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Description - The Analysis of Musical Form by James R. Mathes

For courses on the analysis of musical form, with an emphasis on western music from 1700 to the present, in the standard Music Theory curriculum. The Analysis of Musical Form emphasizes aural comprehension, incorporates recent analytic methodologies, and addresses musical form as both process and design. James Mathes wrote this book due to a lack of textbooks written in the past dozen years on musical form.The relatively few texts on the market do not address recent scholarship or methodology, do not address phrase rhythm and formal processes in a systematic or thorough manner, and omit discussion of vocal forms and developments in post-tonal music of the 20th century. There is also a lack of emphasis on aural comprehension of musical forms. Separate chapters on vocal forms and 20th-century music, inclusion of recent developments in analytic methodology with suggested readings, and aural exercises, and accompanying CDs address these problems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780130618634
ISBN-10: 0130618632
Format: Hardback
(276mm x 210mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Pearson
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James R. Mathes

JAMES MATHES is Associate Professor of Music Theory and Coordinator of Theory and Composition a Florida State University. He received the B.S. in Music Education from the University of Maryland and an M.M. and Ph.D. in Music Theory from the Florida State University College of Music. He has published articles and presented papers based on his research and interests in music theory pedagogy, the analysis of recent music, and the relationship between theoretical and practical aspects of music.