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Music First! With Keyboard Foldout (6TH 11 Edition)


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Based on tested methods used by the author during many years of teaching, Music First! takes a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of music theory and basic composition, engaging students through a combination of explanation and interaction. Students learn cumulatively as they progress through the book. This popular "learn-by-doing" approach reinforces theoretical principles through practice and enlivens any Fundamentals course.

About the Author

Gary White holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Michigan State University. At his retirement in 1994 he was Distinguished Professor of Music at Iowa State University, where he developed and administered the music theory curriculum and established the electronic and computer music studio. For a number of years he was also in charge of music listening courses for the general student at Iowa State. Dr. White is the composer of over fifty published musical compositions and the author of Music First! (a music fundamentals textbook) and Instrumental Arranging (a textbook for orchestration and arranging), both published by McGraw-Hill. He has been awarded the U.C. Berkeley Medal by the University of California at Berkeley, was named a National Arts Associate by Sigma Alpha Iota, and has held a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. His compositions have won many prizes and awards, including the Toon van Balkom Prize and the Shenandoah/Percussion Plus Prize.

Table of Contents

One: Elements of Music: Pitch

Two: Elements of Music: Rhythm

Three: Simple Meter

Four: Compound Meter

Five: Sharps, Flats, and Naturals

Six: Major Scales/Major Keys

Seven: Minor Scales/Minor Keys

Eight: Intervals

Nine: Chords--Looking at the Musical Background

Ten: The Harmonic System

Appendix 1: Inversion of Intervals

Appendix 2: Popular-Music Chord Symbols

Appendix 3: Guitar Chords

Appendix 4: Transposition

Appendix 5: Answers to Selected Problems in the





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White, Gary
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
White, Gary C.
Instruction & Study
white, music first!, music, theory, tonal, grade 11, grade 12
Music-Education and Therapy
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10.800 x 8.300 x 0.600 in 1.475 lb

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