Elements of Music

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This music fundamentals textbook is for both aspiring music majors and non-majors. Based on an anthology of works from music literature, it features clear, concise explanations, extensive written exercises, and a variety of suggested in-class activities. It emphasizes process of making musicemphasizing, at every stage, that music is to be heard and madenot merely seen and learned in the abstract. All of the key topics are covered: music notation; rhythm; scales; intervals; triads; basic harmonic progressions. The second edition of theElements of Musichas excellent supplements, which can bepurchased individuallythey include an audio CD that contains all of the works in the anthology, and Finale files on CD include all the significant exercises from the text. 0131584197 9780131584198 CD of Audio Examples for Elements of Music, 2/e - CD-ROM Only 0136155073 9780136155072 Finale Files for Elements of Music, 1/e - CD-ROM Only

Table of Contents

Treble Clef
Bass Clef
Great Staff
Rhythm and Meter
Quarter-, half-, and whole-notes in 4/4 meter
Eighth-notes and sixteenth-notes
Dots and ties
Duple meter (2/4 and 2/2)
Triple meter (3/4)
Compound meter (6/8)
Major and Minor Scales
Major scale (C-major)
Major scales other than C-major
Major keys and key signatures
Minor scale (A minor)
Minor scales other than A-minor
Minor keys and key signatures
Harmonic and melodic minor
Interval size
Seconds and thirds
Sixths and sevenths
Fourths and fifths, unisons and octaves
Intervals in a major key
Intervals in a minor key
Triads and seventh chords
Triads in inversion
Triads in major keys
Triads in minor keys
Seventh chords
Fundamentals of Harmony
Tonic and dominant
Expanding tonic and dominant
Approaching the dominant
Phrase and cadence Anthology Harold Arlen
Over the Rainbow
Two Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier
Volume 1 No. 15 in G-major No. 16 in G-minor
Two chorales from the
Symphony No. 5, first movement Orchestral score Piano score
Two Preludes from Opus 28 No. 7 in A-major No. 20 in C-minor
It Dont Mean a Thing (If It Aint Got That Swing) St. Louis Blues Franz Joseph Haydn
String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3, third movement (minuet) Quartet score Piano score
The Entertainer Josephine Lang, Song
Yesterday Fanny Mendelssohn, Trio for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 11, third movement
Piano Sonata in A-major, K. 331, first movement, theme and variations 1, 3, and 6
Dove sono from The Marriage of Figaro Matos Rodriguez, La Cumparsita
Two Songs Death and the Maiden Wild Rose Robert Schumann Song
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