A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals / Edition 6

A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals / Edition 6

by William Duckworth
     
 

New edition of a college-level text in which Duckworth (composer and award-winning teacher) presents a solid foundation of skills and conceptual understanding of music. He encourages participation in the music while learning the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads. Presented in an unusually clear and interesting manner, the explanations are… See more details below

Overview

New edition of a college-level text in which Duckworth (composer and award-winning teacher) presents a solid foundation of skills and conceptual understanding of music. He encourages participation in the music while learning the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads. Presented in an unusually clear and interesting manner, the explanations are followed by exercises and applications. The included CD-ROM contains hundreds of additional practice exercises focusing on the skills covered in each chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534526320
Publisher:
Wadsworth
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Music Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.62(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introductionxi
Musical Talent, Musical Knowledgexi
A Theory of Musicxii
Chapter 1Rhythm1
Pulse2
Meter3
Measures4
Note Values5
Rests9
Dotted Notes10
Time Signatures10
Simple Meter13
A Counting Method for Simple Meters14
The Basic Beat14
Subdivisions of the Beat15
Compound Meter16
A Counting Method for Compound Meters20
Subdivisions of the Beat20
Notational Problems23
Triplets and Duplets27
A Counting Method for Triplets and Duplets28
Ties32
Syncopation34
Repeat Signs34
Tempo36
Conducting Patterns37
Focus42
Chapter 2Melody43
The Staff45
Noteheads45
Clefs47
The Treble Clef47
The Bass Clef50
The Great Staff53
Ledger Lines56
The Octave Sign59
How to Read a Musical Map62
Focus66
Chapter 3The Keyboard67
The White Keys67
The Black Keys71
Enharmonic Pitches72
Accidentals73
Focus75
Focus on Skills I77
Chapter 4Major Scales81
Intervals81
Half Steps82
Whole Steps83
Scales as Interval Patterns84
Elements of the Major Scale86
Naming Scale Degrees98
Ear Training102
Focus103
Chapter 5Major Key Signatures105
The Key Signature105
Sharp Keys106
Flat Keys109
Enharmonic Keys113
The Circle of Fifths: Major Keys113
Focus115
Chapter 6Intervals117
Interval Identification118
Arithmetic Distance118
Interval Quality124
Perfect Intervals125
Major and Minor Intervals132
Compound Intervals142
Harmonic Inversion of Intervals144
Focus148
Focus on Skills II151
Chapter 7Minor Key Signatures155
Related Keys155
Parallel Keys158
Minor Key Signatures158
The Circle of Fifths: Minor Keys164
Focus166
Chapter 8Minor Scales167
Natural Minor Scale169
Harmonic Minor Scale179
Melodic Minor Scale189
Minor Scales in Musical Situations195
Sight-Singing of Minor Scales196
Focus200
Chapter 9Other Scales and Modes201
Pentatonic Scales202
Modes207
Transposing the Modes209
The Whole-Tone Scale214
Focus218
Focus on Skills III221
Chapter 10Triads227
Basic Structure of Triads228
Major and Minor Triads229
Close and Open Positions232
Augmented and Diminished Triads237
Triads and Scales244
Inversions of Triads245
Labeling Inversions247
Two Systems for Labeling Triads251
Roman Numeral Analysis251
Pitch Name Identification256
The Dominant Seventh Chord258
Focus264
Chapter 11Tonality265
Tendency Tones266
The Dominant/Tonic Relationship267
Cadences269
The Authentic Cadence269
The Plagal Cadence271
The Half Cadence272
The Deceptive Cadence273
Simple Chord Progressions276
Two-Chord Progression277
Three-Chord Progression278
Harmonizing a Melody280
Focus293
Focus on Skills IV295
Appendices
Appendix ARhythms for Counting and Performing301
Appendix BWorld Rhythms in Two and Three Parts307
Appendix CSyllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modes313
Appendix DMelodies for Sight-Singing and Playing315
Appendix EMajor-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments321
Appendix FThe C Clef325
Appendix GA System of Octave Identification329
Appendix HTransposing the Modes335
Appendix IA Brief Discussion of Dynamics341
Appendix JA Brief Introduction to Timbre343
Appendix KA Brief Discussion of Acoustics349
Appendix LUsing the Focus on Fundamentals CD-ROM353
Glossary357
Subject Index363
Index to Musical Examples369

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