory:_/Social_Science/Linguistics_and_Human_Languages

Lukasz Jerzy Debowski's Home Page

 

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