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Understanding the fundamentals of music / [taught by] Robert Greenberg.

Greenberg, Robert, 1954- (Author). Teaching Company. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 780.7 GRE (Text) Book 37521530843723 AMPL Adult Nonfiction Available -
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria DVD 780.7 GRE (Text) DVD 37521530840935 AMPL Adult DVD Nonfiction Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD 780.7 UNDERSTANDING (4 DISCS+BK) (Text) 39206021093370 Audiovisual - DVD Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield DVD 781.6 Greenberg (Text) 78292000306941 Non-Fiction DVD Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1598032860
  • ISBN: 9781598032864
  • Physical Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guidebook (109 pages ; 19 cm.)
  • Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Course no. 7261."
16 lectures (45 min. each).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (guidebook).
Formatted Contents Note:
Part 1: Lecture 1. The language of music lecture 2. Timbre, continued -- lecture 3. Timbre, part 3 -- lecture 4. Beat and tempo -- lecture 5. Meter, part 1 lecture 6. Meter, part 2 -- lecture 7. Pitch and mode, part 1 -- lecture 8. Pitch and mode, part 2 --
Part 2: Lecture 9. Intervals and tunings -- lecture 10. Tonality, key signature, and the circle of fifths -- lecture 11. Intervals revisitied and expanded -- lecture 12. Melody -- lecture 13. Melody, continued -- lecture 14. Texture and harmony, part 1 -- lecture 15. Harmony, part 2: function, tendency, and dominance -- lecture 16. Harmony, part 3: progression, cadence, and modulation.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lectures by Robert Greenberg, San Francisco Performances.
Summary, etc.:
"For anyone wanting to master music's language, being able to read musical notation is a necessity. But this course, as Professor Greenberg notes, is a basic course, designed to introduce you to music's language in a way that is similar to the way you learned your own native language, by "discovering and exploring musical syntax through our ears-- by learning what the parts of musical speech sound like--rather than what they look like on paper." By sidestepping the necessity to read music, these lectures represent an extremely rare opportunity in musical education--an opportunity to experience a solid introduction to music theory's basics in a way that is not technically intimidating, yet provides a substantial grounding in the fundamentals" --Publisher's web site.
System Details Note:
Subject: Music > Instruction and study.
Music theory.
Music appreciation.
Musical analysis.

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