All the practical skills students need to succeed as professional musicians-in a single pedagogical program.
The Musician's Guide to Aural Skills integrates all critical aural skills in a single teaching and learning program coordinated (chapter by chapter) with a companion text in theory and analysis. The two volumes, organized by skill type, contain a wide range of exercises and a diverse repertoire of real music-classical, popular song, film and TV themes, folk songs. There is absolutely no need for supplementary materials, and students are involved in creative music-making from the very beginning.
Volume 2 develops listening and writing skills in a complete ear-training, dictation, and composition manual. Each of the 40 chapters, corresponding to chapters in The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis, Second Edition, is organized in two parts-"Inductive Listening" and "Contextual Listening." A final "Composition" section leads students through individual and group compositions in a variety of styles. The text is packaged with a companion DVD that contains recordings for all the listening examples.
Each of the 40 chapters is organized in two parts: “Inductive Listening,” which uses author-composed melodies and progressions, and “Contextual Listening,” which uses real music.
Students compose from the very beginning, from a simple rhythmic duet to a sonata form movement and a twelve-tone piece. Here, they are able to put the concepts that they have learned into highly creative and meaningful practice.
The DVD-Rom packaged with the text includes recordings for all inductive and contextual listening examples. The recordings teach students to hear many different instrumental timbres—not just solo piano or Midi files. They can access the MP3 audio files directly from the disc or copy them onto a hard drive or portable music device.
A Teacher’s Edition contains a wealth of “ready-made” material for teachers to use in class, quizzes, and exams, including all dictation answers—both “Inductive Listening” and “Contextual Listening.” Since exercises are organized in order of difficulty, it is easy to target exercises to fit the specific needs of any class.
The Instructor's Edition of Volume 2, Ear-Training and Composition, contains all dictation answers-both "Inductive Listening" and "Contextual Listening"-offering a rich volume of material for class, quizzes, and exams. In addition to scores for all the inductive and contextual listening exercises, the Instructor's Edition contains teaching strategies throughout.
|Instructor's Edition, Spiral Bound + Audio CD|