Tom Manoff, also author of Music: A Living Language, has been actively involved in teaching music all his life. He has taught at the Third Street Music School Settlement, the Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Oregon. Mr. Manoff, a performer and composer, is currently the classical music critic for National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," a position he has held since 1986.
Miller, John : North Dakota State University Main Campus
John Miller is professor of music theory and director of the Division of Fine Arts at North Dakota State University. He has developed computer-assisted instruction materials since 1982, primarily in music theory and aural training. His Ph.D. is from Northwestern University, and he has held teaching or administrative positions at Northwestern, DePaul, and Eastern Illinois Universities, as well as at the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University.
Hesterman, Peter : Eastern Illinois University
Peter Hesterman is professor of music and coordinator of graduate studies in music at Eastern Illinois University. He is a graduate of the Capital University Conservatory of Music and earned M.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. In addition to his work on The Music Kit, he is coauthor of the CD-ROM for The Study of Orchestration, Third Edition.
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Workbook Contents Each chapter includes Terms, Symbols, and Concepts; Suggested Activities; and Review Exercises
CHAPTER ONE Notation / The Notation of Pitch / Music Handwriting / Note Names / The Octave / Note Names on the Staff / The Treble Cleff / Notes in the Treble Cleff / The Bass Clef / Notes in the Bass Clef / Ledger Lines / Writing Ledger Lines / The Grand Staff / Middle C / Learning Note Names / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities
CHAPTER TWO The Piano Keyboard / Other Keyboards / The Design of the Keyboard / The White Keys / The Black Keys / Enharmonic Spelling / Notating the White Keys / Notating the Black Keys / Notes in the Treble Cleff / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities
CHAPTER THREE Half Steps and Whole Steps / Half Steps / Whole Steps / Semitone and Whole Tone / Semitone Types / Accidentals / Accidentals in a Measure / Use of a Natural / Precautionary Accidentals / Visualizing a Keyboard / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities
CHAPTER FOUR Scales / Diatonic Scales / The Major Scales / Building a Major Scale on D / Adding Accidentals to Form a Major Scale / The Importance of Correct Spelling / Major-Scale Spellings / "In the Key of" / Tonality / Melody / Intervals / Melodic and Harmonic Intervals / Melody and Intervals / Inversion / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities
CHAPTER FIVE Key Signatures / Adding a Key Signature / Organization of Major Key Signatures / The Circle of 5ths / Transposition / Transposing Accidentals / Chromatic and Diatonic / Melodic Organization / Phrase and Form / Words and Music / The Cadence / Melodic Shape / Composing a Melody / Singing Major-Scale Melodies / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities / Review Exercises
CHAPTER SIX Intervals / Staff Steps and Half Steps / Interval Quality / Intervals within the Major Scale / Altering Major-Scale Intervals / Limitations of the Major-Scale Method / The Natural Semitones / The Natural Intervals / Adding Accidentals / Quality of Inverted Intervals / Other Applications of Diminished and Augmented / Consonance and Dissonance / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities / Review Exercises
CHAPTER SEVEN The Minor Scale / Minor-Scale Key Signatures / Relative Minor/Relative Major / Finding the Relative Minor Scale / Finding the Relative Major Scale / Minor Key Signatures/Circle of 5ths / Parallel Minor/Parallel Major / The Relationship of Parallel Major to Minor / Singing the Natural Minor Scale / Other Versions of the Minor Scale / The Harmonic Minor Scale / The Augmented 2nd / The Melodic Minor Scale / Minor Scales and Musical Usage / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities / Review Exercises
CHAPTER EIGHT Harmony and Chords / Triads / Quality of Triads / Triads and Scales / Working with Triads / Learning the Triads / Triads on B and Bf / Voicing / Voicing for Four-Part Chorus / Chord Inversions / Harmonic Background of a Melody / Harmonic Progression / Composing a Chord Melody / Nonchord Tones / Neighbor Tones / Notating Voices: Various Methods / Harmony with 3rds and 6ths / Canons and Rounds / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities / Review Exercises
