A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (with Music CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) / Edition 11

A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (with Music CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) / Edition 11

by William Duckworth
     
 


A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS is a reader-friendly, creative text that focuses on music fundamentals through written and aural exercises. In addition, the text strives to teach students how to create music through learning rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads.See more details below

Overview


A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS is a reader-friendly, creative text that focuses on music fundamentals through written and aural exercises. In addition, the text strives to teach students how to create music through learning rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780840029997
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/13/2012
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
477,526
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


An internationally known composer, acclaimed teacher of American music, and the founder of Postminimalism, William Duckworth has written more than 200 works, including the well-known Time Curve Preludes for piano. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Rolling Stone magazine called his teaching "hip, bright and innovative." Duckworth has been honored by the American Music Society as one of Six Master Teachers in America. Additionally, Cathedral, co-created with Nora Farrell and online since 1997, is one of the first interactive works of music and art on the Web. Duckworth's honors include the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Internet Award, the 2002 Award in Music from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and a 2007 Senior Fulbright Specialist Award that assigned him to the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and resulted in iOrpheus, Duckworth and Farrell's 2-year unfolding of video podcasts, stage performances, and a public opera in the streets and promenades of Brisbane's South Bank Parklands.

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Table of Contents


1. The Basics of Music. 2. The Keyboard. 3. Rhythm I: Simple Meter. 4. Rhythm II: Compound Meter. 5. Pitch. 6. Major Scales. 7. Major Key Signatures. 8. Intervals. 9. Minor Key Signatures. 10. Minor Scales. 11. Pentatonic and Blues Scales. 12. Triads. 13. Triads in a Musical Context. 14. Chord Progressions. 15. Writing a Song. Appendices. Glossary. Subject Index. Index to Musical Examples.

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