Theory Essentials

ISBN-10: 113330818X
ISBN-13: 9781133308188
Edition: 2nd 2013
List price: $156.95
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Description: THEORY ESSENTIALS, 2/e offers a unique, total solution to teaching music theory. Integrating all the components of the two-year music theory sequence, the text and its accompanying workbook synthesize the major topics in music theory with aural  More...

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Book details

List price: $156.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/10/2012
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 608
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

THEORY ESSENTIALS, 2/e offers a unique, total solution to teaching music theory. Integrating all the components of the two-year music theory sequence, the text and its accompanying workbook synthesize the major topics in music theory with aural skills, keyboard applications, and examples from the literature. Offering terrific value, THEORY ESSENTIALS 2/e replaces the need for the four separate texts traditionally required for the music theory sequence (theory, ear training/sight singing, keyboard harmony, and an anthology). The result is a remarkable, carefully-paced synthesis of these components that moves from a solid grounding in Fundamentals, Diatonic Harmony, Secondary Function chords, and Twentieth-Century Techniques.

Dr. Connie Mayfield is Dean of Fine Arts at Cerritos College in California. Prior to that she was Professor of Music at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where she taught music theory and music technology and served as Coordinator of the Music Department. Mayfield was a Fulbright scholar to London, England, and completed her Ph.D. in music theory at the University of Kansas. Her presentations on music technology include the League for Innovation Conference on Information Technology, the MENC national convention, and the first annual Technology in Education Conference presented by the California Community Colleges Foundation. She is a leader in teaching theory and developing music technology curricula.

The Basics of Reading Music
Major Scales and Key Signatures
Intervals
Minor Scales and Key Signatures
Triads and Figured Bass
Melody and Counterpoint
The Basics of Diatonic Harmony
Part-Writing with Root Position Chords
Root Movement by Fifth
Root Movement by Second
Root Movement by Third
Review of Harmony: Root Position Triads
The Cadential Six-Four Chord
First Inversion Chords
The Leading Tone Triad and Other First Inversion Practices
Additional Six-Four Chords
Introduction to Simple Non-Harmonic Tones
Appoggiaturas, Escape Tones, Pedal Tones
Suspensions, Retardations, Anticipations
Introduction to Seventh Chords
Dominant and Leading Tone Seventh Chords
Additional Seventh Chords
Diatonic Modulation
Review of Seventh Chords, Non-Harmonic Tones, And Modulation
Introduction to Secondary Dominants
Secondary Dominants of the Dominant
Secondary Dominants of the Supertonic
Secondary Dominants of the Subdominant
Secondary Dominants of the Mediant and Submediant
Chromatic Modulation
Borrowed Chords
Neapolitan Triads and Other Altered Chords
Additional Modulation Techniques
Introduction to Augmented Sixth Chords
Augmented Sixth Chords in Context
Review of Chromatic Harmony
Enharmonic Modulation with German Sixths
Enharmonic Modulation with Fully-Diminished Seventh Chords
Introduction to Modes
Impressionist Techniques
Jazz Theory
Techniques of Non-Tonal Music
Pitch Class Set Theory
Non-Tertian Harmonic Techniques
Serialism
Minimalism and Rhythmic Techniques
Avant-Garde and Electronic Music
Review of Contemporary Techniques
Practice Box Answers
Composer Index
General Index

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