Abstract—Advanced Placement (AP) Music Theory, a high school course that covers analytical and performative aspects of music, is offered to students who are interested in obtaining college-level credits. Score analysis is one of the major components that the AP students are required to master. Theory instructors commonly teach music analysis through available resources on traditional harmony, focusing on branches of music theory, such as Roman numeral analysis, form, counterpoint, and four-part writing. This research will propose how the Neo-Riemannian theory and its three primary transformations can complement the knowledge that students obtain throughout the course. This paper employs Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3 to show analytical examples and the function such examples serve in music theory pedagogy.
Index Terms—AP music theory, Liszt, music education, music theory pedagogy, Neo-Riemannian analysis.
Nikita Mamedov is with North America International School, Shanghai, 201199, China (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Nikita Mamedov, "Introducing Neo-Riemannian Theory in AP Curriculum through Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 594-598, 2019.Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).