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Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento: A New Method Inspired by Old Masters
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Job Ijzerman (Instructor, Instructor, Conservatory of Amsterdam)
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Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento: A New Method Inspired by Old Masters

Job Ijzerman (Instructor, Instructor, Conservatory of Amsterdam)


Oxford University Press Inc

Sacred & religious music


375 pages

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A new method of music theory education for undergraduate music students, Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is grounded in schema theory and partimento, and takes an integrated, hands-on approach to the teaching of harmony and counterpoint in today's classrooms and studios. A textbook in three parts, the package includes: * the hardcopy text, providing essential stylistic and technical information and repertoire discussion;

* an online workbook with a full range of exercises, including partimenti by Fenaroli, Sala, and others, along with arrangements of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century compositions; * an online instructor's manual providing additional information and realizations of all exercises. Linking theoretical knowledge with aural perception and aesthetic experience, the exercises encompass various activities, such as singing, playing, improvising, and notation, which challenge and develop the student's harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic imagination. Covering the common-practice period (Corelli to Brahms), Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is a core component of practice-oriented training of musicianship skills, in conjunction with solfeggio, analysis, and modal or tonal counterpoint.

By:   Job Ijzerman (Instructor Instructor Conservatory of Amsterdam)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 255mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   714g
ISBN:   9780190695019
ISBN 10:   0190695013
Pages:   375
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Job IJzerman has graduated in piano and music theory. He teaches music theory at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. A scholarship granted by the Dutch Department of Education, Culture and Science allowed him to perform research into the field of partimento and schema theory. The textbook Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is its final outcome.

IJzerman has developed a historically informed approach to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century harmony and counterpoint, one which takes advantage of the old keyboard exercises known as partimenti. The benefits of those lessons are well known, but until now no one had put together a text that adapted them for the modern classroom. IJzerman covers the era from Bach through Brahms, provides a teacher's manual, and an extensive workbook. If you have bright students, this is the text they would want if they had the choice. -- Robert O. Gjerdingen, Professor Emeritus at The School of Music, Northwestern University Drawing on recent research on partimento and eighteenth-century schemata, IJzerman's Harmony, Counterpoint, Partimento is unlike any other textbook on the market. Its emphasis on the bass line as the driver of harmonic motion is especially praiseworthy. -- Roger Graybill, New England Conservatory

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