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Music in theory and practice

Music in theory and practice

Author: Bruce Benward; Marilyn Nadine Saker
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, [2003].
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Seventh editionView all editions and formats
"This best-selling text gives majors both a general and a historical foundation in the theory of music. It strengthens their musical intuition, builds technical skills, and helps them gain interpretive insights. The two-volume format ensures exhaustive coverage and maximum support for students and faculty alike. Volume I serves as a general introduction to music theory; Volume II offers a survey of the theoretical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Benward; Marilyn Nadine Saker
ISBN: 0072942622 9780072942620 0072950684 9780072950687 0072942614 9780072942613 0072457449 9780072457445 0072457511 9780072457513
OCLC Number: 911068721
Notes: Les disques audio d'accompagnement comprennent l'enregistrement de certains exercices inclus dans les volumes.
Description: 2 volumes : musique ; 28 cm + 2 disque audio (12 cm)
Contents: Preface Introduction Part A: The Fundamentals of Music 1 Notation2 Scales, Tonality, Key, Modes3 Intervals and Transposition4 ChordsPart B: The Structural Elements of Music 5 Cadences and Nonharmonic Tones6 Melodic Organization7 Texture and Textural Reduction8 Voice Leading in Two Voices9 Voice Leading in Four Voices10 Harmonic Progression and Harmonic Rhythm11 The Dominant Seventh Chord12 The Leading-Tone Seventh Chords13 Nondominant Seventh Chords14 Modulation15 Secondary Dominants and Leading-Tone Chords16 Two-Part (Binary) Form17 Three-Part (Ternary) FormAppendix A Macro AnalysisAppendix B HistoryAppendix C Popular Music Chord SymbolsAppendix D Expression MarksAppendix E Instrument Ranges, Transposition, and Foreign NamesAppendix F Composers and WorksGlossary Index
Responsibility: Bruce Benward, Marilyn Saker.


Gives majors a foundation in the theory of music. This text serves as a general introduction to music theory. It offers a survey of the theoretical underpinnings of musical styles and forms from  Read more...


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