MASTERING MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS is a prescriptive, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of music that assists the instructor in presenting the subject matter in a user-friendly format. The organization and presentation of the material in each chapter revolves around basic "principles" that the author explains and reinforces with numerous problems for students to solve. The book does not simply present music theory issues; rather, it guides students using a visual step-by-step process that anticipates and answers students? questions. A CD-ROM, packaged free with every new copy of the text, includes additional exercises to increase mastery.Kinney, Michael is the author of 'Mastering Music Fundamentals A Guided Step-By-Step Approach', published 2004 under ISBN 9780534618346 and ISBN 0534618340.