A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals, 11th Edition

  • includes CourseMate Printed Access Card
  • William Duckworth Bucknell University
  • ISBN-10: 0840029993
  • ISBN-13: 9780840029997
  • 384 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $138.00 
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About The Solution

Overview

Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth explores the fundamentals of music in this creative, reader-friendly text that takes differing student abilities into consideration. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, Eleventh Edition, covers music fundamentals in 15 concise chapters and 11 enrichment appendices. 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. In addition, the text comes with an access card to CourseMate with Music Fundamentals in Action, an interactive online tutorial that provides students with personalized study plans and podcasts from the author. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS offers clear and comprehensive coverage of all major topics for a music fundamentals course. The Music in Action boxes present opportunities for students to create music while learning the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads.


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  • A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS includes a free access card to CourseMate with 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 audio performances and several innovative notation areas that allow students to plot a musical passage and play it back.
  • 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.
  • A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS features comprehensive and clear coverage of all major topics for fundamental music courses.
  • Music in Action boxes gives 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 A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, emphasizing musical skills and concepts equally.
  • Musical selections from popular television, advertising, and film, as well as from the classical repertoire, add relevance and depth to the text, maximizing student interest.
  • A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS includes a variety of music from other cultures, demonstrating the universality of music and appealing to the contemporary student.

What's New

  • A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS now offers an Annotated Instructor's Edition with answers to all text exercises, as well as an introductory section of teaching tips and additional practice sheets, both with and without answers--all in one location for ease of instructor reference.
  • The connection between eBook, website, and text practice materials is strengthened via web cross-references integrated into the beginning of each chapter.
  • The text's Focus on Skills review exercises have now been aligned with the online Focus on Fundamentals exercises in the online Music Fundamentals in Action tutorials.
  • The text's new Tips & Tools boxes provide help with particularly difficult concepts and/or point the way to assistance on the web.
  • All pages are now punched and perforated to facilitate class handouts and assignments.
  • Chapter 2 on The Keyboard is a new subdivision in this edition.
  • The book's "friendly" design is now enhanced with full color throughout, including CourseMate and eBook screen captures in an illustrated Preface.

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Table of Contents

1. The Basics of Music.
2. The Keyboard.
3. Rhythm I: Simple Meter.
4. Rhythm II: Compound Meter.
5. Pitch.
6. Major Scales.
7. Major Key Signatures.
8. Intervals.
9. Minor Key Signatures.
10. Minor Scales.
11. Pentatonic and Blues Scales.
12. Triads.
13. Triads in a Musical Context.
14. Chord Progressions.
15. Writing a Song.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Subject Index.
Index to Musical Examples.

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CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840029950 | ISBN-13: 9780840029959)

Music CourseMate for A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, provides access to a variety of rich teaching and learning resources, including access to an eBook, chapter-by-chapter online tutorial quizzes, access to Music Fundamentals in Action, and flashcards. Music Fundamentals in Action provides students with diagnostic quizzing and personalized study plans. After completing a pre-test to assess their proficiency in the material covered, students receive a personalized study plan that directs them back to topics and exercises with which they need additional help. It also provides students 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 students to plot a musical passage and hear what they have written recited back to them. It features 39 audio examples recorded by actual performers rather than synthesizers.

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A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (book only)  (ISBN-10: 0840029985 | ISBN-13: 9780840029980)

Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth explores the fundamentals of music in this creative, reader-friendly text that takes differing student abilities into consideration. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, Eleventh Edition, covers music fundamentals in 15 concise chapters and 11 enrichment appendices. 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. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS offers clear and comprehensive coverage of all major topics for a music fundamentals course. The Music in Action boxes present opportunities for students to create music while learning the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads.

List Price = $198.95  | CengageBrain Price = $158.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.50


Student Supplements

Student Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title’s "About the Solution" 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.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0840029950 | ISBN-13: 9780840029959)

Music CourseMate provides access to a variety of rich teaching and learning resources, including access to an eBook, chapter-by-chapter online tutorial quizzes, access to Music Fundamentals in Action, and flashcards. Music Fundamentals in Action website provides students with diagnostic quizzing and personalized study plans. After completing a pre-test to assess their proficiency in the material covered, students receive a personalized study plan that directs them back to topics and exercises with which they need additional help. It also provides students 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 students to plot a musical passage and hear what they have written recited back to them. It features 39 audio examples recorded by actual performers rather than synthesizers.

List Price = $100.00  | CengageBrain Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00


WebTutor™ on WebCT™ with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428273999 | ISBN-13: 9781428273993)

WebTutor™ offers basic online study tools including learning objectives, flashcards and practice quizzes.

List Price = $110.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.00


WebTutor™ on Blackboard with eBook on Gateway Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1428274006 | ISBN-13: 9781428274006)

WebTutor™ offers basic online study tools including learning objectives, flashcards and practice quizzes.

List Price = $110.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $110.00


A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (book only)  (ISBN-10: 0840029985 | ISBN-13: 9780840029980)

Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth explores the fundamentals of music in this creative, reader-friendly text that takes differing student abilities into consideration. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, Eleventh Edition, covers music fundamentals in 15 concise chapters and 11 enrichment appendices. Duckworth focuses on developing your skills by offering written and aural exercises, not only helping you to learn the basics, but also giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in realistic music situations. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS offers clear and comprehensive coverage of all major topics for a music fundamentals course.

List Price = $198.95  | CengageBrain Price = $158.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $147.50


Meet the Author

About the Author

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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

"I love the Focus on Skills sections. I am able to use them in a variety of ways to reinforce what I am teaching. I really like how you and your team are developing this new edition!"
— Brenda Lang, Cincinnati Christian University
"The homework is great. The materials are presented in a very clear, logical manner. Most other books have "holes" in the presentation of the material. This book is extremely well organized. Far better text than anything available."
— Chris Coulter, East Los Angeles College
"The text is organized well in terms of a steady progression of concept of study. While it uses musical jargon, it also speaks to the students in conversational tone and not above their heads. It covers an appropriate amount of material and does not attempt to be something it is not (it is a first-year fundamentals text)."
— Jefferson Campbell, University of Minnesota, Duluth

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