The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis
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Author: Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin
Pages: 1008
ISBN: 9780393600483
Release: 2016-06-01
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis is a complete package of theory and aural skills resources that covers every topic commonly taught in the undergraduate sequence. The package can be mixed and matched for every classroom, and with Norton’s new Know It? Show It! online pedagogy, students can watch video tutorials as they read the text, access formative online quizzes, and tackle workbook assignments in print or online. In its third edition, The Musician’s Guide retains the same student-friendly prose and emphasis on real music that has made it popular with professors and students alike.

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis
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Author: Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin
Pages: 839
ISBN: 0393930815
Release: 2011
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Emphasizing real music and music-making, The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis gives students the hands-on tools they need to learn how music works. Theoretically current and pedagogically innovative, the Musician's Guide series uses the phrase model approach to show students how music works in context. With a focus on real music literature that students know and play, it shows how music theory relates directly to practice and performance. The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis includes all topics essential to first- and second-year theory for music majors, from fundamentals to post-tonal theory and analysis

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis Anthology

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis Anthology
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Author: Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0393283194
Release: 2016-06-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The anthology includes over 100 outstanding teaching pieces written between the seventeenth century and the present. These scores constitute the text's core repertoire; with the text's spiral-learning method, students return to each work throughout the theory sequence. The selections represent a wide variety of genres and instruments to engage every student. For the Third Edition, the anthology has been expanded to include more works from the recent past.

The Musician s Guide to Aural Skills

The Musician s Guide to Aural Skills
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Author: Joel Phillips,Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin
Pages: 493
ISBN: 0393976645
Release: 2005
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive introduction to music theory integrating the basic rudiments.

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis and Workbook

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis and Workbook
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Author: Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin
Pages: 1008
ISBN: 0393574601
Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most comprehensive and integrated package for every music theory classroom.

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis Workbook

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis Workbook
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Author: Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393264629
Release: 2016-02-04
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Third Edition workbook features 4 5 double-sided worksheets per chapter, more than enough for the entire theory sequence. The workbook contains a wide range of exercises, including drill-and-practice, melody harmonization, figured bass, composition, analysis, and a wealth of real-music examples."

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis Third Edition the Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis Workbook Third Edition and the Musician s Gu

The Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis  Third Edition  the Musician s Guide to Theory and Analysis Workbook  Third Edition  and the Musician s Gu
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Author: Clendinning
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393574652
Release: 2016-06-23
Editor: Unknown

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The Complete Musician

The Complete Musician
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Author: Steven G. Laitz,Steven Geoffrey Laitz
Pages: 888
ISBN: UOM:39015079258318
Release: 2008
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bringing together the analytical, aural, and tactile activities that comprise a tonal theory curriculum, The Complete Musician, Second Edition, relies on a diverse repertoire and innovative exercises to explicitly connect theory (writing and analysis), skills (singing, playing, and dictation), and music-making outside the theory class. It provides students with a strong foundation in the principles of writing, analyzing, hearing, singing, and playing tonal harmony and enables them to understand the most important musical forms. Features of the Second Edition: * Enhanced and supplemented by five music DVDs--two packaged with the text, two with Student Workbook I, and one with Student Workbook II. These DVDs contain a total of more than sixteen hours of high-quality recorded examples--from solo piano to full orchestra--of the examples and exercises in the text and workbooks, performed by soloists and ensembles from the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, examples and exercises are included on the DVDs in downloadable MP3 format. * Significantly revised in order to improve general ordering between large topics (for example, the pre-dominant function is introduced earlier) and organization within chapters (particularly in Parts 1-4) * Offers new topics and expansions: a new chapter (16) devoted exclusively to the motive; new sections on analytical decision-making through Gestalt techniques (Chapters 2 and 7); lead sheet notation (Chapter 6); harmonizing florid melodies (beginning in Chapter 9); and an expanded section on musical texture and harmonic analysis (Chapter 6) * Introduces numerous analyses throughout the book, including thirteen Model Analysis sections, that provide extended analyses of canonical pieces * Includes more than 200 new examples, many from wind and brass literature * Explanations and definitions have been carefully revised for clarity, with added summary charts and step-by-step procedures * Offers new types of exercises--in both the text and in the workbooks--including exercises for single-line instrumentalists, listening exercises, and more graduated exercises * Workbook exercises are now structured in a consistent format of discrete assignments (four to eight assignments per chapter) that usually fit on one or two sheets of paper for ease in handing in to the instructor. Each assignment contains a variety of exercises, crafted for students with a wide range of abilities. Supplementary exercises are also included for further practice. * Expanded Instructor's Manual adds model solutions for more than 200 analysis and part writing exercises; each chapter includes teaching guidelines and supplementary analytical, dictation, playing, and writing exercises

