Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento: A New Method Inspired by Old Masters (Paperback)

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A new method of music theory education for undergraduate music students, Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is grounded in schema theory and partimento, and takes an integrated, hands-on approach to the teaching of harmony and counterpoint in today's classrooms and studios. A textbook in three parts, the package includes:

- the hardcopy text, providing essential stylistic and technical information and repertoire discussion;
- an online workbook with a full range of exercises, including partimenti by Fenaroli, Sala, and others, along with arrangements of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century compositions;
- an online instructor's manual providing additional information and realizations of all exercises.

Linking theoretical knowledge with aural perception and aesthetic experience, the exercises encompass various activities, such as singing, playing, improvising, and notation, which challenge and develop the student's harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic imagination. Covering the common-practice period (Corelli to Brahms), Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is a core component of practice-oriented training of musicianship skills, in conjunction with solfeggio, analysis, and modal or tonal counterpoint.

About the Author

Job IJzerman has graduated in piano and music theory. He teaches music theory at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. A scholarship granted by the Dutch Department of Education, Culture and Science allowed him to perform research into the field of partimento and schema theory. The textbook Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is its final outcome.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190695019
ISBN-10: 0190695013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 24th, 2018
Pages: 416
Language: English