Cengage Advantage Books: A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

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Cengage Learning, Feb 26, 2008 - Music - 320 pages
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The Cengage Advantage edition of the best-selling A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, this first edition offers a streamlined text and extensive interactive resources as a complete course solution. Thorough and clear, students learn the fundamentals of music, and then unleash their creativity to create their own compositions based on what they've learned. Integrated and extensive exercises in the text and interactive Resource Center for Music Fundamental Advantage give students the opportunity to practice and master key skills.
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Contents

The Basics of Music
1
CHAPTER
2
CHAPTER
8
CHAPTER
14
Accidentals
17
Simple Meter
27
CONTENTS
29
Focus on Skills 1
37
Focus on Skills 3
119
Minor Scales
133
CONTENTS How to Sing Minor Scales
142
Pentatonic and Blues Scales
161
Focus on Skills 4
171
vii
179
12
182
Triads in a Musical Context
189

3
41
Ties
47
Pitch
53
Dynamics
59
Practice Materials
65
Focus on Skills 2
69
Major Scales
71
Ear Training
77
Major Key Signatures
89
Intervals
99
Chord Progressions
207
Focus on Skills 5
223
Appendices
241
CONTENTS and Playing
253
APPENDIX F The C Clef
261
APPENDIX H Transposing the Modes
272
APPENDIX J A Brief Discussion
281
Glossary
285
Subject Index
291
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An internationally known composer, acclaimed teacher of American music, and the founder of Postminimalism, William Duckworth has written more than 200 works, including the well-known Time Curve Preludes for piano. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Rolling Stone magazine called his teaching "hip, bright and innovative." Duckworth has been honored by the American Music Society as one of Six Master Teachers in America. Additionally, Cathedral, co-created with Nora Farrell and online since 1997, is one of the first interactive works of music and art on the Web. Duckworth's honors include the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Internet Award, the 2002 Award in Music from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and a 2007 Senior Fulbright Specialist Award that assigned him to the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and resulted in iOrpheus, Duckworth and Farrell's 2-year unfolding of video podcasts, stage performances, and a public opera in the streets and promenades of Brisbane's South Bank Parklands.

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