Fundamentals of Music
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|Author||: Bill Keis|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
This book covers the fundamentals of music. If you want to 'make music', there are definite things that need to be learned. There are many books on the subject of music. What makes this book different? The data is presented in a simple, straightforward and concise manner along with practice routines that will result in real ability to read music, play songs, improvise and compose! This book applies to any musician at any level of expertise regardless of what instrument or style of music he/she plays. It is invaluable as a reference book for private lessons or as a textbook for classroom study.
|Author||: Arnold Schoenberg|
|Editor||: Gardners Books|
Fundamentals of Musical Composition represents the culmination of more than forty years in Schoenberg's life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America. For his classes he developed a manner of presentation in which 'every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple and thorough'. This book can be used for analysis as well as for composition. On the one hand, it has the practical objective of introducing students to the process of composing in a systematic way, from the smallest to the largest forms; on the other hand, the author analyses in thorough detail and with numerous illustrations those particular sections in the works of the masters which relate to the compositional problem under discussion.
|Author||: Earl Henry,Jennifer Snodgrass,Susan Piagentini|
NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. For courses in music fundamentals. Fundamentals of Music: Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition , 7th Edition, familiarizes readers with the notation and performance of Western music through creative composition projects, listening exercises intended to develop aural skills, and the analysis of musical examples from a broad range of styles and genres. It gives readers the opportunity to practice new vocabulary, as well as their performance and analytic skills, in the context of complete compositions. The 7th Edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, yet maintains the intent of its original author, Earl Henry. It incorporates a broader range of musical examples and styles, along with revised and expanded aural skills methods and exercises. So, whether readers are preparing for a career in music, or simply want to develop their appreciation for this musical language, they will learn the terms, symbols, practices, and conventions that make Western music sound the way it does.
|Author||: Meinard Müller|
This textbook provides both profound technological knowledge and a comprehensive treatment of essential topics in music processing and music information retrieval. Including numerous examples, figures, and exercises, this book is suited for students, lecturers, and researchers working in audio engineering, computer science, multimedia, and musicology. The book consists of eight chapters. The first two cover foundations of music representations and the Fourier transform—concepts that are then used throughout the book. In the subsequent chapters, concrete music processing tasks serve as a starting point. Each of these chapters is organized in a similar fashion and starts with a general description of the music processing scenario at hand before integrating it into a wider context. It then discusses—in a mathematically rigorous way—important techniques and algorithms that are generally applicable to a wide range of analysis, classification, and retrieval problems. At the same time, the techniques are directly applied to a specific music processing task. By mixing theory and practice, the book’s goal is to offer detailed technological insights as well as a deep understanding of music processing applications. Each chapter ends with a section that includes links to the research literature, suggestions for further reading, a list of references, and exercises. The chapters are organized in a modular fashion, thus offering lecturers and readers many ways to choose, rearrange or supplement the material. Accordingly, selected chapters or individual sections can easily be integrated into courses on general multimedia, information science, signal processing, music informatics, or the digital humanities.
|Author||: Meinard Müller|
|Editor||: Springer Nature|
The textbook provides both profound technological knowledge and a comprehensive treatment of essential topics in music processing and music information retrieval (MIR). Including numerous examples, figures, and exercises, this book is suited for students, lecturers, and researchers working in audio engineering, signal processing, computer science, digital humanities, and musicology. The book consists of eight chapters. The first two cover foundations of music representations and the Fourier transform concepts used throughout the book. Each of the subsequent chapters starts with a general description of a concrete music processing task and then discusses in a mathematically rigorous way essential techniques and algorithms applicable to a wide range of analysis, classification, and retrieval problems. By mixing theory and practice, the book's goal is to offer detailed technological insights and a deep understanding of music processing applications. As a substantial extension, the textbook's second edition introduces the FMP (fundamentals of music processing) notebooks, which provide additional audio-visual material and Python code examples that implement all computational approaches step by step. Using Jupyter notebooks and open-source web applications, the FMP notebooks yield an interactive framework that allows students to experiment with their music examples, explore the effect of parameter settings, and understand the computed results by suitable visualizations and sonifications. The FMP notebooks are available from the author's institutional web page at the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen.
|Author||: Teaching Company|
16 45-minute lectures at the college level. An introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, timbre, dynamics, meter, pitch, mode, the major/minor key system, melody, harmony, modulation. Includes excerpts from classical, jazz, and popular music recordings; and live piano demonstrations.
|Author||: Holly Day,Jerry Kovarksy,Blake Neely,David Pearl,Michael Pilhofer|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
The go-to reference for aspiring pianists and keyboard players Piano & Keyboard All-in-One For Dummies makes it easier and more fun than ever to make music! If you don't know how to read music, this book explains in friendly, uncomplicated language all the basics of music theory, and applies it to playing the piano and keyboard. And if you've been playing for awhile—or took lessons when you were a child but haven't played since—you can pick up some valuable tips to improve your playing, or use the book as a refresher course. This indispensible resource combines the best of For Dummies books, including Piano For Dummies, Keyboard For Dummies, Music Theory For Dummies, and Piano Exercises For Dummies to get you up and running in no time. The handy reference helps you to master the traditional black-and-white keys and gives you an understanding of the possibilities that unfold when those black-and-whites are connected to state-of-the-art music technology. Discover the secrets for becoming a master on the piano and keyboard Improve your skills with a wealth of easy-to-apply piano exercises Tap into your creativity and get the lowdown on composing an original song Find out how to use keyboards anywhere using external speakers, amps, home stereos, computers, and tablets Dive right in! This comprehensive book offers the most complete learning experience for aspiring pianists, keyboard enthusiasts, and students of music.
