Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 0534517684

ISBN-13: 9780534517687

Edition: 7th 2001

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This is the market-leading text, and the author, William Duckworth, is an internationally-known, modern composer. The most difficult part of teaching this course is the need to allow for students' differing abilities. Duckworth addresses this by covering the fundamentals in 11, concise, main chapters followed by 11 enrichment appendices that supplement this basic material for the teacher or student who wants extended coverage. Students best learn fundamentals by using fundamentals, especially in creating their own music. One step at a time, with a practical focus on developing skills, Duckworth presents clear examples of music basics. Students get immediate feedback from written and aural exercises and then creatively apply their knowledge to musical problems arising in real, musical situations.
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List price: $69.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Musical Talent, Musical Knowledgep. xi
A Theory of Musicp. xii
Rhythmp. 1
Pulsep. 2
Meterp. 3
Measuresp. 4
Note Valuesp. 5
Restsp. 9
Dotted Notesp. 10
Time Signaturesp. 10
Simple Meterp. 13
A Counting Method for Simple Metersp. 14
The Basic Beatp. 14
Subdivisions of the Beatp. 15
Compound Meterp. 16
A Counting Method for Compound Metersp. 20
Subdivisions of the Beatp. 20
Notational Problemsp. 23
Triplets and Dupletsp. 27
A Counting Method for Triplets and Dupletsp. 28
Tiesp. 32
Syncopationp. 34
Repeat Signsp. 34
Tempop. 36
Conducting Patternsp. 37
Focusp. 42
Melodyp. 43
The Staffp. 45
Noteheadsp. 45
Clefsp. 47
The Treble Clefp. 47
The Bass Clefp. 50
The Great Staffp. 53
Ledger Linesp. 56
The Octave Signp. 59
How to Read a Musical Mapp. 62
Focusp. 66
The Keyboardp. 67
The White Keysp. 67
The Black Keysp. 71
Enharmonic Pitchesp. 72
Accidentalsp. 73
Focusp. 75
Focus on Skills Ip. 77
Major Scalesp. 81
Intervalsp. 81
Half Stepsp. 82
Whole Stepsp. 83
Scales as Interval Patternsp. 84
Elements of the Major Scalep. 86
Naming Scale Degreesp. 98
Ear Trainingp. 102
Focusp. 103
Major Key Signaturesp. 105
The Key Signaturep. 105
Sharp Keysp. 106
Flat Keysp. 109
Enharmonic Keysp. 113
The Circle of Fifths: Major Keysp. 113
Focusp. 115
Intervalsp. 117
Interval Identificationp. 118
Arithmetic Distancep. 118
Interval Qualityp. 124
Perfect Intervalsp. 125
Major and Minor Intervalsp. 132
Compound Intervalsp. 142
Harmonic Inversion of Intervalsp. 144
Focusp. 148
Focus on Skills IIp. 151
Minor Key Signaturesp. 155
Related Keysp. 155
Parallel Keysp. 158
Minor Key Signaturesp. 158
The Circle of Fifths: Minor Keysp. 164
Focusp. 166
Minor Scalesp. 167
Natural Minor Scalep. 169
Harmonic Minor Scalep. 179
Melodic Minor Scalep. 189
Minor Scales in Musical Situationsp. 195
Sight-Singing of Minor Scalesp. 196
Focusp. 200
Other Scales and Modesp. 201
Pentatonic Scalesp. 202
Modesp. 207
Transposing the Modesp. 209
The Whole-Tone Scalep. 214
Focusp. 218
Focus on Skills IIIp. 221
Triadsp. 227
Basic Structure of Triadsp. 228
Major and Minor Triadsp. 229
Close and Open Positionsp. 232
Augmented and Diminished Triadsp. 237
Triads and Scalesp. 244
Inversions of Triadsp. 245
Labeling Inversionsp. 247
Two Systems for Labeling Triadsp. 251
Roman Numeral Analysisp. 251
Pitch Name Identificationp. 256
The Dominant Seventh Chordp. 258
Focusp. 264
Tonalityp. 265
Tendency Tonesp. 266
The Dominant/Tonic Relationshipp. 267
Cadencesp. 269
The Authentic Cadencep. 269
The Plagal Cadencep. 271
The Half Cadencep. 272
The Deceptive Cadencep. 273
Simple Chord Progressionsp. 276
Two-Chord Progressionp. 277
Three-Chord Progressionp. 278
Harmonizing a Melodyp. 280
Focusp. 293
Focus on Skills IVp. 295
Rhythms for Counting and Performingp. 301
World Rhythms in Two and Three Partsp. 307
Syllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modesp. 313
Melodies for Sight-Singing and Playingp. 315
Major-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instrumentsp. 321
The C Clefp. 325
A System of Octave Identificationp. 329
Transposing the Modesp. 335
A Brief Discussion of Dynamicsp. 341
A Brief Introduction to Timbrep. 343
A Brief Discussion of Acousticsp. 349
Using the Focus on Fundamentals CD-ROMp. 353
Glossaryp. 357
Subject Indexp. 363
Index to Musical Examplesp. 369
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