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Acceso
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Acceso is a complete, interactive curriculum for intermediate-level learners of Spanish. The materials on the site are provided freely to the public and are intended as a replacement for commercial textbooks, which are generally ill-suited to the learning outcomes now considered crucial to successful language study. These materials are supplemented by an online workbook built on the MySpanishLab platform of Pearson Education, Inc., as well as detailed lesson plans, rubrics for the evaluation of student work, and reliable instruments for measuring student progress and learning outcomes. Winner of 2012 Computer Assisted Language Consortium (CALICO) Focus Award

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CALICO Journal 29.2 (Jan 2012): 398-405.
Hispania 95.2 (June 2012): 365-366

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Amy Rossomondo et al.
Date Added:
08/31/2012
All The Arabic You Never Learned The First Time Around
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This book is intended for those who have already learned to read Arabic but are still struggling with the basics of Arabic grammar. The book moves from the very simple to the very complex, and includes examples and exercises in each chapter to reinforce learning. The key to the exercises is found in the back of the book. The book is difficult to find, as it was published at the Defense Language Institute. A free non-searchable PDF version is available through this site, and a searchable PDF is also available for purchase.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Defense Language Institute - Foreign Language Center
Author:
James Price
Date Added:
09/12/2013
American Literature I
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This course is a survey of American Literature from 1650 through 1820. It covers Early American and Puritan Literature, Enlightenment Literature, and Romantic Literature. It teaches in the context of American History and introduces the student to literary criticism and research.

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Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
08/18/2016
Arabic I
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This is a textbook for beginning Arabic language learning. The textbook is divided into twelve lessons. Each lesson focuses on an activity and common theme to introduce the basics of Arabic. Each lesson starts with a short video, which you'll be asked to watch. To help you understand the video, each lesson also includes a transcript (in English), a list of vocabulary (with audio clips), and language and grammar notes.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Date Added:
06/04/2012
Art Appreciation
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This course is particularly focused on helping you develop visual literacy skills, but all the college courses you take are to some degree about information literacy. Visual literacy is really just a specialized type of information literacy. The skills you acquire in this course will help you become an effective researcher in other fields, as well.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
03/31/2016
The Art of Romare Bearden
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The visual narratives and abstractions of this preeminent African American artist explore the places where he lived and worked: the rural South, Pittsburgh, Harlem, and the Caribbean. Bearden's central themes: religion, jazz and blues, history, literature, and the realities of black life he endured throughout his remarkable career in watercolors, oils, and especially collages and photomontages from the 1940s through the 1980s.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
09/19/2013
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 1
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This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.
As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Emiko Konomi
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Digital Foundations
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This book was written by two artist educators who teach digital art and design studio foundation classes. While teaching classes that take place in software laboratories, we noticed that many of our students expected to learn to use software, but gave little consideration to aesthetics or art and design history. A typical first day question is, "Are we going to learn Photoshop in this class?" This book is a mash-up of the Bauhaus Basic Course and open source software such as Inkscape, Gimp, Firefox, and Processing. We have taken some of the visual principles and exercises from the Bauhaus Basic Course and adapted them into exercises for these applications.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Free Software Foundation
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Edo: Art in Japan, 1615Đ1868
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This program surveys two centuries of art and culture in the city now known as Tokyo. Ceramics, screens, textiles, prints, paintings, and armor are among the materials discussed.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
09/19/2013
English Literature: Victorians and Moderns
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English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Huxley Annual with the permission of the authors and editors. Designed to supplement the annotated complete texts of three famous short novels: Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, each casebook offers cross-disciplinary guided research topics which will encourage majors in fields other than English to undertake topics in diverse areas, including History, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Biology, and Psychology. Selections have also been included to encourage topical, thematic, and generic cross-referencing. Students will also be exposed to a wide-range of approaches, including new-critical, psychoanalytic, historical, and feminist.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Camosun College
Dr. James Sexton
Date Added:
02/25/2015
A Foundation Course in Reading German
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Guides a learner who has no previous German experience to gain the ability to accurately understand formal written German prose, aided only by a comprehensive dictionary. Specific objectives include: 1) Explain enough grammatical and syntactical information about the German language to enable you to read any desired text with the aid of a dictionary. 2) Explain elements of word formation to accelerate the process of learning vocabulary. 3) Lead you through practice in small-scale translation as the necessary foundation for dealing with more complex readings.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Author:
Alan Ng
Howard Martin
Date Added:
12/29/2014
From MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic
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This book is for students who have studied Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) for one year or more and would like to learn colloquial Arabic basics using their knowledge of MSA. It aims at transitioning learners from Novice Mid level to Intermediate Low through presenting situations useful for living in an Arab country. The book has several features including hyperlinks, practice dialogues with open answers, cultural tips, and more.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Lina Gomaa
Date Added:
12/31/2015
Global Citizenship, Cultural Citizenship and World Religions in Religion Education
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An examination of the reasons for studying religion and religions, and the necessity for educator, student, administrative, or parental involvement in the process of teaching and learning about religious diversity. In this paper, Chidester tests one possible answer to these questions - namely citizenship - and suggests that the study of religion, religions, and religious diversity, can usefully be brought into conversation with recent research on new formations of citizenship.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Cape Town
Author:
Chidester, David
Date Added:
01/23/2012
Grasping the Benefits Library (Saaid Al Fawaed)
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Saaid Al Fawaed or 'Grasp the Benefits' is an Islamic library that contains many books related to the explanation of the Holy Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and more. A special section has been created on this website for the Arabic language. Here, the user can find grammar books, how-to-read books, dictionaries, and more. The site and its contents are entirely in Arabic.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Saaid
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Greetings from the Teklimakan: a handbook of Modern Uyghur
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An introductory textbook of the modern standard Uyghur language with exercises and extensive grammatical analysis. With the accompanying audio, the textbook is designed for self-study or a one-year classroom course.

