Foundations of Music

ISBN-10: 0495565938
ISBN-13: 9780495565932
Edition: 7th 2009
List price: $174.95
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Description: This versatile text provides a detailed introduction to fundamental musical concepts while remaining clear, concise, and accessible, even for non-majors. FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC, Seventh Edition, combines a well-written, engaging text with an  More...

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Book details

List price: $174.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This versatile text provides a detailed introduction to fundamental musical concepts while remaining clear, concise, and accessible, even for non-majors. FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC, Seventh Edition, combines a well-written, engaging text with an outstanding interactive CD-ROM that includes 168 different drills, exercises, demonstrations, and explorations. The same disc contains audio tracks of many of the examples from the text, from a symphony orchestra to a jazz combo. This innovative package provides exceptional flexibility, helping students succeed in the classroom while fully supporting self-paced learning. With FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC, Seventh Edition, musical training can be truly enjoyable and effective for students of all backgrounds.

Carl J. Christensen holds B.M., M.M., and D.M.A. degrees from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. He teaches instrumental music and music theory at Hartnell College in Salinas, California. Prior to accepting the position at Hartnell, he was principal trombonist of the Mexico City Philharmonic. He is conductor of the Monterey Bay Symphony and Monterey Opera and is a frequent guest conductor of orchestras in Guatemala and Argentina.

Sound
The Notational System
Simple Meter
Scales
Compound Meter
The Minor Mode
Other Scales
More on Rhythm and Meter
Intervals
Chords and Harmony
Simple Forms
Looking at Music
Topics for Enrichment and Further Study

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