Faculty of Fine Arts


Understanding Music: Past and Present

Understanding Music: Past and Present is a peer-reviewed open Music Appreciation textbook co-authored by music faculty across Georgia. The text covers the fundamentals of music and the physics of sound, an exploration of music from the Middle Ages to the present day, and a final chapter on popular music in the United States.

Includes: audio/video clips, glossary.

Open Music Theory

Open Music Theory is an open-source, interactive, online textbook for college-level music theory courses.

Includes: interactive, music-notation modules.

Music: Its Language, History and Culture 

The chapters in this book contain definitions and explanations of musical terms and concepts, short essays on subjects related to music as a creative performing art, biographical sketches of major figures in music, and historical and cultural background information on music from different periods and places.

Includes: instructor and student resources.

Understanding Basic Music Theory

This complements courses that cover the bare essentials of music theory.

Sight-Reading for Guitar: The Keep Going Method Book and Video Series

The textbook teaches guitar players from all musical backgrounds to understand, read and play modern staff notation in real time. The series contains 20 units that start at the beginner level and progress to the intermediate/advanced level.

Includes: videos, practice.


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