A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals, Non-Media Version

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/10/2006
  • Publisher: Schirmer
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This market-leading book for the Fundamentals of Music course addresses students' differing abilities. Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth covers the fundamentals in 14 concise main chapters that are supplemented by 11 enrichment appendices. These offer extended coverage for teachers or students who desire additional instruction. With a practical focus on developing skills, Duckworth presents many clear examples that show students the basics. Because students can best learn the fundamentals by using them, written and aural exercises give students the opportunity to creatively apply their knowledge in realistic music situations.

Table of Contents

The Basics of Music
Rhythm I: Simple Meter
Focus on Skills I
Rhythm II: Compund 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
Subject Index
Index to Musical Examples
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