Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Third Edition combines a textbook and integrated workbook with an interactive website for those who want to learn the basics of reading music. Intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of music theory, it offers a patient approach to understanding and mastering the building blocks of musical practice and structure. Musical examples range from Elvis Presley songs to Filipino ballads to Beethoven symphonies, offering a balanced mixture of global, classical, and popular music. The new edition includes: Additional vocabulary features and review exercises Additional musical selections and 1-, 2-, or 3-hand rhythmic exercises The addition of guitar tablature A revised text design that more clearly designates the different types of exercises and makes the Workbook pages easier to write on An improved companion website with added mobile functionality The author’s balanced approach to beginning music theory engages student interest while demonstrating how music theory concepts apply not only to the Western classical canon but also to popular and world music. With the beginner student in mind, Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Third Edition is a comprehensive text for understanding the foundations of music theory.
"Music Fundamentals for Dance" is a text for student dancers, choreographers, and dance educators written by an experienced educator and choreographer. This book presents foundational knowledge of the elements of music and describes their application to dance performance, choreography, and teaching. It includes a web resource offering exercises, activities, projects, downloadable examples of music, and web links that provide a range of active learning experiences.
This book is a basic theory text designed for music majors as well as nonmajors who wish to acquire a working knowledge of musicianship and music theory. Music fundamentals are approached through the parallel study of pitch considerations and rhythmic design. The text includes four clefs for study, manuscript tips, drill studies for self-testing and monitoring, and chapter assignments. The Instructor's Manual is sold separately.
Musical theatre students and performers are frequently asked to learn musical material in a short space of time; sight-read pieces in auditions; collaborate with accompanists; and communicate musically with peers, directors, music directors and choreographers. Many of these students and performers will have had no formal musical training. This book offers a series of lessons in music fundamentals, including theory, sight-singing and aural tests, giving readers the necessary skills to navigate music and all that is demanded of them, without having had a formal music training. It focuses on the skills required of the musical theatre performer and draws on musical theatre repertoire in order to connect theory with practice. Throughout the book, each musical concept is laid out clearly and simply with helpful hints and reminders. The author takes the reader back to basics to ensure full understanding of each area. As the concepts begin to build on one another, the format and process is kept the same so that readers can see how different aspects interrelate. Through introducing theoretical ideas and putting each systematically into practice with sight-singing and ear-training, the students gain a much deeper and more integrated understanding of the material, and are able to retain it, using it in voice lessons, performance classes and their professional lives. The book is published alongside a companion website, which offers supporting material for the aural skills component and gives readers the opportunity to drill listening exercises individually and at their own pace. Music Fundamentals for Musical Theatre allows aspirational performers - and even those who aren't enrolled on a course - to access the key components of music training that will be essential to their careers.
Excerpt from Music Fundamentals: A Guide to Musical Understanding I. What is Tone? Music is an art perceived through the ear. The scientific bases of music are the laws of sound collectively known as acoustics. Sound is a sensation received through the ear. It is caused by the vibrations of elastic or tremulous bodies such as strings, col umns of air, membranes, vocal chords, or metal bars. The vibrations of these bodies are transmitted to the ear through the air. A tone may be defined as a sound produced by a regular and comparatively simple number of vibrations per second. All other sounds are noises, though tone and noise are actually relative terms. The three characteristics of tones are: pitch, intensity, and quality. Duration, or the length of time a tone continues to sound, is some times included as a fourth characteristic. However, duration refers to the length, not to the structure of a tone. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS is a reader-friendly, creative text that focuses on music fundamentals through written and aural exercises. In addition, the text strives to teach students how to create music through learning rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Mastering Music Fundamentals is a prescriptive, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of music theory that presents the subject in a user-friendly format so that students immediately are comfortable with the material. The organization and presentation of chapter topics revolve around essential principles explained and reinforced with numerous problems for students to solve. The book does not simply present basic theory; rather, it guides students using a visual step-by-step process that anticipates and answers their questions. Highlights of the Second Edition include an improved and streamlined approach to pedagogy, homework assignments, worksheets with answers at the end of each chapter, and an innovative hybrid methodology that addresses both traditional and programmatic learning styles.
INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS AND LEAD-SHEET TERMINOLOGY is intended for the beginning commercial musician. This book assumes no technical knowledge of music and starts from the premise that the reader is either currently (or soon to be) involved in private music study with someone who teaches an instrument (or voice) or plans to become proficient through self instruction and practical experience. The concise format presented here offers an accelerated program that gets the beginning musician up and running within a relatively short span of time. Chapters 1 through 9 provide a technical foundation for the survey of chord descriptions in Chapter 10. The opening chapter introduces notes and rests, concepts in rhythm and meter, repeat signs, and performance directions. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 present the subjects of pitch, scale, and key signature. Intervals, the minor mode, triads, and seventh chords follow in Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 9. Since a significant portion of commercial music and jazz involves scales and modes that are neither major nor minor, the topic of church modes is explored in Chapter 8. Chapter 10 outlines and analyzes the chord symbols typically represented in lead sheets. More than 220 music examples demonstrate the concepts presented in the text. 170 pages.