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Elements of Music

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ISBN-10: 0131584154

ISBN-13: 9780131584150

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Joseph N. Straus

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This music fundamentals textbook is for both aspiring music majors and non-majors. Based on an anthology of works from music literature, it features clear, concise explanations, extensive written exercises, and a variety of suggested in-class activities. It emphasizes process of making music-emphasizing, at every stage, that music is to be heard and made-not merely seen and learned in the abstract. All of the key topics are covered: music notation; rhythm; scales; intervals; triads; basic harmonic progressions. The second edition of the "Elements of Music "has excellent supplements, which include an audio CD that contains all of the works in the anthology, Finale(R) PrintMusic Software, and…    
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Book details

List price: $98.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Joseph N. Straus is Distinguished Professor in the Music Department, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Treble Clef
Bass Clef
Great Staff
Rhythm and Meter
Quarter-, half-, and whole-notes in 4/4 meter
Eighth-notes and sixteenth-notes
Dots and ties
Duple meter (2/4 and 2/2)
Triple meter (3/4)
Compound meter (6/8)
Major and Minor Scales
Major scale (C-major)
Major scales other than C-major
Major keys and key signatures
Minor scale (A minor)
Minor scales other than A-minor
Minor keys and key signatures
Harmonic and melodic minor
Interval size
Seconds and thirds
Sixths and sevenths
Fourths and fifths, unisons and octaves
Intervals in a major key
Intervals in a minor key
Triads and seventh chords
Triads in inversion
Triads in major keys
Triads in minor keys
Seventh chords
Fundamentals of Harmony
Tonic and dominant
Expanding tonic and dominant
Approaching the dominant
Phrase and cadence Anthology Harold Arlen
Over the Rainbow
Two Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier
Volume 1 No. 15 in G-major No. 16 in G-minor
Two chorales from the
Symphony No. 5, first movement Orchestral score Piano score
Two Preludes from Opus 28 No. 7 in A-major No. 20 in C-minor
It Dont Mean a Thing (If It Aint Got That Swing) St. Louis Blues Franz Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3, third movement (minuet) Quartet score Piano score
The Entertainer Josephine Lang, Song
Yesterday Fanny Mendelssohn, Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 11, third movement
Piano Sonata in A-major, K. 331, first movement, theme and variations 1, 3, and 6
Dove sono from The Marriage of Figaro Matos Rodriguez, La Cumparsita
Two Songs Death and the Maiden Wild Rose Robert Schumann Song