For the beginning student with little background in music, this text presents a challenging program for mastering fundamental concepts of music theory. Richly illustrated with music examples, it systematically teaches the essential elements of music from basic notation and interval recognition to chord identification and melody harmonization.
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David Damschroder teaches music theory at the University of Minnesota. He is author of LISTEN AND SING (Schirmer) and the forthcoming AN ESSAY ON HARMONIC ANALYSIS.Review:
"The book is sequenced in a way that's musical and presents only musically relevant material with no clutter. It explains concepts and operations well. It is written to motivate the student and keeps them excited about what is coming up next. The laboratory sections are excellent in helping students to pull everything together."
"Strengths lie in its overall clarity, concise presentation of material, comprehensive nature of the topics covered, and the number and diversity of the exercises provided for each chapter."
"Good use of keyboard to illustrate such concepts as intervals and chords. The definitions of basic music elements are quite thorough and the author provides plenty of examples."
"Appropriate order of topics. Thoroughness and depth in all exercises. Methodical approach to each chapter."
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Book Description Schirmer, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028706617
Book Description Schirmer, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-225-71-8266008
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