Designed for undergraduate music majors, Harmony in Context provides the richest possible musical context for the study of harmony, constantly encouraging students to translate what they are learning into better performances and better listening. The musical examples and anthology encompass a wide variety of different composers and repertoires. A clear and visually attractive layout, as well as the use of section and subsection headings and lists where appropriate, are essential aspects that contribute to the effective organization of this book. Recordings for all the musical examples from the literature included in both the book and the anthology are provided as MP3 files available on this Web page.
The following items are available on this Web page:
1. MP3 recordings for all the musical examples in the textbook, including worksheet examples.
2. MP3 recordings for all the examples in the Anthology.
3. A list of all the MP3 recordings for the textbook, with performers listed for each example.
4. A list of all the MP3 recordings for the Anthology, with performers listed for each example.
5. Post-Tonal Chapters. A five-chapter unit titled "Introduction to Post-Tonal Music" is available to Harmony in Context instructors as a custom ebook or print purchase from McGraw-Hill. Instructions on how to order this additional material can be found on the instructor side of the Harmony in Context website. These five chapters explore the compositional and musical processes of twentieth-century post-tonal music. This unit is intended for schools and departments that teach post-tonal music at the end of the sophomore year as part of the harmony and analysis sequence, as opposed to devoting a complete course to it. The chapter titles are as follows: "Introduction to Pitch-Class Set Theory and Analysis"; "Pitch Centricity"; "Twelve-Tone Music"; "Rhythm and Meter in Post-Tonal Music"; and "Compositional Developments after 1945."
6. Additional materials for further study and analysis for many Harmony in Context chapters. Instructors can print and use these materials in class if they wish to do so, particularly in advanced and honors sections.
7. An instructor's manual with answers to or realizations for most of the exercises included in the textbook's worksheets and the workbook, available to instructors on the instructor's side of this website.