CHAPTER NINE Complex Triad Spellings / Adding Accidental to White-key Triads / Diminished and Augmented Triads / Altering Triads / The Harmonic System / Transposing Chords / Motive / Rhythmic Identity of a Motive / Pitch Identity of the Motive / Sequence / Inversion / Motivic Development and Its Flexibility / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities / Review Exercises
CHAPTER TEN 7th Chords / The Dominant 7th Chord / Complex Spelling of 7th Chords / Minor-Scale Triads: Position in Key / V or V7 in a Minor Key / The Minor 7th Chord / The Major 7th Chord / Diminished and Half-Diminished 7th Chords / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities / Review Exercises
CHAPTER ELEVEN Accompaniments to Melodies / Keyboard Accompaniments / Voice Leading / Common Tone / Voicing the V7 / Using V Instead of V7 / Harmonizing with the vi Chord / Harmonizing with the ii Chord / Tonality and the V or V7 / Modulation / Modern Accompaniments: Parallelism / Voice Leading in Popular Styles / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities / Review Exercises
CHAPTER TWELVE Modes / Scale and Mode Mixture / Pentatonic Scale / The Blues Scale / Blues Harmony and Blues Form / Dissonance within the Blues Scale / Blues and Mode Mixture / Blues and Jazz / Form: Phrase Design / The Period / Two Types of Cadences / Melodic Aspects of Cadential Design / Double Period / The Design of Phrase Forms / Labeling Phrases / Parallel and Contrasting Periods / The Three-Phrase Period / Flexibility of Form Designations / A Summary of Melodic Design / Composing Melodies / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts / Suggested Activities / Review Exercises
SUPPLEMENTARY GUIDES Sight Singing / How to Read a Lead Sheet in Popular Style / How to Read a Lead Sheet in Jazz Style
APPENDICES Checklist of Notation Symbols / Major and Minor Scales and Key Signatures / Triads and Chords / Progressions for Improvisation and Composition / The Guitar Fretboard and Guitar Chords / Harmonic Series / Glossary of Terms / Answer to In-Chapter Exercises
Rhythm Reader Contents Each chapter includes Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER ONE Rhythm, Beat, and Tempo / The Quarter Note and the Eighth Note / Beaming Eighth Notes / Speaking Rhythms / Double Bar / Repeat Signs / Fermata Sign / Notes Control Space / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER TWO Rests / Rests Control Space / Meter and Bar Lines / Strong and Weak Beats / Time Signatures / Counting Beats / Metronome and Tempo / Division of the Basic Pulse / Playing and Singing / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER THREE Eighth Rest / Note Values / Speaking the Eighth Rest / 1st and 2nd Endings / Other Types of Repeats / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER FOUR Notes Longer Than the Quarter Note / Rests Longer Than the Quarter Rest / Anacrusis / Counting the Anacrusis / Creating a Drum Pattern / Conducting / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER FIVE Note System / Dividing the Whole Note / Beams / Combinations of Notes with Beams / Relationship of Note Values / The Tie / Ties and Slurs / The Dotted Note / Writing Rests / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER SIX Working with Ties and Dotted Notes / Division of the Basic Pulse / Coordinating Both Hands / Marking the Beat / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER SEVEN Subdivision of the Quarter Note into Sixteenth Notes / Speaking Sixteenth Notes in Meter / Aligning Two or More Parts / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER EIGHT Compound Meter / Counting Compound Meters / Speaking Compound Meter / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER NINE Triplets / Triplets and Eighth Notes / Speaking Triplets / The Triplet Rest / The Triplet and the Basic Pulse / Counting Eighths, Triplets, and Sixteenths / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER TEN Different Values of the Basic Pulse / c and C / Double Whole Note / Triplets with Different Note Values / Dotted Notes with Different Notes Values / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER ELEVEN Syncopation / Syncopated and Nonsyncopated Rhythms / Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
CHAPTER TWELVE Mixed Meter / Music Without Meter / Marking the Basic Pulse / Complex Meters of Terms, Symbols, and Concepts
APPENDICES Table of Note and Rest Values / Rythmn Spacers
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