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For one-semester, freshman-level courses in Basic Musicianship, Music Fundamentals, or Music Foundations; and for graduate courses in theory review.
Core knowledge essential for those interested in pursuing the serious study of music
Basic Materials in Music Theory, 13th Edition, is an auto-instructional introduction to music fundamentals that lets readers work independently and at their own pace. Through a programmed format proven to be efficient and effective, readers can master the materials quickly and thoroughly. This allows instructors to concentrate on the more creative aspects of their course, creating a more productive and enjoyable learning experience both in and out of the classroom. This edition contains a wealth of lessons and exercises for readers, including new sample recordings to assist with ear training, and has been revised to increase overall clarity and reflect current trends.
*Music for your course is available through your Pearson Companion Website.
Table of Contents
1. The Basic Materials of Music: Time and Sound
2. The Notation of Pitch
3. Time Classification
4. Note and Rest Values
5. Time Signatures
7. The Basic Scales
8. The Major Scale
9. The Minor Scales
10. Key Signatures