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Theory Essentials An Integrated Approach to Harmony, Ear Training, and Keyboard Skills

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ISBN-10: 0534572316

ISBN-13: 9780534572310

Edition: 2003

Authors: Connie E. Mayfield

List price: $201.95
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THEORY ESSENTIALS is a two-volume text that offers a unique, total solution to teaching music theory. Integrating all the components of the two-year music theory sequence, each volume (and its accompanying workbook) fully synthesizes the major topics in music theory with aural skills, keyboard applications, and examples from the literature. Offering terrific value, THEORY ESSENTIALS 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 through Diatonic…    
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List price: $201.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/16/2002
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 448
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

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…    

Musical Examples
The Basics of Reading Music
Major Scales and Key Signatures
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, and Pedal Tones
Suspensions, Retardations, and 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
Keyboard Applications
Practice Box Answers
Composer Index