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Learn to write your own music with CENGAGE ADVANTAGE: A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, First Edition. With clear explanations, extensive exercises, and a chapter on songwriting, learn key fundamentals of music and composition, then create your own music based on what you've learned. Unleash your creativity!
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. Appendix A: Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing. Appendix B: Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts. Appendix C: Syllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modes. Appendix D: Graded Melodies for Sight-Singing and Playing. Appendix E: Chromatic Scale and Major-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments. Appendix F: The C Clef. Appendix G: Other Scales and Modes. Appendix H: Transposing the Modes. Appendix I: A Brief Introduction to Timbre. Appendix J: A Brief Discussion of Acoustics. Appendix K: Basic Guitar Chords.