Bedrock: Foundations of Music : 9780733991080

Bedrock: Foundations of Music

Collins, Anita & Edmonds, Lucas
Published by
Pearson Custom Books
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Title type
Music is a language and just like an alphabet, it has its own set of symbols. The purpose of this workbook is to introduce pre-service teachers to the language of music in a fun and interactive way. The workbook aims to familiarise students with both musical symbols and concepts of music which can then be followed up with discussion and practical activities in their tutorials. Each chapter is designed to be completed before each tutorial so that the language of music can be introduced in small, manageable chunks. This is also a method to show students how concepts can be broken down and taught sequentially for the maximum education benefit. Bedrock: Foundations of Music will ensure students develop a solid foundation in music theory.
Table of contents
1. Rhythm & Beat
2. Rhythm II
3. Pitch
4. Pitch II
5. Dynamics
6. Structure
7. Tone colour
8. Expressive techniques
9. Putting it all together
10. Listening song: reflection & evaluation
Features & benefits
  • The workbook assumes no prior knowledge of the language of music.
  • Music boxes with examples of real music are used throughout the workbook to reflect how music looks when it is published.
  • Throughout the workbook, spaces are provided for students to answer questions which help students to actively engage in the subject, while also checking their understanding of the concepts.
  • The workbook includes pages for students to make notes, along with blank music manuscript pages that allow students to practice what they have learnt.
Author biography
Anita Collins has extensive experience in music education at all age levels in Australia and Britain. Currently lecturing at the University of Canberra, she has research specialisation in boys’ education and thinking styles. This, and her knowledge of conducting and ensemble development, see her continuing to practise as a teacher at Canberra Grammar School in both the classroom and their extensive co-curricular program.
A seasoned performer across many musical genres, Lucas Edmonds has a diverse range of skills. He’s a tutor at the University of Canberra and teaches instrumental music at Canberra Grammar School. An experienced educator, his wide-ranging talents have given him not only an exciting performance career, but also the opportunity to consult as a graphic designer and complete a degree majoring in molecular biology.