9780199846771

Applied Music Fundamentals Writing, Singing, and Listening

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    9780199846771

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    0199846774

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 9/6/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Applied Music Fundamentals: Writing, Singing, and Listening provides an engaging and interactive introduction to the fundamentals of music theory. A wealth of skills-based exercises and memorization strategies-both in the text and online-build mastery and fluency through varied repetition and offer students the opportunity to apply musical abilities and concepts. Through familiar examples and by placing the analysis and creation of music in a real-world context, Applied Music Fundamentals moves readers beyond mere rote memorization toward a thorough and more intuitive understanding of the key concepts that music theory students must know.

Distinctive features
* Keyboard, Singing, and Hearing Exercises reinforce the crucial connection between sound and notation
* "Informed Listening" examples challenge students to analyze repertoire by ear in order to foster real-time musical understanding
* Short, portable "Drills to Go" help to reinforce skills and content outside of the classroom
* "Composition" exercises and "Challenge" examples give students the opportunity to think beyond the foundations introduced in each chapter and apply their acquired musical skills in a creative and personal way
Marginal icons direct students to interactive musical examples on the book's website (www.oup.com/us/root), underscoring how listening helps them understand musical concepts

Instructors: Help your students practice and master basic music theory skills with Oxford's online Music Theory Skill Builder. Specially priced packages are available for this text. Contact your Oxford University Press representative for more information.

Author Biography


Jena Root is Associate Professor and Music Theory Coordinator for the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. She has also taught at St. Olaf College, Syracuse University, the National University of Singapore, and Shenandoah Conservatory.

Table of Contents


Each chapter ends with Drills to Go, Classroom Activities, Written Exercises, Composition exercises, and Chapter Goals Revisited
Preface
List of Informed Listening Pieces and Source Recordings
Chapter 1
Introduction to Music Notation
Chapter Goals
Elements of Music
The Staff and the Treble Clef
The Bass Clef
Rhythm and Meter
--Elements of Rhythm
--Quadruple Meter and Basic Durations
--Metric Accents
--The Dotted Half Note and Eighth Notes
--Triple Meter
--Duple Meter
--Meter Categories
--Summary of Durations
The Repeat Sign
Notation
Memorization Strategies
Singing and Hearing Exercises
Informed Listening: Examples for Study
Informed Listening: Interesting Examples
Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
Chapter 2
Pitch: The Piano Keyboard
Rhythm: Rests, Ties, and Syncopation
Chapter Goals
The Keyboard
Accidentals
Octave Designation
Rhythm
--Rests
--Ties
--Dotted Quarter Notes and Syncopation
--The Anacrusis (Pickup)
Notation
Memorization Strategies
Singing Exercises
Hearing Exercises
Informed Listening: Examples for Study
Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
Chapter 3
Pitch: Major Keys 1
Rhythm: Beat Subdivisions
Chapter Goals
The Major Scale
Major Key Signatures up to Four Sharps or Flats
Summary of Major Key Signatures and Scales
Rhythm
--Sixteenth Notes
--Dotted Eighth Notes
Notation
Memorization Strategies
Keyboard and Singing Exercises
Hearing Exercises
Informed Listening: Examples for Study
Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
Chapter 4
Pitch: Major Keys 2
Rhythm: Triplets
Chapter Goals
More Major Scales
The Tonic Triad and Tendency Tones
Rhythm
--Triplets
Notation
Memorization Strategies
Practice Strategies
Keyboard and Singing Exercises
Hearing Exercises
Informed Listening: Examples for Study
Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
Informed Listening: Tendency Tones in the Music of the Beatles
Chapter 5
Pitc: Minor Keys 1
Rhyhm: Eight- and Two-Based Simple Meter
Chapter Goals
The Natural Minor Scale
Minor Scales and Solfege
Rhythm
--Eight-based Simple Meter
--Two-based Simple Meter
Notation
Memorization Strategies
Practice Strategies
Keyboard and Singing Exercises
Hearing Exercises
Informed Listening: Examples for Study
Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
Chapter 6
Pitch: Introduction to Compound Meter
Rhythm: Minor Keys 2
Compound Meter
The Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
The Tonic Triad and Tendency Tones in Minor Keys
Notation
Keyboard and Singing Exercises
Hearing Exercises
Informed Listening: Examples for Study
Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
Chapter 7
Pitch: Intervals
Rhythm: Compound Meter Review
Chapter Goals
Interval Number and Quality
Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals
Melodic and Harmonic Intervals
Recognizing Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals
Building Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals
Augmented and Diminished Intervals
Summary of Interval Qualities
Doubly-augmented and Doubly-diminished Intervals
Inversion
Enharmonic Intervals
Compound Intervals
Other Interval Patterns
Memorization Strategies
Identifying Intervals in a Musical Context
Keyboard and Singing Exercises
Hearing Exercises
Informed Listening: Examples for Study
Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
Chapter 8
Pitch: Triads
Rhythm: Four- and Sixteen-based Compound Meter
Triad Structure and Quality
Triad Inversions
Identifying Triads in a Musical Context
Sixteen- and Four-based Compound Meter
Summary of Common Meter Types
Memorization Strategies
Keyboard and Singing Exercises
Hearing Exercises
Informed Listening: Examples for Study
Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
Chapter 9 (Postlude)
Pitch: Diatonic Triads
Rhythm: Advanced Rhythmic Concepts
Chapter Goals
Diatonic Triads in Major Keys
Diatonic Triads in Minor Keys
Harmony
Labeling Triads in Music
Diatonic Triad Functions
Advanced Rhythmic Concepts
--Irregular Meter
--Sub-triplets and Super-triplets
--Irregular Tuplets
--Duplets and Quadruplets
--Hemiola
Singing Exercises
Hearing Exercises
Informed Listening: Examples for Rhythm Study
Informed Listening: Classroom Activity
Glossary
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Index

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