Various Historical Influences

Sorry for not posting last week. I was dealing with things and avoiding anxiety attacks by not doing research. This week, I tried to catch up on some of my historical readings. Let’s go chronologically: I read two perspectives on 18th century theory, mostly pertaining to Thoroughbass traditions, tho there was some mention of Rameau.…

Harmony and History

I meant to mostly read articles about harmony/harmonic analysis this week: what are people currently doing with harmonic analysis? How can Functional Analysis help? However, I had some articles already checked off from last spring quarter and so┬ástarted looking to some secondary historical sources and tying up some loose ends in the pedagogy category. What…

Toughts on Teaching Harmony

This week, I’ve been focusing on the teaching-of-harmony portion of my lit review. This means that I’ve thumbed thru textbooks from 1873 to 2011 and read articles and books on the state of Music Theory Pedagogy from 1980 and later. This is not a full draft of this portion of my Prospectus, but it is…

More coming!

Just a note to say that I made a schedule to get back going on Dissertation things! I’m hoping to post regularly on Fridays of my weekly progress.