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Ear training for the body : a dancer's guide to music

Author: Katherine Teck
Publisher: Pennington, NJ : Princeton Book Co., ©1994.
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This book approaches music from the dancer's viewpoint. It offers a two-part exploration of music as it relates to dance, beginning with an introduction to aspects of musicality that dancers (and other music lovers) can explore and put into practice immediately. The author then explains the production and transmittal of all musical sounds, discussing variables that pertain to dancers such as rhythm, dynamics, pitch,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Teck, Katherine.
Ear training for the body.
Pennington, NJ : Princeton Book Co., ©1994
(OCoLC)639741667
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Teck
ISBN: 0871271923 9780871271921
OCLC Number: 28212537
Notes: "A Dance Horizons book."
Description: ix, 321 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Musicality in the dancer's art. Ch. 1. Practicing musicality in class --
Ch. 2. Body percussion and mouth music --
Ch. 3. Instrumental percussion patterns --
Ch. 4. Muscle memory and music --
Ch. 5. Choreography : a collaborative effort --
pt. 2. A movement-oriented approach to the fundamentals of music. Ch. 6. Sounds and silences --
Ch. 7. Dynamics : the loud and soft of music --
Ch. 8. Duration or timing in music --
Ch. 9. Rhythmic patterns --
Ch. 10. Pitch, scales, and melody --
Ch. 11. Harmony --
Ch. 12. Texture --
Ch. 13. Timbre, instruments, and score reading --
Ch. 14. Form and compositional procedures --
Conclusion : onstage with something new! --
Appendix 1 : Suggested listening and viewing --
Appendix 2 : Sources of information on contemporary music --
Appendix 3 : Workshops in choreographic collaboration --
Appendix 4 : Composers of interest to dancers.
Responsibility: by Katherine Teck.
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This book approaches music from the dancer's viewpoint. It offers a two-part exploration of music as it relates to dance, beginning with an introduction to aspects of musicality that dancers (and other music lovers) can explore and put into practice immediately. The author then explains the production and transmittal of all musical sounds, discussing variables that pertain to dancers such as rhythm, dynamics, pitch, harmony and how to create music for unique dance purposes. The book concludes with an overview of the way dancers relate to music in class and onstage.

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