Cengage Advantage Books: Introductory Musicianship / Edition 8

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This compact edition text/workbook emphasizes the fundamental skills of reading and writing music by providing ample drill exercises that challenge without overwhelming the student. A wealth of examples both in the text and on the accompanying Premium Website, along with worksheet exercises reinforce each major concept covered in the book. This gives instructors the flexibility to assign as much or as little material as the student needs to master those concepts central to good musicianship.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111343545
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 610,346
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Unit I: THE BASICS. 1a: The Staff-Stave(s). 1b: Clefs. 1c: Extending the Staff. 1d: The Great Staff. 1e: Notes. 1f: Rests. 1g: Meter Signatures. 1h: Double Bars. 1i: The Anacrusis. 1j: Accidentals. 1k: Half Steps and Whole Steps—Chromatic or Diatonic. 1l: Enharmonic Equivalents. 1m: Keyboard Octave Registers. Worksheets, Unit Review. Unit II: RHYTHMIC AND MELODIC EXERCISES-EASY. 2a: Rhythmic Exercises: Group 1. 2b: Rhythmic Exercises: Group 2. 2c: Rhythmic Exercises: Group 3. 2d: Melodic Exercises: Group 1. 2e: Melodic Exercises: Group 2. 2f: Melodic Exercises: Group 3. Unit III: SCALES, KEYS, AND MODES. 3a: Scales. 3b: Circle of Fifths—Major Keys. 3c: Overtones. 3d: Key Signatures. 3e: Major Scales with Sharps. 3f: Major Scales with Flats.3g: Circle of Fifths-Minor Keys. 3h: Minor Scales with Sharps. 3i: Minor Scales with Flats. 3j: Natural, Harmonic, and Melodic Minor. 3k: Relative Major and Minor. 3l: Parallel Major and Minor. 3m: The Chromatic Scale. 3n: The Church Modes. 3o: Other Scale Forms. Worksheets. Unit IV: INTERVALS. 4a: Constructing Intervals. 4b: Perfect and Major Intervals. 4c: Minor Intervals. 4d: Diminished and Augmented Intervals. 4e: Constructing Intervals-By Half Steps and Whole Steps. 4f: Constructing Intervals Downward. 4g: The Tritone. 4h: Simple and Compound Intervals. 4i: Hearing and Singing Intervals. Worksheets. Unit V: RHYTHMIC AND MELODIC EXERCISES-INTERMEDIATE. 5a: Rhythmic Exercises. 5b: Solfeggio with Major Keys. 5c: Melodic Exercises. 5d: Solfeggio with Minor Keys. Unit VI: CHORDS. 6a: Triads. 6b: Chord Names and Symbols. 6c: Primary Triads. 6d: Root-Position Triad Table. 6e: Root-Position and Inversion. 6f: Seventh Chords. 6g: Root-Position Seventh Chord Table. 6h: Root Position and Inversion. 6i: Commercial Chord Symbols. 6j: Chord Symbol Chart. Worksheets. Unit VII: RHYTHMIC AND MELODIC EXERCISES-DIFFICULT. 7a: Mixed Rhythmic Units. 7b: Mixed Meters—Constant Note Values. 7c: Mixed Meters—Changing Note Values. 7d: Syncopation. 7e: Melodic Exercises. Unit VIII: MELODIC WRITING AND TRANSPOSITION. 8a: Melodic Writing. 8b: Transposition. 8c. Melodic Writing in Modes. Worksheets. Unit IX: CHORD PROGRESSION AND HARMONIZATION. 9a: Doubling Triads and Seventh Chords. 9b: Chord Progressions. 9c: Figured Bass. 9d: Harmonization. Worksheets, Review. Unit X: APPENDIX: TERMS, SIGNS, AND SYMBOLS. 10a: General Music Terms. 10b: Performance Terms. 10c: Repeat Signs. 10d: Instruments of the Orchestra. 10e: Voice Types. 10f: Signs and Symbols. Index. Piano Keyboard.

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