ISBN-10:
0736096523
ISBN-13:
9780736096522
Pub. Date:
01/30/2013
Publisher:
Human Kinetics, Inc.
Music Fundamentals for Dance With Web Resource

Music Fundamentals for Dance With Web Resource

by Nola Nolen Holland, Nola Holland

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ISBN-13: 9780736096522
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
Publication date: 01/30/2013
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 559,688
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nola Nolen Holland, MFA, is an assistant professor in the department of dance at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. For 10 years Nolen Holland taught courses in music for dance. Her search for a music text written specifically for dancers led her to create Music Fundamentals for Dance.

An experienced dancer, dance educator, and choreographer, Nolen Holland danced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and has initiated several composer collaborations in order to develop original music for her dance works. She is president of CORPS de Ballet International, Inc., a professional organization for ballet teachers in higher education.

Recognition for Nolen Holland’s choreography includes presentation of her work at the 1992 American College Dance Festival National Gala; the 1994 5th Biennial International University Dance Festival at the Université Lumière in Lyon, France; and the 2007 International Dance Alliance Festival in Chennai, India.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Basic Concepts of Music and Notation

Staffs

Note and Rests

Tonality

Dynamics

Terms and Symbols of Expression

Articulation

Summary

Chapter 2. Elements of Musical Time

Defining the Elements of Musical Time

Note Value

Subdividing

Tempo

Rhythm

Syncopation

Summary

Chapter 3. Elements of Melody

Two Types of Melody

Melodic Characteristics

Melodic Structure

Cadences of Melodic Phrases

Climaxes of Melodic Phrases

Themes

Summary

Chapter 4. Texture

Three Types of Musical Texture

Counterpoint and Contrapuntal Devices

Summary

Chapter 5. Reading Music Scores

Definition of Music Score

Value of Reading Scores

Solo Instrument or Vocal Score

Piano Scores

Scores for Two or More Instruments or Voices

Other Types of Scores

Summary

Chapter 6. Form and Structure

Understanding Musical Form

Repetition and Contrast

Binary Forms

Ternary Forms

Movements

Variation Forms

Genres

Summary

Interviews

Text for undergraduate and high school dance courses. Supplemental text for dance composition or dance methods courses. Reference for dancers, choreographers, and dance educators.

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