Music First! / Edition 5

Music First! / Edition 5

by Gary C White
     
 

Music isn't something students just learn about by reading or sitting in lecture—they also have to able to compose it,play it,and listen to it with a trained ear. Music First! takes a hands-on approach to learning the fundamentals of music theory and basic composition. See more details below

Overview

Music isn't something students just learn about by reading or sitting in lecture—they also have to able to compose it,play it,and listen to it with a trained ear. Music First! takes a hands-on approach to learning the fundamentals of music theory and basic composition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073137742
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Rhythm-The Lifeblood of Music
The Beat
Simple Division of the Beat
Rhythmic Patterns
Repeat Sign
Improving Your Ear
Longer Note Values
Rests
The Tie
The Dot
Compound Division
Dotted Rests
Listening
Using What You Have Learned
Chapter 2: Pitch-The Materials of Melody
Middle C
Octave
Staff
Treble Clef
Bass Clef
Ledger Lines
Grand Staff
Playing Melodies on a Keyboard Instrument
The Slur
Drawing Musical Symbols
Listening
Using What You Have Learned
INTERLUDE I
Chapter 3: Simple Meter
Accent
Meter
Bar Line
Measure
Meter Signature
Simple Meter The Upbeat
Subdivision of the Beat
The Dotted Eighth Note
Triplets
Listening
Using What You Have Learned
Chapter 4: Compound Meter
Duple-Compound Meter
Beaming in Simple and Compound Meters
Listening
Using What You Have Learned
INTERLUDE II
Chapter 5: Introducing the Black Keys and Accidentals
Half Step
Whole Step
Sharp Sign
Flat Sign
Natural Sign
Enharmonic Equivalents
Writing Accidentals
Writing Half Steps and Whole Steps
(and more...)

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