Fundamentals of Musical Composition Book

Fundamentals of Musical Composition

  • Author : Arnold Schoenberg
  • Publisher : Gardners Books
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0571196586

Fundamentals of Musical Composition Excerpt :

Fundamentals of Musical Composition represents the culmination of more than forty years in Schoenberg's life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America. For his classes he developed a manner of presentation in which 'every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple and thorough'. This book can be used for analysis as well as for composition. On the one hand, it has the practical objective of introducing students to the process of composing in a systematic way, from the smallest to the largest forms; on the other hand, the author analyses in thorough detail and with numerous illustrations those particular sections in the works of the masters which relate to the compositional problem under discussion.

Understanding the Fundamentals of Music Book

Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

  • Author : Teaching Company
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-01-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1598032879

Understanding the Fundamentals of Music Excerpt :

16 45-minute lectures at the college level. An introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, timbre, dynamics, meter, pitch, mode, the major/minor key system, melody, harmony, modulation. Includes excerpts from classical, jazz, and popular music recordings; and live piano demonstrations.

Fundamentals of Music Processing Book

Fundamentals of Music Processing

  • Author : Meinard Müller
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-07-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319219455

Fundamentals of Music Processing Excerpt :

This textbook provides both profound technological knowledge and a comprehensive treatment of essential topics in music processing and music information retrieval. Including numerous examples, figures, and exercises, this book is suited for students, lecturers, and researchers working in audio engineering, computer science, multimedia, and musicology. The book consists of eight chapters. The first two cover foundations of music representations and the Fourier transform—concepts that are then used throughout the book. In the subsequent chapters, concrete music processing tasks serve as a starting point. Each of these chapters is organized in a similar fashion and starts with a general description of the music processing scenario at hand before integrating it into a wider context. It then discusses—in a mathematically rigorous way—important techniques and algorithms that are generally applicable to a wide range of analysis, classification, and retrieval problems. At the same time, the techniques are directly applied to a specific music processing task. By mixing theory and practice, the book’s goal is to offer detailed technological insights as well as a deep understanding of music processing applications. Each chapter ends with a section that includes links to the research literature, suggestions for further reading, a list of references, and exercises. The chapters are organized in a modular fashion, thus offering lecturers and readers many ways to choose, rearrange or supplement the material. Accordingly, selected chapters or individual sections can easily be integrated into courses on general multimedia, information science, signal processing, music informatics, or the digital humanities.

Music and the Child Book

Music and the Child

  • Author : Natalie Sarrazin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1942341709

Music and the Child Excerpt :

Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children's identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children's natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I'm working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children's lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.

The Fundamentals of Music Book

The Fundamentals of Music

  • Author : Bill Keis
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-01-19
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN 10 : 1542371902

The Fundamentals of Music Excerpt :

This book covers the fundamentals of music. If you want to 'make music', there are definite things that need to be learned. There are many books on the subject of music. What makes this book different? The data is presented in a simple, straightforward and concise manner along with practice routines that will result in real ability to read music, play songs, improvise and compose! This book applies to any musician at any level of expertise regardless of what instrument or style of music he/she plays. It is invaluable as a reference book for private lessons or as a textbook for classroom study.

Music Fundamentals Book

Music Fundamentals

  • Author : Sumy Takesue
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-22
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317225492

Music Fundamentals Excerpt :

Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Third Edition combines a textbook and integrated workbook with an interactive website for those who want to learn the basics of reading music. Intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of music theory, it offers a patient approach to understanding and mastering the building blocks of musical practice and structure. Musical examples range from Elvis Presley songs to Filipino ballads to Beethoven symphonies, offering a balanced mixture of global, classical, and popular music. The new edition includes: Additional vocabulary features and review exercises Additional musical selections and 1-, 2-, or 3-hand rhythmic exercises The addition of guitar tablature A revised text design that more clearly designates the different types of exercises and makes the Workbook pages easier to write on An improved companion website with added mobile functionality The author’s balanced approach to beginning music theory engages student interest while demonstrating how music theory concepts apply not only to the Western classical canon but also to popular and world music. With the beginner student in mind, Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Third Edition is a comprehensive text for understanding the foundations of music theory.

