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Modal Music Composition: 3rd Edition
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Publisher Inman & Artz Publishers
Publication date July 15, 2010
Pages 406
ISBN-13 9780975431832
ISBN-10 0975431838
Dimensions 6 by 8.80 by 1.20 in.
Weight 1.45 lbs.
Original list price $35.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Modal Music Composition:Third Edition serves as a reference work unlikely to be superseded and also as a source of fresh ideas for composers and songwriters looking to use modal music as a true alternative to the tonal system. Only a modest knowledge of traditional (tonal) harmony and forms is necessary. No knowledge of modal music is assumed. Numerous examples and tables provide important information in easy-to-use form. This edition adds the complete set of parenthetic harmonies for each modal key. Three extended study compositions illustrate the procedures more vividly than standard examples. The 3 study compositions and examples are recorded on the included audio CD. This book, therefore, fills the need by composers and songwriters alike for a comprehensive description and analysis of the melodic and harmonic characteristics of the modal scales and their interrelations. Although composers have often used modal passages, it is acknowledged that the modal scales have less harmonic stability than the still predominant major-minor scales. To remedy this, Dr. Cormier has taken a fresh look at the modal scales and developed a systematic set of procedures that can maintain modal stability while retaining their special character

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