The Elements of Music: Concepts and Applications, Vol. I, by Turek, Ralph
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- ISBN: 9780070654747 | 0070654743
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/1/1995
The Elements of Music is a two-volume text with companion workbooks and a companion CD for 2-year music theory courses that take a comprehensive approach. The text is distinguished by an attention to detail that makes learning (and teaching) easier; it is example intensive, immediately reinforcing theoretical concepts with musical selections. In addition, The Elements of Music gives students a command of essential compositional and analytical skills -- including a strong grounding in four-part writing -- and an understanding of musical style though comprehensive analysis. Built-in pedagogical aids assist the student, while the extensive Instructor's Manual saves time for the teacher. The second edition includes a greater emphasis on comprehensive analysis along with more thorough coverage of 4-part voice leading, harmony, large scale melodic and harmonic relationships, and 20th Century music. The Elements of Music works particularly well with The Analytical Anthology of Music, also by Turek.