A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals

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Cengage Learning, Jan 13, 2009 - Music - 384 pages
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Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth explores the fundamentals of music in this creative, reader-friendly text that takes differing student abilities into consideration. CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E covers music fundamentals in 14 concise chapters and 11 enrichment appendices, offering extended coverage for professors or students who desire further instruction. In addition, the text comes with an access card to Music Fundamentals in Action, a free interactive online tutorial that provides students with personalized study plans and podcasts from the author. Duckworth focuses on developing student skills by offering written and aural exercises, not only helping them to learn the basics, but also giving them the opportunity to apply their knowledge in realistic music situations. The Music in Action boxes present opportunities for students to create music while learning the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, scales, intervals and triads. Market-leading CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E offers clear and comprehensive coverage of all major topics for a fundamental music course.
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User Review  - Dustin Tran - Goodreads

Music 20A - Music Fundamentals; Jimmy Lopez Random chapters; in conjunction with Ottman's Sight-Singing book. Easy to read and understand. Very skimmable. Not very rigorous, but typical for a introductory music textbook. Read full review

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Easy to read and understand. Very skimmable. Not very rigorous, but typical for a introductory music textbook. Read full review

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Contents

The Basics of Music
1
Rhythm I Simple Meter
31
Rhythm II Compound Meter
51
Pitch
73
Major Scales
95
Major Key Signatures
115
Intervals
125
Minor Key Signatures
159
Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts
306
Syllables for Sight Singing Scales and Modes
311
Graded Melodies for Sight Singing and Playing
313
Chromatic Scale and Major Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments
318
The C Clef
321
Other Scales and Modes
325
Transposing the Modes
332
A Brief Introduction to Timbre
337

Minor Scales
171
Pentatonic and Blues Scales
203
Triads
219
Triads in a Musical Context
239
Chord Progressions
261
Writing a Song
283
Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing
301
A Brief Discussion of Acoustics
341
Basic Guitar Chords
343
Glossary
345
Subject Index
351
Index to Musical Examples
357
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An internationally known composer, acclaimed teacher of American music, and the founder of Postminimalism, William Duckworth has written more than 200 works, including the well-known Time Curve Preludes for piano. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Rolling Stone magazine called his teaching "hip, bright and innovative." Duckworth has been honored by the American Music Society as one of Six Master Teachers in America. Additionally, Cathedral, co-created with Nora Farrell and online since 1997, is one of the first interactive works of music and art on the Web. Duckworth's honors include the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Internet Award, the 2002 Award in Music from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and a 2007 Senior Fulbright Specialist Award that assigned him to the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and resulted in iOrpheus, Duckworth and Farrell's 2-year unfolding of video podcasts, stage performances, and a public opera in the streets and promenades of Brisbane's South Bank Parklands.

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