Analysis v Theory: Analysis reveals the way that a composer handles language. Theory serves to describe the practice.
“Music is nothing more than an incalculable number of solutions based on a limited vocabulary.”
Every piece has a tonal plan:
Tonal plan of Symphony of Psalms: So many G’s in the first e minor chord of the first movement – leading to the final cadence on ‘G’ of that movement, setting up c minor for the second movement double fugue, leading ultimately to the final C Major chord at the end of the third movement.
Play/sing: Perception of both vertical and horizontal relations becomes remarkably sharpened.
In all keys: Harmonic Minor – 1 2, flat3, 4, 5, 6 (7) R Ascending Melodic Minor – 1, 2, flat3, 4, 5, #6, m7, R Descending Melodic Minor R, flat7, 6, 5, 4, flat3, 2, R