Musical Explorations: Fundamentals through Experience


ISBN: 978-1-4652-2403-3
ISBN: 978-1-4652-0643-5

Musical Explorations: Fundamentals Through Experience is a music fundamentals book with a fundamental difference; it offers an experiential and interactive approach to learning the rudiments of music theory. This text presents fundamental music theory concepts and terms through interactive classroom activities to encourage class participation from students.

Musical Explorations:

  • Includes a four-month access to Rhapsody, an online music listening service, which accompanies textbook playlists and gives the ability for students or instructors to create their own from over ten million titles
  • Can be used in general survey courses for non-music majors and traditional rudiments courses for beginning music majors
  • Begins with an overview of the study of music, followed by dedicated chapters to the seven elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, timbre, dynamics, form, and texture)
  • Contains explanations of important terms/concepts and activities to guide student experiences with the musical element discussed
  • Provides additional online resources including video reviews and web-based music theory trainers
  • Features a NEW chapter on Global Music