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Explorations in Music, Book 1 (Book & CD)

By Joanne Haroutounian

Piano - Book A,1
Composed by Joanne Haroutounian. Method. Student Book with CD. Student book and CD.

Item Number: KJ.WP350

A comprehensive music theory curriculum that extends from primary to advanced levels and uses ear training, analysis, and composition to "creatively" teach concepts of music theory. Here's how it works... Students explore and discover new concepts. Each concept is used in a variety of ways including opportunities for creativity. Creative experimentation encourages students to compose. Listening examples are interwoven throughout the book and presented on cassette tape or CD recording. Students make the "eye and ear" connections with the score. CDs or Cassette tapes are provided to allow listening to be done outside of lesson time -- at home or in theory classes. Explore sections allow students to analyze the musical score with "eye and ear" and work creatively with musical ideas. Explore Bonus sections offer the curious student a challenge, providing motivation to work beyond what is already presented. Beyond the Page sections offer opportunities to link the student's current repertoire directly to the concepts developed in Explorations In Music. A Teacher's Guide is correlated to each student book, providing many extra creative activities and assignments. The complete student page appears with hand-written answers to help parents, teachers or students easily correct theory pages. Book 1.

  • Notes in Thythm 
  • Introduction and Biography 
  • The Staff: Lines and Spaces 
  • Notes on the Staff 
  • Notes in Rhythm 
  • More Notes and a Rest 
  • Practice Page 
  • Melody Shapes 
  • Triads on C, G, and F 
  • Test Your Skills for Unit 2 
  • Explore 
  • Music Dictionary 
  • Test Your Skills-Final Test 
  • Explore and Excel 
  • Answers for Listening Examples 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Titusville, FL
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  • March 19, 2004 Wonderful general music theory series!

    I am a flute teacher who spent several years trying to find a good music theory series for my students. Most theory methods that I found were heavily keyboard-based. So I was delighted to find Explorations in Music. The books are very attractive, user-friendly, and proceed from the...

    very beginning up through quite sophisticated college-level theory in 7 volumes. The series has two unusual features that I really like. First, there is an option to purchase CD's along with the books that go along with occasional ear-training exercises. This allows students to practice ear-training at home without the teacher's assistance. Secondly, in addition to routine sorts of exercises, students are given space and encouraged to compose their own pieces using the elements that have been learned. Students are also encouraged to look for those elements in the pieces that they are studying in class or in their lessons. I highly recommend this series for students of any non-keyboard instrument.

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