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This classic, self-paced, auto-instructional introduction to music fundamentals allows students to work independently through a programmed format, allowing instructors to concentrate on the more creative aspects of their course. Basic Materials of music: time and sound; notation of pitch; time classification, note and rest values; time signatures; intervals; basic scales; major scales; minor scales; key signatures; triads.
From the wealth of clearly laid-out lessons and exercises, students receive continual feedback and reinforcement as they work through the sequence at their own pace. The result is a more productive and enjoyable teaching and learning experience for all, both in and out of the classroom.
For one-semester, freshman-level courses in Basic Musicianship, Music Fundamentals, or Music Foundations; and for graduate courses in theory review.
-Greater emphasis to align Basic Tonal Music and Harmonic Material in Tonal Music, Parts I and II as a complete series for music theory courses.
-Tracks added to the CD to give a better sense of sounds of scales discussed in chapters.
-New online assessment tool: MyMusicKit
-Refinements in language, vocabulary and definitions throughout the book.
-The accompanying keyboard used to cover up the answers has been printed on heavier stock for ease of use
-Changes/additions to various parts of the appendices and to some of the supplementary assignments.
For music theory students.
Table of Contents
About the Authors
Preface to the Twelfth Edition
Preface to the Sixth Edition
How to use this text
1. The Basic Materials of Music: Time and Sound.
2. The Notation of Pitch.
3. Time Classification.
4. Note and Rest Values.
5. Time Signatures.
7. The Basic Scales.
8. The Major Scales.
9. The Minor Scales.
10. Key Signatures.
Appendix A: Music Theory Summary.
Appendix C: Orchestration Chart.
Glossary of Musical Terms.
Bibliography for Further Study.