KEYWORDS: Tymoczko, geometry, chords, voice leading, scales, tonality, some brute facts in Tymoczko’s new book A Geometry of Music (henceforth AGOM). A Geometry of Music has 69 ratings and 6 reviews. Peter said: Tymoczko is an intriguing composer and adept mathematician, so his mix of math and (lots of. Dmitri Tymoczko: A Geometry of Music: Harmony and. Counterpoint in the Extended. Common Practice. Hardcover, , ISBN , pages.
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A Geometry of Music
Tymoczko is an intriguing composer and adept mathematician, so his mix of math and lots of theory can be extremely thought-provoking for readers familiar with both. Archived copy as title All articles with failed verification Articles with failed verification from September CS1 errors: Will Watson rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Nov 15, Peter rated it it was amazing.
Retrieved from ” https: Kevin Newman rated it liked it Dec 27, Defining its terms along the way, it presupposes no special mathematical background and only a geomerry familiarity with Western music theory. The author introduces his original concepts with clarity and fearlessness. Reich’s “The Desert Music,” movement 1 Quinn, Ian, and Panayotis Mavromatis.
It is only a small step from compositional strategies to broad pronouncements about style: Tymoczko identifies five basic musical features that tymkczko contribute to the sense of tonality, and shows how these features recur throughout the history of Western music. Gfometry purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Tymoczko has also written a free software program, “ChordGeometries,” allowing users to visualize the orbifolds representing musical chords.
Some parts of the book are difficult, to be sure, but the level of abstraction subsides fairly quickly after peaking in Chapter 3. The theory of orbifolds was developed by William Thurston in the late s.
A Geometry of Music – Dmitri Tymoczko – Oxford University Press
Anyone who finds diagrams like the pitch-class circle, the circle of fifths, or the neo-Riemannian Tonnetz useful for visualizing aspects of musical structure should, upon learning to navigate the OPTIC spaces, come to appreciate the varied perspectives and novel musical insights that these spaces provide. He attended Harvard Universitystudying composition, music theory, and philosophy, and did graduate work in Philosophy at Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar.
A Geometry of Music Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice Dmitri Tymoczko Oxford Studies in Music Theory User-friendly introduction to a radically new approach to music theory and tonality New interpretation of the history of Western music reveals surprising commonalities among different musical styles Hundreds of original diagrams and illustrations.
What results is a systematic perspective on the fullfamily of chord-based graphs. Also, various points are supported by statistical analyses estimating the frequencies with which certain characteristics appear in the works of certain composers or eras—a valuable if time-consuming technique that is slowly gaining a foothold in music theory scholarship.
The book shows how to construct simple diagrams representing relationships among familiar chords and scales, giving readers the tools to translate between the musical and visual realms and revealing surprising degrees of structure in otherwise hard-to-understand pieces. Xavier rated it it was amazing Apr 03, How is the Beatles’ “Help!
In contrast, a chord that divides the octave less evenly, such as the trichord E— G —A, lies far from the central axis and far from all other chords of the same set class Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want geomettry read.
Appendix F provides some pedagogically valuable exercises, most of them pertaining to the most technical material in Chapters 2—4. In theory, diatonic scales inhabit a seven-dimensional OP space; fortunately, lower-dimensional spaces can capture the essential features when only a few scale types are involved.
A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice
Check date values in: Meyer11—12, quoting Searle Music can be understood geometrically. The significant work on voice leading and musical geometry includes, among others, RoederMorrisDouthett and SteinbachStrausCohnand notable contributions by the CQ portion of the CQT triumvirate, such as Callender and Quinn and The role of a chord in the above examples may be played instead by a scaleor musjc generally by what Tymoczko calls a macroharmonya collection of notes controlling the pitch content of music over a period of time.
Tymoczko identifies five basic musical features that jointly contribute to the sense of tonality, and shows how these features recur throughout the history of Western music.
It reads less like a dissertation and more like a life story. The Geometry of Geometgy 3. Which I think speaks to the analytical utility of the geometry.
His theories Tymoczko is an intriguing composer and adept mathematician, so his mix of math and lots of theory can be extremely thought-provoking for readers familiar with both. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Tymoczko’s theories are not well supported – because of this, the book winds up being a collection of interesting mathematical factoids geo,etry encoding music, rather than the exposition of a new tool for taming music theory.
A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice by Dmitri Tymoczko
In this groundbreaking work, author Dmitri Tymoczko describes a new framework for thinking about music that emphasizes the commonalities among styles from medieval polyphony to contemporary rock.
The geometry disappears as the book turns more to analysis. The statistical phenomena it details are nothing more than incidental byproducts of the things that football is really about: Stravinsky’s “Dance of the Adolescents” Umsic rated it it was amazing Apr 26, The book also contains exercises designed to reinforce and extend readers’ understanding, along with a series of appendices that explore the technical details of this exciting new theory.