
Foundations of Diatonic Theory, by Timothy Johnson
This unit describes mathematically oriented properties of the diatonic
system for use in introductory music theory courses. It focuses on
recent scholarship in the area of diatonic set theory. As students study
diatonic music theory, they simultaneously deal with the corresponding
mathematical properties that describe aspects of and relationships
within a diatonic set in a twelvenote universe. By exploring the
mathematical principles behind the unique aspects of the diatonic set,
students of music theory can better understand tonal relationships
between the notes of the scale and the harmonic significance of these
relationships. This text is based on a course given at Available from Key College Publishing. 