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ISBN: 9781854728333
Harmony in Practice

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Arranger: Butterworth, Anna

Department: Books on music - Academic books

Publisher: ABRSM

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ABRSM Music Theory 678

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• a thorough exploration of the main elements of tonal harmony, in workbook format
• enables students to acquire a secure knowledge of the basics of harmonic practice
• contains over 280 music examples, and over 180 exercises for working
• excellent preparation material for ABRSM Grade 6 to Grade 8 theory exams, A Level Music and Diploma exams, and university and college entrance papers
• will also enhance students’ music-making, their awareness of style and their appreciation of other musicians’ performances

Contents and Reviews



  • An Introduction to Tonal Harmony [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chord Labelling [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 1 - Triads [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 2 - Inverting the Triad [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 3 - Building chords from Triads [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 4 - Some ‘Rules’ to Follow [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 5 - Harmonizing Melodies - the Cadential Progressions [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 6 - Extending the Triad - the Dominant Family [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 7 - the 6 over 4 Progressions [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 8 - Other Presentations of Harmony [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 9 - The Progression of 5ths [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 10 - Chord Groups - the Subdominant Family [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 11 - Scale Movement [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 12 - Modulation - its Purpose and Practice [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 13 - Modulation to ‘Remote’ Keys [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 14 - Melodic Decoration [Anna Butterworth]
  • Chapter 15 - Harmonic Decoration [Anna Butterworth]


"I am of the opinion as a professional and well known piano pedagogue that whilst this text "sheds light" on the neglected subject of Tonal Harmony, this text cannot be compared / rivalled with the texts and amazing ancillary resources the USA has brought forth. In Butterworth's book, there are no correlating sonic resources provided with the textual information which I feel is SO BAD! How can we expect to breed sound musicians when the majority of musicians CANNOT hear internally what is on a score? May I suggest a student who is seeking resources in the study of Tonal Harmony check out the following titles with their ancillary resources and complimentary website tests, you WILL be amazed at the high quality of the resources mentioned below: 1)Tonal Harmony-Kostka and Payne-5th/6th Edition-McGraw Hill 2)The Complete Musician-2nd Edition-Steven Laitz-0UP 3)The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis-Clendinning and Marvin- Norton
4)Theory for Today's Musician-Ralph Turek-McGraw Hill 5)Harmony and Voice Leading- 4th International Edition-Aldwell, Schachter and Cadwallader-Cengage, 6)Harmony in Context-Roig Francoli-McGraw Hill

I challenge anyone to get back to me to dispute the Butterworth book is as detailed as the USA resources with their ancillary materials. David Martin LGSM LTCL LLCM ALCM ex examiner LCMM Member of the European Piano Teachers Association UK"

Rating: 31/05/2010 By: David Martin LGSM LTCL LLCM ALCM