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Practical Beginning Theory : A Fundamentals Worktext - Benward

Practical Beginning Theory

A Fundamentals Worktext

By: Benward

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The phrase 'practical theory' may seem to be a contradiction, but it is a term that "Practical Beginning Theory" has, since it's first edition in 1963, sought to embody by providing a comprehensive introduction to basic level theory that can be used in any teaching situation, even if other resource materials are limited or unavailable.

In the new edition, the text continues its mission to be an all-in-one coursebook for music fundamentals. A third author has been added to revise and update the exercises in popular music and to integrate new electronic supplements into the text. A new chapter has been added to address jazz, pop, and blues and a CD of ear-training examples is now included with each copy of the book. The software package of the prior edition has been coordinated to the new CD and mounted to the Internet and exercises throughout the text have been revised to further emphasize real music instead of artificial textbook examples.

In all, "Practical Beginning Theory "prepares students completely for the first semester of major-level music theory. In can be used at two- and four- year colleges and it is appropriate for pre-college students who are preparing to enter a music major or for advanced high school music theory courses.

The Musician's Raw Materials
The Properties of Individual Sounds
The Notation of Musical Sounds: Pitch
Pitch and the Keyboard
The Notation of Musical Sounds: Rhythm
Other Notational Signs
Combinations of Materials to Create Tonality, Scales, Key Signatures, Intervals, and Triads
Introduction to the Tonal Center
The Major Scale, Major and Minor Seconds
Intervals: Unison, Octave, and Major and Minor Thirds
The Major Triad and the Interval of the Perfect Fifth
The Circle of Fifths and the Key Signatures of the Major Scales
The Natural Minor Scale
Intervals: Fourths, Fifths, and the Tritone
The Minor Triad
More Intervals: Major and Minor Sixths and Sevenths, and More Augmented and Diminished Intervals
Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales
Augmented and Diminished Triads, The Whole Tone Scale
Inversion of Intervals, Compound Intervals
Rhythm and Meter, Melody and Harmony
Simple Duple, Triple, and Quadruple Meters
Compound Meters
Movement and Rest in Melody
Conjunct and Disjunct Motion, Melodic Direction
Rhythmic and Melodic Motives, Melodic Repetition and Sequence
Triad Arrangements
Triads in Succession
Nonharmonic Tones
Harmonizing a Melody
Further Harmonizations Using I, ii, ii7, IV, V, and V7
Chord Symbols and Their Application in Jazz, Blues, and Popular Music
Introduction to Musical Forms
Keyboard Harmony Supplement
Fingerboard Harmony for Guitar
Index to Musical Examples
General Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780697343970
ISBN-10: 0697343979
Series: B&B Music
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 20th July 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 4.45 x 21.59  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 8
Edition Type: Revised