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Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (2): 255–304.
Published: 01 October 2009
... describe and give detailed criteria for identifying each technique. In doing so, I provide a new vocabulary by which scholars and analysts can model the way in which they hear chromatic music from this period. 2009 2009 Kyle Adams is assistant professor of music theory and aural skills...
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Journal of Music Theory (2015) 59 (1): 1–61.
Published: 01 April 2015
... characterize in terms of a core vocabulary of fifteen melodic formulas. Appendix 1 presents a roster of these formulas, which captures a unique fingerprint of recitative, distinct from the comparable inventory of homophonic phrase schemas in Robert Gjerdingen’s Music in the Galant Style . These recitative...
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Journal of Music Theory (2015) 59 (2): 235–271.
Published: 01 October 2015
..., scholars have identified with the English madrigal. To situate this repertoire in relation to repertoires we more commonly identify as tonal, this article introduces the notion of characteristic tonality, an inclusive concept that provides a vocabulary for analyzing and distinguishing among repertoires...
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Journal of Music Theory (2005) 49 (2): 359.
Published: 01 October 2005
... 2008 Erratum for Robert C. Cook. 2005. “Parsimony and Extravagance.” Journal of Music Theory 49: 109–40. The following sentence on page 134 is erroneously attributed to Rich- ard Cohn: “Perhaps more importantly, the analysis presented here sug- gests that the vocabulary chosen...
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Journal of Music Theory (2014) 58 (1): 67–77.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... After the pioneering work of Leonard Ratner, musical topics entered the vocabulary of music theory thanks to further research by Wye Allan- brook, Kofi Agawu, Robert Hatten, Raymond Monelle, and others. So far this research has focused on topical semantics. As “subjects for musical discourse...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to acquaint myself with new artists and songs, so this is no complaint. As many new ideas as there are in Hearing Harmony, it still relies heavily on systems and vocabulary that are traditional in music theory. Doll acknowl- edges that, while he sets out to build a theory out of rock, as opposed to using...
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Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (2): 265–270.
Published: 01 October 2011
...” (xii), Rothfarb makes a valiant effort to relate the vocabulary and interests that Halm shared with certain of his contemporaries to issues treated in theoreti- cal work of the past few decades. This is no easy task, given Halm’s idiosyn- cratic juxtaposition of “diverse and seemingly incongruous...
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Journal of Music Theory (2004) 48 (2): 219–294.
Published: 01 October 2004
.... 219 The second approach, associated with composers like Rimsky- Korsakov, Debussy, and Ravel, preserved a more conventional under- standing of the relation between chord and scale, but within a significantly expanded musical vocabulary. New scales provided access to new chords, while new...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 3–9.
Published: 01 April 2021
... with cadence points in tonal music, it has been used so extensively in dance that it has become virtually meaningless. For choreomusical analysis, it is important that part of the reason for the misunderstandings stems from the lack of a developed vocabulary in dance analysis. But this has been compensated...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 37–60.
Published: 01 April 2010
... armé super voces musicales or Thomas Tallis’s Spem in vocabulary of gestural motions already exists, although it alium (no); Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo (yes). It is obvious is less ramified in meaning than the common practice har- that the personal generic and stylistic distinctions are far monic...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 75–90.
Published: 01 April 2010
... insure that their work will not be comprehensible to an audience” (1969a, 187). The experience of the modern in music is unique for Cavell as it alone among the arts has a specialized, technical vocabulary for description. This fact seems to go hand in hand...
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Journal of Music Theory (2005) 49 (2): 333–357.
Published: 01 October 2005
...). These newer harmonic developments—often referred to as “modal harmony” or “modal jazz”—remain today as a significant cornerstone of the harmonic vocabulary of jazz. In this article I examine several of Hancock’s compositions written and recorded during the 1960s, pointing out Hancock’s compositional...
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Journal of Music Theory (2012) 56 (2): 285–291.
Published: 01 October 2012
... that Stravinsky’s music is the way it is because it is the work of a Russian composer. This raises specters of exoticism and essen- tialism, which my notorious (even, according to Stephen Walsh, “sadistic”) Russian-derived technical vocabulary reinforces by identifying...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 137–143.
Published: 01 April 2020
... on instrumental styles (lute, organ, strings) and domestic key- board instruments. Each type of music production is, for Parry, associated with a set of particular features though he describes Gibsonian affordances using the Darwinian vocabulary common at the time: fitness and adap- tation (Parry 1911: 17).1...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (2): 433–449.
Published: 01 October 2013
... different, more broadly construed aesthetic goals.21 This new emphasis is tied to a more devel- oped vocabulary for Boulez’s growing interest in the perceptibility of musical figures, themes, and more transparent formal structures, including the rela...
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Journal of Music Theory (2002) 46 (1-2): 285–345.
Published: 01 October 2002
..., we have the generation of letters—an alphabet, which is an initial system possessing its own laws, concepts, and operations. Second, we have the rule-gov- erned grouping of letters that form words; this, too, is a separate system that has its own structure (vocabulary), etc. Third...
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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 April 2017
... for Traditional Music 13 : 1 – 21 . Parkany Stephen . 1988 . “Kurth's ‘Bruckner’ and the Adagio of the Seventh Symphony.” Nineteenth-Century Music 11 / 3 : 262 – 81 . ———. 1989 . “Bruckner and the Vocabulary of Symphonic Formal Process.” Ph.D. diss. , University of California...
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Journal of Music Theory (2004) 48 (2): 295–324.
Published: 01 October 2004
... to have influenced Debussy the way that later films did. This is because, as film historian David Robin- son notes, “by 1900, the film’s visual vocabulary had been recognized. Only gradually was the idea of a syntax appreciated, the notion that the essence of cinema is the juxtaposition of shots...
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Journal of Music Theory (2007) 51 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 October 2007
... that the technical vocabulary and reliance on music notation that typify much music-analytical writing would inhibit cross-disciplinary exchange with nonmusicologists. Undoubtedly, many jazz scholars writing from multiple disciplinary perspectives felt that a number of previously neglected...
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Journal of Music Theory (2008) 52 (1): 75–122.
Published: 01 April 2008
... difficult it is to isolate specific characteristics of subject matter, language and vocabulary, rhetorical gestures, poetic structure, and performative qualities to one type of song. He asserted that medieval terminologies referencing style or genre are vague...