Guy Capuzzo

Guy Capuzzo (Ph.D., Eastman) is Associate Professor of Music Theory. He serves on the editorial board of Music Theory Online, the electronic journal of the Society for Music Theory. His research focuses on Elliott Carter and rock music. Capuzzo’s talks include invited lectures on Carter at Yale University, the University of South Carolina, and at a Carter festival held at the University of Minnesota. In addition, he has delivered five talks on varied topics to the Society for Music Theory. His writings appear in Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of Music Theory, Music Theory Online, Intégral, Theory and Practice, Tempo, and Guitar Review. Active as a guitarist, Capuzzo’s two guitar instructional books are published by Alfred Publications.

There are 8 included publications by Guy Capuzzo :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Elliott Carter’s Shard. 2003 2470 EIliott Carter is most commonly known to guitarists for his composition Changes, inarguably one the most important pieces of 20th century guitar repertoire. But his piece Shard is an equally crystalline example of the composer's work, and a true priz...
Maximally Alpha-Like Operations. 2008 429 Any two Z-related set-classes will map onto one another under 1) TnM or TnMI, or 2) TnM or TnMI in tandem with Morris‘s alpha operations, or 3) maximally alpha-like operations, the original contribution of the present paper. This brief ?research note...
Neo-Riemannian Theory and the Analysis of Pop-Rock Music. 2004 1854 This article outlines the use of neo-Riemannian operations (NROs) for the analysis of certain pop-rock chord progressions whose features invite a transformational approach. After presenting the NROs used in the paper, I delineate the general featur...
Pat Martino’s The Nature of the Guitar: An Intersection of Jazz Theory and Neo-Riemannian Theory 2006 6600 This paper studies a set of instructional materials by the renowned jazz guitarist and pedagogue Pat Martino, winner of Downbeat Magazine's 2004 reader's poll for jazz guitarist of the year. The materials, titled The Nature of the Guitar, represent a...
Review of The Music of Elliott Carter, Second Edition. By David Schiff. 2000 703 The second edition of David Schiff's The Music of Elliott Carter differs drastically from the first.1 Gone are two lengthy chapters on musical time and musical space; both are replaced by a single, brief technical glossary. The second edition is orga...
Review of Neil Young and the Poetics of Energy by William Echard. 2008 234 The success and longevity of Neil Young’s forty-year recording career rests largely on his musical eclecticism. As a solo artist, as a member of such bands as Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and in a highly touted collaboration with Pearl Jam in 19...
Review of Robert D. Morris' Class Notes for Advanced Atonal Music Theory. 2002 611 This review of Class Notes for Advanced Atonal Music Theory by Robert D. Morris (Lebanon, N.H.: Frog Peak Music, 2001) describes the book’s organization, content, and applicability for pedagogical and research uses.
Sectional Tonality and Sectional Centricity in Rock Music. 2009 1021 Describing a subset of the rock repertory, Walter Everett writes: Some songs alternate between unrelated key areas, each expanded in entire sections, creating a nontonal whole . . . [Other] songs are structurally diatonic and depend on normal tonal...