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In-depth preparation for the AP Music Theory exam features:
  • Two full-length practice tests (both aural and non-aural sections included)
  • All questions answered and explained
  • Helpful strategies for test-taking success
  • In-depth review chapters covering music fundamentals, harmonic organization, harmonic progression, melodic composition and dictation, harmonic dictation, visual score analysis and much more
An included MP3 CD provides aural skill development prompts for both practice tests’ aural sections, as well as material that complements exercises and examples in the subject review chapters.

Table of Contents:
    Barron’s Essential 5
    Overview of the AP Music Theory Exam
    How to Use This Book
  • 1 Music Fundamentals
  • 2 Rhythm, Meter, and Metric Organization
  • 3 Scales, Keys, and Modes
    Aural Unit 1
    Multiple-Choice Questions for Chapters 1–3
  • 4 Aural Skills Part I: Fundamentals and Singing
  • 5 Harmonic Organization I: Intervals, Triads, and Seventh Chords
  • 6 Harmonic Organization II: Chords in Diatonic Context
  • 7 Harmonic Organization III: Function and Cadences
    Aural Unit 2
    Multiple-Choice Questions for Chapters 5–7
  • 8 Harmonic Composition Part I: Fundamentals
  • 9 Harmonic Progression and Harmonizing a Melody
  • 10 Melodic Composition
  • 11 Aural Skills Part II: Melodic Dictation
  • 12 Key Relationships
  • 13 Secondary Function Harmony
    Aural Unit 3
    Multiple-Choice Questions for Chapters 10, 12, 13
  • 14 Harmonic Composition Part II: The Process
  • 15 Aural Skills Part III: Harmonic Dictation
  • 16 Visual Score Analysis Part I
  • 17 Score Analysis Part II: Strategies for Multiple-Choice Part B
  • 18 Strategies for Multiple-Choice Part A
  • 19 Strategies for Melodic Dictation: FR 1 and FR 2
  • 20 Strategies for Harmonic Dictation: FR 3 and FR 4
  • 21 Strategies for Harmonizing a Melody: FR 7
  • 22 Strategies for Sight-Singing
  • Practice Tests
    Practice Test 1
    Practice Test 2
  • Appendices
    Appendix A: Additional Information
    Appendix B: Music for Further Study
    Appendix C: Part-Writing and Melodic Harmonization Examples
    Appendix D: Index of Contextual Listening Aural Examples
About The Author:
Nancy Scoggin
has been teaching Instrumental music in Joshua, Texas for 27 years and AP Music Theory since 1996. Her degree in music education is from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She became a consultant for the College Board in 2001, was a contributing author of the Vertical Teams Guide for AP Music Theory in 2002, and a presenter at the AP National Conference in 2003.


Paperback w/MP3 CD / 688 Pages / 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 / 2014


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