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Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 0534603459
ISBN-13: 9780534603458
Edition: 8th 2004
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Description: This market-leading book for the Fundamentals of Music course addresses the most difficult challenge in teaching the course: the need to allow for students' differing abilities. Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth covers the  More...

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Book details

Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
Binding: CD-ROM 
Pages: 392
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

This market-leading book for the Fundamentals of Music course addresses the most difficult challenge in teaching the course: the need to allow for students' differing abilities. Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth covers the fundamentals in 11 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.

PREFACE. INTRODUCTION. 1. THE BASICS OF MUSIC. 2. RHYTHM. 3. PITCH. FOCUS ON SKILLS I. 4. MAJOR SCALES. 5. MAJOR KEY SIGNATURES. 6. INTERVALS. FOCUS ON SKILLS II. 7. MINOR KEY SIGNATURES. 8. MINOR SCALES. 9. OTHER SCALES AND MODES. 10. TRIADS. 11. TONALITY. FOCUS ON SKILLS IV. APPENDICES. A: Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing. B: Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts. C: Syllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modes. D: Graded Melodies for Sight-Singing. E: Major-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments. F: The C Clef. G: Transposing the Modes. H: A Brief Discussion of Dynamics. I: A Brief Introduction To Timbre. J: A Brief Discussion of Acoustics. K: Using the Enhanced CD GLOSSARY. SUBJECT INDEX. INDEX TO MUSICAL EXAMPLES.

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