|Author||: Christine Riley|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
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.
|Author||: Rebecca Herrold|
|Editor||: Pearson College Division|
Promotes competency in music fundamentals through a hands- on approach to Rhythm, Melody, Intervals, Triads, and Harmony. KEY TOPICS: Each new concept is reinforced through singing, listening, written exercises, keyboard practice, and creative activity. Examples are drawn from a variety of sources, including world music, folk music, Western art music, and musicals. Practice questions, musical applications, mastery tests, and projects are included in each chapter. A learning tool for beginning musicians, and music teachers who teach music fundamentals.
|Author||: Sumy Takesue|
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.
|Author||: Roger Evans|
|Editor||: Three Rivers Press|
Discarding musical jargon, Evans explains how notes are named, how they are written, and how to read a melody, discusses lesser-known musical signs and words, and provides a handy dictionary of terms
|Author||: Earl Henry,Jennifer Snodgrass,Susan Piagentini|
|Editor||: Pearson College Division|
ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Mastering Fundamentals in a Musical Context Fundamentals of Music provides a clear and comprehensive approach to mastering the language of music. The authors invite students to create composition projects, develop aural skills through listening exercises, and analyze musical examples from various styles and genres. With two new authors, this text has been thoroughly revised and expanded, yet maintains the intent of its original author Earl Henry. The optional MySearchLab with eText powered by Exposition Music provides opportunities for students to practice their skills and receive immediate feedback. Each chapter has a pretest, post-test, and chapter review. Separate drills are included for ear training. These assessments feature more than the usual multiple-choice questions, allowing a student to drag and drop notation on a musical staff. This provides opportunities to demonstrate the mastery of concepts and reach a variety of learning styles. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-- for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning -- The new MySearchLab with eText delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking -- Each of the 13 chapters divide into five main areas allowing students to learn terms and symbols and expand their listening skills. Exercises encourage students to apply concepts to a piece of music at the conclusion of each chapter. Engage Students -- Each chapter concludes with a number of creative exercises and projects allowing students to learn interactively. With the audio CD and MySearchLab powered by Exposition Music, students can polish their aural skills using the drills designed specifically to accompany the text. Support Instructors -- A full Instructor's Manual is available for this text. Additional assessment is made available through Exposition Music. 0205885896 / 9780205885893 Fundamentals of Music: Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of 020511833X / 9780205118335 Fundamentals of Music: Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition 0205908799 / 9780205908790 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- for Fundamentals of Music: Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition (for valuepacks)
|Author||: Jason W. Solomon|
Music Theory Essentials offers an antidote to music theory textbooks that are overly long and dense. Focusing on the essentials, this text provides a clear-cut guide to the key concepts of music theory. Beginning with no assumptions about music theory knowledge, the book covers the core elements of music fundamentals, diatonic and chromatic harmony, post-tonal theory, and popular music in a single concise volume. Emphasizing critical thinking skills, this book guides students through conceptualizing musical concepts and mastering analytic techniques. Each chapter concludes with a selection of applications designed to enhance engagement: Exercises allow students to apply and practice the skills and techniques addressed in the chapter. Brain Teasers challenge students to expand their musical understanding by thinking outside the box. Exploring Music offers strategies for students to apply learned concepts to the music they are currently learning or listening to. Thinking Critically encourages students to think more deeply about music by solving problems and identifying and challenging assumptions. A companion website provides answers to book exercises, additional downloadable exercises, and audio examples. Straightforward and streamlined, Music Theory Essentials is a truly concise yet comprehensive introduction to music theory that is accessible to students of all backgrounds.
|Author||: Marc Schonbrun|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Master musical skills quickly and easily! From classical music to new age, hard rock, and pop, music has always played an important role in everyday life. Whether you're an intermediate musician or an aspiring music major, The Everything Essential Music Theory Book is a guide to mastering one of the most important tools for every musician: musical understanding. This compact, portable volume covers all the basics, including: The construction of chords and scales How to understand rhythm and time signatures How keys are identified and organized Creating harmonization and melody With each clear and easy-to-understand chapter, musician and educator Marc Schonbrun takes you through the essentials of music theory--the very glue that holds music together.
|Author||: Natalie Sarrazin|
Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children's identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children's natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I'm working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children's lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.
|Author||: Stephen T. Zolper|
|Editor||: Waveland Press|
As the title implies, this versatile workbook covers every possible topic for a one-semester introductory theory course. The greatest value, however, is its efficient, effective approach. By using a simplified process, technically challenging topics such as scales, intervals, and chords are more quickly learned through pattern recognition rather than a reliance on procedure. Topics are presented using this concise, no-nonsense approach. Newly learned musical techniques become quickly ingrained and are continually linked to musical expression. The book is accessible for the novice and engaging for the musically experienced. Unlike other texts, it provides an approachable methodology that gradually advances readers toward a working knowledge of harmony. The book is distinguished in how both melody and harmony are explored in view of particular musical effects. Zolper’s approach offers students an exciting guide to streamlined mastery of basic theory while bringing to light a wealth of musical discoveries. The A to Z website presents sound clips of musical examples and featured compositions in addition to supplemental activities for additional practice.