[Smt-talk] "Core syntax" and 6/4 chords etc.

Leslie Kinton lkinton at primus.ca
Tue Jan 26 17:18:17 PST 2010

In answer to Ildar Khannanov (et als.):

The Schenkerian concept of "composing out" is where a DIATONIC TRIAD designated by a ROMAN NUMERAL is prolonged in time by chords which are created contrapuntally rather than generated harmonically, as opposed to actual scale steps (i.e., those chords being composed out) which ARE harmonic in origin.  Step progression is a fundamental concept in Schenkerian theory, and I-IV-V-I is considered to be a basic step progression; the main difference is that IV is considered to be a bridge between I and V (an intermediate harmony), rather than a primary triad itself.  None of this denies the concept of harmonic progression; in fact, Schenker's theory of "composing out" depends on it.


Leslie Kinton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Piano Performance
Don Wright Faculty of Music
University of Western Ontario
Anagnoson & Kinton website:  www.pianoduo.com


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