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📒Graduate Review Of Tonal Theory ✍ Steven Geoffrey Laitz
📝Graduate Review of Tonal Theory Book Synopsis : This student workbook accompanies Graduate Review of Tonal Theory: A Recasting of Common-Practice Harmony, Form, and Counterpoint. The exercises are organized by chapter into 61 discrete assignments, each progressing from short, introductory analytical and writing exercises to more-involved tasks. This volume also features additional keyboard exercises for 12 chapters. The student workbook is enhanced by a DVD of recordings by the Eastman students and faculty of musical examples from the text and analytical exercises within.
📒Analysis Of Tonal Music ✍ Allen Clayton Cadwallader
📝Analysis of Tonal Music Book Synopsis : Designed as an introductory text for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students, Analysis of Tonal Music: A Schenkerian Approach explains the fundamental principles of Schenkerian analysis by focusing on the music itself. Intended for use in one- or two-semester courses on Schenkerian theory, this text will also appeal to individuals interested in Schenker's work. The book assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, but it does require a background in harmony and voice leading; a familiarity with species counterpoint is also desirable. The authors develop Schenkerian techniques through the practical analysis of specific compositions, an approach that parallels the evolution of Schenker's work. The book explains structural principles in actual composition rather than through models and formulas, and teaches students how to think about and critically examine compositions in ways that will inform their understanding and performance of great compositions of Western art music. The first part of the volume provides the foundation for the analysis of complete pieces and includes chapters on melody, bass-line structures, linear techniques, and the essential properties of the Ursatz and its basic elaborations; the presentation of complete compositions in Part II is organized by formal category. The concluding chapter summarizes the main theoretical issues of Schenker's approach. The book includes over 200 analytical graphs, musical examples, and a bibliography. Analysis of Tonal Music: A Schenkerian Approach provides a unique and accessible introduction to Schenkerian analytical ideas and shows how they can be applied toward a better understanding of tonal music.
📒Writing And Analysis Workbook To Accompany The Complete Musician ✍ Steven G. Laitz
📝Writing and Analysis Workbook to Accompany the Complete Musician Book Synopsis : Reorganized for greater flexibility, the two workbooks that accompany The Complete Musician, Third Edition, feature an innovative structure and format. Workbook 2 focuses on musicianship skills. Between the two workbooks, there are nearly 2,000 recorded analytical and dictation examples and almost fifteen hours of recorded music, all of which is included in high-quality MP3 format. * Accompanied by a CD (packaged FREE with the workbook) containing high-quality MP3 recordings of nearly all the music in the workbook * Presents a variety of crucial skill-development exercises that unfold in a consistent order for each chapter, organized by activity type: singing arpeggiations of the chord being studied, then within a tune from the literature; two-part singing; dictation; keyboard; then instrumental application * Presents more than 300 melodies, organized by harmonic device * Includes introductory level musicianship exercises * Offers specific guidelines and notational information for the dictation
📒The Complete Musician ✍ Steven Geoffrey Laitz
📝The Complete Musician Book Synopsis : Bringing together the analytical, aural, and tactile activities that comprise a tonal theory curriculum, The Complete Musician, Second Edition, relies on a diverse repertoire and innovative exercises to explicitly connect theory (writing and analysis), skills (singing, playing, and dictation), and music-making outside the theory class. It provides students with a strong foundation in the principles of writing, analyzing, hearing, singing, and playing tonal harmony and enables them to understand the most important musical forms. Features of the Second Edition: * Enhanced and supplemented by five music DVDs--two packaged with the text, two with Student Workbook I, and one with Student Workbook II. These DVDs contain a total of more than sixteen hours of high-quality recorded examples--from solo piano to full orchestra--of the examples and exercises in the text and workbooks, performed by soloists and ensembles from the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, examples and exercises are included on the DVDs in downloadable MP3 format. * Significantly revised in order to improve general ordering between large topics (for example, the pre-dominant function is introduced earlier) and organization within chapters (particularly in Parts 1-4) * Offers new topics and expansions: a new chapter (16) devoted exclusively to the motive; new sections on analytical decision-making through Gestalt techniques (Chapters 2 and 7); lead sheet notation (Chapter 6); harmonizing florid melodies (beginning in Chapter 9); and an expanded section on musical texture and harmonic analysis (Chapter 6) * Introduces numerous analyses throughout the book, including thirteen "Model Analysis" sections, that provide extended analyses of canonical pieces * Includes more than 200 new examples, many from wind and brass literature * Explanations and definitions have been carefully revised for clarity, with added summary charts and step-by-step procedures * Offers new types of exercises--in both the text and in the workbooks--including exercises for single-line instrumentalists, listening exercises, and more graduated exercises * Workbook exercises are now structured in a consistent format of discrete assignments (four to eight assignments per chapter) that usually fit on one or two sheets of paper for ease in handing in to the instructor. Each assignment contains a variety of exercises, crafted for students with a wide range of abilities. Supplementary exercises are also included for further practice. * Expanded Instructor's Manual adds model solutions for more than 200 analysis and part writing exercises; each chapter includes teaching guidelines and supplementary analytical, dictation, playing, and writing exercises
📒Frontier Figures ✍ Beth E. Levy
📝Frontier Figures Book Synopsis : Frontier Figures is a tour-de-force exploration of how the American West, both as physical space and inspiration, animated American music. Examining the work of such composers as Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Virgil Thomson, Charles Wakefield Cadman, and Arthur Farwell, Beth E. Levy addresses questions of regionalism, race, and representation as well as changing relationships to the natural world to highlight the intersections between classical music and the diverse worlds of Indians, pioneers, and cowboys. Levy draws from an array of genres to show how different brands of western Americana were absorbed into American culture by way of sheet music, radio, lecture recitals, the concert hall, and film. Frontier Figures is a comprehensive illumination of what the West meant and still means to composers living and writing long after the close of the frontier.
