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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

Instructors: Help your students practice and master basic music theory skills with Oxford's online Music Theory Skill Builder. Specially priced packages are available for this text. Contact your Oxford University Press representative for more information.

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

    Preface
    List of Informed Listening Pieces and Source Recordings
    1. Introduction to Music Notation
    Chapter Goals
    Elements of Music
    The Staff and the Treble Clef
    --Note Names in the Staff
    --Mapping Notes to the Staff
    --The Treble Clef
    --Ledger Lines in the Treble Clef
    --Replay
    The Bass Clef
    --Note Names in the Bass Clef
    --Ledger Lines in the Bass Clef
    --Replay
    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
    --Replay
    The Repeat Sign
    --Repeat Signs
    --Repeat Signs with Endings
    --Replay
    Notation
    --Clefs
    --Noteheads
    --Ledger Lines
    --Stems
    --Bar Lines and Repeats
    --The Augmentation Dot
    --Beamed Eighth Notes
    --Time Signatures
    --Note-Spacing Within the Measure
    Memorization Strategies
    --Pitch Name Fluency
    Singing and Hearing Exercises
    --Duple Meter Patterns
    --Triple Meter Patterns
    --Quadruple Meter Patterns
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    --Duple Meter
    --Triple Meter
    --Quadruple Meter
    Informed Listening: Interesting Examples
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Drills to Go
    Classroom Activities
    Written Exercises
    Composition
    CHAPTER GOALS REVISITED
    2. Pitch: The Piano Keyboard / Rhythm: Rests, Ties, and Syncopation
    Chapter Goals
    The Keyboard
    --The White Keys of the Keyboard
    --Half Steps and Whole Steps
    --Replay
    Accidentals
    --Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
    --Enharmonic Notes
    --Why Do We Need Enharmonics?
    --Double Sharps and Double Flats
    --Diatonic and Chromatic Steps
    --Replay
    Octave Designation
    --The Ottava Sign
    --Octave Designation Numbers
    --Replay
    Rhythm
    --Rests
    --Ties
    --Dotted Quarter Notes and Syncopation
    --The Anacrusis (Pickup Measure)
    --Replay
    Notation
    --Accidentals
    --Rests
    --Ties
    --Dotted Quarter Note and Single Eighth Note
    --Notation and Metric Hierarchy
    Memorization Strategies
    Singing Exercises
    --Two-Beat Patterns
    --Three-Beat Patterns
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Drills to Go
    Classroom Activities
    Written Exercises
    Composition
    CHAPTER GOALS REVISITED
    3. Pitch: Major Keys 1 / Rhythm: Beat Subdivisions
    Chapter Goals
    The Major Scale
    --Structure and Scale Degree Names
    --Replay
    --Building Major Scales (up to Four Sharps or Flats)
    --Replay
    Major Key Signatures up to Four Sharps or Flats
    --Replay
    Summary of Major Key Signatures and Scales
    Rhythm
    --Sixteenth Notes
    --Dotted Eighth Notes
    --Replay
    Notation
    --Notes, Rests, and Beaming
    --Beaming
    --Flagged Vocal Notation
    Memorization Strategies
    --Memorizing Scale Content
    --Mapping Scales to Solfège
    --Practice Strategies
    --Playing Scales in Tetrachord Position
    --Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    --Sixteenth Note Combinations
    --Sixteenth Note Combinations with Leading Rests
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Drills to Go
    Classroom Activities
    Written Exercises
    Composition
    CHAPTER GOALS REVISITED
    4. Pitch: Major Keys 2 / Rhythm: Triplets
    Chapter Goals
    More Major Scales
    --Major Scales with More Than Four Sharps or Flats
    --Enharmonic Keys
    --Table of Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths
    --Summary of Major Key Signatures and Scales
    --Replay
    The Tonic Triad and Tendency Tones
    --Replay
    Rhythm
    --Triplets
    --Replay
    Notation
    --Writing Key Signatures
    --Writing Triplets
    Memorization Strategies
    --A Visual Way to Memorize Scales
    --Shortcuts for Identifying Key Signatures
    --A Visual Way to Memorize Key Signatures
    --Flashcards
    Practice Strategies
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    --Sixteenth Note Combinations and Triplet
    --Sixteenth Note Combinations and Triplet with Leading Rests
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Informed Listening: Tendency Tones in the Music of the Beatles
    Drills to Go
    Classroom Activities
    Written Exercises
    Composition
    CHAPTER GOALS REVISITED
    5. Pitch: Minor Keys 1 / Rhythm: Eight- and Two-Based Simple Meter
    Chapter Goals
    The Natural Minor Scale
    --Minor Scale Structure and Relative Keys
    --Replay
    --Parallel Keys
    --Summary of Minor Key Signatures and Scales
    --Replay
    Minor Scales and Solfege
