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A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals, 10th Edition

  • includes Keyboard and Guitar Insert
  • William Duckworth Bucknell University
  • ISBN-10: 0495572209  |  ISBN-13: 9780495572206
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2004, 2001
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $184.50
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Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E features comprehensive and clear coverage of all major topics for fundamental music courses.
  • "Music in Action" boxes give students the opportunity to create music while learning the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, scales, intervals and triads in a creative framework.
  • A variety of examples, exercises and creative projects are found in CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E, emphasizing musical skills and concepts equally.
  • Musical selections from popular television, advertising and film genres, as well as from the classical repertoire, add relevance and depth to the text, maximizing student interest.
  • CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E includes a variety of music from other cultures, demonstrating the universality of music and appealing to the contemporary student.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. The Basics of Music.
2. Rhythm I: Simple Meter.
Part II: FOCUS ON SKILLS I.
3. Rhythm II: Compound Meter.
4. Pitch.
Part III: FOCUS ON SKILLS II.
5. Major Scales.
6. Major Key Signatures.
7. Intervals.
Part IV: FOCUS ON SKILLS III.
8. Minor Key Signatures.
9. Minor Scales.
10. The Pentatonic and Blues Scales.
Part V: FOCUS ON SKILLS IV.
11. Triads.
12. Triads in a Musical Context.
13. Chord Progressions.
14. Writing a Song.
Appendices:
A. Graded Rhythms for Counting and Performing.
B. Graded World Rhythms in Two and Three Parts.
C. Syllables for Sight-Singing Scales and Modes.
D. Graded Melodies for Sight-Singing and Playing.
E. Chromatic Scale and Major-Scale Fingerings for Keyboard Instruments.
F. The C Clef.
G. Other Scales and Modes.
H. Transposing the Modes.
I. A Brief Introduction to Timbre.
J. A Brief Discussion of Acoustics.
K. Basic Guitar Chords.
L. Using the Focus on Fundamentals Enhanced CD.
Glossary.
Subject Index.
Index to Musical Examples.

What's New

  • A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E now includes a free access card to Music Fundamentals in Action, an interactive online tutorial that provides students with diagnostic quizzing and personalized study plans.
  • The Music Fundamentals in Action online tutorial also provides podcasts from author William Duckworth, as well as 39 audio performances and several innovative notation areas that allow students to plot a musical passage and play it back.
  • New concepts have been added throughout the CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS (WITH KEYBOARD AND GUITAR INSERT), 10E text, including Articulations, Conduction Simple Meters, Conducting Compound Meters, Anacrisis and Tetrachords.
  • Customized study plans based on individual student proficiency are provided online with the Music Fundamentals in Action tutorial, giving students exercises and interactive activities to help them grasp basic theory concepts in the text.
  • End-of-chapter Practice Materials are more student-friendly and offer further explanation on how to complete the exercises, while the Rhythm Revisited sections have moved to Chapters 2 and 3 for student convenience.

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Music Fundamentals in Action Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495792705 | ISBN-13: 9780495792703)

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eBank Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0495792543 | ISBN-13: 9780495792543)

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 Music Fundamentals in Action Resource Center and more.

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Music CourseMate with eBook Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111477221 | ISBN-13: 9781111477226)

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Music Fundamentals in Action Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495792705 | ISBN-13: 9780495792703)

The Music Fundamentals in Action website provides you with diagnostic quizzing and personalized study plans. After completing a pre-test to assess your proficiency in the material covered, you receive a personalized study plan that directs you back to topics and exercises with which you need additional help. It also provides you with exercises and interactive activities that illustrate the basic theory concepts in the text, and features quizzes, 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. The audio has been revised and enhanced. It features 39 newly-recorded audio examples (15 brand new to this edition) that are now recorded by actual performers rather than synthesizers.

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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.