Advanced Schenkerian Analysis: Perspectives on Phrase Rhythm, Motive, and Form is a textbook for students with some background in Schenkerian theory. It begins with an overview of Schenker's theories, then progresses systematically from the phrase and their various combinations to longer and more complex works. Unlike other texts on this subject, Advanced Schenkerian Analysis combines the study of multi-level pitch organization with that of phrase rhythm (the interaction of phrase and hypermeter), motivic repetition at different structural levels, and form. It also contains analytic graphs of several extended movements, separate works, and songs. A separate Instructor's Manual provides additional advice and solutions (graphs) of all recommended assignments.
David Beach has taught music theory for over forty years at Yale University, at the Eastman School of Music, and at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
1. Overview of Schenker's Conception of Musical Structure 2. The Phrase: Phrase, Parallel Phrases, Motive 3. Phrase Expansion 4. Contrasting Phrases, More on Phrase Rhythm 5. Ternary (Rounded Binary) Form 6. Music and Text 7. Ternary Form II 8. Sonata Form I 9. Sonata Form II: Motivic Development 10. Baroque One-Part and Two-Part Forms (Bach) Schenker's Publications Suggested Readings Index