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
Rhythm I Simple Meter
27
Rhythm II Compound Meter
41
Pitch
53
Major Scales
71
Major Key Signatures
89
Intervals
99
Minor Key Signatures
121
Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts
246
Syllables for SightSinging Scales and Modes
251
Graded Melodies for SightSinging and Playing
253
Chromatic Scale and Major Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments
258
The C Clef
261
Other Scales and Modes
265
Transposing the Modes
272
A Brief Introduction to Timbre
277

Minor Scales
133
Pentatonic and Blues Scales
161
Triads
173
Triads in a Musical Context
189
Chord Progressions
207
Writing a Song
227
Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing
241
A Brief Discussion of Acoustics
281
Basic Guitar Chords
283
Glossary
285
Subject Index
291
Index to Musical Examples
295
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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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