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THEORY ESSENTIALS, 2/e offers a unique, total solution to teaching music theory. Integrating all the components of the two-year music theory sequence, the text and its accompanying workbook synthesize the major topics in music theory with aural skills, keyboard applications, and examples from the literature. Offering terrific value, THEORY ESSENTIALS 2/e replaces the need for the four separate texts traditionally required for the music theory sequence (theory, ear training/sight singing, keyboard harmony, and an anthology). The result is a remarkable, carefully-paced synthesis of these components that moves from a solid grounding in Fundamentals, Diatonic Harmony, Secondary Function chords, and Twentieth-Century Techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133308188
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/10/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 722,952
  • Product dimensions: 22.10 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Connie Mayfield is Dean of Fine Arts at Cerritos College in California. Prior to that she was Professor of Music at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where she taught music theory and music technology and served as Coordinator of the Music Department. Mayfield was a Fulbright scholar to London, England, and completed her Ph.D. in music theory at the University of Kansas. Her presentations on music technology include the League for Innovation Conference on Information Technology, the MENC national convention, and the first annual Technology in Education Conference presented by the California Community Colleges Foundation. She is a leader in teaching theory and developing music technology curricula.

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Table of Contents

1. The Basics of Reading Music. 2. Major Scales and Key Signatures. 3. Intervals. 4. Minor Scales and Key Signatures. 5. Triads and Figured Bass. 6. The Basics of Diatonic Harmony. 7. Part Writing with Root-Position Chords. 8. Root Movement by Fifth. 9. Root Movement by Second. 10. Root Movement by Third and Other Progressions. 11. Second-Inversion Chords. 12. First-Inversion Chords. 13. The Leading-Tone Triad and Other First-Inversion Practices. 14. Introduction to Simple Nonharmonic Tones. 15. Appoggiaturas, Escape Tones, and Pedal Tones. 16. Suspensions, Retardations, and Anticipations. 17. Introduction to Seventh Chords. 18. Dominant and Leading-Tone Seventh Chords. 19. Additional Seventh Chords. 20. Diatonic Modulation. 21. Introduction to Secondary Dominants. 22. Secondary Dominants of the Dominant. 23. Secondary Dominants of the Supertonic and Subdominant. 24. Secondary Dominants of the Mediant and Submediant. 25. Chromatic Modulation. 26. Borrowed Chords. 27. Neapolitan Triads and Other Altered Chords. 28. Additional Modulation Techniques. 29. Introduction to Augmented Sixth Chords. 30. Augmented Sixth Chords in Context. 31. Enharmonic Modulation with German Sixths. 32. Enharmonic Modulation with Fully Diminished Seventh Chords. 33. Introduction to Modes. 34. Impressionist Techniques. 35. Jazz Theory. 36. Techniques of Nontonal Music. 37. Nontertian Harmonic Techniques. 38. Pitch Class Set Theory. 39. Serialism. 40. Avant-Garde and Electronic Music. Composer Index. Index.

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