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Published: 20 November 2015

960 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199347094

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The Complete Musician

An Integrated Approach to Theory, Analysis, and Listening

Fourth Edition

Steven G. Laitz

  • Focuses on music in context, describing composers' works and disussing how theory concepts developed through music
  • Presents an outstanding quality, quantity, and diversity of exercises geared toward real music and real music situations
  • Includes almost 4,500 musical examples from the common-practice repertoire and nearly 20 hours of streaming music, performed by the students and faculty of the Eastman School of Music

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of twentieth-century and contemporary music theory to meet the needs of professors who want to integrate post-tonal music into their courses
  • A consolidated introduction to fundamentals at the beginning of the book
  • Enhanced pegagogy and design, including: a new two-color design; New Chapter Openings featuring Chapter Overviews; Additional subheads; and End-of-chapter Review Questions
  • 300 new exercises and examples accompanied by recordings provide additional emphasis to help students and teachers focus on key concepts
  • An expanded Companion Website at now includes streaming audio for nearly all examples and exercises plus supplementary drill exercises
  • The accompanying Anthology contains eighty-four complete scores, many of which are newly recorded and available on the Companion Website

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