By Jim Aikin

ISBN-10: 0879307986

ISBN-13: 9780879307981

This e-book leads readers in a step by step, easy-to-understand method during the fundamentals of musical durations, scales, triads, extra advanced chord voicings, and the categories of chord progressions utilized in hundreds of thousands of recognized songs. whereas firmly grounded in conventional track conception, it addresses the desires and pursuits of readers who're more well-off with pop track. not like a few "chord and scale encyclopedia" books released for guitarists and jazz gamers, which provide you loads of scales and licks with out explaining the place they arrive from, Chords andHarmony "opens up the box" to give an explanation for why a few chords and scales paintings good jointly whereas others conflict.

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It excited intense interest, and the room was filled to the doors with a brilliant assembly, composed of persons distinguished not only in music, but THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. in art, literature, and fashion. 39 His reception was enthusiastic; and he showed, by expressive gestures, the gratitude and pleasure with which he received so strong a manifestation of feeling. The programme included four pieces by him : The great tenor scena from the Freischiltz sung by Mr. Sapio ; the overture to Euryanthe; an Italian scena, " La dolce speranza," sung by Madame Caradori Allan; and the overture to the Freischiltz.

From the words of the chorus, the subject of the piece seems to have been gay and joyous, and the music, though it is now forgotten, we may suppose, from the character of the composer, to have been brilliant and effective. Steibelt's success was confined to pianoforte music; and some of his works for that instrument, as well as those of Dussek, Woelfl, &c, deserve to be rescued from oblivion. This season was also remarkable for Mrs. Anderson's first appearance at these concerts. Her performance on the 29th of April, 1822, of Hummers concerto in B minor, was the commencement of a career not sur- 30 THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY.

The remuneration, therefore, received by him from the Philharmonic Society was not only adequate but ample, considering that the symphony had not only been performed, but published in score at Vienna, before the Society had it in their power to make any use of it. Its first performance in London was not very successful. A work so new and strange, not only in its design and construction, but THE PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. 33 in its most minute details, and so full of difficulties for the performers, was but imperfectly understood either by the orchestra or the audience.

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