    --La-based Minor
    --Do-based Minor
    --Replay
    Rhythm
    --Eight-based Simple Meter
    --Two-based Simple Meter
    --Replay
    Notation
    Memorization Strategies
    --Parallel and Relative Keys
    --Flashcards
    Practice Strategies
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    --Patterns in Three-eight
    --Patterns in Three-two
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    --Major to Relative Minor
    --Minor to Relative Major
    --Major to Parallel Minor
    --Minor to Parallel Major
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    --Distinguishing Major and Minor
    --Major Moving to Minor
    --Minor Moving to Major
    Drills to Go
    Classroom Activities
    Written Exercises
    Composition
    CHAPTER GOALS REVISITED
    6. Rhythm: Introduction to Compound Meter / Pitch: Minor Keys 2
    Compound Meter
    --Compound Meter vs. Triplets
    --Counting Compound Meter
    --Three-four vs. Six-eight Meter
    --Songs in Compound Meter
    --Replay
    The Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
    --The Natural Minor Scale (Review)
    --The Harmonic Minor Scale
    --Why Does the Harmonic Minor Scale Exist?
    --Summary of Harmonic Minor Scales
    --The Melodic Minor Scale
    --Summary of Melodic Minor Scales
    --Scale Degree Names in Minor
    --Minor Scales in Music
    --Replay
    The Tonic Triad and Tendency Tones in Minor Keys
    --Replay
    Notation
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    --Compound Meter Patterns
    --Compound Meter Patterns with Leading Rests
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Drills to Go
    Classroom Activities
    Written Exercises
    Composition
    CHAPTER GOALS REVISITED
    7. Pitch: Intervals / Rhythm: Compound Meter Review
    Chapter Goals
    Interval Number and Quality
    --Replay
    Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals
    --Replay
    Melodic and Harmonic Intervals
    --Replay
    Recognizing Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals
    Building Major, Minor, and Perfect Intervals
    --Building Intervals Above a Given Note
    --Building Intervals Below a Given Note
    Augmented and Diminished Intervals
    --Replay
    Summary of Interval Qualities
    Doubly-augmented and Doubly-diminished Intervals
    Inversion
    --Diatonic Melody Inversion
    --Chromatic Melody Inversion
    --Interval Inversion
    --Replay
    Enharmonic Intervals
    Compound Intervals
    Other Interval Patterns
    --Intervals in the Descending Major Scale
    --Intervals in the Natural Minor Scale
    --Replay
    --Notation
    Memorization Strategies
    --Interval Shapes
    --Letter-name Distances
    --Plain Interval Qualities
    Identifying Intervals in a Musical Context
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Drills to Go
    Classroom Activities
    Written Exercises
    Analysis and Composition
    CHAPTER GOALS REVISITED
    8. Pitch: Triads / Rhythm: Four- and Sixteen-Based Compound Meter
    Triad Structure and Quality
    --Major Triads
    --Minor Triads
    --Augmented Triads
    --Diminished Triads
    --Summary of Triad Qualities
    --Replay
    Triad Inversions
    --Replay
    Identifying Triads in a Musical Context
    --Replay
    Sixteen- and Four-based Compound Meter
    --Sixteen-based Compound Meter
    --Replay
    --Four-based Compound Meter
    --Replay
    Summary of Common Meter Types
    --Simple Meter
    --Compound Meter
    Memorization Strategies
    --Recognizing Triad Qualities
    --Hearing Triads in Root Position
    --Recognizing Triad Inversions by Sight and Sound
    Keyboard and Singing Exercises
    --Patterns in Six-sixteen
    --Patterns in Six-four
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Study
    Informed Listening: Examples with Questions
    Informed Listening: Challenging Examples
    Drills to Go
    Classroom Activities
    Written Exercises
    Composition
    CHAPTER GOALS REVISITED
    9. (Postlude) Pitch: Diatonic Triads / Rhythm: Advanced Rhythmic Concepts
    Chapter Goals
    Diatonic Triads in Major Keys
    Diatonic Triads in Minor Keys
    --Replay
    Harmony
    Labeling Triads in Music
    Diatonic Triad Functions
    --Primary Triads
    --Introduction to Voice Leading
    --Secondary Triads
    --Replay
    Advanced Rhythmic Concepts
    --Irregular Meter
    --Subtriplets and Supertriplets
    --Irregular Tuplets
    --Duplets and Quadruplets
    --Hemiola
    --Replay
    Singing Exercises
    Hearing Exercises
    Informed Listening: Examples for Rhythm Study
    Informed Listening: Classroom Activity
    Drills to Go
    Written Exercises
    CHAPTER GOALS REVISITED
    CODA
    APPENDIX A: ALTO CLEF AND TENOR CLEF
    APPENDIX B: SINGING PITCH NAMES
    APPENDIX C: CHROMATIC SOLFÈGE SYLLABLES
    APPENDIX D: MODES
    APPENDIX E: SEVENTH CHORDS
    GLOSSARY
    Index

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