A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

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Cengage Learning, Jan 10, 2006 - Music - 384 pages
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This market-leading book for the Fundamentals of Music course addresses students' differing abilities. Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth covers the fundamentals in 14 concise main chapters that are supplemented by 11 enrichment appendices. These offer extended coverage for teachers or students who desire additional instruction. With a practical focus on developing skills, Duckworth presents many clear examples that show students the basics. Because students can best learn the fundamentals by using them, written and aural exercises give students the opportunity to creatively apply their knowledge in realistic music situations.
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MIT courseware in fundamentals of music is based, amongst other sources, on this book.

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Music 20A - Music Fundamentals; Jimmy Lopez Random chapters; in conjunction with Ottman's Sight-Singing book. Easy to read and understand. Very skimmable. Not very rigorous, but typical for a introductory music textbook. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER
2
CHAPTER
8
CHAPTER
14
D
43
A Counting Method for Compound Meters
50
Focus
57
Focus on Skills II
79
Naming Scale Degrees
90
CHAPTER9 Minor Scales
165
CONTENTS Minor Scales in Actual Music
176
Pentatonic and Blues Scales
201
Focus on Skills IV
213
Triads in a Musical Context
240
APPENDIX B Graded World Rhythms in
302
CONTENTS and Playing
309
APPENDIX F The C Clef
317

Major Key Signatures
105
Focus
111
Focus on Skills III
147
APPENDIX H Transposing the Modes
328
APPENDIX J A Brief Discussion of Acoustics
337
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An internationally known composer, acclaimed teacher of American music, and the founder of Postminimalism, William Duckworth has written more than 100 works, including the well-known TIME CURVE PRELUDES for piano. In addition to numerous teaching awards, he has been honored by the American Music Society as one of Six Master Teachers in America. Additionally, his Cathedral (http://www.monroestreet.com/Cathedral), on-line since 1997, is one of the first interactive works of music and art on the Web.

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