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Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony

The Triads of the Major Scale
The Connection of the Triads of the Major Scale
Connection of Triads, showing no External agreement
Deviations from rules governing the connection of related Triads
Harmonic Sequences
The Harmony of the Minor Scale
Open Position
The inversions of the Triad
The inversions of the Diminished and Augmented Triads
The Dominant Chord
Free Voice-Leading
The chord of the Ninth
Chords of the diminished Seventh
The Connection of dissonant Harmonies resolving into the tonic Triad
Chords of sequence in minor
The Harmonization of a given melody
Direct Modulation
Transient Modulation
Harmonization of given melodies with modulations
The enharmonic properties of the chord of the diminished Seventh
The Organ-point
Chords of the augmented Fifth
Chords of the augmented Sixth
Strict Part-writing
The further development of Voice-leading
Harmonic figuration
The free Prelude
Deviations from the laws of Harmony
Cadences (closes)

This book, written during Tchaikovsky's years as professor at the renowned Moscow Conservatory, is a clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony, complete with many exercises. Out of print for decades and exceedingly rare in its original edition, this volume is as useful and instructive today as when it was written, and offers any student the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of harmony from one of its greatest masters.

Item code: 6673B | Book | $10.95 add item to cart
Instructional | 144 Pages | Softcover | 6 x 8

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