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Theory Essentials : an Integrated Approach To Harmony, Ear Training, and Keyboard Skills, Volume I / With Audio CD (03 - Old Edition)by Connie E. Mayfield
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THEORY ESSENTIALS is a two-volume text that offers a unique, total solution to teaching music theory. Integrating all the components of the two-year music theory sequence, each volume (and its accompanying workbook) fully synthesizes the major topics in music theory with aural skills, keyboard applications, and examples from the literature. Offering terrific value, THEORY ESSENTIALS replaces the need for the four separate texts traditionally required for the music theory sequence (theory, ear training/sight singing, keyboard harmony, and an anthology). The result is a remarkable, carefully-paced synthesis of these components that moves from a solid grounding in Fundamentals through Diatonic Harmony (in Volume I), and from Secondary Function chords through Twentieth-Century Techniques (in Volume II).
Book News Annotation:
This text contains the information needed by the first-year college- level music student to master basic theoretical and aural skills. In the 24 chapters, Mayfield (Kansas Community College) covers notation (theory and harmony) as well as sight-singing, ear training, musicianship, and applications of theory to the keyboard. She also presents practice boxes that provide an opportunity for regular progress evaluations of major concepts, musical figures to illustrate various topics, and sight-singing and dictation exercises. The included CD includes musical examples keyed to corresponding material in the text. Plastic comb binding.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Dr. Connie Mayfield is Dean of Fine Arts at Cerritos College in California. Prior to that she was Professor of Music at Kansas City Kansas Community College, where she taught music theory and music technology and served as Coordinator of the Music Department. Mayfield was a Fulbright scholar to London, England, and completed her Ph.D. in music theory at the University of Kansas. Her presentations on music technology include the League for Innovation Conference on Information Technology, the MENC national convention, and the first annual Technology in Education Conference presented by the California Community Colleges Foundation. She is a leader in teaching theory and developing music technology curricula.
Table of Contents
1. The Basics of Reading Music. 2. Major Scales and Key Signatures. 3. Intervals. 4. Minor Scales and Key Signatures. 5. Triads and Figured Bass. 6. Melody and Counterpoint. 7. The Basics of Diatonic Harmony. 8. Part-Writing with Root Position Chords. 9. Root Movement by Fifth. 10. Root Movement by Second. 11. Root Movement by Third. 12. Review of Harmony: Root Position Triads. 13. The Cadential Six-Four Chord. 14. First Inversion Chords. 15. The Leading Tone Triad and Other First Inversion Practices. 16. Additional Six-Four Chords. 17. Introduction to Simple Non-Harmonic Tones. 18. Appoggiaturas, Escape Tones, Pedal Tones. 19. Suspensions, Retardations, Anticipations. 20. Introduction to Seventh Chords. 21. Dominant and Leading Tone Seventh Chords. 22. Additional Seventh Chords. 23. Diatonic Modulation. 24. Review of Seventh Chords, Non-Harmonic Tones, And Modulation. Composer Index. General Index.
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