The year 2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of Paul O. Harder’s Harmonic Materials in Tonal Music. The past half-century has witnessed the professionalization and expansion of the field of music theory, several shifts in pedagogical philosophies and methods, and a radical disruption in how people access, interact with, and store information via the internet and electronic devices. The tenth edition of Harmonic Materials in Tonal Music, revised by Greg Steinke and released in 2010, is a time capsule of pedagogical thinking about music theory. It simultaneously inspires wonder at discarded relics of the past and reveals the persistence of issues we are still grappling with today.
Pearsall, Greg and Gawboy (Reviewer), Anna
"The Case of the Tic Tac Toe-Playing Chicken: Programed Instruction and Behaviorism in Music Theory Pedagogy,"
Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy: Vol. 31, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcollections.lipscomb.edu/jmtp/vol31/iss1/12