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Practical Beginning Theory A Fundamentals Worktext

ISBN-10: 0697343979
ISBN-13: 9780697343970
Edition: 8th 2000 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $168.67
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/20/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 8.50" wide x 1.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

Bruce Benward has been widely regarded as one of the most gifted music theory pedagogues since his textbooks first appeared in the 1960s, and has exerted a wide influence on the teaching of music theory both through his writings and through the generation of teachers that he taught. He recently retired from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

The Musician's Raw Materials
The Properties of Individual Sounds
The Notation of Musical Sounds: Pitch
Pitch and the Keyboard
The Notation of Musical Sounds: Rhythm
Other Notational Signs
Combinations of Materials to Create Tonality, Scales, Key Signatures, Intervals, and Triads
Introduction to the Tonal Center
The Major Scale, Major and Minor Seconds
Intervals: Unison, Octave, and Major and Minor Thirds
The Major Triad and the Interval of the Perfect Fifth
The Circle of Fifths and the Key Signatures of the Major Scales
The Natural Minor Scale
Intervals: Fourths, Fifths, and the Tritone
The Minor Triad
More Intervals: Major and Minor Sixths and Sevenths, and More Augmented and Diminished Intervals
Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
Augmented and Diminished Triads, The Whole Tone Scale
Inversion of Intervals, Compound Intervals
Rhythm and Meter, Melody and Harmony
Simple Duple, Triple, and Quadruple Meters
Syncopation
Triplets
Compound Meters
Melody
Movement and Rest in Melody
Conjunct and Disjunct Motion, Melodic Direction
Rhythmic and Melodic Motives, Melodic Repetition and Sequence
Harmony
Triad Arrangements
Triads in Succession
Nonharmonic Tones
Harmonizing a Melody
Further Harmonizations Using I, ii, ii7, IV, V, and V7
Chord Symbols and Their Application in Jazz, Blues, and Popular Music
Introduction to Musical Forms
Keyboard Harmony Supplement
Fingerboard Harmony for Guitar
Glossary
Index to Musical Examples
General Index

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