The Topos of Music I: Theory: Geometric Logic Classification Harmony Counterpoint Motives Rhythm vol 2
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The Topos of Music I: Theory: Geometric Logic Classification Harmony Counterpoint Motives Rhythm vol 2
This is the first volume of the second edition of the now classic book "The Topos of Music”. The author explains the theory`s conceptual framework of denotators and forms, the classification of local and global musical objects, the mathematical models of harmony and counterpoint, and topologies for rhythm and motives.

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New musical examples, including over 80 new musical excerpts from both art and popular music repertoires
Expanded in-chapter exercises to promote and facilitate classroom interaction
Carefully edited in response to market demands to create a more streamlined, flexible text
New audio of musical examples (for both text and workbook), 50% re-recorded for improved audio quality
An updated and relocated Chapter 33 on song composition in the jazz and popular folk styles, applying principles of text setting, melody composition/harmonization
Companion website that houses online tutorial with drills of basic concepts