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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Schenkerian analysis
In Schenkerian theory a diminution, or "division", rather than a diminishing is an expansion, "the process by which an interval formed by notes of longer value is expressed in notes of smaller value." Those notes of smaller value represent the notes of longer value, and thus the latter need not be present.
That is, Schenkerian theory views the I - V - I motion in the lower voice of the Ursatz as an arpeggiation of the root and fifth of the tonic triad.
In Schenkerian theory, the I-IV-V-I progression is suitable for a background structure, but the IV is derived as prolongation of the bass arpeggiation I-V. The IV is an incomplete neighbor to the V in the bass.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Schenkerian-analysis   (754 words)

  
 Schenkerian Analysis and Popular Music
Schenkerian analysis is probably the most disseminated approach in order to analyse Western tonal music, at least in the English-speaking world.
Modified Schenkerian theory still develop hierarchical models based on harmony and voice-leading and they also focus on musical parameters which for popular music could in fact be considered as "secondary": when the music repeats the same harmonic and/or melodic patterns over and over again, the "surface" parameters become the more important.
Therefore, the idea of analysis focusing almost exclusively on purely musical;audible; facts which lies at the core of Schenker´s theory, is strongly cultural-specific, and the translation of this idea to other musical cultures creates the risk of neglecting more important features of their music.
www.sibetrans.com /trans/trans5/garcia.htm   (3950 words)

  
 Schenkerian analysis Information
Schenkerian analysis refers to methods of musical analysis based on the theories of Heinrich Schenker.
However, it is important to note that the object of study in Schenkerian analysis is one's own understanding of a work's structure as a listener, not the compositional history of the piece.
In Schenkerian theory, the process of elaborating basic structures by generating subordinate tones is often called diminution.
www.bookrags.com /Schenkerian_analysis   (912 words)

  
 Schenkerian analysis
The goal of a Schenkerian analysis is to reveal the structure of a tonal masterpiece; in fact its basic tenets can be viewed as a way of defining tonality in music.
Open and closed noteheads, beams, and flags, which show rhythm in ordinary musical notation, are used in Schenkerian analysis to show hierarchical relationships between the pitch-events being analyzed.
Schenkerian analysis is a subjective, not an objective, method.
www.kiwipedia.com /schenkerian-analysis.html   (381 words)

  
 dating Schenkerian_analysis - dating-report.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The meat of a Schenkerian analysis is in showing how a background structure may be expanded step-by-step until it results in the succession of musical events on the surface of the composition itself.
Schenkerian theory regards the I-V-I progression of the Ursatz as the basic harmonic progression for all tonal music, derived from the most fundamental arpeggiation of the tonic triad in the bass.
This resemblance of local middleground structures to background structures is part of the beauty and appeal of Schenkerian analysis, giving it the appearance of a recursive or fractal-like construction.
www.dating-report.com /Schenkerian_analysis   (2125 words)

  
 Schenkerian Analysis
Schenkerian analysis allows the interpreter to explore the tonal aspects of a piece, and offers a flexible structure on which to hang the results of all other analytical methods.
The richness of the analysis will be exhibited in the performance of the work by a musician who has such a full understanding of the effects and functions.
Analysis is thus a tool for bringing interpretive insights into focus and allowing them to be communicated either verbally, or aurally in performance.
www.robertkelleyphd.com /schenker.htm   (2144 words)

  
 Make Stunning Schenker Graphs with GNU Lilypond
Schenkerian Analysis, as it is called today, is a staple of music theory, but it is notoriously difficult to notate using the industry-standard, proprietary music notation applications Finale and Sibelius.
Schenkerian graphs also typically contain analytical markings such as Roman numerals for the harmony, scale-degree numbers and occasionally figured bass and analysis brackets.
The first and most important part of the process of building a Schenkerian graph is to sketch the final graph by hand.
www.linuxjournal.com /article/8364   (2937 words)

  
 Schenkerian Analysis Forum
The markedly different characters of the A and B sections are unified structurally through the 5^-6^-5^ neighbour motion, and each section highlights the motivic d -e-flat- d figure.
Approached in a Schenkerian manner, the B section with its contrasting colour, texture, rhythm and range appears not simply different from A but related intrinsically to A in its large scale development of a small scale "organic" motive.
While it is arguable that this unity cannot be heard, it is significant that one of the most striking expressive moments in the piece is the m.
www.humanities.mcmaster.ca /~mus701/Barbara/chopin.htm   (2555 words)

  
 Schenkerian analysis
It reduces all tonal music to a simple progression based on the tonic triad which in its simplest form is:
In rhythmic reduction, often called metric reducation, the original note durations and their meanings are kept, while in structural analysis longer rhythmic values indicate greater structural importance or level.
Forte, Allen and Golbert, Steven E. Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/s/sc/schenkerian_analysis.html   (630 words)

