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Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

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ISBN-10: 0495796433

ISBN-13: 9780495796435

Edition: 10th 2010

Authors: William Duckworth

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List price: $260.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

An internationally known composer, acclaimed teacher of American music, and the founder of Postminimalism, William Duckworth has written more than 200 works, including the well-known Time Curve Preludes for piano. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Rolling Stone magazine called his teaching "hip, bright and innovative." Duckworth has been honored by the American Music Society as one of Six Master Teachers in America. Additionally, Cathedral, co-created with Nora Farrell and online since 1997, is one of the first interactive works of music and art on the Web. Duckworth's honors include the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Internet Award, the 2002 Award in Music from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and a 2007 Senior Fulbright Specialist Award that assigned him to the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and resulted in iOrpheus, Duckworth and Farrell's 2-year unfolding of video podcasts, stage performances, and a public opera in the streets and promenades of Brisbane's South Bank Parklands.

Introduction
The Basics of Music
Rhythm I: Simple Meter
Focus On Skills I
Rhythm II: Compound Meter
Pitch
Focus On Skills II
Major Scales
Major Key Signatures
Intervals
Focus On Skills III
Minor Key Signatures
Minor Scales
The Pentatonic and Blues Scales
Focus on Skills IV
Triads
Triads in a Musical Context
Chord Progressions
Writing a Song
Appendices
Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing
Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts
Syllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modes
Graded Melodies for Sight-Singing and Playing
Chromatic Scale and Major-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments
The C Clef
Other Scales and Modes
Transposing the Modes
A Brief Introduction to Timbre
A Brief Discussion of Acoustics
Basic Guitar Chords
Using the Focus on Fundamentals Enhanced CD
Glossary
Subject
Index Index to Musical Examples