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Cengage Advantage Books: A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals, 1st Edition

  • William Duckworth Bucknell University
  • ISBN-10: 049555572X  |  ISBN-13: 9780495555728
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.25
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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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Resource Center Printed Access Card for Music Fundamentals in Action

ISBN-10: 0495639753 | ISBN-13: 9780495639756

List Price = $170.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $126.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Cengage Advantage Books: A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals
    List Price = $124.95  | CengageBrain Price = $124.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.25
  • Resource Center Printed Access Card for Music Fundamentals in Action
    List Price = $50.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $37.50


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.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

eBank Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0495566934 | ISBN-13: 9780495566939)

Includes answers to the exercises in the text, including the "Focus on Skills" sections; suggested classroom activities; discussions on using popular music in class and using the Focus on Fundamentals CD-ROM and more.

Resource Center Instant Access Code for Music Fundamentals in Action  (ISBN-10: 0495568368 | ISBN-13: 9780495568360)

Help students learn faster with Resource Center for Music Fundamentals in Action (MFA). Features a diagnostic test, personalized study plan, hundreds of self-grading exercises and activities (with grades sent directly to your instructor gradebook), quizzes, and a keyboard module. An innovative notation application lets students plot musical passages then play back what they've written.

List Price = $51.00  | CengageBrain Price = $51.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.00

Student Supplements

Resource Center Instant Access Code for Music Fundamentals in Action  (ISBN-10: 0495568368 | ISBN-13: 9780495568360)

Master music basics faster with Resource Center for Music Fundamentals in Action (MFA). Get individualized study plans, check your progress, access hundreds of self-grading exercises and activities, and create your own music with an innovative notation application.

List Price = $51.00  | CengageBrain Price = $51.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $51.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

William Duckworth

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.