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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


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


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


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


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