Higher Education

Music for Ear Training, 4th Edition

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  • Michael Horvit Moores School of Music, The University of Houston
  • Timothy Koozin University of Houston
  • Robert Nelson Moores School of Music, University of Houston
  • ISBN-10: 0840029810  |  ISBN-13: 9780840029812
  • 576 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2005, 2001
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

The standard in ear training instruction is Horvit/Koozin/Nelson MUSIC FOR EAR TRAINING. The Fourth Edition takes a hybrid approach to deliver a wealth of practical material that will help students quickly improve their listening and ear training skills. The accompanying digital resources for this text are easy to use and include high-quality recordings of various instruments playing each exercise. The dictation repertoire includes basic rudiments (intervals, chords, and scales), melodies, four-part harmonic settings, and varied textures from musical literature.

Features and Benefits

  • Combines easily with sight-singing curriculum: This new edition coordinates more closely with Benjamin/Horvit/Nelson MUSIC FOR SIGHT SINGING, Sixth Edition.
  • More short examples/exercises and new and expanded quizzes of varying length and difficulty to check comprehension.
  • Quickly improve listening and ear training with the standard text in ear training instruction.
  • Repertoire includes basic rudiments (intervals, chords, scales), melodies, four-part harmonic settings, and varied textures from musical literature.
  • Annotated Instructor's Edition offers the complete student workbook with answers to exercises and questions.

Table of Contents

1. Intervals, Triads, and Scales.
2. Rhythmic Dictation: Simple Meters.
3. Melodic Dictation: Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves.
4. Rhythmic Dictation: Beat Subdivision by 2.
5. Rhythmic Dictation: Beat Subdivision by 4: Anacrusis.
6. Rhythmic Dictation: Dots and Ties.
7. Melodic Dictation: The Supertonic Triad.
8. Rhythmic Dictation: Compound Meter.
9. Rhythmic Dictation: Triplets.
10. Examples from Literature.
11. Rhythmic Dictation: Syncopation.
12. Melodic Dictation: Scalar Variants, Modal Borrowing, and Decorative Chromaticism.
13. Melodic Dictation: Secondary Dominants.
14. Examples from Music Literature.
15. Melodic Dictation: Modulation to Closely Related Keys.
16. Rhythmic Dictation: Quintuple Meter.
17. Examples from Music Literature.
18. Rhythm: Irregular Meters.Pitch: Diatonic Modes. Pitch: Changing Clefs. Part Music.
19. Rhythm: Changing Meters.Pitch: Pandiatonicism.
20. Rhythm: Syncopation Including Irregular and Mixed Meters. Pitch: Extended and Altered Tertian Harmony.
21. Pitch: Exotic Scales.
22. Rhythm: Complex Divisions of the Beat. Melodic Dictation: Quartal Harmony.
23. Rhythm: Polyrhythms and Polymeters. Music Dictation: Polyharmony and Polytonality.
24. Melodic Dictation: Interval Music.
25. Melodic Dictation: Serial Music.

What's New

  • New streaming audio renderings for all music listening examples, featuring the highest quality sampled instrumental timbres from all the principal instruments of the orchestra.
  • No CD drive is needed for off-line listening; the downloadable application replaces and updates content on the 3rd edition CD-ROM, in a format newly optimized for current Windows and Macintosh systems.
  • New web-based preliminary exercises for intervals, chords, and scales to help students acquire strong listening skills in music fundamentals.
  • A new unit of music literature examples for 20th-century techniques, with excerpts for dictation from works by major modern composers including Debussy, Bartok, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, and others.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Premium Web Site Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133230105 | ISBN-13: 9781133230106)

The new CourseMate provides additional diagnostic quizzes for music fundamentals—intervals, chords, and scales—and the Engagement Tracker can be used to help measure students’ progress. These exercises help students acquire the requisite skills needed to be ready for the workbook and CD. The CourseMate also features high-quality streaming audio renderings that provide more realistic listening examples for the music literature units. These web-based additions for music for ear training will closely interface with the established CD-and-workbook materials for more moderate pacing, web-based and self-grading material, and enhanced sound for the music literature exercises.

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Student Supplements

Premium Web Site Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133230105 | ISBN-13: 9781133230106)

The new CourseMate provides additional diagnostic quizzes for music fundamentals—intervals, chords, and scales—to give you a solid foundation in your aural skills sequence. The CourseMate also features high-quality streaming audio renderings that provide more realistic listening examples for the music literature units.

List Price = $45.00  | CengageBrain Price = $45.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Horvit

Michael Horvit is Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. His works range from solo instrumental and vocal pieces to large symphonic and choral compositions and operas, all widely performed in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Israel. He has published with C.F. Peters, MorningStar, Recital Publications, Shawnee Press, E.C. Schirmer, Southern, and Transcontinental, and has CDs with the Albany label. Horvit's awards include the Martha Baird Rockefeller Award as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

Timothy Koozin

Timothy Koozin is known internationally as a specialist in music instructional technology. Dr. Koozin is editor of the electronic journal, MUSIC THEORY ONLINE. His writings appear in PERSPECTIVES OF NEW MUSIC, CONTEMPORARY MUSIC REVIEW, MUSIC THEORY ONLINE, COLLEGE MUSIC SYMPOSIUM, NOTES AND COMPUTERS IN MUSIC RESEARCH. He teaches courses in music theory, analysis, and music technology at the University of Houston, Moores School of Music.

Robert Nelson

Robert Nelson teaches music theory and composition at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston. A composer in residence and music director of the Houston Shakespeare Festival for 17 seasons, he has also received numerous commissions for compositions and arrangements for the Houston Symphony Orchestra.