Art is a mediator of the unspeakable. Goethe
Well-Founded Music Theory
The Outer Edge of Music Theory
Re-Thinking in Conventional Music Theory
General and Specific Music Theory
General Music Theory
The Finished, Inner Sound of the Composition
Specific Music Theory
Music theory concerns the inner knowledge of music and the abstract basis of music. In this sense, music theory concerns the ego, the intellect feeling and understanding the mind, and the sense of hearing.
Furthermore, music theory concerns the music-creating and music-cognizing self-consciousness, the musical empathy for musical truth and the integrated understanding of musical structures, the music-creating mechanics of the mind and the auditory mechanism of the sense of hearing.
Music theory concerns only marginally the artistic-acoustical practice of music performance.
Therefore, the insights presented in this book require a change of thinking as far as true music theory is concerned. We will regard conventional music theory at best as a specific part of a very "specific music theory," and we will understand the knowledge of music revealed in this book as the basis of a "general music theory." Quotation
Specific music theory is then, according to this book, general music theory realized in the acoustic space; and it concerns the integrated process of music production, to the technical realization of Dynamic Space Stereophony.
And general music theory is concerned with the preceding, actual process of creating music up to the completion of the pure creative achievement the musical product on the level of the mind.
General music theory then ends where the composer knows what he wants to write down and where the interpreter knows what he will play.
And specific music theory begins with writing down the score, and with the outer performance.