The Musician s Guide to Aural Skills

The Musician s Guide to Aural Skills
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Author: Paul Murphy,Joel Phillips,Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin
Pages: 688
ISBN: 039326405X
Release: 2016-10-01
Editor: Musician's Guide

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reorganized for ease of use, The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills features chapters that correspond with The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis; within each chapter, activities are carefully sequenced for an ideal pedagogical progression. Throughout, the text emphasizes connections to written theory, so that both sides of the theory curriculum are mutually reinforcing.

Starter s Guide to Music Theory and Analysis

Starter s Guide to Music Theory and Analysis
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Author: Murat Yakin
Pages: 258
ISBN: 1534975918
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a step by step guide for music theory and analysis for the beginners. From basics of musical notation to the principles of tonality, all of the difficult subjects of music theory are explained in detail, with demonstrations. The student is prepared for analysis studies step by step. The exercises provided at the end of each chapter (and sometimes extra exercises in the middle of a chapter) are designed for the student to develop what she/he learned by reading and prepare herself/himself for the next challenge.Music theory is generally a scary subject for musicians. This is not true for a person who is capable of developing connections between different aspects of music theory and is able to practice them in a fluid way. That is because the practice holds the analytical secrets inside and the person who opens it is awarded. For most of the students, practicing scales or practicing chords of a scale is something just very very low profile work. The fingers memorize which key on the piano to be pressed in which order when the piano is chosen as the instrument for assistive training, but the brain does not want to develop connections between different aspects of the same theoretical practice such as playing a major scale first, let's say G major, and then playing a different one, let's say A-flat major. The result is a temporary learning of scale practicing, but a possible failure in music theory, since the rules which are just there to see are not exercised at the same time. We observed that a long-term learning is possible by practicing and examining what is practiced to make connections. We searched a way to show these connections in this book. Analysis is another problem in academic education of music. Students from different majors are excepted to make a standard level analysis of musical works from literature. The most difficult thing for those whose major is not composition or theory, who have a strong focus on the matter, is to recognize the chords in a given texture, to eliminate the unnecessary tones, and by this way, to identify the way chord progressions are held in the piece to explain the functionality of the elements used in music. That is the main goal of musical analysis and any level of failure, which also includes composition and theory majors sometimes, becomes a huge headache for both student and the teacher. This book suggests a path to quickly train the lower level students in a class in basics and then to train the medium level and upper level students (along with the trained lower levels) in a different manner than the conventional music theory training does so that even the higher levels will re-consider their knowledge on the facts which will allow them go in the details deeper, and even inspire the way think music and musical analysis. Analysis is expected to be a quiet easy skill that student uses in a fluent way.The book provides exercises at the end of every chapter. The study of these exercises should be sufficient for a basic level learning. The exercises usually cover more than one aspect of a goal in separate questions.Among the other powerful features of this book, we can mention the chapters on musical design. The music student usually learns only one dimension of identification of chords in music which lacks of concerning the textural differences. We find it essential to mention main textural differences and demonstrate how to approach them in order to make a good analysis at the beginner level. We think the basic music theory training should include such an unpronounced aspect of analysis. We also explain the effect of instrumental choice in the work and what to expect to see as well as how to approach different setups for analysis by demonstrations, including orchestral writing.

Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony

Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony
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Author: L. Poundie Burstein,Joseph Nathan Straus
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393679608
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Composer s Guide to Game Music

A Composer s Guide to Game Music
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Author: Winifred Phillips
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780262534499
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Music in video games is often a sophisticated, complex composition that serves to engage the player, set the pace of play, and aid interactivity. Composers of video game music must master an array of specialized skills not taught in the conservatory, including the creation of linear loops, music chunks for horizontal resequencing, and compositional fragments for use within a generative framework. In A Composer's Guide to Game Music, Winifred Phillips--herself an award-winning composer of video game music--provides a comprehensive, practical guide that leads an aspiring video game composer from acquiring the necessary creative skills to understanding the function of music in games to finding work in the field. Musicians and composers may be drawn to game music composition because the game industry is a multibillion-dollar, employment-generating economic powerhouse, but, Phillips writes, the most important qualification for a musician who wants to become a game music composer is a love of video games. Phillips offers detailed coverage of essential topics, including musicianship and composition experience; immersion; musical themes; music and game genres; workflow; working with a development team; linear music; interactive music, both rendered and generative; audio technology, from mixers and preamps to software; and running a business [Publisher description]

Music Theory for Musical Theatre

Music Theory for Musical Theatre
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Author: John Bell,Steven R. Chicurel
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9780810859012
Release: 2008-08-25
Editor: Scarecrow Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Music Theory for Musical Theatre is designed to demystify music theory and analysis and make it more accessible to musical theatre students. It aims to equip them with a basic skill set to apply directly to the art form. John Bell and Steven R. Chicurel explore how musical theatre composers use basic principles of music theory to illuminate characters and tell stories, helping students understand the form, structure, and dramatic power of musical theatre repertoire."--BOOK JACKET.

The Musician s Guide to Fundamentals

The Musician s Guide to Fundamentals
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Author: Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin,Joel Phillips
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0393639169
Release: 2018-07
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Reorganized and streamlined, the third edition of The Musician's Guide to Fundamentals features a new, laser focus on the core concepts of music fundamentals. The text features NEW online resources--including formative quizzes and a self-grading workbook--while retaining the Musician's Guide's emphasis on real music from Bach to Broadway, Mozart to Katy Perry.

What I Found in a Thousand Towns

What I Found in a Thousand Towns
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Author: Dar Williams
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780465098972
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Basic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A beloved folk singer presents an impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishes. Dubbed by the New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters," Dar Williams has made her career not in stadiums, but touring America's small towns. She has played their venues, composed in their coffee shops, and drunk in their bars. She has seen these communities struggle, but also seen them thrive in the face of postindustrial identity crises. Here, in an account that "reads as if Pete Seeger and Jane Jacobs teamed up" (New York Times), Williams muses on why some towns flourish while others fail, examining elements from the significance of history and nature to the uniting power of public spaces and food. Drawing on her own travels and the work of urban theorists, Williams offers real solutions to rebuild declining communities. What I Found in a Thousand Towns is more than a love letter to America's small towns, it's a deeply personal and hopeful message about the potential of America's lively and resilient communities.

Revisiting Music Theory

Revisiting Music Theory
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Author: Alfred Blatter
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9781317425748
Release: 2016-12-20
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Revisiting Music Theory: Basic Principles, Second Edition, surveys the basics of music theory and explains the terms used in harmonic and formal analysis in a clear and concise manner. Students will find Revisiting Music Theory to be an essential resource for review or reference, while instructors of introductory theory courses will find in these pages a solid foundation for cultivating musical thinking. Musicians of all kinds—amateur and professional alike—will find great value in augmenting and informing their knowledge of the art of music theory. The text covers the basic principles of music theory, including: • Musical notation • Key signatures and scales • Intervals, chords, and progressions • Melodic and harmonic analysis • Counterpoint and voice leading techniques • Musical forms and structures This second edition has been revised and reorganized to promote learning. Each section now includes an all-new selection of exercises, allowing readers to practice key skills and improve understanding. For students, instructors, and practicing musicians, Revisiting Music Theory offers an indispensable guide to the foundations of musical analysis.

