This text places emphasis on the need for practice and drilling. It presents written and aural exercises to test basic skills and musical problems for applying these new skills to musical situations. Four Focus on Skills sections test students retention and understanding of material learned over several chapters.
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An internationally known composer, acclaimed teacher of American music, and the founder of Postminimalism, William Duckworth has written more than 200 works, including the well-known Time Curve Preludes for piano. In addition to numerous teaching awards, Rolling Stone magazine called his teaching "hip, bright and innovative." Duckworth has been honored by the American Music Society as one of Six Master Teachers in America. Additionally, Cathedral, co-created with Nora Farrell and online since 1997, is one of the first interactive works of music and art on the Web. Duckworth's honors include the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Internet Award, the 2002 Award in Music from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and a 2007 Senior Fulbright Specialist Award that assigned him to the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and resulted in iOrpheus, Duckworth and Farrell's 2-year unfolding of video podcasts, stage performances, and a public opera in the streets and promenades of Brisbane's South Bank Parklands.
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Book Description Wadsworth Pub Co, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0534246966
Book Description Wadsworth Pub Co, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 5th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0534246966