A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (with Music Fundamental in Action Passcard, and Keyboard and Guitar Insert)

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback w/ Access Code
  • Copyright: 1/13/2009
  • Publisher: Schirmer
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CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E is a reader-friendly, creative text that focuses on music fundamentals through written and aural exercises. In addition, the text strives to teach students how to create music through learning rhythm, melody, scales, intervals and triads.

Table of Contents

The Basics of Music
Rhythm I: Simple Meters
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
Using the Focus on Fundamentals Enhanced CD
Index Index to Musical Examples
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