||Dec 01, 2004 by
||Solomon's Music Theory and Analysis Resources is a large collection of essays
and presentations on various music theory and analysis topics. The topics are
organized around the following areas of study: Theory, Analytical Tools,
Analyses and Miscellaneous (links). Most articles and suggestions are supported
with graphic analyses and MIDI examples. Under the Theory heading are the
following topics: Why Structure Does not Guarantee Good Music, Tonality,
Modality, and Atonality, The Principle of Compound Variation in Bartok's Second
Quartet, Satie, the First Modern, Consonance and Dissonance, Theory of
Nonharmonic Tones, A Schenkerian Primer, Chord Chart, Symmetry as a
Compositional Determinant (revised dissertation, ? 2002, 1973), The Fractal
Nature of Music, New Thematic Transformations; beyond P(t), I, R, & RI, Op de
Coul's List of Modes (Solomon, contributor), Music Theory Glossary, Set Theory
Glossary, Set Theory Primer, Consonance and Dissonance Bibliography, Laurent
Fichet's Music Theory Bibliographies, Dimitrious Markatos' Bibliography, Tuning
and Temperament Bibliography and articles, Rhythm and Meter Bibliography.
Under the Analytical Tools heading are the following topics: Symbols for
Schenkerian Analysis, Chord Chart, Construct a Simple Clock Calculator for
Music, Set Theoretical Analysis, A word of caution about Web calculators for Set
Theory, Paul Nelson's Set Theory Primer, Set Calculator and Relations
Calculator, A Table of Set Classes, Music Analysis System for set theoretical
analysis: harmonic and serial, Parametric Analysis A list of parameters and
Symbols for Formal & Motivic Analysis suggestions and an example
Forms and Genre.
Under the Analyses heading are the following topics: The Dies Irae in
Stravinsky's Rite, Wozzeck as Expressionist Opera, Wagner Ring Riddles, Bach's
Violin Chaconne in D minor: Music Theory and Performance, Bach's Invention No. 1
in C, Bach's Prelude in C Major, WTC I, The anatomy of canon and fugue and J.S.
Bach (Tim Smith), Symmetry as a Compositional Determinant (revised
dissertation, 2002), Scriabin's Prelude for piano, Op. 74, no. 3 (using set
theory), Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, Webern's
Variations, Op. 27, Beethoven's Scherzo from piano sonata No. 15, op.28,
Beethoven's Variations in C Minor, WoO 80.
||The learning goals vary from one topic to another in this collection. Generally
speaking they all pertain to college level music theory and analysis studies.
|Target Student Population:
||Undergraduate music majors, graduate students.
|Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
||Most of the topics require fundamental knowledge of music theory.
|Type of Material:
||Reference materials in the form of essays and analytical papers,software, MIDI
files, graphic analyses.
||These materials would serve as supplemental information for upper level
undergraduate and lower level graduate music theory students.
||Online connection and standard browser with multimedia-capable computer.