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Cengage Advantage: A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals, 11th Edition

  • includes Keyboard for Piano and Guitar
  • William Duckworth
  • ISBN-10: 1285446208
  • ISBN-13: 9781285446202
  • 352 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth explores the fundamentals of music in the Advantage Edition of the best-selling A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, 11th Edition. This creative, reader-friendly text takes diverse student abilities into consideration, covering music fundamentals in 15 concise chapters and 11 enrichment appendices. Duckworth focuses on developing students' skills by offering written and aural exercises that help them learn the basics as well as by giving students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in realistic music situations. The optional CourseMate learning environment includes Music Fundamentals in Action, an interactive online tutorial that provides students with personalized study plans and podcasts from the author. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, Advantage Edition, 11th Edition offers clear, concise yet comprehensive coverage of all major topics for a music fundamentals course.

Features

  • The CourseMate learning environment includes Music Fundamentals in Action, an interactive online tutorial that provides students with diagnostic quizzing and personalized study plans. Music Fundamentals in Action also provides podcasts from author William Duckworth, as well as audio performances and several innovative notation areas that allow students to plot a musical passage and play it back.

  • The text presents comprehensive and clear coverage of all major topics for fundamental music courses.

  • Music in Action boxes give students the opportunity to create music while learning the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads in a creative framework.

  • A variety of examples, exercises, and creative projects-which emphasize musical skills and concepts equally-are found in the text and online in CourseMate.

  • Musical selections from popular television programs, advertising, and films, as well as from the classical repertoire, add relevance and depth to the text, maximizing student interest.

  • The book includes a variety of music from other cultures, demonstrating the universality of music and appealing to the contemporary student.

Reviews

The text is organized well in terms of a steady progression of concepts of study. While it uses musical jargon, it also speaks to the students in a conversational tone and not above their heads. It covers an appropriate amount of material and does not attempt to be something it is not (it is a first-year fundamentals text).
— Jefferson Campbell, University of Minnesota, Duluth

About the Author

William Duckworth

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction.
1. The Basics of Music.
2. The Keyboard.
3. Rhythm I: Simple Meter.
4. Rhythm II: Compound Meter.
5. Pitch.
6. Major Scales.
7. Major Key Signatures.
8. Intervals.
9. Minor Key Signatures.
10. Minor Scales.
11. Pentatonic and Blues Scales.
12. Triads.
13. Triads in a Musical Context.
14. Chord Progressions.
15. Writing a Song.
Appendices.
Glossary.
Subject Index.
Index to Musical Examples.

New to this edition

  • A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, Advantage Edition, 11th Edition offers an Annotated Instructor's Edition with answers to all in-text exercises, as well as an introductory section of teaching tips and additional practice sheets, both with and without answers-all in one location for ease of instructor reference.
  • The connection between the eBook, the book's website, and text practice materials is strengthened via web cross-references integrated into the beginning of each chapter.
  • The text's Focus on Skills review exercises are now aligned with the online Focus on Fundamentals exercises, which are included in online Music Fundamentals in Action tutorials.
  • All pages are three-hole-punched and perforated to facilitate class handouts and assignments.
  • Chapter 2, "The Keyboard," is new in this edition.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (book only)  (ISBN-10: 0840029985 | ISBN-13: 9780840029980)

Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth explores the fundamentals of music in this creative, reader-friendly text that takes differing student abilities into consideration. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, Eleventh Edition, covers music fundamentals in 15 concise chapters and 11 enrichment appendices. Duckworth focuses on developing student skills by offering written and aural exercises, not only helping them to learn the basics, but also giving them the opportunity to apply their knowledge in realistic music situations. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS offers clear and comprehensive coverage of all major topics for a music fundamentals course. The Music in Action boxes present opportunities for students to create music while learning the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads.

CourseMate with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285835522 | ISBN-13: 9781285835525)

Music CourseMate provides access to a variety of rich teaching and learning resources, including an eBook, chapter-by-chapter online tutorial quizzes, Music Fundamentals in Action, Tips & Tools boxes, extra chapter problems, and flashcards. Music Fundamentals in Action provides students with diagnostic quizzing and remediation: After completing a pre-test to assess their proficiency in the material covered, students receive a personalized study plan that directs them back to topics and exercises requiring further attention. Music Fundamentals in Action also provides exercises and interactive activities that illustrate the basic theory concepts in the text, quizzes, a keyboard module, and several innovative notation areas that allow students to plot a musical passage and hear what they have written recited back to them. In addition, it features 39 audio examples recorded by actual performers rather than synthesizers.

Student Supplements

A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals (book only)  (ISBN-10: 0840029985 | ISBN-13: 9780840029980)

Internationally renowned composer William Duckworth explores the fundamentals of music in this creative, reader-friendly text that takes differing student abilities into consideration. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, Eleventh Edition, covers music fundamentals in 15 concise chapters and 11 enrichment appendices. Duckworth focuses on developing your skills by offering written and aural exercises, not only helping you to learn the basics, but also giving you the opportunity to apply your knowledge in realistic music situations. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS offers clear and comprehensive coverage of all major topics for a music fundamentals course.

CourseMate with eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285835522 | ISBN-13: 9781285835525)

Music CourseMate provides access to a variety of learning resources, including an eBook, chapter-by-chapter online tutorial quizzes, Music Fundamentals in Action, Tips & Tools boxes, and flashcards. Music Fundamentals in Action helps you study efficiently: After completing a pre-test to assess your proficiency in the material covered, you will receive a personalized study plan that directs you back to topics and exercises requiring further attention. Music Fundamentals in Action also provides exercises and interactive activities that illustrate the basic theory concepts in the text, a keyboard module, and several innovative notation areas that allow you to plot a musical passage and hear what you have written recited back to you. In addition, it features 39 audio examples recorded by actual performers rather than synthesizers.

Cengage Advantage: A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals  (ISBN-10: 1285759605 | ISBN-13: 9781285759609)

A CREATIVE APPROACH TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS, Advantage Edition, 11th Edition is a reader-friendly, creative text that focuses on music fundamentals through written and aural exercises. In addition, the text strives to teach students how to create music through learning rhythm, melody, scales, intervals, and triads.