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Languages
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Tarjei Engesæth; Mahire Yakup; Arienne M. Dwyer
Date Added:
09/13/2012
Grimm Grammar
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Grimm Grammar is an online German grammar reference from the University of Texas at Austin. It is an irreverent revival and shameless exploitation of 19th-century Grimm Fairy Tales for honorable pedagogical purposes.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Date Added:
10/03/2016
The Intelligent Troglodyte's Guide to Plato's Republic
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The Republic of Plato is one of the classic gateway texts into the study and practice of philosophy, and it is just the sort of book that has been able to arrest and redirect lives. How it has been able to do this, and whether or not it will be able to do this in your own case, is something you can only discover for yourself. The present guidebook aims to help a person get fairly deep, fairly quickly, into the project. It divides the dialogue into 96 sections and provides commentary on each section as well as questions for reflection and exploration. It is organized with a table of contents and is stitched together with a system of navigating bookmarks. Links to external sites such as the Perseus Classical Library are used throughout. This book is suitable for college courses or independent study.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Material Type:
Reading
Student Guide
Textbook
Provider:
Fort Hays State University
Provider Set:
FHSU Scholars Repository
Author:
Douglas Drabkin
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
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This is an introductory textbook in logic and critical thinking. The goal of the textbook is to provide the reader with a set of tools and skills that will enable them to identify and evaluate arguments. The book is intended for an introductory course that covers both formal and informal logic. As such, it is not a formal logic textbook, but is closer to what one would find marketed as a critical thinking textbook. Downloadable as a pdf file.

