Fundamentals of Musical Composition

Arnold Schoenberg Gerald Strang Leonard Stein


Fundamentals of Musical Composition

Fundamentals of Musical Composition

  • Title: Fundamentals of Musical Composition
  • Author: Arnold Schoenberg Gerald Strang Leonard Stein
  • ISBN: 9780571196586
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback



Fundamentals of Musical Composition represents the culmination of than forty years in Schoenberg s life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America For his classes he developed a manner of presentation in which every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple aFundamentals of Musical Composition represents the culmination of than forty years in Schoenberg s life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America For his classes he developed a manner of presentation in which every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple and thorough.This book can be used for analysis as well as for composition On the one hand, it has the practical objective of introducing students to the process of composing in a systematic way, from the smallest to the largest forms on the other hand, the author analyses in thorough detail and with numerous illustrations those particular sections in the works of the masters which relate to the compositional problem under discussion.


Recent Comments "Fundamentals of Musical Composition"

Schoenberg is exhaustive, as always, in his examination of theme and form, though the points in this book are left more open than in his others, as compositional style is not something that can be taught by rote. The text is divided into two sections that explore, respectively, the construction of motives and themes and the most common forms of Western classical music. The material is firmly rooted in common practice and tonal harmony and unfortunately doesn't offer much at all for compositions [...]

Written as a companion and outgrowth of his music courses at USC and UCLA, this book, contrary to what its title may imply, will not teach you how to compose. Let me clarify; this book, by itself, will not teach you how to be a composer. To benefit from the wisdom of this text, you must have some substantial musical experience or a good teacher. Schoenberg likely understood this since he was more accustomed to delivering this information in a class setting.Schoenberg provides an array of loosely [...]

Debería titularse "Apología de Schoenberg".Difícil puntuar a este libro. Creo que el problema esta en que no es tanto un manual de composición como una defensa de la manera de componer del autor. Esto nos lleva al debate de ¿que seria un manual de composición? ya que este concepto cambió mucho a lo largo de la historia. Creo que si bien muchos de los conceptos que explica Schoenberg se adecuan a mucha de la música de la primera mitad del siglo XX, también es cierto que muchos otros no. [...]

Nothing earth-shattering, but a good book for music teachers to have on the shelf. Schoenberg’s textbook takes students through the construction of melodies, phrase-structures, and short and long forms: ternaries, rondos, sonatas, and others. More an annotated collection of music examples than a narrative, “Fundamentals of Musical Composition” is a dry read: if you’re not obsessed with this stuff beforehand, go for Charles Rosen’s “Sonata Forms” instead; it covers much of the same [...]

This book isn't really a manual for learning how to compose. It's about how musical form works, from small units to large forms like sonata-allegro. Schoenberg is very thorough and methodical, arranging the material into a completely logical progression. Although his style and approach may be a little old-fashioned, he is extremely good at writing educational texts. Even though this book covers things I already know, I found it to be an excellent and engaging explanation of form.

I learned how to write music from reading this book, I'm not shitting you.


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