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Music First! plus Audio CD and Keyboard Foldout

by
Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780073275000

ISBN10:
007327500X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/22/2006
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

Based on tested methods used by the author during many years of teaching,Music First!takes a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of music theory and basic composition, engaging students by a combination of explanation and interaction. Students learn cumulatively as they progress through the book. This popular "learn-by-doing" approach reinforces theoretical principles through practice and enlivens any Fundamentals course.

Table of Contents

White, Music First

White, Music First! 5e

 

 

Contents

 

Chapter 1

Elements of Music: Pitch

Middle C

The Octave

Quick Check

Musical Notation

The Staff

The Treble Clef

The Bass Clef

Ledger Lines

The Grand Staff

Playing Melodies on a Keyboard Instrument

Quick Check

Drawing Musical Symbols

Treble Clef

Bass Clef

Note Heads

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

Assignments

 

 

Chapter 2

Elements of Music: Rhythm

The Beat

Simple Division of the Beat

Rhythm Patterns

Repeat Sign

Quick Check

Drawing Quarter Notes and Eighth Notes

Note Heads

Stems

Improving Your Ear

Ear-Training Exercise I

Ear-Training Exercise II

Ear-Training Exercise III

Longer Note Values

Quick Check

Rests

Quick Check

The Tie

The Dot

Quick Check

Compound Division of the Beat

Quick Check

Dotted Rests

Quick Check

Summary of Relative Note and Rest Values

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

Assignments

 

Interlude I

 

Chapter 3

Simple Meter

Accent

Meter

Bar Line

Measure

Meter Signature

Simple Meter

Quick Check

2/2 Meter

Quick Check

The Upbeat

Quick Check

Subdivision of the Beat

Quick Check

The Dotted Eighth Note

Quick Check

Triplets

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

Assignments

 

Chapter 4

Compound Meter

Duple-Compound Meter

Quick Check

Triple-Compound Meter

Quick Check

Quadruple-Compound Meter

Quick Check

Beaming in Simple and Compound Meters

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

Assignments

 

Interlude II

 

Chapter 5

The Keyboard

The Half Step

The Whole Step

The Sharp Sign

The Flat Sign

The Natural Sign

Enharmonic Equivalents

Writing Sharps, Flats, and Naturals

Writing Half Steps and Whole Steps

The Key Signature

Quick Check

The Double Sharp

The Double Flat

Quick Check

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

Assignments

 

Chapter 6

Major Scales/Major Keys

Major Scales

The Tonic

Half Steps and Whole Steps in the Major Scale

Diatonic Scales

Other Major Scales

Key Signatures for Major Scales

The Circle of Fifths

Determining the Key from a Key Signature

The Dominant

Solfeggio

Quick Check

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

Assignments

 

Interlude III

 

Chapter 7

Intervals

Intervals and Scale Degrees

Quick Check

Specific Qualities of Intervals

Perfect Intervals

Major Intervals

Minor Intervals

Quick Check

Writing Intervals Below a Given Note

Quick Check

The Augmented Fourth and Diminished Fifth

Summary of Common Intervals

Other Intervals

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

Assignments

 

Chapter 8

Minor Scales/Minor Keys

The Natural Minor Scale

The Harmonic Minor Scale

The Melodic Minor Scale

Key Signatures for Minor Scales

Relative Major and Minor Scales

Tonic (Parallel) Major and Minor Scales

The Dominant in Minor

Solfeggio and Numbers

Quick Check

Transposition

Quick Check

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

Assignments

 

Interlude IV

 

Chapter 9

Chords--Looking at the Musical Background

Harmony

Chord

Triad

Popular Music Chord Symbols

Diminished and Augmented Triads

Simple and Expanded Positions of Triads

Inversion of Triads

Block Chords versus Arpeggiation of Chords

Seventh Chords

The Major-Minor Seventh Chord

The Minor Seventh Chord

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

Assignments

 

Chapter 10

The Harmonic System

The Harmonic System in Major Keys

Roman Numeral Analysis

Primary Chords

Secondary Chords

The Harmonic System in Minor Keys

Circle Progressions

The Harmonic Background of Rounds

Part Songs

Key Terms

Listening

Using What You Have Learned

 

Interlude V

 

Chapter 11

Introduction to Harmonizing and Composing

Harmonizing Melodies

Nonharmonic Tones

Harmonic Rhythm

Playing Accompaniments on a Keyboard

Adding Rhythm to Accompaniments

Phrases in Music

Melodic Contour of Phrases

Harmonic Cadence

Form

A Final Word

Using What You Have Learned

 

Appendix 1

Inversion of Intervals

Appendix 2

Popular Music Chord Symbols

Appendix 3

Guitar Chords

Appendix 4

Playing a Keyboard Instrument

Appendix 5

Answers to Selected Problems in the Assignments

 

Songbook

 

Glossary

 

Index



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