Subject:
Philosophy
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Lansing Community College
Author:
Matthew J. Van Cleave
Date Added:
01/04/2016
Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español
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Leyendas y arquetipos del Romanticismo español is an introduction to nineteenth-century Spanish literature with a thematic focus on legends and archetypes. It presents Romanticism in the context of nineteenth-century literary and social movements. It is designed as a first anthology for intermediate Spanish students at American universities. Although brief, it includes poetry, drama in verse and short story. The works have been selected for their literary interest and the social importance of their themes. They are all by canonical authors.
The Prologue and introductions to the authors and texts often utilize circumlocution to facilitate comprehension, and include concrete examples of the concepts presented. The author biographies are brief and should not be used as study materials, but rather as starting points for students’ own exploration. Many students prefer following their own interests when researching author biographies, and the internet makes accessible a plethora of bibliographic resources, such as the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, the Centro Virtual Cervantes of the Cervantes Institute, or the Biblioteca Digital Hispánica of the Spanish National Library. Student participation in the selection of topics and sources emphasizes the investigative process and leads to richer class discussions.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Robert Sanders
Date Added:
01/05/2016
Liberté
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Liberté, by Gretchen Angelo, is a first-year college French textbook with a true communicative approach. It has been adopted by instructors at over thirty colleges and high schools (partial list below). The textbook may be downloaded for free in accordance with the license, or printed copies can be ordered. Please contact me for information on printed copies or requests for audio. Note that audio is available only to institutions adopting the text; I am sorry, but I do not currently supply them to homeschoolers or individual learners, as I simply get too many requests and cannot answer them all.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Light and Matter
Provider Set:
Light and Matter Books
Author:
Gretchen Angelo
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Modern Philosophy
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This is a textbook (or better, a workbook) in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions (also in italics) ask students to reconstruct an argument or position from the text, or draw connections among the readings. And I have added an introductory chapter (Chapter 0 – Minilogic and Glossary), designed to present the basic tools of philosophy and sketch some principles and positions. The immediate goal is to encourage students to grapple with the ideas rather than passing their eyes over the texts. This makes for a better classroom experience and permits higher-level discussions. Another goal is to encourage collaboration among instructors, as they revise and post their own versions of the book.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Faculty Reviewed Open Textbooks
Author:
Dunn, Alexander
Ott, Walter
Date Added:
02/06/2015
Music Appreciation
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This course is an exposition of the philosophy, principles, and materials of music from the Baroque Period to contemporary period with illustrative examples from the Baroque Period, Classical Period, Romantic Period, Contemporary Classical Music and Popular Music. The course is designed to give the student an appreciation of music by exposing them to many musical styles, composers, historical trends, as well as increasing their aural, verbal and writing skills in describing music.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
03/31/2016
Open Logic Project
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The Open Logic Text is an open textbook on mathematical logic aimed at a non-mathematical audience, intended for advanced logic courses as taught in many philosophy departments. It is open-source: you can download the LaTeX code. It is open: you’re free to change it whichever way you like, and share your changes. It is collaborative: a team of people is working on it, using the GitHub platform, and we welcome contributions and feedback. And it is written with configurability in mind.

Subject:
Computer Science
Philosophy
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Aldo Antonelli
Andrew Arana
Audrey Yap
Gillian Russell
Jeremy Avigad
Nicole Wyatt
Richard Zach
Walter Dean
Date Added:
05/14/2015
Picturing France, 1830Đ1900
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Intended for middle, high school, and early college classes, this learning resource takes a multifaceted look at 19th-century painting in France, as well as at the culture that produced and is reflected by that art. Organized by region, it provides a quick glance at the setting, history, and cultural life of Paris, the ële-de-France, the mountain areas of Franche-ComtŽ and Auvergne, Normandy, Brittany, and Provence as well as in-depth examinations of more than 50 works of art. The packetŐs classroom guide includes activities that bring the music, literature, politics, cuisine, and artistic strategies of 19th-century France to life. Recommended for social studies, history, French language, and art curricula.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Preadvanced Japanese
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This textbook is designed for students who have intermediate competency in Japanese, roughly at Level 2 on the ILR (The Interagency Language Roundtable) proficiency scale, and are working on reaching Level 3.
This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of online course, and in a traditional classroom setting. It is comprised of four chapters, intended to be covered in one term of a quarter system.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Date Added:
09/01/2014
Python Programming for the Humanities -- A Python Course for the Humanities
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The programming language Python is widely used within many scientific domains nowadays and the language is readily accessible to scholars from the Humanities. Python is an excellent choice for dealing with (linguistic as well as literary) textual data, which is so typical of the Humanities. In this book you will be thoroughly introduced to the language and be taught to program basic algorithmic procedures. The book expects no prior experience with programming, although we hope to provide some interesting insights and skills for more advanced programmers as well. The book consists of 10 chapters. Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 are still in draft status and not ready for use.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Data Set
Full Course
Primary Source
Textbook
Provider:
DARIAH-DE
Author:
Folgert Karsdorp and Maarten van Gompel
modifications by Mike Kestemont and Lars Wieneke
Date Added:
01/29/2015
Redeneren en Logica
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Het vak Redeneren en Logica gaat over redeneringen en hun geldigheid. Een redenering bestaat uit een aantal premissen, en een conclusie. Een redenering is geldig wanneer de conclusie altijd waar is wanneer de premissen dat zijn. Het kan, wanneer een redenering geldig is, dus niet voorkomen dat de premissen waar zijn, en de conclusie onwaar. Zo'n situatie heet een tegenvoorbeeld, en dat toont aan dat een redenering ongeldig is. Wanneer een redenering geldig is, heet hij een stelling ("theorem" in het engels), en kan men de conclusie afleiden uit de aannanme dat de premissen waar zijn. Zo'n afleiding heet een bewijs.