📒Struggling To Define A Nation ✍ Charles Hiroshi Garrett
📝Struggling to Define a Nation Book Synopsis : "It is rare that one scholar can write so meaningfully and authoritatively about so many different styles of music. Garrett's knowledge of his subject is deep and refreshingly informative, and each song or composition serves as a gateway to a fascinating universe of connections. There is no question that this will be a work of singular importance to our understanding of issues of nationality, ethnicity, and race as embedded fabrics in American music, even in music not typically thought of in this way."—Michael Pisani, author of Imagining Native America in Music
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📒Women S Voices Across Musical Worlds ✍ Jane A. Bernstein
📝Women s Voices Across Musical Worlds Book Synopsis : This eclectic collection of original essays explores women's musical activities and expressions from the twelfth century to the present
📒Information Theory Inference And Learning Algorithms ✍ David J. C. MacKay
📝Information Theory Inference and Learning Algorithms Book Synopsis : Fun and exciting textbook on the mathematics underpinning the most dynamic areas of modern science and engineering.
📒Disciplining Music ✍ Katherine Bergeron
📝Disciplining Music Book Synopsis : Provocative and timely, Disciplining Music confronts a topic that has sparked considerable debate in recent years: how do musicians and music scholars "discipline" music in their efforts to confer order and meaning on it? This collection of essays addresses this issue by formulating questions about music's canons—rules that measure and order, negotiate cultural constraints, reconstruct the past, and shape the future. Written by scholars representing the fields of historical musicology, ethnomusicology, and music theory, many of the essays tug and push at the very boundaries of these traditional division within the study of music. "Fortunately, in a blaze of good-humored . . . scholarship, [this] book helps brains unaccustomed to thinking about the future without jeopardizing the past imagine the wonder classical-music life might become if it embraced all people and all musics."—Laurence Vittes, Los Angeles Reader "These essays will force us to rethink our position on many issues. . . [and] advance musicology into the twenty-first century."—Giulio Ongaro, American Music Teacher With essays by Katherine Bergeron, Philip V. Bohlman, Richard Cohn and Douglas Dempster, Philip Gossett, Robert P. Morgan, Bruno Nettl, Don Michael Randel, Ruth A. Solie, and Gary Tomlinson.
📒Classical Music ✍ Philip G. Downs
📝Classical Music Book Synopsis : He demonstrates the enormous diversity and constant change that characterized every aspect of music during this period. By dividing his text into twenty-year spans, Downs is able to trace the development of musical style. Within each span he looks at the social conditions and daily life of the musician, and the aesthetics and audience preferences in structures, performing combinations and styles. The lesser composers, or Kleinmeister, are observed, since they are the most accurate mirrors of their times. Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven receive full biographical scrutiny at each stage of their development. Copious music examples and abundant illustrations are also provided.
📒Crisis Intervention Strategies ✍ Richard K. James
📝Crisis Intervention Strategies Book Synopsis : Authoritative and based on the authors' extensive experience teaching crisis intervention courses, this best-selling text presents the latest skills and techniques for handling real crisis situations. The author's six-step model clearly illustrates and elucidates the process of dealing with people in crisis: Defining the Problem, Ensuring Client Safety, Providing Support, Examining Alternatives, Making Plans, and Obtaining Commitment. Using this model, the author then builds specific strategies for handling a myriad of different crisis situations, accompanied in many cases with the dialogue that a practitioner might use when working with the individual in crisis. New videos, available through a DVD and through CourseMate (both of which are available for packaging with the text), correlate with the text and demonstrate crisis intervention techniques for students who must not only understand the theoretical underpinnings of crisis intervention theories, but also apply them in crisis situations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
📒Writing About Music ✍ D. Kern Holoman
📝Writing about Music Book Synopsis : How do you spell Rachmaninov? Where do you place the hyphen in Hofmannsthal if it breaks across two lines? Is it premiere or première? The answers and much more can be found in a new, essential resource for authors, students, editors, concert producers--anyone who deals with music in print. An expanded version of the style sheet for the well-known journal 19th-Century Music, this small volume covers some of the thorniest issues of musical discourse: how to go about describing musical works and procedures in prose, the rules for citations in notes and bibliography, and proper preparation of such materials as musical examples, tables, and illustrations. One section discusses program notes, another explains the requirements of submitting manuscripts written on a word processor. An appendix lists common problem words.
