Section 9: Annotated List of Resources for CSET: Music
This list identifies some resources that may help candidates prepare to take CSET: Music. While not a substitute for coursework or other types of teacher preparation, these resources may enhance a candidate's knowledge of the content covered on the examination. The references listed are not intended to represent a comprehensive listing of all potential resources. Candidates are not expected to read all of the materials listed below, and passage of the examination will not require familiarity with these specific resources. A brief summary is provided for each reference cited.
Clendinning, Jane Piper and Elizabeth West Marvin. (2021). The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis. 4th ed. New York: W. W. Norton.
Gould, Elaine. (2011). Behind Bars: The Definitive Guide to Music Notation. London: Faber.
Levine, Mark. (1989). The Jazz Piano Book. Petaluma, CA: Sher Music.
Crook, Hal. (2015). How to Improvise: An Approach to Practicing Improvisation. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred.
Frackenpohl, Arthur. (1991). Keyboard Harmony. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
Rogers, Nancy and Robert W. Ottman. (2019). Music for Sight Singing. 10th ed. New York: Pearson.
Kamien, Roger. (2022). Music: An Appreciation. 13th ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
Burkholder, J. Peter, Donald J. Grout, and Claude V. Palisca. (2019). A History of Western Music. 10th ed. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc.
Brackett, David. (2019). The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
Rommen, Timothy and Bruno Nettl. (2021). Excursions in World Music. 8th ed. New York: Routledge.
Green, Elizabeth and Mark Gibson. (2004) 7th ed. New Jersey: Pearson.
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