Music Theory IV


Return to: MUSC 216

Blatter, Alfred. 2016. Revisiting Music Theory: Basic Principles, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge. {GB}

Brandt, Carl and Clinton Roemer. 1976. Standardized Chord Symbol Notation: A Uniform System for the Music Profession. Sherman Oaks: CA: Roerick Music Co. {Gbd}

Burstein, L. Poundie and Joseph N. Straus. 2020. A Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony, 2nd ed. New York: Norton. {GB; Norton}

Clendinning, Jane Piper and Elizabeth West Marvin. 2021. The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis, 4th ed. New York: Norton. {Norton}

Cope, David. 1997. Techniques of the Contemporary Composer. New York: Schirmer. {GB}

Cohn, Richard. 2012. Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature. New York: Oxford University Press. {GB}

Cowell, Henry. 1996/1930. New Musical Resources. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. {GB;

Dallin, Leon. 1974. Techniques of Twentieth Century Composition: A Guide to the Materials of Modern Music. New York: Wm. C. Brown. {GBd}

Doll, Christopher. 2017. Hearing Harmony: Toward a Tonal Theory for the Rock Era. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. {GB}

Forte, Allen. 1973. The Structure of Atonal Music. New Haven: Yale University Press. {GB}

Friedmann, Michael. 1990. Ear Training for Twentieth-Century Music. New Haven: Yale University Press. {GB}

Gotham, Mark, et al. 2021. Open Music Theory, Version 2 (OMT v. 2). Viva Press Books. Available online at: <>.

Gould, Elaine. 2011. Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation. London: Faber Music Ltd. {GB}

Hindemith, Paul. 1984/1937. The Craft of Music Composition, Book 1: Theory. New York: Schott. {GBd}

Holm-Hudson, Kevin. 2016. Music Theory Remixed: A Blended Approach for the Practicing Musician. New York: Oxford University Press. {GB; Companion Website}

Hutchinson, Robert. 2017. Music Theory for the 21st Classroom. Available online at: <>.

Kopp, David. 2002. Chromatic Transformations in Nineteenth-Century Music. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. {GB}

Kostka, Stefan and Matthew Santa. 2018. Materials and Techniques of Post-Tonal Music, 5th ed. New York: Routledge. {GB; Companion Website}

Kostka, Stefan and Dorothy Payne. 2008. Tonal Harmony: With An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music, 6th ed. New York: McGraw Hill. {GBd}

Laitz, Steven. 2016. The Complete Musician: An Integrated Approach to Theory, Analysis and Listening, 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press. {GB; Oxford}

Lehman, Frank. 2018. Hollywood Harmony: Musical Wonder and the Sound of Cinema. New York: Oxford University Press. {GB; Companion Website}

Levine, Mark. 1995. The Jazz Theory Book. Petaluma, CA: Sher Music Co. {GB}

Lumsden, Rachel and Jeffrey Swinkin. 2018. The Norton Guide to Teaching Music Theory. New York: Norton. {GB}

Messiaen, Olivier. 1956/1944. The Technique of My Musical Language, translated by John Satterfield. Paris: A. Leduc. {GBd}

Persichetti, Vincent. 2001/1961. Twentieth-Century Harmony, 4th ed. New York: Norton. {GBd}

Rahn, John. 1980. Basic Atonal Theory. New York: Longman. {GBd}

Roig-Francoli, Miguel. 2003. Harmony in Context. New York: McGraw Hill. {GBd}

Schoenberg, Arnold. 1999/1967. Fundamentals of Musical Composition, edited by Gerald Strang and Leonard Stein. London: Faber and Faber. {GB}

_________________. 2010/1911. Theory of Harmony, 100th Anniversary Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press. {GB}

Schoenberg, Arnold, Leonard Stein, ed. and Leo Black, trans. 2010/1950. Style and Idea, 60th Anniversary Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press. {GB}

Stein, Deborah, ed. 2005. Engaging Music: Essays in Music Analysis. New York: Oxford University Press. {GBd}

Straus, Joseph. 2016. Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory, 4th ed. New York: Norton. {GB}

Terefenko, Dariusz. 2018. Jazz Theory: From Basic to Advanced Study, 2nd ed. New York: Routledge {GB; Companion Website: 2/e; 1/e}

Toussaint, Godfried T. 2019/2013. The Geometry of Musical Rhythm: What Makes a "Good" Rhythm Good?, 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. {GB; Full text: Ebook Central}

Tymoczko, Dmitri. 2011. A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice. New York: Oxford University Press. {GB; Full text: Ebook Central}

Updated: February 22, 2022

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music