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Harmonic Experience

Tonal Harmony from Its Natural Origins to Its Modern Expression

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Published by Inner Traditions International in Rochester, Vt .
Written in English.

About the Book

Harmonic Experience offers a comprehensive view of music that reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of 12-tone equal temperament. Saying that “the rules of music were not formed in our brains but in the resonance chambers of our bodies,” W.A. Mathieu recognizes the pronounced need for an experiential kind of teaching that reconnects the way we think music with the way we do music. Mathieu provides over a thousand musical examples and diagrams to illustrate the ideas he presents, allowing readers to reach a deeper level of response, to hear existing musical compositions more clearly, and to become thoroughly engaged in their own musical creativity.

About the Edition

Harmonic Experience offers a comprehensive view of music that reconciles the ancient harmonic system of just intonation with the modern system of 12-tone equal temperament. Saying that “the rules of music were not formed in our brains but in the resonance chambers of our bodies,” W.A. Mathieu recognizes the pronounced need for an experiential kind of teaching that reconnects the way we think music with the way we do music. Mathieu provides over a thousand musical examples and diagrams to illustrate the ideas he presents, allowing readers to reach a deeper level of response, to hear existing musical compositions more clearly, and to become thoroughly engaged in their own musical creativity.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 532-537) and indexes.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
781.2/5
Library of Congress
MT50 .M48 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 563 p. :
Number of pages
563

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1001115M
ISBN 10
0892815604
LC Control Number
96040069
Library Thing
205171
Goodreads
114365
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