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Music for Ear Training

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ISBN-10: 0534627668

ISBN-13: 9780534627669

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Horvit, Timothy Koozin, Robert Nelson

List price: $185.95
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This workbook and CD-ROM combination is designed to help students improve their listening/ear-training skills. Students notate the music in the workbook as they listen to the CD. The dual-format CD-ROM provides an easy-to-use interface for listening with varied General MIDI instrumental sounds. The repertoire for dictation includes exercises on basic rudiments (intervals, chords, and scales), melodies, four-part harmonic settings, and varied textures from musical literature.
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Book details

List price: $185.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/6/2004
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 560
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Michael Horvit is Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. His works range from solo instrumental and vocal pieces to large symphonic and choral compositions and operas, all widely performed in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Israel. He has published with C.F. Peters, MorningStar, Recital Publications, Shawnee Press, E.C. Schirmer, Southern, and Transcontinental, and has CDs with the Albany label. Horvit's awards include the Martha Baird Rockefeller Award as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

Timothy Koozin is known internationally as a specialist in music instructional technology. Dr. Koozin is editor of the electronic journal, MUSIC THEORY ONLINE. His writings appear in PERSPECTIVES OF NEW MUSIC, CONTEMPORARY MUSIC REVIEW, MUSIC THEORY ONLINE, COLLEGE MUSIC SYMPOSIUM, NOTES AND COMPUTERS IN MUSIC RESEARCH. He teaches courses in music theory, analysis, and music technology at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music.

Intervals, Triads, and Scales
Rhythmic Dictation: Simple Meters
Melodic Dictation: Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves
Rhythmic Dictation: Beat Subdivision by 2
Rhythmic Dictation: Beat Subdivision by 4: Anacrusis
Rhythmic Dictation: Dots and Ties
Melodic Dictation: the Supertonic Triad
Rhythmic Dictation: Compound Meter
Rhythmic Dictation: Triplets
Examples from Literature
Rhythmic Dictation: Syncopation
Melodic Dictation: Scalar Variants, Modal Borrowing, and Decorative Chromaticism
Melodic Dictation: Secondary Dominants 14. Examples from Music Literature
Melodic Dictation: Modulation to Closely Related Keys
Rhythmic Dictation: Quintuple Meter
Examples from Music Literature
Rhythm: Irregular Meters. Pitch: Diatonic Modes. Pitch: Changing Clefs. Part Music
Rhythm: Changing Meters. Pitch: Pandiatonicism
Rhythm: Syncopation Including Irregular and Mixed MetersPitch: Extended and Altered Tertian Harmony
Pitch: Exotic Scales
Rhythm: Complex Divisions of the Beat. Melodic Dictation: Quartal Harmony
Rhythm: Polyrhythms and Polymeters. Music Dictation: Polyharmony and Polytonality
Melodic Dictation: Interval Music
Melodic Dictation: Serial Music