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The primary justification for including functional keyboard studies as part of the theory curriculum rests on the belief that they serve to reinforce the understanding of tertian chord vocabulary and the concepts of functional harmonic progression typical of the music of the 18th through mid 19th centuries. The usefulness of keyboard skills is, however, not confined to activities in our music theory classrooms.
Author(s): Stephen Jablonsky
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Author(s): Ric Alviso
Multicultural Music in America: An Introduction to Our Musical Heritage identifies the traditional musical styles that have played a major role in the development of American music and culture.
Featuring annotated listening guides throughout, Multicultural Music in America describes important aspects of the historical experience and musical traditions of five broad constituent groups (African Americans, European Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans).
Author(s): Sarah Satterfield
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Music Appreciation: An Outline Guide is the outgrowth of much experience teaching Music Appreciation at the collegiate level. Students are often overwhelmed by the amount of material in standard Music Appreciation texts. This text is only a guide at this time.
Music Appreciation: An Outline Guide:
Author(s): Sarah Beth May
Music Fundamentals: An Introduction is perfect for any introductory music course. It outlines the basics of music in an easy to understand format and provides a hands on learning approach.
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