The Fundamentals Text That Emphasizes Music Making
This music fundamentals textbook is for both aspiring music majors and non-majors. Based on an anthology of works from music literature, it features clear, concise explanations, extensive written exercises, and a variety of suggested in-class activities.
It emphasizes process of making music—emphasizing, at every stage, that music is to be heard and made—not merely seen and learned in the abstract. All of the key topics are covered: music notation; rhythm; scales; intervals; triads; basic harmonic progressions.
Several supplements are available for this text. An Audio CD ISBN 0131584197 / 9780131584198 is available including performances of key works analyzed in the text. The examples are also available in Finale files on MySearchLab so that students can directly work on exercises on their computers.
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ISBN 0205858201 / 9780205858200 Elements of Music with MySearchLab, 3/e
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0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card
Joseph Straus is Distinguished Professor of Music at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He taught for many years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Queens College (CUNY). The author or editor of twelve books and numerous articles, mostly on topics in twentieth-century music, he is a former President of the Society for Music Theory.