Tonal and Rhythm Patterns

An Objective Analysis

By Edwin Gordon

Hardcover : 9780873953542, 186 pages, June 1976

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
2. Development Of The Taxonomies
Tonal Taxonomy
Rhythm Taxonomy
Rhythm Programmer
3. Design Of The Study
4. Results Of The Study
5. Implications Of The Study

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C


Music instruction can now be adapted more effectively to students' individual differences and curriculums can be developed to meet particular class needs, as a result of the original research by Professor Gordon which concentrates on the basic areas of tonal and rhythm concepts. More than 10,000 grade-school students across the United States participated in three years of testing which produced the data interpreted in this new book. Presented in terms of current learning theories applied to music, an attempt is made to provide for musical instruction grounded on research.