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Applied Music Fundamentals

Writing, Singing, and Listening

Jena Root

Publication Date - September 2013

ISBN: 9780199846771

480 pages
Spiral Bound
8-1/2 x 11 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $74.95

A step-by-step approach to mastering basic musical concepts through building listening and writing skills

Description

Applied Music Fundamentals: Writing, Singing, and Listening provides an engaging and interactive introduction to the fundamentals of music theory. A wealth of skills-based exercises and memorization strategies-both in the text and online-build mastery and fluency through varied repetition and offer students the opportunity to apply musical abilities and concepts. Through familiar examples and by placing the analysis and creation of music in a real-world context, Applied Music Fundamentals moves readers beyond mere rote memorization toward a thorough and more intuitive understanding of the key concepts that music theory students must know.

Distinctive features
* Keyboard, Singing, and Hearing Exercises reinforce the crucial connection between sound and notation
* "Informed Listening" examples challenge students to analyze repertoire by ear in order to foster real-time musical understanding
* Short, portable "Drills to Go" help to reinforce skills and content outside of the classroom
* "Composition" exercises and "Challenge" examples give students the opportunity to think beyond the foundations introduced in each chapter and apply their acquired musical skills in a creative and personal way
· Marginal icons direct students to interactive musical examples on the book's website (www.oup.com/us/root), underscoring how listening helps them understand musical concepts

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About the Author(s)

Jena Root is Associate Professor and Music Theory Coordinator for the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University. She has also taught at St. Olaf College, Syracuse University, the National University of Singapore, and Shenandoah Conservatory.

Reviews

"An excellent text that stands out from all of the other introductory texts!"--Anne Watson, Northeastern State University

"The clarity of the writing, the logical organization of material, the variety of self-learning resources, and the comprehensive scope of the content are all unmatched by any other text available on the market."--Gerald Custer, Wayne State University

Table of Contents

    Each chapter ends with Drills to Go, Classroom Activities, Written Exercises, Composition exercises, and Chapter Goals Revisited
    Preface
    List of Informed Listening Pieces and Source Recordings
    Chapter 1
    Introduction to Music Notation
    Chapter Goals
    Elements of Music
    The Staff and the Treble Clef
    The Bass Clef
    Rhythm and Meter
    --Elements of Rhythm
    --Quadruple Meter and Basic Durations
    --Metric Accents
    --The Dotted Half Note and Eighth Notes
    --Triple Meter
    --Duple Meter
    --Meter Categories
    --Summary of Durations
    The Repeat Sign
    Notation
    Memorization Strategies
    Singing and Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Interesting Examples
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Chapter 2
    Pitch: The Piano Keyboard
    Rhythm: Rests, Ties, and Syncopation
    Chapter Goals
    The Keyboard
    Accidentals
    Octave Designation
    Rhythm
    --Rests
    --Ties
    --Dotted Quarter Notes and Syncopation
    --The Anacrusis (Pickup)
    Notation
    Memorization Strategies
    Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Chapter 3
    Pitch: Major Keys 1
    Rhythm: Beat Subdivisions
    Chapter Goals
    The Major Scale
    Major Key Signatures up to Four Sharps or Flats
    Summary of Major Key Signatures and Scales
    Rhythm
    --Sixteenth Notes
    --Dotted Eighth Notes
    Notation
    Memorization Strategies
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Chapter 4
    Pitch: Major Keys 2
    Rhythm: Triplets
    Chapter Goals
    More Major Scales
    The Tonic Triad and Tendency Tones
    Rhythm
    --Triplets
    Notation
    Memorization Strategies
    Practice Strategies
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Informed Listening: Tendency Tones in the Music of the Beatles
    Chapter 5
    Pitc: Minor Keys 1
    Rhyhm: Eight- and Two-Based Simple Meter
    Chapter Goals
    The Natural Minor Scale
    Minor Scales and Solfege
    Rhythm
    --Eight-based Simple Meter
    --Two-based Simple Meter
    Notation
    Memorization Strategies
    Practice Strategies
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Chapter 6
    Pitch: Introduction to Compound Meter
    Rhythm: Minor Keys 2
    Compound Meter
    The Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
    The Tonic Triad and Tendency Tones in Minor Keys
    Notation
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Chapter 7
    Pitch: Intervals
    Rhythm: Compound Meter Review
    Chapter Goals
    Interval Number and Quality
    Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals
    Melodic and Harmonic Intervals
    Recognizing Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals
    Building Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals
    Augmented and Diminished Intervals
    Summary of Interval Qualities
    Doubly-augmented and Doubly-diminished Intervals
    Inversion
    Enharmonic Intervals
    Compound Intervals
    Other Interval Patterns
    Memorization Strategies
    Identifying Intervals in a Musical Context
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Chapter 8
    Pitch: Triads
    Rhythm: Four- and Sixteen-based Compound Meter
    Triad Structure and Quality
    Triad Inversions
    Identifying Triads in a Musical Context
    Sixteen- and Four-based Compound Meter
    Summary of Common Meter Types
    Memorization Strategies
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Chapter 9 (Postlude)
    Pitch: Diatonic Triads
    Rhythm: Advanced Rhythmic Concepts
    Chapter Goals
    Diatonic Triads in Major Keys
    Diatonic Triads in Minor Keys
    Harmony
    Labeling Triads in Music
    Diatonic Triad Functions
    Advanced Rhythmic Concepts
    --Irregular Meter
    --Sub-triplets and Super-triplets
    --Irregular Tuplets
    --Duplets and Quadruplets
    --Hemiola
    Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Rhythm Study
    Informed Listening: Classroom Activity
    Glossary
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Appendix C
    Appendix D
    Appendix E
    Index

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