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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 25–36.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of fact: not that no one can write like Mozart any more but that no one does . The question of why remains unanswered. My own essay proposes an answer. On historical grounds it shifts the question from Mozart to Beethoven to focus on a specific composition. When my students listen to Beethoven's “Kreutzer...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 297–308.
Published: 01 October 2020
...) not usually observed in conferences devoted to music theory. Thanks to Jennifer Snodgrass, assistant director of the Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Cen- ter for Music Theory Pedagogy, for bringing and demonstrating the device, which underscored for me how much teaching relies on attracting and then keeping students...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (2): 262–272.
Published: 01 October 2022
..., Gjerdingen draws on an exquisite source that is a notebook with the results of competitions from 1872 to 1882 and exercises performed by students in Durand's class, among them Gabriel Pierné and Claude Debussy. Thus, he demonstrates that the traditions and generic standards disseminated at the Paris...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 483–487.
Published: 01 October 2001
.... REVIEWER Susan Tepping Cadwallader and Gagné’s Analysis of Tonal Music: A Schenkerian Approach is an introduction to Schenkerian analysis intended for use in a one- or two-semester course aimed at college seniors or master’s-level students.1 Thus...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 April 2022
...-evident across institutional traditions. bjornar@utne-reitan.net Copyright © 2022 by Yale University 2022 Paris Conservatory Vienna Conservatory Leipzig Conservatory music theory education history of music theory HOW DID STUDENTS at European conservatories in the nineteenth century...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (1): 85–135.
Published: 01 April 2007
... but the single thread of one part (usually a bass) from which the student was expected to re-create a self-standing piece of music. The given thread—il filo (Leopold Mozart 1778)—meant that a parti- mento was not free, not a mode of fantasia, yet the phantom nature of the other parts...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 287–320.
Published: 01 October 2013
... that a clear sense of the formal dimensions of what is to be learned is impor- tant if one is to understand the task that the beginning student is being asked to master, and ultimately how this task leads to broader and more generalized knowledge as one gains facility and speed...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 119–129.
Published: 01 April 2013
... University 119 120 Journal of Music Theory of that era so far into the background that many music students today would be hard-pressed to name even one of the most famous composers from, for instance, the 1760s. That was a period...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 October 2022
... materials for courses, or a lucid introduction for nonspecialists in ancient and medieval theory. But it also may serve as an inspiration and model for excellence in pedagogy—from the seriousness with which Nowacki manifestly treats the questions and observations of students, to his willingness to start...
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Journal of Music Theory (2008) 52 (1): 41–74.
Published: 01 April 2008
... is set in the form of a dialogue” (Morley 1937, vi). The casual tone of Fellowes’s observation—the This article is dedicated with great affection and admiration to Sarah Fuller on the occasion of her seventieth birthday. Although I was neither Sally’s student nor colleague, she has treated me...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (1): 170–176.
Published: 01 April 2001
... the clumsy plodding of relentlessly heavy playing (43). It would be nice if this paragraph—especially the last sentence—were required reading for every college-level piano student. The idea of levels within levels is based on the more fundamental notion that dynamics are to be “. . . understood now...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (1): 129–134.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of Leathwood and his students, Leathwood's analysis follows Carter's many transformations of a first (not quite all-trichord) hexachord into a second (properly all-trichord) hexachord, noting how Carter voices sonorities as a series of “micro-inventions” (293) and what happens when pitches bleed between sets...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (1): 161–186.
Published: 01 April 2007
... masters to compose new partimenti for their students did not entirely disappear. In the early nineteenth century, for example, Niccolò Zingarelli, teacher of Saverio Mercadante and Vincenzo Bellini, and a well-known opera composer in his own right...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (1): 137–159.
Published: 01 April 2007
... to harmonic accompaniment—were invited to deposit in the college library a copy of their manuscript lesson books, in order to allow students to study directly from firsthand sources. Dozens of manuscripts (both autographs and copies...
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Journal of Music Theory (2006) 50 (1): 7–23.
Published: 01 April 2006
... discussion of why Kraehenbuehl left Yale (ini- tially to work with young students at the New School for Music Study, which he cofounded in Princeton, New Jer- sey), see Burkhart 1997. David Carson Berry    JMT under Allen Forte’s Editorship 9 extent there were doctoral...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (1): 151–162.
Published: 01 April 2001
... for a full under- standing of Schenker’s place in history, but he was unable to complete it 151 in his lifetime. Fortunately, his student Hellmut Federhofer took up the project not long after Jonas’s death (1979), arrived at a felicitous selec...
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Journal of Music Theory (2008) 52 (1): 151–158.
Published: 01 April 2008
... for nonspecialists and for courses on early music. The years since the publication of Music Theory from Zarlino to Schenker have seen the publication of numerous new resources for the students and scholars of the history of theory. These include the Cambridge History of West­ ern Music Theory...
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Journal of Music Theory (2024) 68 (1): 117–124.
Published: 01 April 2024
... to students with different musical backgrounds and interests. London ( 2020 ) has observed that typical core theory curricula remain overly focused on the notated score, piano-centric, and constrained to a narrow repertoire. He advocates for making connections to other disciplines and an increased emphasis...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (1): 155–164.
Published: 01 April 2018
... an analysis teacher/coach (an avatar for Swinkin) and a student ensemble.12 This format offers the benefit of exposing alternative perspectives, as when the students occasionally express some skepticism or request clarification about their coach’s approach...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (1): 135–145.
Published: 01 April 2022
... preferred method to handle LPR-composite labeling is to use the Tonnetz , particularly Cohn's ( 2012 ) three-axis version. The student learns L , P , and R as edge flips—and perhaps also N , S , and F as vertex flips—around the minor-third, perfect-fifth, and major-third axes, respectively. 5...
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