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Overview

The Cengage Advantage edition of the best-selling A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, this first edition offers a streamlined text and extensive interactive resources as a complete course solution. Thorough and clear, students learn the fundamentals of music, and then unleash their creativity to create their own compositions based on what they've learned. Integrated and extensive exercises in the text and interactive Resource Center for Music Fundamental Advantage give students the opportunity to practice and master key skills.

William Duckworth, Bucknell University

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.
  • Streamlined text and the interactive Resource Center for Music Fundamentals in Action offer a complete course solution.
  • Reinforce concepts with Resource Center for Music Fundamentals in Action (MFA), offering students personalized study plans, hundreds of self-grading exercises and activities (with grades sent directly to your instructor gradebook), quizzes, and a keyboard module.
  • Give students hands-on experience with Resource Center for Music Fundamental Advantage's innovative notation application that allows students to plot a musical passage and play back what they've written.
INTRODUCTION.
1. The Basics of Music.
2. Rhythm I: Simple Meter.
FOCUS ON SKILLS I.
3. Rhythm II: Compound Meter.
4. Pitch.
FOCUS ON SKILLS II.
5. Major Scales.
6. Major Key Signatures.
7. Intervals.
FOCUS ON SKILLS III.
8. Minor Key Signatures.
9. Minor Scales.
10. The Pentatonic and Blues Scales.
FOCUS ON SKILLS IV.
11. Triads.
12. Triads in a Musical Context.
13. Chord Progressions.
14. Writing a Song.
Appendix A: Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing.
Appendix B: Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts.
Appendix C: Syllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modes.
Appendix D: Graded Melodies for Sight-Singing and Playing.
Appendix E: Chromatic Scale and Major-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments.
Appendix F: The C Clef.
Appendix G: Other Scales and Modes.
Appendix H: Transposing the Modes.
Appendix I: A Brief Introduction to Timbre.
Appendix J: A Brief Discussion of Acoustics.
Appendix K: Basic Guitar Chords.

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  • ISBN-10: 1133379605
  • ISBN-13: 9781133379607
  • STARTING AT $15.49

  • ISBN-10: 049555572X
  • ISBN-13: 9780495555728
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $94.25
  • RETAIL $124.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

CourseMate with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285835525
Music CourseMate provides access to a variety of learning resources, including an eBook, chapter-by-chapter online tutorial quizzes, Music Fundamentals in Action, Tips & Tools boxes, and flashcards. Music Fundamentals in Action helps you study efficiently: After completing a pre-test to assess your proficiency in the material covered, you will receive a personalized study plan that directs you back to topics and exercises requiring further attention. Music Fundamentals in Action also provides exercises and interactive activities that illustrate the basic theory concepts in the text, a keyboard module, and several innovative notation areas that allow you to plot a musical passage and hear what you have written recited back to you. In addition, it features 39 audio examples recorded by actual performers rather than synthesizers.

FOR STUDENTS

CourseMate with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781285835525