A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals , Tenth Edition by William Duckworth

By William Duckworth

Across the world well known composer William Duckworth covers track basics in 14 concise major chapters supplemented through eleven enrichment appendices, supplying prolonged insurance in case you hope extra guideline.

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In fact, these signs seldom appear in music, but when they do, they have a specific function, which we will discuss in Chapter 9. For additional practice locating notes on the keyboard, including those with double sharps and flats, see Practice Materials 1-10. Practicing Revisited If there is one thing that should be repeated every chapter, it’s that you need to practice. Making music is a skill. Everybody hones their talent. Music is both a mental and a physical effort, and most musicians practice every day.

Metrical patterns such as K and 9 also subdivide in this way: The common simple meters are: Note that in all cases the top numeral indicates the number of pulses in each measure, and the bottom numeral indicates the note value that represents the pulse. CLASS WORK For each of the following simple meters, write one measure of notes representing the pulse and one measure of notes representing the division of the pulse. Follow the example. Your teacher will help as needed. A Counting Method for Simple Meters In learning rhythms, it is helpful to know a method of counting that can be spoken aloud as you are clapping rhythms.

For each song, identify the pitch that seems to produce the most restful feeling or clearest sense of completion. Then, if you play piano or guitar, try playing one or both of these songs on your instrument. Your teacher or another student may be able to accompany you. “This Old Man” 1. “Sweet Betsy From Pike” 2. The Great Staff The great staff, also known as the grand staff, consists of a treble clef staff and a bass clef staff joined together by a vertical line and a brace. The great staff is used primarily for piano music.

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