Music in Theory and Practice, Volume 1 with Audio CD

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Spiral Bound w/CD
  • Copyright: 2008-05-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This best-selling text gives music majors and minors a solid foundation in the theory of music. It strengthens their musical intuition, builds technical skills, and helps them gain interpretive insights. The goal of the text is to instruct readers on the practical application of knowledge. The analytical techniques presented are carefully designed to be clear, uncomplicated, and readily applicable to any repertoire. The two-volume format ensures exhaustive coverage and maximum support for students and faculty alike. Volume I serves as a general introduction to music theory while volume II offers a survey of the theoretical underpinnings of musical styles and forms from Gregorian Chant through the present day. The supplemental instructor's materials provide clear-cut solutions to assignment materials.Music in Theory and Practiceis a well-rounded textbook that integrates the various components of musical structure and makes them accessible to students at the undergraduate level.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Materials of Music: Sound and Time
The Fundamentals of Music
Scales, Tonality, Key, Modes
Intervals and Transposition
The Structural Elements of Music
Cadences and Nonharmonic Tones
Melodic Organization
Texture and Textural Reduction
Species Counterpoint
Voice Leading in Four Voices
Harmonic Progression and Harmonic Rhythm
The Dominant Seventh Chord
The Leading-Tone Seventh Chords
Nondominant Seventh Chords
Secondary Dominants and Leading-Tone Chords
Two-Part (Binary) Form
Three-Part (Ternary) Form
Summary of Part-Writing Practices
Macro Analysis Symbols
Popular Music Chord Symbols
Expression Marks
Instrument Ranges, Transpositions, and Foreign Names Credits
Index: Musical Examples
Index: Subjects
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