SMT-V: The Society for Music Theory Videocast Journal

SMT-V is the open-access, peer-reviewed video journal of the Society for Music Theory. Founded in 2014, SMT-V publishes video essays that showcase research in music theory in a dynamic, audiovisual format, presented so as to have the potential to engage both specialists within the field as well as interested viewers outside the music theory community. The journal features a supportive and collaborative production process, and publishes three to four videos per year. Read more about SMT-V here.

Latest Issue: 4.3 (October 2018)


Anne Young’s Introduction to Music (1803): Pedagogical, Speculative, and Ludic Music Theory

Carmel Raz (Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics)

Though ostensibly designed to explain a set of pedagogical games geared toward children, An Introduction to Music (1803)—a treatise by the Scottish music theorist Anne Young (1756-1827)—advances some intriguing ideas that touch on advanced music theoretic concepts. This video explores these concepts, along with impact of the author’s gender on the nature and reception of her treatise.

Keywords: history of music theory, history of music pedagogy, educational games, women in music theory

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