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From Sound to Symbol - With 2 CD's

From Sound to Symbol - With 2 CD's - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195327700

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ISBN13: 978-0195327700
ISBN10: 0195327705
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2009
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From Sound to Symbol - With 2 CD's - 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195327700

Mche Houlahan

ISBN13: 978-0195327700
ISBN10: 0195327705
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Designed for a one-semester musical fundamentals course From Sound to Symbol: Fundamentals of Music clearly covers all essential topics but with a unique ''sound-to-symbol'' approach that explores concepts through the sound of music before explaining how symbols are used to represent that sound. Reversing the pedagogical perspective of traditional music theory texts the authors work from the premise that students should first intuitively comprehend musical sounds and then link this knowledge to an understanding of musical symbols and theory. Recent research in music perception and cognition suggests that using this ''perceptual orientation'' is an effective means of teaching both musical thought and knowledge. The text's most innovative feature is an early and continuous focus on active music-making which is supported by workbook exercises. Using discovery learning and collaborative learning techniques it teaches students how to develop their perception of sound through kinesthetic aural and visual methods. The authors incorporate numerous examples and activities for developing musicianship skills at progressive levels of difficulty; marginal icons direct students to exercises in music theory sight reading melodies and rhythms improvisation and composition ensemble singing and keyboard performance. By employing a repertoire that is simple and easy to sing or play From Sound to Symbol gives students the opportunity to actively engage in the learning process and to easily internalize the concepts and elements inherent in the music. A fold-out laminated keyboard is packaged with each text. SUPPLEMENTS: Audio CD Each text is packaged with an audio CD that includes all the focus melodies in the text recorded in both vocal and instrumental versions. Technology CD Each text also comes with a CD-ROM that provides tutorials for chapter review theory exercise drills and dictation exercises. Instructor's Manual Available to adopters this manual includes lesson plans teaching tips on learning assessment tutorials that interface with the CD-ROM additional aural and written dictation examples for each chapter and suggestions for scoring tests.

Table of Contents

Preface Explanation of Icons and Terms

Chapter 1. Rhythm 1: Basic Rhythms in Simple Meter
Unit 1.1 Beat Tempo Meter Measures
Unit 1.2 Introduction to Musical Structure
Unit 1.3 Introduction to Meter
Unit 1.4 Introduction to Rhythm
Unit 1.5 Basic Rhythm Patterns in Simple Meter
Unit 1.6 Basic Rhythm Patterns That Include Rests in Simple Meter
Unit 1.7 Meter and Time Signatures of 2/4 3/4 and 4/4 Meter
Unit 1.8 Beaming Notes in 2/4 3/4 and 4/4 Meter (Simple Meter)
Unit 1.9 2/2 3/2 and 4/2 Simple Meter
Unit 1.10 Counting in Duple Triple and Quadruple Meter Using Numbers
Unit 1.11 Repeat Signs; First and Second Endings; Ties and Slurs Supplementary Musicianship Exercises Reading Rhythms Performance: Ensemble Singing Improvisation and Composition Listening

Chapter 2. The Keyboard and Notation of Pitch
Unit 2.1 The Basic Keyboard Concepts Associated with Pitch
Unit 2.2 Whole Step and Half Step Intervals at the Keyboard
Unit 2.3 Treble Clef and Introduction to the Notation of Pitch
Unit 2.4 Bass Clef or F Clef
Unit 2.5 Notating Sharps and Flats on the Staff

Chapter 3. Rhythm 2: More Advanced Rhythms in Simple Meter
Unit 3.1 Four Sounds on a Beat in Simple Meter
Unit 3.2 Time Signatures 2/8 3/8 and 4/8 in Simple Meter
Unit 3.3 Eighth and Sixteenth Note Combinations
Unit 3.4 Dotted Eighth Note and Sixteenth Note Combinations
Unit 3.5 Dotted Notes: A Dotted Quarter Note Followed by an Eighth Note
Unit 3.6 Syncopation Supplementary Musicianship Exercises Reading Rhythms Improvisation and Composition Keyboard Performance Performance: Ensemble Singing

Chapter 4. Melody: Orientation to the Major Scale
Unit 4.1 Melodic Contour
Unit 4.2 Major Pentachord Scales and Melodies
Unit 4.3 Determining the Intervals Between Notes of the Pentachord Scale
Unit 4.4 Writing a Major Pentachord Scale and Melody on the Staff Using Accidentals
Unit 4.5 Major Hexachord Scales and Melodies
Unit 4.6 Determining the Intervals Between Notes of the Major Hexachord Scale
Unit 4.7 Song Analysis and Pentatonic Scale Supplementary Musicianship Exercises Sight Singing Melodies in Staff Notation Developing Musical Memory Improvisation and Composition Keyboard Performance Performance: Ensemble Singing Error Detection

Chapter 5. The Major Scale
Unit 5.1 Major Diatonic Scales and Melodies
Unit 5.2 Determining the Intervals Between Notes of the Major Scale
Unit 5.3 Writing Major Scales on the Staff Using Accidentals
Unit 5.4 Key Signatures
Unit 5.5 Transposition
Unit 5.6 Identifying the Key of a Major Scale from a Given Key Signature Using Solfege Syllables
Unit 5.7 Modal Scales
Unit 5.8 Song Analysis Supplementary Musicianship Exercises Sight Singing Melodies and Rhythms Keyboard Performance Performance: Ensemble Singing Developing Musical Memory Error Detection Improvisation and Composition Listening

Chapter 6. Intervals
Unit 6.1 Interval Identification
Unit 6.2 Interval Quality: Major Minor and Perfect
Unit 6.3 Augmented and Diminished Intervals: Major Minor Augmented and Diminished Intervals
Unit 6.4 Inversion of Intervals
Unit 6.5 Compound Intervals
Unit 6.6 Determ

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