Music for Ear Training (with MindTap Printed Access Card),
4th Edition

Michael Horvit, Robert Nelson, Timothy Koozin

ISBN-13: 9780357106846 | ISBN-10: 0357106849

Copyright 2020

| Published 2019

| 576 pages

List Price USD $124.95


With its wealth of hands-on exercises and contextual listening examples, Horvit/Nelson/Koozin's MUSIC FOR EAR TRAINING, Fourth Edition, helps you quickly improve your listening skills and aural understanding of music theory. The accompanying MindTap digital learning solution will propel you from memorization to mastery. Giving you the flexibility of anywhere, anytime learning, MindTap includes streaming audio for all listening examples, rendered with the highest quality instrumental timbres sampled from all the principal instruments of the orchestra. The most comprehensive resource available for aural training, the repertoire covers basic rudiments (intervals, chords and scales), melodies, four-part harmonic settings and varied textures from musical literature, including music by a wide range of major composers -- from Bach and Beethoven to Debussy and Stravinsky.

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Meet the Authors

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Michael Horvit is Professor Emeritus of Composition and Theory at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. His works range from solo instrumental and vocal pieces to large symphonic and choral compositions and operas, all widely performed in the United States, Europe, Japan and Israel. In addition to CDs with the Albany label, he has published with C.F. Peters, MorningStar, Recital Publications, Shawnee Press, E.C. Schirmer, Southern and Transcontinental. He received the Martha Baird Rockefeller Award as well as honors from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Robert Nelson teaches music theory and composition at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. A composer in residence and music director of the Houston Shakespeare Festival for 17 seasons, he also has received numerous commissions for compositions and arrangements for the Houston Symphony Orchestra.

Timothy Koozin is professor and division chair of Music Theory at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. He has published widely in scholarly journals and in collected essays published by Cambridge University Press, Ashgate and Routledge on topics including music and meaning, popular music, film music and music instructional technology. He is former editor of MUSIC THEORY ONLINE, the electronic journal of the Society for Music Theory.

  • Expanded preliminary exercises for intervals, chords and scales help students develop strong listening skills in music fundamentals -- skills that will serve them well throughout this course and beyond.
  • All-new contextual listening examples give students opportunities to hear intervals and chords in musical contexts with scales, melodies and varied instrumental timbres. An online record tracks their progress, helping them maximize their study time and course success.
  • Compared with other aural skills applications, this comprehensive text offers a higher level of interaction between the teacher and the student as well as better integration of dictation, written theory and other musical work.
  • The Annotated Instructor's Edition provides the complete student workbook answer key for dictation exercises and quizzes.
  • Quickly improve listening and ear training with the standard text in ear training instruction.
  • With over 2,000 musically shaped graded listening examples, the robust repertoire for dictation includes exercises on basic rudiments (intervals, chords and scales), melodies, four-part harmonic settings and varied textures from musical literature. A wide range of composers -- from Bach and Mozart to Debussy and Schoenberg -- are represented in the excerpts from music literature, exposing students to a rich assortment of works.
  • An ideal complement to sight-singing curriculum and written theory, the text coordinates with Benjamin/Horvit/Nelson's MUSIC FOR SIGHT SINGING, Sixth Edition, and Benjamin/Horvit/Koozin/Nelson's TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS OF MUSIC, Enhanced Seventh Edition.
  • MUSIC FOR EAR TRAINING is designed to help students develop and strengthen musical skills as they notate the music they hear. Students write their music dictation using formatted worksheets provided for each assignment.

Table of Contents

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1. Intervals, Triads, and Scales.
2. Rhythmic Dictation: Simple Meters.
3. Melodic Dictation: Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves.
4. Rhythmic Dictation: Beat Subdivision by 2.
5. Rhythmic Dictation: Beat Subdivision by 4: Anacrusis.
6. Rhythmic Dictation: Dots and Ties.
7. Melodic Dictation: The Supertonic Triad.
8. Rhythmic Dictation: Compound Meter.
9. Rhythmic Dictation: Triplets.
10. Examples from Literature.
11. Rhythmic Dictation: Syncopation.
12. Melodic Dictation: Scalar Variants, Modal Borrowing, and Decorative Chromaticism.
13. Melodic Dictation: Secondary Dominants.
14. Examples from Music Literature.
15. Melodic Dictation: Modulation to Closely Related Keys.
16. Rhythmic Dictation: Quintuple Meter.
17. Examples from Music Literature.
18. Rhythm: Irregular Meters. Pitch: Diatonic Modes. Pitch: Changing Clefs. Part Music.
19. Rhythm: Changing Meters. Pitch: Pandiatonicism.
20. Rhythm: Syncopation Including Irregular and Mixed Meters. Pitch: Extended and Altered Tertian Harmony.
21. Pitch: Exotic Scales.
22. Rhythm: Complex Divisions of the Beat. Melodic Dictation: Quartal Harmony.
23. Rhythm: Polyrhythms and Polymeters. Music Dictation: Polyharmony and Polytonality.
24. Melodic Dictation: Interval Music.
25. Melodic Dictation: Serial Music.

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