Elements of Music: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Joseph Straus  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
432
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292026831
ISBN
1292026839
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Description

The Fundamentals Text That Emphasizes Music Making.

 

This music fundamentals textbook is for both aspiring music majors and non-majors.  Based on an anthology of works from music literature, it features clear, concise explanations, extensive written exercises, and a variety of suggested in-class activities. 

 

It emphasizes process of making music–emphasizing, at every stage, that music is to be heard and made–not merely seen and learned in the abstract.  All of the key topics are covered: music notation; rhythm; scales; intervals; triads; basic harmonic progressions.

 

Several supplements are available for this text.  An Audio CD is available including performances of key works analyzed in the text.  The examples are also available in Finale files on MySearchLab that students can use to directly work on exercises on their computers. 

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning- MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking- Written exercises and assignments both in traditional written and electronic formats reinforce concepts.
  • Engage Students- In-class activities, including singing, dictation, and keyboard exercises are designed to supplement and reinforce the theory lessons. 
  • Support Instructors- Supported by the best instructor resources on the market; MySearchLab and an Instructor’s Manual.

 

Features

THE FUNDEMENTALS TEXT THAT EMPHASIZES MUSIC MAKING

  • The book is organized into six flexible chapters: 1) pitch; 2) rhythm; 3) scales; 4) intervals; 5) triads and seventh chords; 6) harmony.  This transparent organization provides instructors with a significant degree of flexibility.  The book, with its extensive exercises and in-class activities, is designed as a rich set of resources.

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH MYSEARCHLAB

  • MySearchLab with eText can be packaged with this text.
  • MySearchLab features all of Straus' exercises online.  Students can do their exercises on their computers, using Finale, the top music notation software.  Using this software, students will be able to hear the music they are writing as they write it.  MySearchLab also offers further learning reinforcement with flashcards, chapter learning objectives, and chapter quizzes. Additional exercises that ask the student to identify key musical concepts are available online for student self-drills.
  • MySearchLab provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
    • eText — Just like the printed text, you can highlight and add notes to the eText or download it to your iPad.
    • Assessment — Chapter quizzes and flashcards offer immediate feedback and report directly to the gradebook.
    • Writing and Research — A wide range of writing, grammar and research tools and access to a variety of academic journals, census data, Associated Press newsfeeds, and discipline-specific readings help you hone your writing and research skills.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Elements of Music uses an anthology of musical works ranging from Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert to tango, rag, and jazz.  As students learn a concept, they see it in music of high artistic quality.  At the same time, they use their newly-acquired theoretical skills to understand a small group of works.

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • In-class activities accompany each lesson. In-class activities include singing, dictation, and keyboard exercises.  These activities are designed to supplement and reinforce the theory lessons.  The goal of these activities, and of the book as a whole, is to bring beginning students in contact with musical materials and emphasize that music is to be heard and made.
  • Written exercises and assignments both in traditional written and electronic formats reinforce concepts.   Many exercises incorporate music from the anthology and encourage creative composition.  The numerous exercises provide instructors with a wide range of options. 

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • Create a Custom Text: For enrollments of at least 25, create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and/or reading selections in the sequence you want.  To begin building your custom text, visit www.pearsoncustomlibrary.com. You may also work with a dedicated Pearson Custom editor to create your ideal text–publishing your own original content or mixing and matching Pearson content. Contact your Pearson Publisher’s Representative to get started.
  • Instructor’s Manual & Test Bank- This is an invaluable professional resource and reference for new and experienced faculty. Each chapter contains the following sections: Chapter Overview, Chapter Objectives, Key Terms, Lecture and Discussion Topics, Resources, and Writing Assignments and Projects. The test bank includes multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions.  Available for download on (www.MySearchLab.com)

New to this Edition

THE FUNDEMENTALS TEXT THAT EMPHASIZES MUSIC MAKING

  • New enhanced page layout with perforated pages so students can tear out workbook exercise pages.

PERSONALIZE LEARNING WITH MYSEARCHLAB

  • MySearchLab with eText can be packaged with this text.
  • MySearchLab features all of Straus' exercises online.  Students can do their exercises on their computers, using Finale, the top music notation software.  Using this software, students will be able to hear the music they are writing as they write it.  MySearchLab also offers further learning reinforcement with flashcards, chapter learning objectives, and chapter quizzes. Additional exercises that ask the student to identify key musical concepts are available online for student self-drills.
  • MySearchLab provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
    • eText — Just like the printed text, you can highlight and add notes to the eText or download it to your iPad.
    • Assessment — Chapter quizzes and flashcards offer immediate feedback and report directly to the gradebook.
    • Writing and Research — A wide range of writing, grammar and research tools and access to a variety of academic journals, census data, Associated Press newsfeeds, and discipline-specific readings help you hone your writing and research skills.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Easy-to-find key terms now highlighted in the text. (ex. pg. 136)
  • New self-tests at the end of each chapter with answers on subsequent pages (ex. pg. 229)

ENGAGE STUDENTs

  • Glossary terms defined in margins of pages, plus more thorough list of definitions of terms in Glossary.  (ex. pg. 232)
  • New and updated exercises with more detailed musical symbols, key notations, rhythm notations, and measure numbers

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • Create a Custom Text: For enrollments of at least 25, create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and/or reading selections in the sequence you want.  To begin building your custom text, visit www.pearsoncustomlibrary.com. You may also work with a dedicated Pearson Custom editor to create your ideal text—publishing your own original content or mixing and matching Pearson content. Contact your Pearson Publisher’s Representative to get started.
  • Instructor’s Manual & Test Bank- This is an invaluable professional resource and reference for new and experienced faculty. Each chapter contains the following sections: Chapter Overview, Chapter Objectives, Key Terms, Lecture and Discussion Topics, Resources, and Writing Assignments and Projects. The test bank includes multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions.  Available for download on (www.MySearchLab.com)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Pitch

Lesson 1: Staff

Lesson 2: Keyboard

Lesson 3: Treble Clef

Lesson 4: Bass Clef

Lesson 5: Great Staff

 

Chapter 2: Rhythm and Meter

Lesson 6: Quarter-, half-, and whole-notes in 4/4 meter

Lesson 7: Eighth-notes and sixteenth-notes

Lesson 8: Dots and ties

Lesson 9: Rests

Lesson 10: Duple meter (2/4 and 2/2)

Lesson 11: Triple meter (3/4)

Lesson 12: Compound meter (6/8)

Lesson 13: Syncopation

 

Chapter 3: Major and Minor Scales

Lesson 14: Major scale (C-major)

Lesson 15: Major scales other than C-major

Lesson 16: Major keys and key signatures

Lesson 17: Minor scale (A minor)

Lesson 18: Minor scales other than A-minor

Lesson 19: Minor keys and key signatures

Lesson 20: Harmonic and melodic minor

 

Chapter Four: Intervals

Lesson 21: Interval size

Lesson 22: Seconds and thirds

Lesson 23: Sixths and sevenths

Lesson 24: Fourths and fifths, unisons and octaves

Lesson 25: Intervals in a major key

Lesson 26: Intervals in a minor key

 

Chapter Five: Triads and seventh chords

Lesson 27: Triads

Lesson 28: Triads in inversion

Lesson 29: Triads in major keys

Lesson 30: Triads in minor keys

Lesson 31: Seventh chords

 

Chapter Six: Fundamentals of Harmony

Lesson 32: Tonic and dominant

Lesson 33: Expanding tonic and dominant

Lesson 34: Approaching the dominant

Lesson 35: Phrase and cadence