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Barron's AP Music Theory with MP3 CD

Barron's AP Music Theory with MP3 CD

by Nancy Scoggin
Barron's AP Music Theory with MP3 CD

Barron's AP Music Theory with MP3 CD

by Nancy Scoggin

Paperback(Second Edition)



In-depth preparation for the AP Music Theory exam features:
  • Two full-length practice tests (both aural and non-aural sections included)
  • All questions answered and explained
  • Helpful strategies for test-taking success
  • In-depth review chapters covering music fundamentals, harmonic organization, harmonic progression, melodic composition and dictation, harmonic dictation, visual score analysis and much more

    An included MP3 CD provides aural skill development prompts for both practice tests’ aural sections, as well as material that complements exercises and examples in the subject review chapters.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781438073897
    Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
    Publication date: 02/01/2014
    Edition description: Second Edition
    Pages: 688
    Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

    About the Author

    Nancy Scoggin has taught instrumental music and AP Music Theory in Joshua, Texas for 32 years. Ms. Scoggin was born in Utica, New York, raised in Bradenton, Florida, and graduated with her music degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. After teaching in Natchez, Mississippi for 6 years she moved to Texas to pursue her masters degree at the University of North Texas and began teaching in the small town of Joshua, located just south of the Fort Worth/Dallas metropolitan area. She began teaching AP Music Theory in 1997 and soon became a consultant for the College Board. She is now a frequent instructor at AP summer institutes throughout the Southwest Region. She also enjoys being an AP Reader and finds the experience "an opportunity to meet with other AP music theory teachers from high schools and colleges around the country and share stories, insights and strategies. Teaching AP Music Theory has become one of my passions!" She also enjoys volunteering at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, attending local opera and symphony performances, gardening, and playing with her four-legged family.

    Table of Contents

    Barron's Essential 5
    Overview of the AP Music Theory Exam
    How to Use This Book
  • 1 Music Fundamentals
  • 2 Rhythm, Meter, and Metric Organization
  • 3 Scales, Keys, and Modes
    Aural Unit 1
    Multiple-Choice Questions for Chapters 1-3
  • 4 Aural Skills Part I: Fundamentals and Singing
  • 5 Harmonic Organization I: Intervals, Triads, and Seventh Chords
  • 6 Harmonic Organization II: Chords in Diatonic Context
  • 7 Harmonic Organization III: Function and Cadences
    Aural Unit 2
    Multiple-Choice Questions for Chapters 5-7
  • 8 Harmonic Composition Part I: Fundamentals
  • 9 Harmonic Progression and Harmonizing a Melody
  • 10 Melodic Composition
  • 11 Aural Skills Part II: Melodic Dictation
  • 12 Key Relationships
  • 13 Secondary Function

    Aural Unit 3
    Multiple-Choice Questions for Chapters 10, 12, 13
  • 14 Harmonic Composition Part II: The Process
  • 15 Aural Skills Part III: Harmonic Dictation
  • 16 Visual Score Analysis Part I
  • 17 Score Analysis Part II: Strategies for Multiple-Choice Part B
  • 18 Strategies for Multiple-Choice Part A
  • 19 Strategies for Melodic Dictation: FR 1 and FR 2
  • 20 Strategies for Harmonic Dictation: FR 3 and FR 4
  • 21 Strategies for Harmonizing a Melody: FR 7
  • 22 Strategies for Sight-Singing
  • Practice Tests
    Practice Test 1
    Practice Test 2
    Appendix A: Additional Information
    Appendix B: Music for Further Study
    Appendix C: Part-Writing and Melodic Harmonization Examples
    Appendix D: Index of Contextual Listening Aural Examples

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