Cengage Advantage Books: A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/26/2008
  • Publisher: Schirmer
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Learn to write your own music with CENGAGE ADVANTAGE: A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, First Edition. With clear explanations, extensive exercises, and a chapter on songwriting, learn key fundamentals of music and composition, then create your own music based on what you?ve learned. Unleash your creativity!

Table of Contents

The Basics of Music
Rhythm I: Simple Meter
Focus on Skills I
Rhythm II: Compound Meter
Focus on Skills II
Major Scales
Major Key Signatures
Focus on Skills III
Minor Key Signatures
Minor Scales
The Pentatonic and Blues Scales
Focus on Skills IV
Triads in a Musical Context
Chord Progressions
Writing a Song
Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing
Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts
Syllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modes
Graded Melodies for Sight-Singing and Playing
Chromatic Scale and Major-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments
The C Clef
Other Scales and Modes
Transposing the Modes
A Brief Introduction to Timbre
A Brief Discussion of Acoustics
Basic Guitar Chords
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