Written during the composer’s years as professor at the renowned Moscow Conservatory, this volume presents a clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony. Out of print for decades and exceedingly rare in its original edition, Tchaikovsky’s Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony bears an intrinsic historical interest. This excellent manual, however, remains as useful and instructive today as it was a century ago. A complete course in writing music, it features numerous examples and exercises. It functions equally well as a classroom text, an adjunct to private instruction, or as a guide to individual musicians. Unabridged republication of the classic 1900 edition.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. The Triads of the Major Scale.
II. The Connection of the Triads of the Major Scale.
Ill. Connection of Triads. showing no External agreement.
IV. Deviations from rules governing the connection of related Triads
V. Harmonic Sequences.
VI. The Harmony of the Minor Seale
VIII. The Inversions of the Triad.
IX. The Inversions of the Diminished and Augmented Triads.
X. The Dominant Chord.
XI. Free Voice-Leading
XII. The chord of the Ninth.
XIII. Chords of the minor and diminished Seventh.
XIV. The connection of dissonant Harmonies resolving into the tonic Triad
XV. Chords of sequence
XVI. Chords of sequence in minor.
XVII. The Harmonization of a given melody.
XVill. Direct Modulation.
XIX. Transient Modulation.
XX. Harmonization of given melodies with modulations.
XXI. The enharmonic properties of the chord of the diminished seventh
XXII. The Organ-point
XXVI. Chords of the augmented Fifth.
XXVII. Chords of the augmented Sixth.
XXIX. Strict Part-writing.
XXX. The further development of Voice-leading
XXXI. Harmonic figuration.
XXX1I. The free Prelude.
XXXIII. Deviations from the laws of Harmony.
XXXIV. Cadences (closes).