A descriptive overview of the music theory of Paul Hindemith
Miller, Bryan M.
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Paul Hindemith devised a harmonic language and music theory designed to better accommodate the tonal expansion of Western music. This work is intended to provide a cohesive presentation of that language. My principal focus during the research was on that of works written by Hindemith himself. Outside interpretations and criticisms of his principles were also included in order to gain a better sense of perspective and to determine to what extent and by what means other scholars have either accepted or rejected his philosophies. I have attempted not only to cover all of the major foundations and innovations of Hindemith’s musical language, but also to relate each component to each other component, as well as to that of the whole, in order to arrive at significant philosophical commonalities which govern the process from its large scale construction to its internal components.