A Proven Approach

Techniques and Materials of Music: From the Common Practice Period Through the Twentieth Century covers the essentials of tonal music theory and introduces the techniques of post-tonal music in a short, concise format.  

Enhanced 7th Edition

The new website that accompanies the book provides:

  • Online study guides
  • Examples from music literature with audio
  • Video tutorials
  • Short quizzes to reinforce key concepts in the book

Compatible with popular Web browsers for computers and mobile tablets.

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This leading music theory textbook now includes an expanded e-Workbook featuring:

  • Exercises in PDF format for all units in the book.
  • New Part I e-Workbook with comprehensive exercises on musical rudiments.
  • New composition exercises in varied textures.

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Click below to visit selected study guides.

Purchase of the book includes member access to all online content and the e‑Workbook.

Registered instructors can track the quiz scores of their students.