Subject:
Philosophy
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
T.B. Klos
Date Added:
02/22/2016
Simplified Arabic Language Grammar
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'Simplified Arabic Language Grammar' is a book that summarizes the main points of Arabic grammar. Parts of speech, nouns, derivatives, singular, dual, and plural forms, pronouns, prepositions, nominal sentences, and verb conjugations are some of the topics explained in this book. Several examples are given for each topic. the book is written entirely in Arabic.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Abd al-Latif al-Said
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Strategy Guide: Using the Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique
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In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and texts to allow for learning that meets the diverse needs of students but keeps student groups flexible.

The research that originally gave credibility to the jigsaw approach—creating heterogeneous groups of students, diving them into new groups to become expert on a topic, and then returning them to their home groups—touted its value as a means of creating positive interdependence in the classroom and improving students’ attitudes toward school and each other.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
02/06/2014
The Summary of Arabic Language Grammar
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The Summary of Arabic Language Grammar is a book that discusses all the rules governing the Arabic Language. The book contains 60 chapters; each one of them explains a particular grammatical concept. For each topic, several examples are given to clarify it. The book is entirely in Arabic and is made available via the Syrian Story website.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Dar Al Fikr
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Teaching Arts Since 1950
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This teaching packet discusses artistic movements of the late 20th century, including abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, conceptualism, process art, neo-expressionism, and postmodernism, with attention to their critical reception and theoretical bases. The packet considers works by 27 painters and sculptors including Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko, David Smith, Martin Puryear, Anselm Kiefer, Susan Rothenberg, and Roy Lichtenstein (see full list below).

Subject:
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
National Gallery of Art
Author:
Carla Brenner
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Thornton's Arabic Series Volume II, Elementary Arabic, First Reading-Book
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This is the second volume in a series of four books, first published in 1919. The series treats Arabic grammar in a highly technical way and was written to expand up the foundational Arabic text, Wright's Grammar. This volume of Elementary Arabic is divided into four sections of readings, including extract from the Qur'an, stories of warriors, hadith, and historical extracts. It ends with a glossary and a grammatical analysis of the readings.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Frederic Du Pre Thornton
Reynold A. Nicholson
William Wright
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Thornton's Elementary Arabic - A Grammar (PDF)
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This is the first volume in a series of four books, first published in 1905. The series treats Arabic grammar in a highly technical way and was written as an abridgment of Wright's Grammar, a foundational text. The book is divided into three sections: introduction to the alphabet, parts of speech, and syntax.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Frederic Du Pre Thornton
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Understanding Basic Music Theory
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Although it is significantly expanded from "Introduction to Music Theory", this course still covers only the bare essentials of music theory. Music is a very large subject, and the advanced theory that students will want to pursue after mastering the basics will vary greatly. A trumpet player interested in jazz, a vocalist interested in early music, a pianist interested in classical composition, and a guitarist interested in world music, will all want to delve into very different facets of music theory; although, interestingly, if they all become very well-versed in their chosen fields, they will still end up very capable of understanding each other and cooperating in musical endeavors. The final section of this course does include a few challenges that are generally not considered "beginner level" musicianship, but are very useful in just about every field and genre of music.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Date Added:
11/13/2013