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Chapter Four Thinking with the Ear: Strayhorn’s Musical Fingerprints

Walter van de Leur

in Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195124484
eISBN:
9780199868711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124484.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter brings up the various distinctive techniques in Strayhorn’s composing and arranging. These include through-composed forms with developmental sections and integrated introductions, ... More


A Unified Model of Triadic Voice-Leading Space

Richard Cohn

in Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772698
eISBN:
9780199932238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772698.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 5 combines the two preliminary models into a single connected model of the triadic universe. Their points of intersections are theorized as eight voice leading zones. Motion within a zone ... More


Prolongationl Functions

Fred Lerdahl

in Tonal Pitch Space

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178296
eISBN:
9780199870370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178296.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter elaborates a new approach to tonal and harmonic function. To do this, it establishes a frame of reference; so it first develops a tonic-finding method, based on the principle of the ... More


Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature

Richard Cohn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772698
eISBN:
9780199932238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772698.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Many nineteenth-century theorists viewed triadic distance in terms of common tones and voice-leading proximity, rather than root consonance and mutual diatonic constituency. Audacious Euphony ... More


The Canon

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A brief review is provided of sixteen core traditional rules of voice leading as formulated in the late Baroque period. These rules are typically taught as part of the core theory curriculum in ... More


Direct Intervals Revisited

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The Direct or Hidden Intervals rule has a special status in the voice-leading canon. It offers two lessons. First, the direct intervals rule provides a logical link between three perceptual ... More


Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

David. Huron

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Voice leading is the musical art of combining sounds over time. This book offers an accessible account of the cognitive and perceptual foundations of voice leading. Drawing on decades of scientific ... More


Mapping the Triadic Universe

Richard Cohn

in Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772698
eISBN:
9780199932238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772698.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Chapter 1 suggests that the eighteenth century gauge of triadic distance, based on diatonic proximity, may not be appropriate for all nineteenth century music. Tonally disjunct pairs of triads can be ... More


Afterword

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

For those readers who teach voice leading and who would like to incorporate aspects of the pertinent research into their classes, this afterword offers some essential pedagogical advice.


Introduction

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A brief introduction to voice leading practice is provided, including a thumbnail history and two definitions of voice leading. The chapter discusses the role of rules in the art of composition and ... More


Harmony Simplified

Jason Yust

in Organized Time: Rhythm, Tonality, and Form

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190696481
eISBN:
9780190696511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696481.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The syntactic norms of common practice harmony are well known, but we lack good explanations for them. A theory of convergence is offered to explain how dominant and predominant harmonic functions ... More


Types of Part-Writing

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Four additional perceptual principles are described that are occasionally linked to the practice of voice leading: onset synchrony, limited density, timbral differentiation, and source location. ... More


Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 101: Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas, An Edition with Elucidation, Volume 4

John Rothgeb (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199914265
eISBN:
9780190243647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914265.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Op. 101, the last of these four Editions with Elucidation to be published, has four movements: I. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung, in A major; II. Lebhaft. Marschmäßig, F major; III. ... More


Harmony and Voice Leading

Brad Osborn

in Everything in its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190629229
eISBN:
9780190629267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190629229.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

Chapter 5 analyzes the harmony and voice leading used throughout Radiohead’s catalog. Radiohead, like The Beatles as well as most modern rock artists, often uses the same harmony and voice leading ... More


The Feeling of Leading

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A distinction is made between part-writing and voice leading. Even though music may exhibit correct part-writing, the music may nevertheless sounds like it is meandering aimlessly: voice leading adds ... More


Preference Rules

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The six auditory principles described in chapters 4, 5 and 6 are used to provide the basis for a detailed explanation of the core rules of voice leading. In presenting this explanatory account, ... More


Scene Setting

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Musical passages exhibit a wide range of textures. These can include monophony, tune-and-accompaniment, homophony, close harmony, polyphony, pseudo-polyphony, heterophony, and a wealth of specially ... More


Ear Teasers

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter addresses the “what for” question regarding voice leading. Experiments show that listeners perceive adding streams to a texture as pleasurable. At the same time, increasing the textural ... More


Conclusion

David Huron

in Voice Leading: The Science Behind a Musical Art

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034852
eISBN:
9780262335447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034852.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The main ideas of the book are briefly summarized. This concluding chapter also presents a refined and expanded canon of part-writing advice for advanced music students. The chapter closes by ... More


Analyzing Chromaticism in Film

Frank Lehman

in Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190606398
eISBN:
9780190606435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190606398.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter provides a set of small analytical case studies meant to illustrate important methodological and interpretive issues that arise in the study of chromatic film music. Five central topics ... More


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