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Rationale and Background to Schenker's Theory

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If you need to learn about Schenkerian analysis quickly - go to the panicGUIDE If you want to know how to do a Schenkerian Analysis - look at the Working Method If you want to know more about Schenker's theories - look at the Guide
Who was Schenker? Some philosophical context for Schenkerian theory What's the point in studying Schenker today?
This section simply provides some additional information and perspectives. The best way to understand the rationale behind Schenker's later work is to read about their development as theories of harmony and counterpoint - follow the first two or three links of the Guide
Schenker and Semiotics Unity and Organicism in Music Why did Schenker write a theory of music?