The Fundamentals Text That Emphasizes Music Making. 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 music-emphasizing, at every stage, that music is to be heard and made-not merely seen and learned in the abstract. All of the key topics are covered: music notation; rhythm; scales; intervals; triads; basic harmonic progressions. Several supplements are available for this text. An Audio CD is available including performances of key works analyzed in the text. The examples are also available in Finale files on MySearchLab that students can use to directly work on exercises on their computers. Teaching and Learning ExperiencePersonalize Learning- MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.Improve Critical Thinking- Written exercises and assignments both in traditional written and electronic formats reinforce concepts.Engage Students- In-class activities, including singing, dictation, and keyboard exercises are designed to supplement and reinforce the theory lessons. Support Instructors- Supported by the best instructor resources on the market; MySearchLab and an Instructor's Manual.
Chapter 1: PitchLesson 1: Staff Lesson 2: KeyboardLesson 3: Treble ClefLesson 4: Bass ClefLesson 5: Great Staff Chapter 2: Rhythm and MeterLesson 6: Quarter-, half-, and whole-notes in 4/4 meter Lesson 7: Eighth-notes and sixteenth-notes Lesson 8: Dots and ties Lesson 9: RestsLesson 10: Duple meter (2/4 and 2/2)Lesson 11: Triple meter (3/4) Lesson 12: Compound meter (6/8)Lesson 13: Syncopation Chapter 3: Major and Minor ScalesLesson 14: Major scale (C-major) Lesson 15: Major scales other than C-major Lesson 16: Major keys and key signatures Lesson 17: Minor scale (A minor)Lesson 18: Minor scales other than A-minorLesson 19: Minor keys and key signatures Lesson 20: Harmonic and melodic minor Chapter Four: IntervalsLesson 21: Interval size Lesson 22: Seconds and thirds Lesson 23: Sixths and sevenths Lesson 24: Fourths and fifths, unisons and octaves Lesson 25: Intervals in a major key Lesson 26: Intervals in a minor key Chapter Five: Triads and seventh chordsLesson 27: Triads Lesson 28: Triads in inversion Lesson 29: Triads in major keys Lesson 30: Triads in minor keys Lesson 31: Seventh chords Chapter Six: Fundamentals of HarmonyLesson 32: Tonic and dominant Lesson 33: Expanding tonic and dominant Lesson 34: Approaching the dominant Lesson 35: Phrase and cadence