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Aural Skills Acquisition : The Development of Listening Reading and Performing Skills In College Level Musicians - Gary S. Karpinski

Aural Skills Acquisition

The Development of Listening Reading and Performing Skills In College Level Musicians

Hardcover Published: 16th November 2000
ISBN: 9780195117851
Number Of Pages: 272

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This book is a hands-on investigation of the stages musicians go through as they learn to hear, read, and perform music. It draws on the latest research in music perception and cognition, music theory, and pedagogy, along with centuries of insight from music theorists, composers, and performers.
The first part explores the development of music listening skills, including such broader activities as dictation and transcription, and specific abilities such as meter perception, short-term musical memory, and tonic inference. The second part then examines the skills involved in reading and performing music. It looks at such physical skills as vocal production and eye movements and at such complex integrated tasks as sight-singing transpositions and modulations. Throughout the book the author presents these skills in their musical contexts and emphasizes their roles in the general development of musicality.
Aural Skills Acquisition builds important bridges between music theory, cognitive psychology, and pedagogy. It subjects ideas from music theory to the rigors of psychological testing and combines findings from the psychology of learning with ideas and methods of contemporary music theory. It will prove an invaluable guide for music teachers, music theorists, and psychologists interested in music perception and cognition.

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"An excellent book that makes many contributions, the most groundbreaking of which is a synthesis of cognitive research, pedagogical and other more qualitative studies..."--Music Perception

Introductionp. 3
Listening Skills
Identification of Basic Featuresp. 11
Preliminary Listening Skillsp. 19
Melodic Dictationp. 62
Polyphonic and Harmonic Dictationp. 111
Other Listening Skillsp. 128
Reading and Performing Skills
Fundamental Reading and Performing Skillsp. 145
Sight Readingp. 158
More Complex Reading Skillsp. 194
Referencesp. 225
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780195117851
ISBN-10: 0195117859
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 16th November 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49

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