on 20 October 2011
Max Reger's book on modulation is a wonderful piece of work. For any student of music theory that's had problems getting their heads around modulation, from major to minor and so on, it's an absolute must-have.
In simple terms, it's very much like a "cookbook" of formulas for modulating between keys. The formulae are represented by traditional Roman Numeral Notation making it very digestible for intermediate musicians (who should have a good foundation in Roman Numeral /harmonic analysis). Reger's book, unlike many modern texts on the same subject, cuts through the waffle and gets to the meat of a topic that is both useful and rewarding.
I would highly recommend this book to intermediate music students, as well as serious songwriters seeking to incorporate higher levels of musical sophistication into their compositions. A great book, in the canon of music theory, by a great theorist.