Elements of Music, by Straus, Joseph N.
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- ISBN: 9780205007097 | 0205007090
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 6/29/2011
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. The second edition of the Elements of Musichas excellent supplements, which can be purchased individuallythey include an audio CD that contains all of the works in the anthology, and Finale files on CD include all the significant exercises from the text . 0131584197 9780131584198 CD of Audio Examples for Elements of Music, 2/e - CD-ROM Only 0136155073 9780136155072 Finale Files for Elements of Music, 1/e - CD-ROM Only