📒The Complete Musician ✍ Steven Geoffrey Laitz
📝The Complete Musician Book Synopsis : Beginning with music fundamentals, The Complete Musician covers all the topics necessary for a thorough understanding of undergraduate music theory by focusing on music in context. Rather than rote learning of concepts and memorizing terms, The Complete Musician emphasizes how theory informs the work of performers. Composers respond not only to their instincts, experiences, and training in every work they write; they also follow certain ideals and models when appropriate, and modify them to fit their own personal vision. Theory is not a "theoretical" activity; it is a living one that responds to how music is composed and performed. Understanding how theory intersects with composition and performance is key to seeing its relevance to students' wider musical lives. The Complete Musician makes this connection.
📒Workbook For Tonal Harmony ✍ Stefan Kostka
📝Workbook for Tonal Harmony Book Synopsis : Each set of exercises in the Workbook is closely correlated with the corresponding chapter of the text and with a particular Self-Test within the chapter. Each set of Workbook exercises begins with problems similar to those found in the corresponding Self-Test, but the Workbook exercises also include problems that are too open-ended for the Self-Test format as well as more creative types of compositional problems for those instructors who like to include this type of work.
📒Tonal Harmony ✍ Stefan Kostka
📝Tonal Harmony Book Synopsis : For over two decades Tonal Harmony has been the leading text for the two-year theory curriculum for music majors. Used at nearly 800 schools, Tonal Harmony has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for student and instructor alike. The straightforward approach is supported by well-chosen examples and thoughtful exercises, and the total presentation is compatible with differing teaching styles and theoretical points of view. In addition, students can purchase a CD of recorded examples for use with the textbook, while audio examples for the workbook are available for download as MP3 files. For instructors, an extensive Instructor's Manual is available and rounds out this comprehensive teaching package.
📒The Muse That Sings ✍ Ann McCutchan
📝The Muse that Sings Book Synopsis : How do today's serious concert composers write their music? This is a collection of recent interviews with 25 of America's important contemporary composers, all born between 1930 and 1960. Here, a wide range of representative artists--from Adams to Zorn, from Bolcom to Vierk--speak candidly about how they think in sound, shape musical ideas, and ultimately transfer sonic conceptions to the printed page.
📒Music Theory Remixed ✍ Kevin Holm-Hudson
📝Music Theory Remixed Book Synopsis : Designed for today's undergraduate music students, Music Theory Remixed: A Blended Approach for the Practicing Musician presents tonal music theory through a dual lens of works from the Western canon and examples from popular music, including rock, jazz, techno, film soundtracks, and world music. With exceptional clarity, it balances the study of traditional part-writing with the development of essential skills like score analysis and identification of historical style. Each chapter contains guided activities involving analysis, composition, and improvisation, offering a perfect blend of learned material and practical application. Visit the book's free, open-access Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/holm-hudson for additional student resources, including an online workbook and complete Spotify playlists for all examples.
📒Hal Leonard Pocket Music Theory Music Instruction ✍ Carl Schroeder
📝Hal Leonard Pocket Music Theory Music Instruction Book Synopsis : (Book). Following in the footsteps of the popular Hal Leonard Pocket Music Dictionary , this handy pocket-sized book is the most contemporary music theory book on the market! A step-by-step guide to harmony and theory for every musician, it includes thorough, yet to easy-to-understand analysis of: intervals, rhythms, scales, chords, key signatures, transposition, chord inversion, key centers, harmonizing the major and minor scales, extended chords, modulation and much more. Packed with info from the Harmony & Theory course at Musicians Institute!
📒Tonality And Design In Music Theory ✍ Earl Henry
📝Tonality and design in music theory Book Synopsis : This book emphasizes Western musical art, with ample material on the music of both men and women, differing styles, various cultures, and examples drawn from popular and ethnic sources.Following the well-established tradition of comprehensive musicianship, this book presents lessons and assignments not only in basic tonal harmony, but also in fundamentals, concepts of melody, counterpoint, form, analysis, composition, written essays, and a survey of 20th and 21st century music.For music enthusiasts interested in understanding the development of music.
📒Invitation To Public Speaking National Geographic Edition ✍ Cindy Griffin
📝Invitation to Public Speaking National Geographic Edition Book Synopsis : INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING was designed to provide you with solid public speaking skills that will serve you well. This text shows you the power and importance of public speaking in your life as well as in the community. This special National Geographic Learning edition includes dynamic and exciting stories and tips from young people who are committed to sharing their passion for conservation and learning, accompanied by spectacular National Geographic photographs. Speech-building help and examples of student speeches in every chapter help you understand the basic concepts so that you learn how to give successful speeches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.