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Music in Theory and Practice Volume 2
Music in Theory and Practice Volume 2

Music in Theory and Practice Volume 2, 10th Edition

ISBN10: 1260493555 | ISBN13: 9781260493559
By Bruce Benward and Marilyn Saker
© 2021

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This best-selling program gives music majors and minors a solid foundation in the theory of music. Music in Theory and Practice 10e strengthens musical intuition, builds technical skills, and helps gain interpretive insights. The goal of the content is to instruct readers on the practical application of knowledge. The analytical techniques presented are carefully designed to be clear, uncomplicated, and readily applicable to any repertoire. 

The two-volume format ensures exhaustive coverage and maximum support for students and faculty alike. Volume I serves as a general introduction to music theory while Volume II offers a survey of the theoretical underpinnings of musical styles and forms from Gregorian Chant through the present day. The supplemental instructor's materials provide clear-cut solutions to assignment materials. Music in Theory and Practice is a well-rounded program that integrates the various components of musical structure and makes them accessible to students at the undergraduate level.

Resources available from the Connect Online Learning Center include printable versions of the Instructor’s Manuals and Workbook Solutions Manuals, audio files, assignment templates compatible with Finale® Music Notation software, supplementary drill assignments, testing materials, and recordings. Audio files available for this edition of Music in Theory and Practice are identified throughout the texts and workbooks with the ♫ graphic.  


Part C: The Renaissance And Baroque Periods
Chp. 18: Late Renaissance Polyphony
Chp. 19: Two-Voice Eighteenth Century Counterpoint
Chp. 20: The Fugue

Part D: Chromatic Harmony
Chp. 21: Borrowed Chords
Chp. 22: Neapolitan 6th Chords
Chp. 23: Augmented 6th Chords

Part E: The Classical Period 
Chp. 24: Variation Technique
Chp. 25: Sonata Form
Chp. 26: Rondo Forms

Part F: Extended And Chromatic Harmony
Chp. 27: 9th,11th, and 13th Chords
Chp. 28: Altered Dominants
Chp. 29: Chromatic Mediants

Part G: The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries
Chp. 30: The Romantic Period 
Chp. 31: The Post-Romantic Style
Chp. 32: Impressionism and Related Styles
Chp. 33: The Early Twentieth Century
Chp. 34: Pitch-Class Set Theory
Chp. 35: Twelve-Tone Technique
Postlude: Music Since 1945

Appendix G Summary of Part-Writing Practices
Appendix H Macro Analysis Symbols
Appendix I Popular Music Chord Symbols


About the Author

Bruce Benward

Bruce Benward has been widely regarded as one of the most gifted music theory pedagogues since his textbooks first appeared in the 1960s, and has exerted a wide influence on the teaching of music theory both through his writings and through the generation of teachers that he taught. He recently retired from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Marilyn Saker


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