Born in Toulouse, Marcel Bitsch (1921-2011) went on to study at the Paris Conservatoire before becoming a professor of counterpoint at the institution. As an exceptionally versatile musician, Bitsch has composed orchestral works, chamber works, numerous pieces and studies for wind instruments, as well as theory books. Precise Tonal Harmony is a significant addition to the theoretical study of harmony.
Accessible for beginner to advanced musicians, Bitsch's Precise Tonal Harmony addresses a variety of technical, harmonic elements. These include, chords, intervals, inversions, figured bass, cadences, modulations and suspensions, amongst many other aspects. Bitsch's Precise Tonal Harmony includes all of the harmonic devices required in the theoretical study of the element. Precise Tonal Harmony is an outstanding and necessary accompaniment to all harmony studies.