Teaching Students How to Associate Sight and Sound in Learning Music Fundamentals and Four-Part Harmony (spiral-Bound)

Author: Douglas, Darrell
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.


This integrated set of music theory books is the only publication that combines sight and sound for the instruction of elementary harmony. The beginning student is taught to partwrite with skill and, above all, to hear what he/she has written. No other texts currently marketed offer this integration. The exercises are well-structured in presentation to include most of the necessary information to prepare the student for examinations for graduate school, teacher's accreditation, and the graduate record examinations, music theory section. The texts are also a preparation for Schenkerian analysis. The books have been refined in twenty-seven years of teaching and are proven to work on advanced high school and college level students.