A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals with CD / Edition 8

A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals with CD / Edition 8

by William Duckworth
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A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals with CD / Edition 8

This market-leading book for the Fundamentals of Music course addresses the most difficult challenge in teaching the course: the need to allow for students' differing abilities. Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth covers the fundamentals in 11 concise main chapters that are supplemented by 11 enrichment appendices. These offer extended coverage for teachers or students who desire additional instruction. With a practical focus on developing skills, Duckworth presents many clear examples that show students the basics. Because students can best learn the fundamentals by using them, written and aural exercises give students the opportunity to creatively apply their knowledge in realistic music situations.

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ISBN-13: 9780534603458
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 08/15/2003
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 7.42(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE. INTRODUCTION. 1. THE BASICS OF MUSIC. 2. RHYTHM. 3. PITCH. FOCUS ON SKILLS I. 4. MAJOR SCALES. 5. MAJOR KEY SIGNATURES. 6. INTERVALS. FOCUS ON SKILLS II. 7. MINOR KEY SIGNATURES. 8. MINOR SCALES. 9. OTHER SCALES AND MODES. 10. TRIADS. 11. TONALITY. FOCUS ON SKILLS IV. APPENDICES. A: Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing. B: Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts. C: Syllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modes. D: Graded Melodies for Sight-Singing. E: Major-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments. F: The C Clef. G: Transposing the Modes. H: A Brief Discussion of Dynamics. I: A Brief Introduction To Timbre. J: A Brief Discussion of Acoustics. K: Using the Enhanced CD GLOSSARY. SUBJECT INDEX. INDEX TO MUSICAL EXAMPLES.

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