Fundamentals for the Aspiring Musician Book

Fundamentals for the Aspiring Musician

  • Author : Robert J. Frank
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 0415801036

Fundamentals for the Aspiring Musician Excerpt :

Fundamentals for the Aspiring Musician is a completely integrated textbook written for students who wish to study music professionally. It uses technology to its fullest to aid students in preparation for the study of music theory by laying a thorough and solid foundation of basic music fundamentals. Rather than using separate textbooks, recording sets, or software programs, this textbook integrates a hard copy text with a parallel, interactive, multimedia version of the textbook, which allows students to hear the examples as they see them, hear and practice exercises to master basic skills, and easily review and reinforce terms or delve deeper into a topic with a single click of the mouse. The hard copy text has an identical layout as the multimedia version for easy reference away from the computer.

Music Theory Essentials Book

Music Theory Essentials

  • Author : Jason W. Solomon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351683906

Music Theory Essentials Excerpt :

Music Theory Essentials offers an antidote to music theory textbooks that are overly long and dense. Focusing on the essentials, this text provides a clear-cut guide to the key concepts of music theory. Beginning with no assumptions about music theory knowledge, the book covers the core elements of music fundamentals, diatonic and chromatic harmony, post-tonal theory, and popular music in a single concise volume. Emphasizing critical thinking skills, this book guides students through conceptualizing musical concepts and mastering analytic techniques. Each chapter concludes with a selection of applications designed to enhance engagement: Exercises allow students to apply and practice the skills and techniques addressed in the chapter. Brain Teasers challenge students to expand their musical understanding by thinking outside the box. Exploring Music offers strategies for students to apply learned concepts to the music they are currently learning or listening to. Thinking Critically encourages students to think more deeply about music by solving problems and identifying and challenging assumptions. A companion website provides answers to book exercises, additional downloadable exercises, and audio examples. Straightforward and streamlined, Music Theory Essentials is a truly concise yet comprehensive introduction to music theory that is accessible to students of all backgrounds.

Berklee Music Theory Book

Berklee Music Theory

  • Author : Paul Schmeling
  • Publisher : Berklee Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480355385

Berklee Music Theory Excerpt :

(Berklee Methods). The second in a two-volume series based on over 40 years of music theory instruction at Berklee College of Music. This volume focuses on harmony, including triads, seventh chords, inversions, and voice leading for jazz, blues and popular music styles. You'll develop the tools needed to write melodies and create effective harmonic accompaniments from a lead sheet. This edition includes an answer key for all exercises and lessons to check your progress.

Counterpoint Book


  • Author : Markand Thakar
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-01-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0300046383

Counterpoint Excerpt :

Counterpoint manuals have long been central to the music education of composers, historians, and theorists. In this book a conductor uses counterpoint exercises to aid musicians in becoming sensitive to the fundamental ingredients of good music making.

Music Fundamentals for Dance Book

Music Fundamentals for Dance

  • Author : Nola Nolen Holland
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Dance music
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9780736096522

Music Fundamentals for Dance Excerpt :

Music Fundamentals for Dance is a text for student dancers, choreographers, and dance educators written by an experienced educator and choreographer. This book presents foundational knowledge of the elements of music and describes their application to dance performance, choreography, and teaching. It includes a web resource offering exercises, activities, projects, downloadable examples of music, and web links that provide a range of active learning experiences.

Understanding Music Book

Understanding Music

  • Author : N. Alan Clark
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-12-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 1940771331

Understanding Music Excerpt :

Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!

Music Theory Fundamentals Book

Music Theory Fundamentals

  • Author : Shelia Forrester
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-08-18
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1465277129

Music Theory Fundamentals Excerpt :

The Musician s Guide to Fundamentals Book

The Musician s Guide to Fundamentals

  • Author : Jane Piper Clendinning
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-07
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0393639169

The Musician s Guide to Fundamentals Excerpt :

Reorganized and streamlined, the third edition of The Musician's Guide to Fundamentals features a new, laser focus on the core concepts of music fundamentals. The text features NEW online resources--including formative quizzes and a self-grading workbook--while retaining the Musician's Guide's emphasis on real music from Bach to Broadway, Mozart to Katy Perry.