Music in Theory and Practice
This best-selling text gives majors a solid foundation in the theory of music, generally and throughout history. It strengthens their musical intuition, builds technical skills and helps them gain interpretive insights. The two-volume format ensures exhaustive coverage and maximum support for students and faculty alike. Volume I serves as a general introduction to music theory while Volume 2 offers a survey of the theoretical underpinnings of musical styles and forms from Gregorian Chant through to the present day. - Each copy of both Volumes comes packaged with an free audio CD of the accompanying musical examples. - The opening chapter now includes a more extensive presentation of rhythm. This addition was made at the request of our review panel members. - New co-author Dr. Saker, a former student of Dr. Benward, brings an insight into the needs of today's student. Her ongoing experience as a performer gives her a special sensitivity to the relationship between theory and performance.