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Description: Music Theory Resource Book offers several features not normally found inbasic theory texts: summaries of basic acoustics, standard notation practices,music in two or three parts, jazz harmony, and techniques borrowed from musicsof non-Western cultures and two chapters on techniques developed in thetwentieth century.The musical examples represent a wide variety of periods and genres, includingfor examples, a mass movement by Josquin des Prez, a Russian folk tune, a leadsheet for a popular song, a choral piece by William Billings, and Indian raga,variations by Beethoven and Brahams, a chromatic motet by Lassus, and an organwork from the 1980s by Messiaen, Bach, Schumann, Chopin, Mozart, Franck,Debussy, Bartok, Hindemith, Dallapiccola, Stravinsky, Crumb, and Part are alsorepresented, and other examples have been composed especially for this book.Appendices present a set of style profiles covering the major periods of Westernmusic history, and an introduction to figured brass realization.Each chapter begins with musical examples that are for the most part completecompositions, followed by discussion questions. Principles of music theory arethen given succinctly in outline form, allowing easy reference and review.Exercises at the end of each chapter offer a variety of tasks, ranging indifficulty from easier ones designed for all students to others, marked with anasterisk, intended for students with a more extensive background. Some areanalytical, while others offer problems in scoring, arranging, or singlecomposition.