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Foundations of Diatonic Theory: A Mathematically Based Approach to Music Fundamentals (Paperback)
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Foundations of Diatonic Theory: A Mathematically Based Approach to Music Fundamentals (Paperback)

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Paperback 194 Pages / Published: 26/09/2008
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This introductory, undergraduate-level textbook provides an easy entry point into the challenging field of diatonic set theory. After introducing mathematical concepts that relate directly to music theory, the text concentrates on these mathematical relationships, and uses pedagogical exercises and instructions to establish a strong link between introductory pedagogy and recent scholarship in music theory, relating concepts in diatonic set theory directly to the study of music fundamentals.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810862135
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 281 x 219 x 13 mm


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Not only does Foundations of Diatonic Theory accomplish its stated goals, but it does so in such a masterful way, and with such a refreshing approach, that after reading it, any course on music fundamentals, music and mathematics, or diatonic set theory taught without its perspective would feel incomplete. * GAMUT: Online Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic *
Because of its innovative approach, Foundations of Diatonic Theory will come as a breath of fresh air for those who decide to incorporate it into fundamentals courses. It would also provide courses on music and mathematics, and on diatonic set theory, with a way of getting into the material that encourages students to think critically-a most desirable quality in a text, as critical thinking should be demanded of the student by any graduate or upper-division undergraduate course. If Johnson's Montessori-style approach is contagious among the next generation of textbook authors, the benefits to theory students and instructors alike could be enormous. * GAMUT: Online Journal of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic *

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