Much of western music harmony study considers repertoire only from the classical canon and so-called "jazz standards." While this pursuit is noble, much more can be gleaned from musical theoretical study expanding the repertoire into progressive rock. "Prog" has pioneered the modern usage of chromatic harmony, especially 4ths-based movement, and subdominant harmony, as well as the natural expansion of the ideas of chromatic mediants and transformational theory. This paper specifically highlights the usages of these extended harmonic techniques in the music of Casey Crescenzo, primary writer/composer for the rock band: The Dear Hunter.
Dr. Mark Volker
Dr. Terry Klefstad
Dr. Jeremy Lane
Music, School of
Music and Performing Arts, College of
Master of Music (MM)
Veine, Nicholas, "Exploring the Chromatic Harmony and Tonal Organization of Casey Crescenzo" (2022). Music Theses. 10.