An Introduction to the Concepts of Music A Book for Senior Music Textbook

by Cengage
Our Price: $88.95
SKU 9780170219198

By Nick Peterson. 

This exciting senior secondary music text is an indispensable resource for music teachers and music students. The text introduces the concepts of music (texture, duration, pitch, tone, colour, structure and dynamics and expressive techniques), shows how they can be applied to the study of any topic and prepares students for the all-important compulsory aural skills examination. In a fun and easy-to-follow format, An Introduction to the Concepts of Music provide students with the expertise to successfully study any of the topics and prepare them for all areas of evaluation. 

Students: Year Level 09, 10, 11 and 12
Suitable For: New South Wales, New South Wales / ACT, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia

Chapter 1 TEXTURE
Texture 
Layer I.D. 
Layer Roles 
Layer Density 
Layer Relationships 
Summarising Texture 

Chapter 2 DURATION
Duration 
Beat Foundation 
Free Time
Tempo 
Metre 
Metre: prerequisite information 
Time Signature 
Rhythm 
Syncopation 
Ostinato 
Anacrusis 
Polyrhythm 
Irregular Divisions 
Cross Rhythms 
Augmentation and Diminution 
Composite Metres 
Metre in Performance 
Hemiola 
Style 
Summarising Duration 

Chapter 3 PITCH
Pitch 
Definite Pitch and Indefinite Pitch 
Melody 
Harmony 
Summarising Pitch 

Chapter 4 TONE COLOUR
Tone Colour/Orchestration 
Performance Medium/Ensemble Type 
Sections 
Instruments/Sound Source 
Classification 
Role 
Register 
Playing Techniques 
Electronic Modification 
Timbre 
Strategy 
Summarising Tone Colour 

Chapter 5 STRUCTURE
Structure 
Unity 
Contrast 
Overall Structures 
Strategy 
Summarising Structure 

Chapter 6 DYNAMICS AND EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES
Dynamics and Expressive Techniques 
Dynamics 
What Is Expression? 
Mood Words 
Changing Moods 
How Concepts Affect Expression 
Dynamics: the Overriding Expressive Technique 
Temporary Aspects within the Concepts 
The Communication Process 
Strategy 
Summarising Expressive Techniques 

Chapter 7 APPLYING THE CONCEPTS IN TOPIC STUDY
The Topics 
Choosing Topics 
Studying Sub-topics 
Applying the Concepts 
Musicology 
Historical, Cultural and Social Contexts 
Performance 
Composition 
Elective Choices 
Summarising Concept Application 

Chapter 8 TYPES OF HSC AURAL QUESTIONS
Course Structure 
Elective Requirements 
Core Requirements 
The Aural Examination 
What the Questions Are Looking for 
Summarising Types of HSC Aural Questions 

Chapter 9 ANSWERING MUSIC 1 AURAL QUESTIONS
Converting Knowledge into Responses 
Analyse the Question 
The Response 
Summarising Answering Music 1 Aural Questions 

Chapter 10 SAMPLE AURAL ANSWERS
Just One Excerpt 
Model Answers 
Interconnections 

Specifically written to address the NSW HSC Music 1 syllabus, the contents offer prerequisite foundation material valuable to Music students nationwide

Clear and constructive approach

Tables that allow for simple and direct learning

Effortless recall techniques to help students remember all aspects of the concepts

Accompanying CD including a broad range of original listening examples in contrasting genres

Musicology worksheets to assist in analysing any piece in any style

Practical and Composition skill applications

Aural skills preparation, including sample aural answers

Succinct definitions and glossary of terms


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