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The printed workbook to accompany The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis, 3rd Edition.

The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis, 3rd Edition


ISBN: 9780393263053

This book is being used at:

Australian National University

The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis is a complete package of theory and aural skills resources that covers every topic commonly taught in the undergraduate sequence. In its third edition, The Musician’s Guide retains the same student-friendly prose and emphasis on real music that has made it popular with professors and students alike.


  • Real music engages students: The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis places music before theory. Every chapter begins with listening; theory flows from the music. The text and workbook offer a rich repertoire that students know and perform—including classical and popular music—for a range of instruments, and the text offers insights on how to apply theoretical concepts to performance. With this spiral-learning method, students revisit works as they progress through the book. Every time they encounter a composition, their understanding deepens.

  • More accessible than ever: Streamlined, conversational prose offers an inviting introduction to music theory for all students and chapters on form and twentieth-century music have been reorganised for a smoother pedagogical progression. In-text features such as Key Concepts and Summaries highlight the most important elements for students to retain and offers students ample opportunity to practise as they learn.

  • Flexible and integrated: The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis addresses every topic commonly taught in the undergraduate theory sequence—from fundamentals to form to twentieth-century theory—eliminating the need for costly additional texts and offering the option of complete coordination between aural skills and written theory. Students study related concepts simultaneously in both classes, so written and aural skills are mutually reinforcing.

Jane Piper Clendinning
Elizabeth West Marvin

Part I. Elements of music
Chapter 1. Pitch and pitch class
Chapter 2. Simple meters
Chapter 3. Pitch collections, scales and major keys
Chapter 4. Compound meters
Chapter 5. Minor keys and the diatonic modes
Chapter 6. Intervals
Chapter 7. Triads
Chapter 8. Seventh chords
Chapter 9. Connecting intervals in note-to-note counterpoint
Chapter 10. Melodic and rhythmic embellishment in two-voice composition

Part II. Diatonic harmony and tonicization
Chapter 11. From species to chorale style: soprano and bass lines
Chapter 12. The basic phrase in SATB style
Chapter 13. Dominant sevenths, the predominant area, and chorale harmonization
Chapter 14. Expanding the basic phrase
Chapter 15. New cadence types and diatonic root progressions
Chapter 16. Embellishing tones
Chapter 17. Voice-leading chords
Chapter 18. Phrase structure and motivic analysis
Chapter 19. Diatonic sequences
Chapter 20. Secondary dominant and leading-tone chords to V
Chapter 21. Tonicizing scale degrees other than V

Part II. Chromatic harmony and form
Chapter 22. Modulation to closely related keys
Chapter 23. Binary and ternary forms
Chapter 24. Invention, fugue and Baroque counterpoint
Chapter 25. Variation
Chapter 26. Modal mixture
Chapter 27. The Neapolitan sixth and augmented-sixth chords
Chapter 28. Vocal forms
Chapter 29. Popular music
Chapter 30. Chromatic harmony and voice-leading
Chapter 31. Chromatic modulation
Chapter 32. Sonata, sonatina and concerto
Chapter 33. Rondo, sonata-rondo, and large ternary

Part IV. The twentieth century and beyond
Chapter 34. Modes, scales and sets
Chapter 35. Rhythm, meter and form in music after 1900
Chapter 36. Music analysis with sets
Chapter 37. Sets and set classes
Chapter 38. Ordered segments and serialism
Chapter 39. Rhythm, meter and form after 1945
Chapter 40. Recent trends

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