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Developing musical intuitions : a project-based introduction to making and understanding music / Jeanne Bamberger ; incorporating Impromptu, an interactive software application by Jeanne Bamberger and Armando Hernandez.

Author/creator Bamberger, Jeanne Shapiro
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Descriptionxi, 308 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm + 1 computer disc (4 3/4 in.) + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 /34 in.) + 1 user's guide (27 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm)
Contents Foreword / Evan Ziporyn -- Introduction: Framing the questions -- Part 1. Melodic structure. Introduction: Constructive analysis -- Project 1.1: Reconstructing melodies with TuneBlocks -- Project 1.2: Composing melodies with TuneBlocks -- Listening examples: Elaborating simple structures -- Some basics: texture and instrumentation -- Part 2. Rhythmic structure. Introduction: Making and breaking rhythmic structure -- Listening examples: Beat, meter, rhythm -- Project 2.1: Building meter -- Project 2.2: Exploring rhythmic notations -- Project 2.3: Composing percussion accompaniment for tunes -- Listening examples: Rhythmic conflict -- Project 2.4: Composing percussion pieces: some challenges -- Listening examples: Rhythmic complexity -- Some basics: conventional rhythm notation -- Part 3. Pitch relations. Introduction: Looking back and moving on -- Project 3.1: Deriving the major scale from "America" -- Project 3.2: The logic in our musical intuitions -- Project 3.3: Building major and minor scales -- Listening examples: Tonal coherence and conflict -- Some basics: conventional pitch notation -- Part 4. Making music out of theory. Introduction: Paths and landmarks -- Project 4.1: Building tunes that migrate -- Project 4.2: Grouping boundaries -- Part 5. Harmony and polyphony. Introduction -- Project 5.1: Harmonizing tunes with chord blocks -- Listening examples: The many voices of I, IV, and V -- Project 5.2: Rounds -- Listening examples: Canons and fugues -- Some basics -- List of listening examples and CD track numbers.
Abstract This book helps readers become active and engaged music makers--listeners, performers, and creators--by paying attention to what they already know and how they come to know it. Users can discover their own musical knowledge and build on it with the help of Impromptu, a groundbreaking software program for working with and reflecting on basic musical objects and relations, which is packaged and integrated with the text. The complete package for the book includes the text, Impromptu software installer on CD-ROM for Macintosh, an Impromptu user's guide, and an audio CD of brief listening examples coordinated with the text and software. This book is for anyone interested in discovering their own musical intuitions. Ideal for use in courses in introductory music, music fundamentals, and elements-based appreciation courses, this book can also be used in departmental music labs as a supplement to courses in music theory and music education.
General noteIncludes index.
Bibliography noteListening examples include excerpts from the music of Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bach, Liszt, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Mozart, Haydn, Chopin, Ravi Shankar, Bessie Smith, Ziporyn and others. Complete play list: pages 299-301.
Technical detailsSystem requirements for accompanying computer disc: Macintosh; System 7.1 or later.
LCCN 99011123
Publisher numberA 31876 Sony Music

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