Douglas, Darrell R. Books

Darrell R. Douglas was educated at the University of Minnesota, Arizona State University - Tempe, and The University of Southern California. He has taught music theory for 41 years. He is Professor of Music, Emeritus at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA. He is a member of ASCAP and the Music Educator's National Conference. This is the fourth book in a series of texts designed for undergraduate music theory.

840 Examples of Melodic Dictation (single Copy Price)
1998 0-7734-8343-8
Countless texts exist to teach the organization and analysis of harmony and melody; however, there are only a few texts that teach a student how to write harmonic dictation, and none that teach a student to write melodic dictation drawing on the melodic practice from the last five centuries. This text will train even the least able student to write dictated melodies accurately by presenting simple conjunct examples to advanced melodies using 20th century practices. The 840 examples are carefully organized into twelve chapters. Each chapter has an introduction that explains the specific new melodic material the student will encounter in the chapter's dictation. The melodies in each chapter will be integrated with those already learned. This repetition and integration will enable the student to remember and write melodies in an organized way. Softcover spiral-bound for easy use.

Examples of Easy-Figured Bass for the Keyboard
2001 0-7734-7419-6
This text is designed to instruct students and keyboard performers how to realize figured bass. No other book is anything like it. It contains 114 musical examples, at least one-half of which are intended for players with very little keyboard background. The music represents highly playable examples of the greatest composers of the Baroque period. Bach and Handel are represented by some of their very best works. One of the greatest values of this collection is that the student can find an organized series of keyboard figured bass examples that he/she would have to search for months to collect.

Student Handbook on the Basics of Elementary Harmony
1993 0-7734-9308-5
This book concentrates on the instruction of four-part harmony. Partwriting is presented from its most elementary construction to the complexity of the augmented sixth chords. The text also shows how to partwrite with over 300 examples and 330 exercises. The book cites nearly 1000 examples of partwriting and harmony found in three well-known collections of musical examples.

Teaching Students How to Associate Sight and Sound in Learning Music Fundamentals and Four-Part Harmony (spiral-Bound)
1993 0-7734-9312-3
Designed to introduce the student to most of the problems associated with writing music in four parts in the Common Practice period. Preliminary exercises prepare the student to part write, then a thorough presentation of partwriting takes the student through the writing of augmented sixth chords. Not all the exercises need be used; however, enough are presented so that any instructor using the book would have ample material.

Teaching Students How to Take Elementary Four-Part Dictation (spiral-Bound)
1993 0-7734-9310-7
This is a collection 1130 examples of harmonic progressions arranged from the shortest and simplest to a very complicated hearing and partwriting dictation. The dictation is played by the instructor. Each new chord or problem is shown alone in both the first and second text before being integrated with previously-learned material. Several partwriting and dictation exercises are given for each new problem, and a number of examples by famous composers are cited in the three optional texts of musical examples.