Elements of Music, Concepts and Applications, 2/e is a two-volume text with comparison workbooks for 2-year music theory courses that take a comprehensive approach. The text is distinguished by an attention to detail that makes learning (and teaching) easier. Elements of Music: Concepts and Applications, 2/e is, in the author's own words, ''example intensive'', immediately reinforcing theoretical concepts with musical examples. In addition, Elements of Music: Concepts and Applications, 2/e gives students a command of essential compositional and analytical skills ''including a strong grounding in four-part writing'' and an understanding of musical style through comprehensive anaysis. Built-in pedagogical aids assist the student, while the extensive Instructor's Manual saves time for the teacher. The second edition includes a greater emphasis on comprhensive analysis along with more thorough coverage of 4-part voice leading, harmony, large scale melodic and harmonic relationships, and 20th Century music.Ralph Turek is the author of 'The Elements of Music: Concepts and Applications, Vol. I', published 1995 under ISBN 9780070654747 and ISBN 0070654743.