Aural Skills Acquisition: The Development of Listening, Reading, and Performing Skills in College-Level Musicians / Edition 1

Aural Skills Acquisition: The Development of Listening, Reading, and Performing Skills in College-Level Musicians / Edition 1

by Gary S. Karpinski
ISBN-10:
0195117859
ISBN-13:
9780195117851
Pub. Date:
11/28/2000
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA

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Aural Skills Acquisition: The Development of Listening, Reading, and Performing Skills in College-Level Musicians / Edition 1

This book is a hands-on investigation of the stages musicians go through as they learn to hear, read, and perform music. It draws on the latest research in music perception and cognition, music theory, and pedagogy, along with centuries of insight from music theorists, composers, and performers.

The first part explores the development of music listening skills, including such broader activities as dictation and transcription, and specific abilities such as meter perception, short-term musical memory, and tonic inference. The second part then examines the skills involved in reading and performing music. It looks at such physical skills as vocal production and eye movements and at such complex integrated tasks as sight-singing transpositions and modulations. Throughout the book the author presents these skills in their musical contexts and emphasizes their roles in the general development of musicality.

Aural Skills Acquisition builds important bridges between music theory, cognitive psychology, and pedagogy. It subjects ideas from music theory to the rigors of psychological testing and combines findings from the psychology of learning with ideas and methods of contemporary music theory. It will prove an invaluable guide for music teachers, music theorists, and psychologists interested in music perception and cognition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195117851
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gary S. Karpinski is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Theory at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has served as President of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, President of the New England Conference of Music Theorists, Board Member for Music Theory for the College Music Society, and as Reviews Editor for the Journal of Music Pedagogy. His research interests include the relationships between cognition studies and music theory pedagogy, Schenkerian analysis, musical memory, and the interval cycles in twentieth century music.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3(1)
Purpose
3(1)
Methodologies
4(2)
Organization
6(1)
Scope
6(1)
Readership
7(1)
Conclusion
8(3)
Part I: Listening Skills
Identification of Basic Features
11(8)
Texture
11(2)
Timbre
13(1)
Tessitura and Register
14(1)
Tempo
15(2)
Dynamics
17(1)
Articulation
17(1)
Conclusion
18(1)
Preliminary Listening Skills
19(43)
Pulse and Meter
19(13)
Pitch
32(30)
Melodic Dictation
62(49)
The Inadequacies of Melodic Dictation
62(2)
A Model for Music Perception and Cognition during Dictation
64(28)
Presenting Melodic Dictations
92(11)
Summary of the Dictation Process
103(1)
Assessment Tools and Evaluation Rubrics
103(8)
Polyphonic and Harmonic Dictation
111(17)
Polyphonic Dictation
111(6)
Harmonic Dictation
117(11)
Other Listening Skills
128(17)
Transcription
128(1)
Instrumental Playback
129(1)
Error Detection and Correction
130(2)
Advanced Hypermeter
132(3)
Large-Scale Features
135(4)
Identification of Various Other Compositional Devices
139(2)
Identification of Pitch Collections
141(1)
Aesthetics
142(3)
Part II: Reading and Performing Skills
Fundamental Reading and Performing Skills
145(13)
Vocal Production
145(1)
Fundamental Solmization for Reading
146(2)
Inculcating Scale and Solmization
148(3)
Establishing Collection and Tonic
151(3)
Establishing Pulse, Tempo, and Meter
154(2)
Aural Imagery prior to Sound Production
156(1)
Reading from Protonotation
156(2)
Sight Reading
158(36)
Scanning Music before Slight Reading
158(7)
Interval and Scale-Degree Strategies
165(1)
Solmization Systems for Sight Reading
166(3)
Intonation
169(3)
Visual Tracking
172(3)
Metric and Rhythmic Thinking
175(5)
Harmonic Thinking
180(3)
Structural Singing
183(4)
Performance Indications and Musical Expression
187(2)
Prepared Materials and Sight Reading
189(2)
Transferal to Instruments
191(3)
More Complex Reading Skills
194(31)
Chromaticism
194(5)
Modulation
199(14)
Proportional Tempo and Meter Changes
213(1)
Clef Reading
214(1)
Transposition
215(2)
Score Reading
217(3)
Conducting as a Set of Aural Skills
220(1)
Reading Schenkerian Graphs
221(2)
Conclusion
223(2)
References 225(20)
Index 245

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