  
 Schenker abstracts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet, fascinating and inspiring though the results of a Schenkerian analysis may be, the method involves considerable problems, which account for the resistance it still meets, for example among Dutch music theorists.
Not pretending to present a complete analysis, I shall expose some of my ideas to show that an unorthodox approach to Schenker is required to confront the problems in such scores.
Schenkerian Analysis, Eugene Narmours Implication-Realization Model and the notion of cognitive schemata are employed in order to discuss several aspects of the relationship between structural and moment-by-moment modes of listening.
www.vvm.ahk.nl /eng/schenker_abstracts.htm   (1326 words)

  
 SMT Popular Music Interest Group
A term from Schenkerian analysis, referring to the deepest level of musical structure, from which all decoration and elaboration has been removed.
A term from Schenkerian analysis, referring to the most immediate level of a musical composition, comprising all of its notes or sounds.
A term from Schenkerian analysis, referring to a stripped-down version of the music from which decorative notes and harmonies have been pared away, revealing a deeper level of musical structure.
www.unc.edu /music/pop-analysis/glossary.html   (3173 words)

  
 Schenkerian Primer
Although a detailed study of Schenkerian analysis is beyond the scope of this exposition, this serves as an introduction to this type of analysis.
This leads to an unprincipled type of "analysis" (which is actually not an analysis but a personal interpretation) that reveals more about the analyst than it does about the music.That is exactly how subjectivity is defined.
If the leading-tone were not deleted in his analysis, it seems certain that the result would have been different, and the II would then have to be removed as a significant middleground harmony.
solomonsmusic.net /schenker.htm   (3784 words)

  
 Goldsmiths > MMus in Theory & Analysis
The programme examines the tonal theories of Schenker and Schoenberg, the work of the major analysts of theme and motive, and the theory and analysis of atonality and serialism, structuralism and semiotics.
Topics currently studied cover: organicism and motive; serial systems; aesthetics; Schenkerian analysis; post-Schenkerian analysis; pitch-class set and generic theory; contemporary music and cultural theory; the new musicology; music and semiotics.
The programme allows you to acquire a wide range of skills in musical analysis, applied to Western music of different periods including the 20th century.
www.goldsmiths.ac.uk /pg/mmus-theory-analysis.php   (330 words)

  
 SCHENKERIAN ANALYSIS I – MUSIC 518 (FALL 2001)
SCHENKERIAN ANALYSIS I – MUSIC 518 (FALL 2001)
Allen Cadwallader and David Gagné, Analysis of Tonal Music : a Schenkerian Approach.
Unfoldings : Essays in Schenkerian Theory and Analysis.
bama.ua.edu /~speles/schenker_syllabus_2003.htm   (883 words)

  
 SchenkerGUIDE: About SchenkerGUIDE
is aimed at students new to Schenkerian analysis, whose experience of an introductory course has left them intrigued and/or bemused.
section explores the rationale behind Schenkerian analysis from Schenker's point of view and also from a variety of modern perspectives.
The panicGUIDE condenses some of the key material of the site into a step-by-step guide for those who want to get to grips with the basics of Schenkerian analysis quickly.
www.schenkerguide.com /about.html   (429 words)

  
 TonalityGUIDE: About the author
Tom's research interests are in theory and analysis, particularly with regard to tonality at the beginning of the twentieth century and the music of Carl Nielsen.
He has lectured on Schenkerian analysis at Liverpool University, Manchester University, the Royal Northern College of Music and Helsinki University.
He has just completed a textbook for Routledge entitled Schenkerian Analysis: A Basic Introduction.
www.tonalityguide.com /aboutme.php   (215 words)

  
 MTMW 1999
The problem will be illustrated by my own analysis of a Wolf song, in which a motivic pitch string is used a metaphor for angels.
The application of Schenkerian analytical techniques to post-tonal music historically has been an issue which has sparked great debate in the field of music theory.
The second part of the paper is intended to illustrate that convincing analyses which reveal large-scale structural coherence in post-tonal works are indeed possible to achieve without resorting to the familiarity and security of traditional prolongational devices.
www.wmich.edu /mus-theo/mtmw/mtmw99/99_abs_sam.html   (1345 words)