The Music of Pavel Haas

The Music of Pavel Haas
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Author: Martin Čurda
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780429781735
Release: 2020-06-24
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Czech composer Pavel Haas (1899–1944) is commonly positioned in the history of twentieth-century music as a representative of Leoš Janáček’s compositional school and as one of the Jewish composers imprisoned by the Nazis in the concentration camp of Terezín (Theresienstadt). However, the nature of Janáček’s influence remains largely unexplained and the focus on the context of the Holocaust tends to yield a one-sided view of Haas’s oeuvre. The existing scholarship offers limited insight into Haas’s compositional idiom and does not sufficiently explain the composer’s position with respect to broader aesthetic trends and artistic networks in inter-war Czechoslovakia and beyond. This book is the first attempt to provide a comprehensive (albeit necessarily selective) discussion of Haas’s music since the publication of Lubomír Peduzzi’s ‘life and work’ monograph in 1993. It provides the reader with an enhanced understanding of Haas’s music through analytical and hermeneutical interpretation as well as cultural and aesthetic contextualisation, and thus reveal the rich nuances of Haas’s multi-faceted work which have not been sufficiently recognised so far.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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Author: Stephen Trask,John Cameron Mitchell
Pages: 42
ISBN: 0822219018
Release: 2003
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE STORY: This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. It tells the story of internationally ignored song stylist Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll godde

Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers

Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers
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Author: J. Allen
Pages: 262
ISBN: 172786302X
Release: 2018-10-13
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The producer's guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid. As an online class, Dr. Allen has had over 50,000 students use this ground-breaking curriculum to learn music theory. Students and Producers who have wanted to learn music theory to improve their own music, but have been intimidated by traditional approaches, music notation, and abstract concepts will find this book to be the answer they have been looking for. From the Author: "How music theory is usually taught is unfair. It starts with the assumption that you can read music and understand the language of classical music. My book leaves all of that behind - focusing only on the MIDI grid that producers are already familiar with to learn all the key concepts of music theory, and ultimately, make better music." This book covers all the fundamentals of music theory, but is written using the language of the DJ and Producer - the MIDI Grid. It includes "analysis" projects that look at the harmonic and melodic ideas in songs by popular producers including Zedd, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Bonobo, Richie Hawtin, Moby, Skrillex, and Aphex Twin. Praise for Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers: "Aspiring electronic musicians have choices to make when it concerns their own education and training. This text makes one choice much easier: start here and get learning, quickly. Grounded and easygoing, the book uses real-world examples to help you make sense of music's inner worksings while steering clear of dense theories." - Michael J. Ethen, PhD Musicologist "This book knocks the oftentimes alienating world of music theory completely onto it's side. Difficult to explain concepts are perfectly demonstrated for the aspiring electronic music producer who might have no formal music training. A must have for all aspiring producers." - James Patrick (DJ, Producer, Educator) Slam Academy, Dubspot, IPR, Ableton Certified Trainer "With Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers, Dr. Allen has produced a remarkable resource: an extensive tour of musical theory that leverages some of our favorite modern tools - the virtual studio and it's piano roll note display. By introducing us to the "why" as well as the "what" of music theory, this book helps us to understand what makes music tick and how to improve our own work. In addition to offering a sound theoretical foundation, the deep dives into analyzing tracks by Skrillex, Aphex Twin, and Deadmau5 keeps our attention focused on real-world production. MTEMP will definitely go on the top of my recommendation list for anyone that needs a fresh view of musical concepts." - Darwin Grosse Director of Education, Cycling '74

The Everything Music Theory Book

The Everything Music Theory Book
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Author: Marc Schonbrun
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1593376529
Release: 2006-12-10
Editor: Adams Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Includes audio compact disc (cd).