Tonal Harmony (Kostka)

Grade Levels: 9-12
For more than two decades, Tonal Harmony has been the leading text for AP Music Theory students and music majors. Used at nearly 800 schools, Tonal Harmony has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for student and teacher alike. The straightforward approach is supported by well-chosen examples and thoughtful exercises, and the total presentation is compatible with differing teaching styles and theoretical points of view.

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For more than two decades, Tonal Harmony has been the leading text for AP Music Theory students and music majors. Used at nearly 800 schools, Tonal Harmony has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for student and teacher alike. The straightforward approach is supported by well-chosen examples and thoughtful exercises, and the total presentation is compatible with differing teaching styles and theoretical points of view.

This edition also includes:

  • A student workbook (available in print and digital format.) All audio excerpts needed to complete the exercises are embedded in the eBook workbook.
  • Connect® with SmartBook™ adaptive reading experience.
  • Embedded audio, in the SmartBook, featuring recordings of every example from music literature found in the text, performed using the same instrumentation seen in the examples.
  • Interactive drills embedded in the SmartBook, which offer students a wealth of hands-on practice as they read.

Program Components

  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Deluxe Student Bundle (Student Edition with Student Workbook, Connect), 1-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Deluxe Student Bundle (Student Edition with Student Workbook, Connect), 1-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Deluxe Student Bundle (Student Edition with Student Workbook, Connect), 6-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Deluxe Student Bundle (Student Edition with Student Workbook, Connect), 6-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Standard Student Bundle (Student Edition with Connect), 1-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Standard Student Bundle (Student Edition with Connect), 1-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Standard Student Bundle (Student Edition with Connect), 6-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Standard Student Bundle (Student Edition with Connect), 6-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Student Bundle (Student Edition with ConnectED eBook), 1-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Student Bundle (Student Edition with ConnectED eBook), 1-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Student Bundle (Student Edition with ConnectED eBook), 6-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Student Bundle (Student Edition with ConnectED eBook), 6-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Connect, 1-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Connect, 1-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Connect, 6-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Connect, 6-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, ConnectED eBook, 1-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, ConnectED eBook, 1-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, ConnectED eBook, 6-year subscription
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, ConnectED eBook, 6-year subscription
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Student Edition, Reinforced Binding
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Student Edition, Reinforced Binding
  • Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Workbook
    Kostka, Tonal Harmony, 2018, 8e, Workbook
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PART 1 Fundamentals

  • CHAPTER 1 Elements of Pitch
  • CHAPTER 2 Elements of Rhythm
  • CHAPTER 3 Introduction to Triads and Seventh Chords
  • CHAPTER 4 Diatonic Chords in Major and Minor Keys

PART 2 Diatonic Triads

  • CHAPTER 5 Principles of Voice Leading
  • CHAPTER 6 Root Position Part Writing
  • CHAPTER 7 Harmonic Progression
  • CHAPTER 8 Triads in First Inversion
  • CHAPTER 9 Triads in Second Inversion
  • CHAPTER 10 Cadences, Phrases, Periods,and Sentences
  • CHAPTER 11 Two-Part Tonal Counterpoint
  • CHAPTER 12 Nonchord Tones 1
  • CHAPTER 13 Nonchord Tones 2

PART 3 Diatonic Seventh Chords

  • CHAPTER 14 The V7 Chord
  • CHAPTER 15 Other Diatonic Seventh Chords

PART 4 Chromaticism

  • CHAPTER 16 Secondary Functions 1
  • CHAPTER 17 Secondary Functions 2
  • CHAPTER 18 Modulations Using Diatonic Common Chords
  • CHAPTER 19 Some Other Modulatory Techniques
  • CHAPTER 20 Binary and Ternary Forms

PART 5 Chromaticism 2

  • CHAPTER 21 Mode Mixture and the Neapolitan
  • CHAPTER 22 Augmented Sixth Chords
  • CHAPTER 23 Enharmonic Spellings and Enharmonic Modulations
  • CHAPTER 24 Further Elements of the Harmonic Vocabulary
  • CHAPTER 25 Tonal Harmony in the Late Nineteenth Century

PART 6 An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music

  • CHAPTER 26 Materials and Techniques
  • CHAPTER 27 Post-Tonal Theory
  • CHAPTER 28 New Directions