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The Fundamental Principles of Harmony

The Fundamental Principles of Harmony-Harmonia-Music Schools and Conservatoires Intermediate Level-Music Schools and Conservatoires Advanced Level

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Author/Composer

Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
Narcís Bonet

Translator

Philip Lasser

Field

Music Schools and Conservatoires Intermediate Level
Music Schools and Conservatoires Advanced Level

Collection

Harmonia

Language

English

Format

Book

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26.00 € VAT included

Contents

After 'Les éléments essentiels de la musique', behold 'The Fundamental Principles of harmony" which completes and gives a résumé of my harmonics teaching practice - a legacy of my teacher Nadia Boulanger.
Throughout my long experience, I have asserted that the current 'on paper' harmonics teaching, with the four traditional keys, often is an obstacle to the majority of pupils that neither have a sufficient level of music reading nor the internal pitch, that would permit them to imagine the sounds. Should those pupils thus be excluded from the knowledge of harmonics, which would provide a better understanding of music and help them develop their sense of hearing Nadia Boulanger attached great importance to harmonics on the keyboard with the praxis of harmonic progressions and the 'Vidal basses', which I use to help pupils acquire and develop the reflexes, which connect hearing with musical thinking and its mental and digital formulation. I therefore dedicate the first chapter of this book of mine to the introduction to harmonics on the keyboard, before switching over to the laws that rule tonal writing by means of some simple principles, based on a particular concept of melody, as regards harmonics and their relatedness to intervals.

Technical Specifications

Binding

Adhesive binding. Plastic-coated cover.

Number of Pages

117

ISMN

979-0-69210-644-9

ISBN

978-84-96753-28-0

Editor

DINSIC Publicacions Musicals

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  1. Wayne Batchelor 2015-03-11 08:11:58

    I'd like to buy this book: The Fundamental Principles of Harmony by Narcís BONET do you ship to America or can I buy it here in America? Thanks, Wayne

  2. Seitaro yamamoto 2016-02-24 18:05:13

    I would like to buy this book. The foundamental principles of harmony by Narcis Bonet. Do you ship to Japan? Thank you. Seitaro

  3. Ben Woodard 2017-06-25 23:29:09

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  4. Klaviersonic 2018-11-28 15:49:59

    I was able to ship this book to the US. Took a few weeks but my patience was rewarded. This is an amazing contribution to the art of music theory, especially as a model for teaching. The approach details the early 20th c. French Conservatory system of improvisation on basses and melodies, creating chord movements, voice-leading, and modulating to all keys with chromatic motion. Influential on great masters like Franck, Debussy, and Ravel who trained in similar techniques and advanced them to new harmonic discoveries. Narcis Bonet has composed a masterpiece with this work on Harmony.

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