  
 Am Steg » Blog Archive » ‘Hierarchical Unity, Plural Unities: Toward a Reconciliation’ by Cohn ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This article, for any number of reasons (including the authors’ focus on Schenkerian analysis as a case study), does not seem to have made as big a splash in the theory community at-large as I think it should have.
Motivic relationships undercut the hierarchy of a Schenkerian analysis, but to ignore them is to ignore something key to the understanding of the music.
Analysis of the works of these composers can benefit greatly, in my opinion, from the incorporation and extension of Cohn and Dempster’s ideas, as well as Lewin’s product network.
amsteg.org /?p=137   (775 words)

  
 MTO 5.3: Koozin, On Metaphor, Technology, and Schenkerian Analysis
Building upon the premise that a Schenkerian graph is an illuminating metaphor for representing musical processes, the aim in creating these multimedia analyses is to extend the communicative power of the graph, exploring new ways to model essential features such as linear shape, direction, and structural levels.
[2.3] A Schenkerian graph visually communicates an analysis to a reader versed in its embodied concepts and symbology--its "root metaphors." Meaning occurs as correlations between the reader's conception of the music and the symbolic elements of the graph resonate with expression of metaphor.
In Schenkerian studies, there is also the danger of placing too much emphasis on the graph itself and its syntactical components, while neglecting the theoretical concepts on which it is based.
www.societymusictheory.org:16080 /mto/issues/mto.99.5.3/mto.99.5.3.koozin.html   (4840 words)

  
 Musical Analysis Outline
When discussing a chord progression analysis the central issue that has to be addressed is that the analysis ultimately depends on decisions about what vertical note combinations in the music are significant in the analysis and what should be excluded.
For those readers familiar with Schenkerian analysis, I should mention that this concept is similar to the concept of linear progressions in Schenkerian analysis with the exception that I will only use the term to apply to the limited situation just described.
These appoggiatura chords are shown in the analysis in appendix B by a horizontal line beneath the piano staves.
www.harmony.org.uk /thesis/musical_analysis_outline.htm   (1787 words)

  
 DIE NEUE LEHRE: AN ON-LINE COURSE IN SCHENKERIAN ANALYSIS
Since most of the authorities on Schenkerian analysis reside in America, the proposed course is needed particularly for foreign students and faculty.
Schenker himself was suspicious of textbooks with their tendency for artificial codification and over-simplification; rather, he recognized that his "New Teaching" ("Die neue Lehre") - as he and his students referred to it — would require a different, more "organic" pedagogical approach that was both personal and yet accessible to a wide audience.
In practice, Schenker’s "new teaching" was as organic as his theory itself - and as novel in the connections it sought to draw between the individuated disciplines of theory, musicology, composition, and performance.
music.utsa.edu /tdml/conf-VIII/VIII-Sadoff/VIII-Sadoff.html   (823 words)

  
 Fichier HTML
Phenomenological Reductive Analysis: Going a step further in the reduction from Schenkerian analysis by using more universal assumptions (not limited to tonal music) as to how the music is experienced.
Analysis of content will be further subdivided into the following additional categories: analysis of rhythm, analysis of melodic line, analysis of intervalic content, analysis of harmony, presentation of orchestration and instrumentation, and analysis of timbre or tone color.
The composers could be asked to rate the relative importance and incidence of these criteria (analysis of form, reductive analysis, analysis of content etc.) in their writing about their own music.
www.ramstrum.com /momilani/html/ANALYSIS.HTM   (5415 words)

  
 schenkerian analysis
Analysis chord progressions by putting roman numbers under them is a very narrow way of analysing that disregards all other elements of the music.
Schenkerian analysis assumes that music is a ornamentation of the 'ursatz', or the three I V and I chords.
Schenkerian analysis isn't universal to music, not even universal to tonal music.
www.pianostreet.com /smf/index.php/topic,11751.msg155455.html   (6029 words)

  
 MUS 874 Schenkerian Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The course has been assigned an 800-series number as it is introductory in nature.
You are strongly encouraged to complete MUS 872 Tonal Forms and MUS 480 Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint as well before undertaking Schenkerian Analysis.
If your "theory chops" are rusty, you may resent the class and conclude that it is demanding, or that the instructor assumes too much and doesn't explain matters fully.
www.msu.edu /~bruce/f-descriptions/mus874.htm   (159 words)

  
 Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Schenkererian analysis is terrificly overcomplicated, did some at Cambridge and failed to see the usefulness of something that I found took away from my enjoyment of a piece.
It's quite possible to teach students to "do" a Schenkerian analysis of a short piece of tonal music, but getting them to see the point of doing it is another matter altogether - particularly since a lot of the major "Schenkerian analysts" who came after him seemed not to understand the point of it either.
It may well be that I was taught Schenkerian analysis by people who didn't really understand it in the way you describe, and they just tried to apply it the wrong way to the wrong kinds of music.
www.soundonsound.com /forum/showflat.php?Number=296574   (2078 words)

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