Hermann Grabner, General Music Theory
An established yet modern music compendium, imparts all the essential knowledge in every musical field. The book starts with the theoretical basic terms such as notation/note value/rest etc.. Then basic terms in the fields of intervals, theory of musical form, counterpoint, harmonic theory and melody follows. The author finishes his explanations with an organology.
The book is suitable for the musicologist as well as the musician or the enthusiast and includes a variety of music examples and drawings.
Author: Grabner, Hermann
first published: 1959, 24th printing 2008