A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals
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
A Counting Method for Compound Meters
Focus on Skills II
Naming Scale Degrees
CHAPTER9 Minor Scales
CONTENTS Minor Scales in Actual Music
Pentatonic and Blues Scales
Focus on Skills IV
Triads in a Musical Context
APPENDIX B Graded World Rhythms in
CONTENTS and Playing
APPENDIX F The C Clef
Major Key Signatures
Focus on Skills III
APPENDIX H Transposing the Modes
APPENDIX J A Brief Discussion of Acoustics