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In this text/workbook designed for one-semester music fundamentals courses for non-majors, readers will learn the rudiments of music theory as they methodically explore how music is organized and perceived as listeners, performers, critical thinkers, and composers. Research from the field ofmusic perception and cognition suggests that teaching music through a "sound to symbol" approach is an effective way of teaching both musical thought and music knowledge-a perspective that is just the opposite of what is currently found in music fundamentals texts. Using a perceptual orientationimproves the development of aural acuity and links student's intuitive understanding of music to conceptual knowledge. While the authors' approach is influenced by the Kodaly concept of music education, the text does not presuppose familiarity with Kodaly studies and can easily be used without it. The text's most important innovation is the early emphasis on active music-making, which is supported by workbookactivities. At the same time, the text clearly covers all of the topics found in music fundamentals courses. To support this innovative approach, and because this course is often taught by teaching assistants and adjuncts, the authors have written an Instructor's Manual that includes lesson plans,PowerPoint slides, teaching tips on how to assess learning in the course, and suggestions for scoring tests. The text includes a fold-out, laminated keyboard, an audio CD of songs discussed in the text, and a Technology CD that contains examples and exercises to supplement the text.
Table of Contents
|Preface Explanation of Icons and Terms|
|Rhythm 1: Basic Rhythms in Simple Meter|
|Beat, Tempo, Meter, Measures|
|Introduction to Musical Structure|
|Introduction to Meter|
|Introduction to Rhythm|
|Basic Rhythm Patterns in Simple Meter|
|Basic Rhythm Patterns That Include Rests in Simple Meter|
|Meter and Time Signatures of 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 Meter|
|Beaming Notes in 2/4, 3/4, and 4/4 Meter (Simple Meter)|
|2/2, 3/2, and 4/2 Simple Meter|
|Counting in Duple, Triple, and Quadruple Meter Using Numbers|
|Repeat Signs; First and Second Endings|
|Ties and Slurs Supplementary Musicianship Exercises Reading Rhythms Performance: Ensemble Singing Improvisation and Composition Listening|
|The Keyboard and Notation of Pitch|
|The Basic Keyboard Concepts Associated with Pitch|
|Whole Step and Half Step Intervals at the Keyboard|
|Treble Clef and Introduction to the Notation of Pitch|
|Bass Clef or F Clef|
|Notating Sharps and Flats on the Staff|
|Rhythm 2: More Advanced Rhythms in Simple Meter|
|Four Sounds on a Beat in Simple Meter|
|Time Signatures 2/8, 3/8, and 4/8 in Simple Meter|
|Eighth and Sixteenth Note Combinations|
|Dotted Eighth Note and Sixteenth Note Combinations|
|Dotted Notes: A Dotted Quarter Note Followed by an Eighth Note|
|Syncopation Supplementary Musicianship Exercises Reading Rhythms Improvisation and Composition Keyboard Performance Performance: Ensemble Singing|
|Melody: Orientation to the Major Scale|
|Major Pentachord Scales and Melodies|
|Determining the Intervals Between Notes of the Pentachord Scale|
|Writing a Major Pentachord Scale and Melody on the Staff Using Accidentals|
|Major Hexachord Scales and Melodies|
|Determining the Intervals Between Notes of the Major Hexachord Scale|
|Song Analysis and Pentatonic Scale Supplementary|
|Musicianship Exercises Sight Singing Melodies in Staff Notation|
|Developing Musical Memory Improvisation and Composition Keyboard|
|Performance Performance: Ensemble Singing Error Detection|
|The Major Scale|
|Major Diatonic Scales and Melodies|
|Determining the Intervals Between Notes of the Major Scale|
|Writing Major Scales on the Staff Using Accidentals|
|Identifying the Key of a Major Scale from a Given Key Signature Using Solfege Syllables|
|Song Analysis Supplementary Musicianship Exercises|
|Sight Singing Melodies and Rhythms Keyboard Performance Performance|
|Ensemble Singing Developing Musical Memory Error Detection Improvisation and Composition Listening|
|Interval Quality: Major, Minor, and Perfect|
|Augmented and Diminished Intervals: Major, Minor, Augmented, and Diminished Intervals|
|Inversion of Intervals|
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