Elements of Music

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Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008 - Music - 466 pages
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This music fundamentals textbook is for both aspiring music majors and non-majors.  Based on an anthology of works from music literature, it features clear, concise explanations, extensive written exercises, and a variety of suggested in-class activities. 

 

It emphasizes process of making music–emphasizing, at every stage, that music is to be heard and made–not merely seen and learned in the abstract.  All of the key topics are covered: music notation; rhythm; scales; intervals; triads; basic harmonic progressions.

 

The second edition of the Elements of Music has excellent supplements, which can be purchased individually they include an audio CD that contains all of the works in the anthology, and Finale files on CD include all the significant exercises from the text.

 

0131584197   9780131584198 CD of Audio Examples for Elements of Music, 2/e -  CD-ROM Only  

0136155073   9780136155072 Finale Files for Elements of Music, 1/e  - CD-ROM Only

 


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Contents

Supplementary Lesson
37
MAJOR AND MINOR SCALES
115
Major keys and key signatures
147
Minor scale A minor
163
Minor scales other than A minor
173
Minor keys and key signatures
195
Harmonic and melodic minor
212
Supplementary Lesson
219
Triads in major keys
311
Triads in minor keys
319
Supplementary Lesson
337
FUNDAMENTALS OF HARMONY
345
Expanding I and V
361
Approaching V
377
Phrase and cadence
389
Supplementary Lesson
401

INTERVALS
223
Seconds and thirds
231
Sixths and sevenths
243
Fourths and fifths unisons and octaves
255
Intervals in a major
267
Intervals in a minor
277
Supplementary Lesson
287
Triads in inversion
303
Johann Sebastian Bach Two Chorales from
414
Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington It Dont Mean a Thing
420
Joseph Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 3 third movement
428
Josephine Lang Ob ich manchmal dein Gedenke
435
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Sonata in A Major
441
Matos Rodriguez La Cumparsita The Little Carnival Parade
452
Robert Schumann Wenn ich in deine Augen seh
458
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About the author (2008)

Joseph N. Straus is Distinguished Professor in the Music Department, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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