This comprehensive introduction features the basic aspects of music notation, the study of pitch and time, and the application of these to scales, key signatures, intervals, the keyboard, note values, meter, rhythm, and elementary harmony. This book offers a workbook format — with perforated, tear-out pages, punched for three-ring looseleaf binders. It features dynamic practice exercises with each lesson and promotes music understanding by building skills in reading and performing. This book presents chapters on elementary harmony with application to the keyboard and melody harmony. It has revised grouping of chapters with flexible sequence and chapter summaries — chapters are followed by a number of concise statements summarizing the material just covered. Also includes a cardboard keyboard and glossary — detachable, handy facsimile with convenient glossary of music rudiments.
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date: 2/23/1995
Edition description: Older Edition
Edition number: 3
Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 10.93 (h) x 0.53 (d)
Table of Contents
1. Pitch. 2. Pitch: The Keyboard. 3. Time. 4. Pitch (continued). 5. Pitch: Major Scales. 6. Pitch: Major Scales (continued). 7. Time (continued). 8. Time (continued). 9. Time (continued). 10. Pitch: Major Scales (continued). 11. Pitch: Major Key Signatures. 12. Time (continued). 13. Time (continued). 14. Pitch: Minor Scales. 15. Pitch: Minor Scales (continued). 16. Pitch: Minor Key Signatures. 17. Major and Minor Key Relationships. 18. Intervals: Major and Perfect. 19. Intervals (continued). 20. Harmony I: Chords, Major Triads. 21. Keyboard Harmony I. 22. Harmony II: The Minor, Diminished, and AugmentedTriads. 23. Keyboard Harmony II. Appendix A. Elementary Acoustics. Appendix B. Octave Registers, SVA, The C Clef and OtherClefs, Repeat Signs. Appendix C. The Medieval Modes and Other Scale Forms. Appendix D. Keyboard Scale Fingerings. Appendix E. Foreign Words and Musical Terms. Appendix F. Answers. Index.