Fundamentals of Music

Fundamentals of Music

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For instructors who include basic musicianship skills in the fundamentals course, the (recorded) ear-training drills and keyboard studies, together with a variety of sight-singing excerpts will provide ample material. Fundamentals of Music, Fourth Edition, presents a complete introduction to music fundamentals and basic musicianship. In this popular text/CD package, the author employs a fresh, student-centered style to introduce and explain traditional topics such as notation, meter, scales, triads, and chords. The text informs, guides, and encourages students with basic theoretical information that is balanced with helpful suggestions for study, copious exercise material, introductory aural skills training, and self-tests with answers. The revised compact disc is more fully integrated as a text supplement and features seventy easily accessible tracks of professional performances designed to help students associate the sounds of music with their symbols.
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 201.2 x 257 x 15.7mm | 716.69g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 013112093X
  • 9780131120938

Table of contents

I. NOTATION. 1. The Notation of Rhythm. 2. The Notation of Pitch. 3. The Keyboard. II. METER. 4. Simple Meters. 5. Compound Meters. III. SCALES, INTERVALS, AND KEYS. 6. Major Scales and Keys. 7. Intervals. 8. Minor Scales and Keys. IV. TRIADS. 9. Root-Position Triads. 10. Inverted Triads. V. INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC THEORY. 11. Diatonic Relationships. 12. Basic Concepts of Tonal Harmony. APPENDIXES. A. The Nature of Sound. B. Other Modes and Scales. C. Terms and Symbols of Tempo and Expression. D. The C-Clefs. E. Answers to Self-Tests. Glossary. Index.
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