Fundamentals of Music : Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-20
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Substatially revised,Fundamentals of Music,Fifth Edition, presents a complete introduction to music fundamentals and basic musicianship. The author employs a fresh, student-centered style to introduce and explain traditional topics such as notation, meter, scales, triads, and chords. The text informs, guides, and encourages students with basic theoretical information that is balanced with helpful suggestions for study, copious exercise material, introductory aural skills training, and self-tests with answers. For instructors who include basic musicianship skills in the fundamentals course, the (recorded) ear-training drills and keyboard studies, together with a variety of sight-singing excerpts will provide ample material.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
The Fifth Editionp. xiv
Using the Textp. xiv
The Compact Discp. xv
Web Site: uppervoices.comp. xv
Ear-Training Drillsp. xv
Chapter Self Testsp. xvi
Unit Reviewsp. xvi
Interactive Fundamental Drillsp. xvi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
1 Notating Rhythmp. 1
Essential Terms and Symbolsp. 1
Traditional Western Musicp. 1
Notationp. 2
The Notation of Rhythmp. 2
Note Valuesp. 2
Rests Valuesp. 5
Measuresp. 7
Time Signaturesp. 8
+ Calligraphy: Note and Rest Valuesp. 9
Smaller Rhythmic Valuesp. 11
+ A Step Further: Larger and Smaller Note Valuesp. 13
+ Calligraphy: Eighths and Sixteenthsp. 14
The Dotp. 15
The Tiep. 15
Flags and Beamsp. 17
Building Skillsp. 19
Creative Projectsp. 23
Notating Pitchp. 25
Essential Terms and Symbolsp. 25
The Staffp. 25
The Clefp. 26
Stem Directionp. 27
+ Tricks of the Trade: Learning the "ABCs,"p. 28
Ledger Linesp. 30
+ Calligraphy: Clefs and Ledger Linesp. 30
The Octavep. 31
The Grand Staffp. 33
+ Musicianshipp. 35
Building Skillsp. 37
Creative Projectsp. 43
The Keyboardp. 45
Essential Terms and Symbolsp. 45
The Keyboardp. 46
+ Musicianshipp. 49
Accidentalsp. 51
The Sharpp. 51
The Flatp. 52
The Natural Signp. 52
+ Musicianshipp. 54
+ Calligraphy: Notating Accidentalsp. 56
Double Sharps and Double Flatsp. 56
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