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Music in theory and practice

Author: Bruce Benward; Marilyn Nadine Saker
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music   Sound Recording : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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This text gives music majors and minors a solid foundation in the theory of music. It strengthens their musical intuition, builds technical skills, and helps them gain interpretive insights. The goal of the text is to instruct readers on the practical application of knowledge. The analytical techniques presented are carefully designed to be clear, uncomplicated, and readily applicable to any repertoire. The  Read more...
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Benward, Bruce.
Music in theory and practice.
Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2009
(OCoLC)639557527
Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Benward; Marilyn Nadine Saker
ISBN: 9780073101873 0073101877 9780073101880 0073101885 9780077254957 0077254953 9780073127484 0073127485 9780073127439 0073127434 9780077294236 0077294238 9780073127415 0073127418 9780077254940 0077254945 9780077237226 0077237226 9780077237233 0077237234
OCLC Number: 214305687
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm + 2 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: v. 1. Notation ; Scales, tonality, key, modes ; Intervals and transposition ; Chords ; Cadences and nonharmonic tones ; Melodic organization ; Texture and textural reduction ; Species counterpoint ; Voice leading in four-part chorale writing ; Harmonic progression and harmonic rhythm ; The dominant seventh chord ; The leading-tone seventh chords ; Nondominant seventh chords ; Secondary dominants and leading-ton chords ; Modulation ; Two-part (binary) form ; three-part (ternary) form --
v. 2. Late Renaissance polyphony ; Two-voice eighteenth-century counterpoint ; The Fugue ; Borrowed chords ; Neapolitan 6th chords ; Augmented 6th chords ; Variation technique ; Sonata form ; Rondo forms ; 9th, 11th, and 13th chords ; Altered dominants ; Chromatic mediants ; The romantic period ; The post-romantic style ; Impressionism and related styles ; The early twentieth century ; Twelve-tone technique ; Music since 1945.
Responsibility: Bruce Benward, Marilyn Saker.
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Aims to give majors a solid foundation in the theory of music - generally and throughout history. This title serves as a general introduction to music theory.  Read more...

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