The Guide to Music Analysis by Nicholas Cook, reissued many times in English-speaking countries, presents key information on analytical methods that were classic for the 20th century and is the first comprehensive approach of this type in Poland. After briefly presenting the so-called “traditional” methods of analyzing form and harmony, which are a reference point for comparisons, the author discussed, in a theoretical and critical manner, as well as on specific examples, all the most important analytical methods of the second half of the 20th century, i.e. the Schenkerian method, psychological approaches by Leonard B. Meyer and Rudolf Reti, techniques of formal analysis (theoretical analysis of sound groups by Allen Forte, semiotic analysis by Jean-Jacques Nattiez and others), various techniques of comparative analysis. These methods, as well as their modified elements, constitute an indispensable component of the Western analytical tradition.

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This European project (KA 203 Strategic Partnership) created by Salvatore Gioveni promotes cross-border collaboration in the field of Music Theory through sharing knowledge and transferring pedagogical innovation. It thus responds to a lack of centralised source and framework to deepen reflection by means of cross-disciplinary study at European and international level.

There is a significant wealth of educational practices from one country to another in this sector, especially in terms of harmonic musical notation and analysis. However, HMEI's are facing the nonexistence of a European network for pedagogical staff in Music Theory so far. To improve the situation, the project will among other things develop several intellectual outputs such as Online Platform (IO 1), an EU Bibliography (IO 2), a Repository Courses (IO 3), a Multilingual Glossary (IO 4) and an Exchange Online Learning Platform.

Besides the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles as leader and manager of the project, the following partner institutions are involved: Music Academy S. Moniuszki Gdańsk (Gdańsk, Poland), F. Liszt Academy of Music Budapest (Budapest, Hungary), Estonian Academy for Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia), HfMTh "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" (Leipzig, Germany).

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