The Elements of Music: Concepts and Applications, Vol. I: v. 1

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The Elements of Music, Concepts and Applications, Volume 1, is part of a comprehensive learning program for 2-year music theory courses. The text is distinguished by an attention to detail that makes learning--and teaching--easier. Abundant musical examples throughout the text immediately reinforce theoretical concepts, giving students a command of essential compositional and analytical skills, including a strong grounding in four-part writing and an understanding of musical style through 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 (0070654565), also by Turek. Also available for separate purchase are a companion student workbook (007065493X), audio CD (0070655251) and Elements of Music, Concepts and Applications, Volume 2 (0070654751).

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The Elements of Music is organized so that students systematically build skills in comprehensive analysis . A model of whole movement analysis is introduced on Chapter 17, and is then built upon in the rest of Volume 1 and throughout Volume 2, allowing students to develop analytical skills over time.
Topics are presented in shorter chapters for better student retention and instructor convenience. The chapters have been grouped into broad units such as part-writing triads, melody, musical form, and 18th century techniques to help students see the relationship of parts to the whole.
The text contains even more thorough and uninterrupted coverage of 4-part voice leading to provide students with a solid foundation for part-writing.

The second edition pays more thorough attention to large-scale melodic and harmonic relationships as well as to reductive analytical techniques.

In addition to the already excellent coverage of 20th Century music, the Second Edition includes new material on electronic and computer music, process music, and neo-tonal music.

A new feature entitled "Examples for Further Study" cross-references examples one to another throughout the text, allowing students to make connections between different yet similar pieces of music.

Adopters will appreciate its greatly expanded, time-saving Instructor's Manual. The Manual, which is unusually good, contains chapter quizzes, aural quizzes, solutions to the workbook assignments, suggestions of additional ways to use the practice assignments, and the author's rationale for each chapter.
The text offers a simplified and clear - yet thorough - treatment of 4-part voice-leading that allows students to begin part writing more quickly.

Helpful student study aids are incorporated throughout the text to make difficult material more accessible. Pedagogy includes a chapter-opening box of "Terms to Know," a statement of chapter goals, comprehensive self-tests with answers in the back of the text, and numerous summaries, charts, and review material.

Companion Workbooks offer ample apportunity to work with chapter material, and a companion CD contains a selection of examples from Volumes 1 & 2.

The Elements of Music is coordinated with The Analytical Anthology of Music, written by the same author. Each volume of Elements is available in a shrink-wrapped package with the anthology at a discounted price for students.

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