Introducing: Interactive Fundamentals Textbook!

We are proud to introduce a revolution in music education: a fully customizable, interactive music fundamentals textbook that you can use anywhere, anytime—right in your browser!

Students build skills in real time as they read, with interactive exercises interwoven throughout the text. As with all Artusi content, students receive instant feedback on their work.

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Do you have a free instructor account on Artusi? Then you already have access to our textbook, free of charge! To try it out, just head over to the Fundamentals of Music curriculum, which you can enroll in by first logging into your account and then clicking here. Don't have an account yet? Try out our sample chapters at the bottom of our sampler page.

Even more exciting: you can customize the textbook to suit your teaching style, just like any Artusi curriculum. Reorder, delete, edit, add, swap out examples—we’re here to support you, however and whatever you teach.

If your course was imported from our Fundamentals curriculum, then it automatically receives access and regular updates to the textbook! If you are creating a new course, be sure to import from our Fundamentals curriculum and voila: our textbook will be ready to use and customize.

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We are rolling out new chapters of the textbook in stages over the coming weeks. Any course that was imported from our Fundamentals curriculum automatically receives updates according to the schedule below.

Textbook Release Schedule

Chapter 1: Beat and Meter August 19th
Chapter 2: Rhythm and Note Types August 19th
Chapter 3: Ties and Dots and Beams September 11th
Chapter 4: Pitch in Treble Clef September 4th
Chapter 5: Bass Clef, Melodies, and Accidentals September 11th
Chapter 6: Enharmonics, Whole Steps, and Half Steps September 18th
Chapter 7: Generic Intervals and the C Major Scale September 25th
Chapter 8: Subdivisions and Compound Meter September 25th
Chapter 9: Major Scales Generally October 2nd
Chapter 10: Tonic and Dominant Triads October 9th
Chapter 11: Specific Intervals and Triad Types October 16th
Chapter 12: Subdominant Triad and I-IV-V-I October 23rd
Chapter 13: Major Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths October 30th
Chapter 14: “Chives”: Non-Harmonic Passing and Neighbor tones November 6th
Chapter 15: Minor 1: Natural/Modal Minor November 13th
Chapter 16: Minor 2: Harmonic and Melodic November 20th
Chapter 17: Chords in First inversion November 27th
Chapter 18: Chordal Dissonance and the Dominant Seventh December 4th