Hearing Harmony offers a listener-based, philosophical-psychological theory of harmonic effects for Anglophone popular music since the 1950s. It begins with chords, their functions and characteristic hierarchies, then identifies the most common and salient harmonic-progression classes, or harmonic schemas. The identification of these schemas, as well as the historical contextualization of many of them, allows for systematic exploration of the repertory's typical harmonic transformations (such as chord substitution) and harmonic ambiguities. Doll provides readers with a novel explanation of the assorted aural qualities of chords, and how certain harmonic effects result from the interaction of various melodic, rhythmic, textural, timbral, and extra-musical contexts, and how these interactions can determine whether a chordal riff is tonally centered or tonally ambiguous, whether it sounds aggressive or playful or sad, whether it seems to evoke an earlier song using a similar series of chords, whether it sounds conventional or unfamiliar.
The New York Times bestselling series continues... With Mike and Dylan's help, Laura has overcome her postpartum blues and is revved and rarin' to go...with two very exhausted new dads! Meanwhile, Mike is feeling something new-jealousy?-in his relationship with Laura and Dylan, which throws him off center and makes him question his sense of self. Having everything they ever wanted, the trio works on finding ways to balance their inner and outer worlds while keeping the embers stoked. For Alex and Josie, a growing commitment has one of them pleased-and the other uneasy. Josie lets Alex "move in," which means he can store a toothbrush at her apartment. He's ready for more. Way more. Relationships deepen, babies grow up, Laura learns to ski, Josie skates on thin ice, and the gang finds over time that the hardest part of falling in love isn't the love part-it's the falling. Complete Harmony is the second novella in the "Her Billionaires"/Complete series. Suggested reading order: Her Billionaires: Boxed Set It's Complicated Complete Abandon Complete Harmony
Small town seventeen-year-old Vivienne Taylor is a talented equestrian with Olympic dreams and a little something extra going on - she is also an "equine empath," someone who has the ability to read horses' minds and moods. When she receives a full scholarship to attend Fairmont Riding Academy, a prep school with a famous riding program, she struggles with homesickness, hazing by the school's snooty drama queen, intense competition in the sport of three-day-eventing, and the not-altogether-unwelcome interest of a hot guy. On top of all of that the horse given to Vivienne via the scholarship is an animal that she cannot "read" or understand. When Vivienne learns that her new horse Harmony belonged to the school's vet, who recently died in a freak accident, she senses that the horse's aloof behavior may be the result of her witnessing this accident. But as a connection begins to unfold between Vivienne and Harmony, Vivienne begins to believe that the vet's death was no accident at all - but rather murder - and she resolves, at considerable peril, to track down the killer. Michele Scott lives in California with her family. With her days spent in the barn or at the keyboard, Ms. Scott has forged a flourishing career as mystery writer and is also deeply involved in the world of horses and equestrian riding.