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Introductory music theory

Author: Joyce Dorr
Publisher: Belmont : Wadsworth Pub. Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introductory study of music theory, dealing with the elements and fundamentals of music as well as with music literacy. The text provides a rationale and a historical framework for the concepts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Elementary works Programmed instruction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Dorr
ISBN: 0534188583 9780534188580
OCLC Number: 31739308
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: I. Basic concepts of music : 1. Music: the art of music : Definition of music ; Components of music ; The meaning of sound ; The meaning of time --
2. Elements of music : Introduction ; Melody ; Rhythm ; Form ; Harmony ; Texture ; Timbre ; Tempo ; Dynamics --
3. Music notation: pitch, dynamics, timbre : Music alphabet ; Piano keyboard ; Staff, notes, clefs ; Names of the lines and spaces ; Octave ; Grand staff ; Ledger lines and 8va ; Half step and whole step ; Black keys ; Accidentals ; Enharmonics ; Dynamics ; Timbre --
4. Notation: duration, rhythm, and tempo : Note types and names ; Note value ; Rest values ; Beats, pulses, accents ; Measures and bar lines ; Meter (time) signature ; Dots, ties, fermatas ; Upbeat (anacrusis) ; Tempo/metronome ; Repeat signs ; Legato and staccato --
5. Scales: organizational melody : Diatonic scale ; Modes of the diatonic scale ; Blues scale ; Chromatic scale ; Whole-time scale ; Pentatonic scale ; Octatonic scale ; Tone row ; Synthetic scales --
6. Major scales and key signatures : Design and construction ; Transposition ; Key signatures ; Staff location of key signatures ; Circle of fifths ; Scale-degree names ; Syllable names ; Tonality --
7. Minor scales and key signatures : Design and construction ; Transposition ; Relative major/minor ; Key signatures ; Circle of fifths ; Parallel major/minor ; Three forms of minor ; Scale-degree names --
8. Melody : Diatonic melodies ; Chromatic melodies ; Whole-tone melodies ; Pentatonic melodies ; Tone-row or "twelve-tone" melodies ; Motivic melodies ; Melodic variation --
9. Intervals: harmony and texture : Harmonic and melodic intervals ; Interval number ; Interval quality ; Major and perfect intervals ; Interval inversion ; Simple and compound intervals ; Consonant and dissonant intervals --
10. Chords : Difference between interval, chord, and triad ; Tertian, secundal, quartal, and quintal chords ; Tertian harmony ; Components of a chord ; Chord qualities ; Chord names and chord symbols ; Inversions ; Inversion symbols ; Chords with added 7th --
11. Harmony : Harmonic rhythm ; Nonchord tones ; Chord progressions ; Harmonizing a melody ; Analytical techniques ; Lead sheet reading techniques --
12. Texture : Monophony ; Homophony ; Polyphony ; Counterpoint --
13. Principles of form : Unity and variety ; Contrast and balance --
14. Form : Phrase ; Period ; Cadences ; Double period ; Two-part song form (binary) ; Three-part song form (ternary) ; Rounded binary form --
15. Timbre: acoustic and electronic : Properties of sound ; Acoustic timbre ; Electronic timbre II. Rhythm : Rhythm : Beat ; Meter ; Meter signature ; Rhythmic patterns ; Counting method ; Simple meter ; Common time and cut time ; Compound meters ; Subdivisions of the beat in simple meters ; Subdivisions of the beat in compound meters ; Division of the beat into halves and quarters ; Triplets ; Syncopation ; Hemiola ; Asymmetrical meters.
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Part I. A. The Art Of Music. 1. Music. 2. Organizational Elements. B. Notation. 3. Notation: Pitch, Dynamics, Timbre. 4. Notation: Duration, Rhythm, Tempo. C. Organizational Element: Melody. 5. Read more...

 
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