Harmonik als Netzwerk
Harmonic analysis, an established discipline within the analysis of the classical repertoire, is currently in a state of flux. Although function theory and numeral analysis have been the standard analytical methods, following the rise of period performance practice and the accompanying growth of interest in composition theory basso continuo has also found a place in analytic discourse. The author – a composer and music theorist – explores the strengths and weaknesses of these analytical methods and brings them together, subjecting some elements to a thorough revision, to arrive at an overtly pluralistic and networked view which is no longer restrained by the false assumption of a need for consolidation.
This guide to harmonic analysis with an appendix of examples is intended for foundation-level students of music and musicology and for interested amateur musicians.