By John D. White

ISBN-10: 081082681X

ISBN-13: 9780810826816

ISBN-10: 0810845601

ISBN-13: 9780810845602

Now to be had in paperback! advanced from the author's primary ebook, The research of tune (Prentice-Hall, 1975; second. ed. Scarecrow Press, 1984), Comprehensive track research is a consultant for buying the instruments of musical research, abilities that are necessary to each severe musician and musical pupil. the recent quantity provides fabric on Heinrich Schenker and reductive linear research and extra fabric on set theoretical research. White's theoretical writing is characterised by way of common sense of technique, readability of association, and lucidity of prose. it's going to be eagerly bought by way of theorists looking a accomplished view of present methodology.

White's method of present theoretical dogma isn't really uncritical. As Gerald Warfield (General Editor of the hot English translation of Schenker's Der Freie Satz) says in his Preface to White's new book,"...we start to glimpse a strong software which doesn't exist in any unmarried college of concept or musicology, yet which pulls upon any and all nethodologies as required by means of the analyst. The critiques during this publication are powerful. certainly, there's fabric which can disturb the dogmatic, but the author's intentions are transparent. White invitations you to take your cue for research from the compositions themselves instead of from dogma." Replete with musical examples, charts, and diagrams, the publication is greater than a treatise on research, it's a precious software for the complex pupil of song in addition to the musical scholar.

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