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Schoenberg couldn’t have presented his view of harmony without some lengthy discussion and justification. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Mike Magallanes rated it it was amazing Jul 19, While the book is an impressive tour through harmony from basic scales and triads through polychords, the octatonic scale, etc. David rated it it was amazing Jan 04, See 1 question about Theory of Harmony…. This work really must be read over an extended period of time– I found it quite difficult to read for long sittings– and the reader should expect to skip over sections. Brandon Bingham rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Want to Read saving….

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Preview — Theory of Harmony by Arnold Schoenberg. I understand why they must be presented side-by-side– music theory has a history of dogmatism and quasi-political debate. Jock rated it really liked it Feb 15, Apr 17, Khaled rated it it was amazing.

An excellent theory and composition book that armoniz everything from harmonic ch What started as an attempt to codify a lesson plan for his music students, turned into a lengthy analysis of all things harmonic, melodic, and arranging Schoenberg’s approach, both in terms of harmony and development, is among the major landmarks of 20th-century musical thought; at least three generations of composers in the European and American traditions have consciously extended his thinking or, in some cases, passionately reacted against it.


The student who wants to appreciate Schoenberg’s text can do without. Dec 30, Ricardo rated it it was amazing. During the rise of the Nazi Party schoebnerg Austria, his music was labeled, alongside jazz, as degenerate art[citation needed]. Dan Graser rated it it was amazing Aug 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. When he isn’t providing the reader with a million examples of voice leading or modulation he takes up page after page with philosophical musing.

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Published February 16th by University of California Press first published The student who truly wishes to learn harmony from this book should keep a piano close at hand. Kyle rated it really liked it Apr 09, He also coined the term developing variation, and was the first modern composer to embrace ways of developing motifs without resorting to the dominance of a centralized melodic idea.

Schoenberg was widely known early in his career for his success in simultaneously extending the traditionally opposed German Romantic styles of Brahms and Wagner. I’ve studied a lot of harmony before starting this one. Kevin R rated it liked it Mar 22, Nov 16, Marc Alan is currently reading it Shelves: Jet rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Refresh and try again.

Throughout, Schoenberg teaches the reader to be skeptical of “aesthetic laws” devised by theorists without reason. Schoenberg was also a painter, an important music theorist, and an influential teacher of composition; his students included Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Hanns Eisler, Egon Wellesz, and later John Cage, Lou Harrison, Earl Kim, and many other prominent musicians.


Later, his name would come to personify pioneering innovations in atonality that would become the most polemical feature of 20th-century art music. I appreciated the dual aspects of Schoenberg’s musical thought– his quirky understanding of harmony and his throughly Teutonic philosophy of music– but I would have preferred that they be kept somewhat separate throughout the work.

Theory of Harmony by Arnold Schoenberg. Carol rated it really liked it Apr 04, Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page.

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Andrew Gaspard rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Beau rated it really liked it Sep 21, To ask other readers questions about Theory of Harmonyplease sign up. Open Preview See a Problem? Alex Orellana rated it it was amazing May 22, What makes this book one of my top 3 books of all time is the philosophical discussions of everything, dissonance, consonance, progressions. I’m studying about Harmony, I think it’s helpful for me?

Quotes from Theory of Harmony. He was an Austrian composer, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

In the s, Schoenberg developed the twelve-tone technique, a widely influential compositional method of manipulating an ordered series of all twelve notes in the chromatic scale.