Basic Elements Of Music: A Primer For Musicians, Music Teachers, And Students by Michael J. PagliaroBasic Elements Of Music: A Primer For Musicians, Music Teachers, And Students by Michael J. Pagliaro

Basic Elements Of Music: A Primer For Musicians, Music Teachers, And Students

byMichael J. Pagliaro

Paperback | March 16, 2016

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Basic Elements of Music introduces readers to a wide range of knowledge essential for a well-rounded understanding of music. This primer surveys the history of music and the composers who made that history; the history of instrument families and how the instruments function; an introduction to the science of sound and sound production; the various types of ensembles; and the fundamentals of music theory, form in music, musical notation, and music vocabulary. Accessible, yet detailed and comprehensive, Michael Pagliaro's handbook is an excellent guide for music lovers, instructors, and students in any music program. As an introduction to music for the layman, a refresher for music teachers planning lessons, or an enrichment source for professional musicians seeking broader music knowledge, this book is an invaluable addition to any library.
Michael J. Pagliaro has served as professor of instrumental music and musical instrument technology. He is founder and CEO emeritus-in-counsel of Ardsley Musical Instrument Service, Ltd., director of research and development for Contemporary Music Laboratories, and author of Everything You Should Know about Musical Instruments (1992), ...
Title:Basic Elements Of Music: A Primer For Musicians, Music Teachers, And StudentsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.93 × 6.06 × 0.62 inPublished:March 16, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442257792

ISBN - 13:9781442257795

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Overview of the History of MusicChapter 2: Sound Production Chapter 3: Non-fretted String Instruments DefinedChapter 4: The History of Non-fretted String InstrumentsChapter 5: How Non-fretted Instruments WorkChapter 6: Brass Instruments DefinedChapter 7: The History of Brass InstrumentsChapter 8: How Brass Instruments WorkChapter 9: Woodwind Instruments Defined Chapter 10: The History of Woodwind InstrumentsChapter 11: How Woodwind Instrument WorkChapter 12: Percussion Instruments DefinedChapter 13: The History of Percussion InstrumentsChapter 14: How Percussion Instruments WorkChapter 15: Form in MusicChapter 16: Music TheoryChapter 17: Ensembles Chapter 18: Anatomy of an OperaChapter 19: The Role of the Conductor

Editorial Reviews

The book offers itself as a strong reference guide for the general music educator, a foundational resource for a music student or a resource for the motivated music enthusiast. Encompassing a variety of must-know topics, this book presents subjects in a 21st-century manner, while acknowledging the academic needs of the reader.