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#1050294 - 12/29/04 02:34 PM Introductory Harmony
SivamR Offline
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Registered: 02/19/04
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Loc: Houston

I would like to know if there is any basic/introductory book which gives basic anatomical/harmonic analysis of some known classical music pieces [large scale and miniatures].

What I am looking for is a book with good blend of music appreciation with some demanding analysis.

Please feel free to post recommendations.

Thanks advance,


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#1050295 - 12/29/04 06:05 PM Re: Introductory Harmony
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check out 'The piano handbook', which i saw contains some basic theory. but because it is not mainly a theory book, don't expect too much from it. Piston(?) wrote a 'Harmony' text book, which has quite through explanations on harmony and progression etc. i'll try to find the link on amazon for it later.

#1050296 - 12/29/04 06:10 PM Re: Introductory Harmony
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ok, here is the link for Walter Piston's book:


#1050297 - 01/03/05 11:22 AM Re: Introductory Harmony
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Thanks Signa, I will check this book out.

Happy new year!


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