Ear Training for the Body: A Dancer's Guide to Music / Edition 1

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An approach to music from the dancer's viewpoint, this book offers a two-part exploration of music as it relates to dance, beginning with an introduction to aspects of musicality that dancers—and other music lovers—can explore and put into practice immediately.
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Editorial Reviews

Doris Green
I am impressed by this author. Seldom does one find a book on a technical subject that is written with ease, clarity, and distinction. I am impressed with this book from cover to cover. I recommend it for both dancers and musicians.
Attitude, The Dancer's Magazine
Dance Teacher Now
This is a book that every dancer and dance teacher should have and re-read regularly. It addresses that "musicality" that we always read about in fine dancers -and gives specific instruction in how to develop those skills in dancers, and in the teachers who teach them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871271921
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Teck is the author of Movement to Music: Musicians in the Dance Studio and Music for the Dance: Reflections on a Collaborative Art.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Musicality in the Dancer's Art 1
Ch. 1 Practicing Musicality in Class 3
Ch. 2 Body Percussion and Mouth Music 12
Ch. 3 Instrumental Percussion Patterns 26
Ch. 4 Muscle Memory and Music 41
Ch. 5 Choreography: A Collaborative Effort 53
Pt. 2 A Movement-Oriented Approach to the Fundamentals of Music 69
Ch. 6 Sounds and Silences 71
Ch. 7 Dynamics: The Loud and Soft of Music 80
Ch. 8 Duration or Timing in Music 97
Ch. 9 Rhythmic Patterns 122
Ch. 10 Pitch, Scales, and Melody 150
Ch. 11 Harmony 168
Ch. 12 Texture 182
Ch. 13 Timbre, Instruments, and Score Reading 197
Ch. 14 Form and Compositional Procedures 220
Conclusion: Onstage with Something New! 243
Appendixes 263
Appendix 1: Suggested Listening and Viewing 265
Appendix 2: Sources of Information on Contemporary Music 272
Appendix 3: Workshops in Choreographic Collaboration 274
Appendix 4: Composers of Interest to Dancers 275
Glossary of Musical Terms 281
Notes 295
Bibliography 307
Index 317
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