A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

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Cengage Learning, Jan 10, 2012 - Music - 384 pages
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A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS is a reader-friendly, creative text that focuses on music fundamentals through written and aural exercises. In addition, the text strives to teach students how to create music through learning rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads.
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User Review  - Dustin Tran - Goodreads

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

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User Review  - Justine Thomas - Goodreads

this textbook tells alot about how to read/write music.it explains things really well. Read full review

Contents

Preface
Introduction
The Basics of Music
The Keyboard
Rhythm I Simple Meter
Rhythm II Compound Meter
Pitch
Major Scales
Writing a Song
Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing
Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts
Syllables for Sight Singing Scales and Modes
Graded Melodies for Sight Singing and Playing
Chromatic Scale and Major Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments
The C Clef
Other Scales and Modes

Major Key Signatures
Intervals
Minor Key Signatures
Minor Scales
Pentatonic and Blues Scales
Triads
Triads in a Musical Context
Chord Progressions
Transposing the Modes
A Brief Introduction to Timbre
A Brief Discussion of Acoustics
Basic Guitar Chords
Glossary
Subject Index
Index to Musical Examples
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

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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