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.

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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
STEFAN KOSTKA

Holds degrees in music from the University of Colorado and the University of Texas and received his Ph.D. in music theory from the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of the faculty of the Eastman School of Music from 1969 to 1973. Since that time he has been on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin, now holding the rank of Professor Emeritus. Dr. Kostka initiated courses in computer applications in music at both the Eastman School and the University of Texas. More recently, he specialized in courses in atonal theory and contemporary styles and techniques, interests that led to a second book, Materials and Techniques of Post-Tonal Music. Dr. Kostka is active in various professional organizations and is a past president of the Texas Society for Music Theory.


DOROTHY PAYNE
Held both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance and a Ph.D. in music theory, all from the Eastman School of Music. She was on the faculty of the University of South Carolina from 1994 until 1998. Former administrative positions include those of Dean at South Carolina, Director of the School of Music at the University of Arizona, and Music Department Head at the University of Connecticut. Prior faculty appointments were held at the University of Texas at Austin, the Eastman School of Music, and Pacific Lutheran University. Dr. Payne presented lectures and workshops on theory pedagogy at meetings of professional societies and served the National Association of Schools of Music as a visiting evaluator, member of the Accreditation Commission, and Secretary of the Executive Committee. Dorothy Payne passed away in 2010.


BYRON ALMÉN
Holds a bachelor’s degree in music and physics from St. Olaf College, a master’s degree in piano performance from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in music theory from Indiana University. He has been a member of the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin since 1998. He is the author of A Theory of Musical Narrative and the coauthor, with Edward Pearsall, of Approaches to Meaning in Music, both published by Indiana University Press, along with numerous articles and book chapters. He is the winner of several teaching awards, including the prestigious University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. In addition to his continued performing activities as a pianist and organist, he is active in professional organizations in music, semiotics, and psychology. Dr. Almén teaches courses in the undergraduate harmony sequence, as well as courses in music theory pedagogy, the history of music theory, and score reading.