A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (with CD-ROM and Keyboard Booklet) / Edition 9 by William Duckworth | 9780495090939 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (with CD-ROM and Keyboard Booklet) / Edition 9

A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (with CD-ROM and Keyboard Booklet) / Edition 9

by William Duckworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 049509093X

ISBN-13: 9780495090939

Pub. Date: 01/10/2006

Publisher: Cengage Learning


This market-leading book for the Fundamentals of Music course addresses students' differing abilities. Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth covers the fundamentals in 14 concise main chapters that are supplemented by 11 enrichment appendices. These offer extended coverage for teachers or students who desire additional instruction. With a practical

Overview


This market-leading book for the Fundamentals of Music course addresses students' differing abilities. Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth covers the fundamentals in 14 concise main chapters that are supplemented by 11 enrichment appendices. These offer extended coverage for teachers or students who desire additional instruction. With a practical focus on developing skills, Duckworth presents many clear examples that show students the basics. Because students can best learn the fundamentals by using them, written and aural exercises give students the opportunity to creatively apply their knowledge in realistic music situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495090939
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/10/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION. 1. The Basics of Music. 2. Rhythm I: Simple Meter. FOCUS ON SKILLS I. 3. Rhythm II: Compound Meter. 4. Pitch. FOCUS ON SKILLS II. 5. Major Scales. 6. Major Key Signatures. 7. Intervals. FOCUS ON SKILLS III. 8. Minor Key Signatures. 9. Minor Scales. 10. The Pentatonic and Blues Scales. FOCUS ON SKILLS IV. 11. Triads. 12. Triads in a Musical Context. 13. Chord Progressions. 14. Writing a Song. Appendices: A. Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing. B. Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts. C. Syllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modes. D. Graded Melodies for Sight-Singing and Playing. E. Chromatic Scale and Major-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments. F. The C Clef. G. Other Scales and Modes. H: Transposing the Modes. I. A Brief Introduction To Timbre. J. A Brief Discussion of Acoustics. K. Basic Guitar Chords. L. Using the Focus on Fundamentals Enhanced CD. Glossary. Subject Index. Index to Musical Examples.

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