Music Theory & Notation Book

Harmony and Theory

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Authors: Keith Wyatt and Carl Schroeder

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Table of Contents

Part I: Tools Notes, Rhythms, and Scales
1 Pitch
2 Major Scales and Sharp Keys
3 Flat Keys and Accidentals
Enharmonics And Accidentals
4 Intervals
Interval Quantity
Interval Quality
How To Name Interval Quality
Building Intervals
5 Triads
6 Note Values
Beats And Meter
Divisions Of The Beat
Triplets
Dotted Notes
Spacing And Clarity
7 Time Signatures and Ties
Time Signatures
Ties
8 Minor Scales
The Natural Minor Scale
Relative Minor Keys
Parallel Minor Keys
15 Pentatonic Scales
Major Pentatonic Scales
Minor Pentatonic Scales
Part Ii: Structures Chords and Chord Progressions
10 Harmonizing the Major Scale
Numbering Chords
Transposition
11 Harmonizing the Minor Scale
12 Diatonic Seventh Chords
Building Diatonic Seventh Chords
Harmonizing The Major Scale In Sevenths
Harmonizing The Natural Minor Scale In Sevenths
13 Key Centers
Finding Major Key Centers
Identifying Minor Key Centers
Finding Key Centers In Triad Progressions
A. Rearrange The Chords Into A Scalewise Order
B. Use Your Ear
14 Blues
Blues Harmony
Blues Melody
Blues Rhythm
15 Chord Inversion
Chord Voicings
Chord Inversion
Inverted Chord Symbols: Slash Chords
Identifying Chord Inversions On The Staff
Voice Leading
16 Extended Chords
Compound Intervals
Extensions
Building Extended Chords
Ninth Chords
Eleventh Chords
Thirteenth Chords
17
Other Chord Types
Variations On Triads
Power Chords
Suspended Fourth Chords
Add2 Chords
Sixth Chords
6/9 Chords
Slash Chords
1. Inverted Triads Or Seventh Chords
2. Root Position Seventh Chords Renamed
3. Incomplete Root Position Ninth, Eleventh, Or Thirteenth Chords
4. A Sound Difficult To Represent With A Standard Chord Symbol
Polychords
Part Iii: Variations Melody and Harmony in the Real World
18 Modes
Mode Construction
Application Of Modes
19 Variations in Minor Harmony
The Leading Tone And The V7 Chord
The Diminished Seventh Chord
The Minor/major Seventh Chord
Minor Key Centers
Combining Major And Minor Key Centers
20 Variations in Minor Melody
The Harmonic Minor Scale
The Melodic Minor Scale
The Dorian Mode
21 Modal Interchange
Parallel Major And Minor Keys
Modal Interchange
22 Secondary Dominants
Types Of Secondary Dominants
Variations On Secondary Dominants
23 Altered Chords
Tension And Resolution
Building Altered Chords
Chromatic Voice Leading
24 Altered Scales
Functioning Altered Dominant Seventh Chords
Nonfunctioning Altered Dominant Seventh Chords
Summary Of Altered Chord Scales
25 Diminished Seventh Chords
The Function Of The Diminished Seventh Chord
26 Symmetrical Scales
The Chromatic Scale
The Whole Tone Scale
The Diminished Scale
1. As A Scale For A Diminished Chord
2. As A Scale For An Altered Dominant Chord
Symmetrical Scale Summary
27 Diatonic Chord Substitution
Chord Families
Major Key Diatonic Substitution
Minor Key Diatonic Substitution
Melodic Substitution
28 Flat Five Substitution
The Tritone
Analysis Of Flat Five Substitution
Secondary Dominant Application
29 Modulation
Direct Modulation
Pivot Chord Modulation
Analyzing Pivot Chord Modulation
Afterword
Appendix I: Chord Symbols
General Rules For Naming Chords
Appendix Ii: Solutions to Exercises
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18 Ex. 1
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29

This book is a step-by-step guide to Musicians Institute's well-known Harmony and Theory class. It includes complete lessons and analysis of intervals, rhythms, scales, chords, key signatures, transposition, chord inversions, key centers, harmonizing the major and minor scales, and more.

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