Music Theory

Music Theory
  • Author : Nicolas Carter
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2018-03-17
  • ISBN : 1986061833

Music Theory Book Review:

Unique, Simple and Straightforward Way to Learn Music Theory and Become a Better Musician, Even if You're a Total Beginner! * Updated and massively Expanded edition with Audio examples, new Exercises, and over 150 pages of NEW content! * ** On a special promo price for a limited time! ** Have you ever wanted: To know how understanding music theory can make you a better player (on any instrument)? To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, circle of fifths, chords and chord progressions, and other important concepts in music, and how they all relate to one another? To get a deep understanding of scales, modes and chords, where they come from, what are the different types that exist, how they're built, and how to use any chord or scale in your playing? To learn how rhythm works and how to master your rhythm and time skills that will make you sound like a pro? To know what's the magic behind all the beautiful music that you love and how you can (re)create it? To get a broad perspective of tonal harmony, and how melody, harmony, and rhythm work together? Understand advanced concepts (such as modal playing, atonality, polytonality, free music, etc.) that usually only advanced jazz musicians use? But... Have you ever been put off by music theory or thought that it wasn't necessary, boring or too hard to learn? If you find yourself in any of this, then this book is what you need. It covers pretty much everything that anyone who plays or wants to play music, and wishes to become a better musician, should know. This is one of the most comprehensive and straightforward, evergreen books on music theory that you can find, and you will wish to study it often and keep it forever. The book is structured in a way that is very easy to follow and internalize all the concepts that are explained. You don't have to be a college degree music student in order to understand and use any of this - anyone can do it, even a total beginner! It also doesn't matter what instrument(s) you play nor what is your level of knowledge or playing ability, because music theory is universal and all about what sounds good together! It explains the WHY and HOW, and it is your roadmap, a skill and a tool - guided by your ears - for creating beautiful music This book will give you what is necessary to become a true expert in music theory without frustration and feeling overwhelmed in the process, and this in-turn will have immense benefits to your playing and musicianship! Just use the look inside feature by clicking on the book cover to get a sneak peak of what you'll learn inside... Get this book now and solve all your problems with music theory, and become proficient in this field! Pick up your copy by clicking on the BUY now button at the top of this page.

Music Theory in One Lesson

Music Theory in One Lesson
  • Author : Ross Trottier
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 52
  • Relase : 2015-08-11
  • ISBN : 1516861841

Music Theory in One Lesson Book Review:

Music Theory in One Lesson was developed to make music theory more approachable than ever before. This book is packed and carefully formatted with rich, easy to understand diagrams. The use of space and visual learning really sets this book apart from the rest. The ability to read music is not required at any point in this book, so anyone can learn! The book is short and sweet, giving you the tools necessary to explore music in any direction you please. Audio Examples are provided on the Music Theory in One Lesson website. "As a music major, I've had to complete four semesters of college music theory. I can honestly say that in those four semesters I did not learn, much less understand, a fraction of what I did reading Music Theory in One Lesson. Each topic is expertly condensed and explained in a refreshing and enlightening way. This text takes all the pain so typically associated with learning music theory and replaces it with one exciting 'Eureka!' after another. I highly recommend it." - Therese Carmack

Basic Music Theory

Basic Music Theory
  • Author : Jonathan Harnum
  • Publisher : Questions Ink
  • Pages : 238
  • Relase : 2004-12-30
  • ISBN : 0970751281

Basic Music Theory Book Review:

Basic Music Theory takes you through the sometimes confusing world of written music with a clear, concise style that is at times funny and always friendly. The book is written by an experienced teacher using methods refined over more than ten years in his private teaching studio and in schools. --from publisher description.

Music Theory For Dummies

Music Theory For Dummies
  • Author : Michael Pilhofer,Holly Day
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2019-07-11
  • ISBN : 9781119575528

Music Theory For Dummies Book Review:

Tune in to how music really works Whether you’re a student, a performer, or simply a fan, this book makes music theory easy, providing you with a friendly guide to the concepts, artistry, and technical mastery that underlie the production of great music. You’ll quickly become fluent in the fundamentals of knocking out beats, reading scores, and anticipating where a piece should go, giving you a deeper perspective on the works of others — and bringing an extra dimension to your own. Tracking to a typical college-level course, Music Theory For Dummies breaks difficult concepts down to manageable chunks and takes into account every aspect of musical production and appreciation — from the fundamentals of notes and scales to the complexities of expression and instrument tone color. It also examines the latest teaching techniques — all the more important as the study of music, now shown to provide cognitive and learning benefits for both children and adults, becomes more prevalent at all levels. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Wherever you want to go musically — as a writer or performer, or just as someone who wants to enjoy music to its fullest — this approachable guide gives you everything you need to hear!

First Steps in Music Theory, Grades 1 to 5

First Steps in Music Theory, Grades 1 to 5
  • Author : Eric Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 147
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : 1860960901

First Steps in Music Theory, Grades 1 to 5 Book Review:

This introduction to the essential elements of music is ideal for students preparing for examinations, as well as an excellent resource for everyone learning to read music.

Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale

Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale
  • Author : Geoffrey Kidde
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 238
  • Relase : 2020-02-20
  • ISBN : 9781351004367

Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale Book Review:

Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale is a groundbreaking resource that bridges the gap between music theory teaching and the world of music software programs. Focusing on three key programs—the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) Logic, the Audio Programming Language (APL) Max, and the music-printing program Finale—this book shows how they can be used together to learn music theory. It provides an introduction to core music theory concepts and shows how to develop programming skills alongside music theory skills. Software tools form an essential part of the modern musical environment; laptop musicians today can harness incredibly powerful tools to create, record, and manipulate sounds. Yet these programs on their own don’t provide musicians with an understanding of music notation and structures, while traditional music theory teaching doesn’t fully engage with technological capabilities. With clear and practical applications, this book demonstrates how to use DAWs, APLs, and music-printing programs to create interactive resources for learning the mechanics behind how music works. Offering an innovative approach to the learning and teaching of music theory in the context of diverse musical genres, this volume provides game-changing ideas for educators, practicing musicians, and students of music. The author's website at http://www.geoffreykidde.com includes downloadable apps that support this book.

The Everything Music Theory Book

The Everything Music Theory Book
  • Author : Marc Schonbrun
  • Publisher : Adams Media
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2006-12-10
  • ISBN : 1593376529

The Everything Music Theory Book Book Review:

Includes audio compact disc (cd).

Understanding Basic Music Theory

Understanding Basic Music Theory
  • Author : Catherine Schmidt-Jones
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 278
  • Relase : 2018-01-28
  • ISBN : 1680921541

Understanding Basic Music Theory Book Review:

The main purpose of the book is to explore basic music theory so thoroughly that the interested student will then be able to easily pick up whatever further theory is wanted. Music history and the physics of sound are included to the extent that they shed light on music theory. The main premise of this course is that a better understanding of where the basics come from will lead to better and faster comprehension of more complex ideas.It also helps to remember, however, that music theory is a bit like grammar. Catherine Schmidt-Hones is a music teacher from Champaign, Illinois and she has been a pioneer in open education since 2004. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois in the Open Online Education program with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction.

The Everything Essential Music Theory Book

The Everything Essential Music Theory Book
  • Author : Marc Schonbrun
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2014-08-08
  • ISBN : 9781440583407

The Everything Essential Music Theory Book Book Review:

Master musical skills quickly and easily! From classical music to new age, hard rock, and pop, music has always played an important role in everyday life. Whether you're an intermediate musician or an aspiring music major, The Everything Essential Music Theory Book is a guide to mastering one of the most important tools for every musician: musical understanding. This compact, portable volume covers all the basics, including: The construction of chords and scales How to understand rhythm and time signatures How keys are identified and organized Creating harmonization and melody With each clear and easy-to-understand chapter, musician and educator Marc Schonbrun takes you through the essentials of music theory--the very glue that holds music together.

All about Music Theory

All about Music Theory
  • Author : Mark Harrison
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2009-07-01
  • ISBN : 1423452089

All about Music Theory Book Review:

Describes the fundamentals of music, covering such topics as music notation, scales and modes, chord progression, and song form and structure.

Music Theory

Music Theory
  • Author : Woody Morgan
  • Publisher : Charlie Creative Lab
  • Pages : 204
  • Relase : 2020-10-22
  • ISBN : 1801152756

Music Theory Book Review:

Want To Have Better Understanding Of Music? With The Help Of This Book, Become Expert On Music Theory In No Time! What do you imagine when you hear the words "music theory"? Is the first image that comes to your head a strict piano teacher who is always loud? Or, maybe complicated books riddled with unexplainable terms? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this book might come as a pleasant surprise. Even if you are a self-taught musician, you may ask yourself, "Why should I bother with music theory?" Because even the most basic understanding of music theory will help you expand your range and abilities as a musician. Music theory isn't just something dull, although many people seem to have a phobia when it comes to learning theory. Their main concern is that theory will damage their creativity or restrict it with a set of unnecessary rules. In reality, that is not even close to the truth - music theory is no more restrictive to creativity than walls are to the shape of a house. Studying theory will help build your ability to match written notes with tones at a glance and play with more precision. It can also broaden your improvisational skills because if you know more about how to make music more complementary, it will be easier for you to improvise. Here's what you will learn from this book: Basics of music theory and how can you benefit from learning it Easy way to gaining a better understanding of music How to broaden your knowledge of pieces and composers Amazing tips on how to master the chords in no time Becoming an expert in sight-reading and learning to play instruments more accurately Who is this book suitable for? Well, everyone! It doesn't matter if you want to be a performer, writer, or you just want to get a better understanding of music, this guide will teach you everything you need to hear! What makes this book different from others? This book on music theory breaks difficult concepts down to manageable chunks. It will teach you the basics, such as the fundamentals of notes and scales, and then progress to complexities such as mastering the chords. Who is this guide suitable for? It is suitable for everyone who wants to learn about music theory, even if they don't have any previous knowledge. This book starts with the basics and gradually moves on to more complex notions. It's never too late to start learning something new. If you've always dreamed of becoming a musician, now is your time to shine!

The Business of Music Management

The Business of Music Management
  • Author : Tom Stein
  • Publisher : Business Expert Press
  • Pages : 242
  • Relase : 2021-03-25
  • ISBN : 9781953349675

The Business of Music Management Book Review:

Readers will gain vital and accurate knowledge about the music business, how musicians get paid, the legal framework for business, and will learn to recognize and leverage opportunities through overcoming the inevitable obstacles to success in a rapidly-changing industry. The author offers valuable insights into the niche readers might fill with their career, and discover their unique path to success. Readers will come away with a greater understanding of the scope and demands of the music and entertainment industry.

Music Theory Essentials

Music Theory Essentials
  • Author : Zilker Press
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2020-10-02
  • ISBN : 1951791827

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How to Read Music

How to Read Music
  • Author : Nicolas Carter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 126
  • Relase : 2020-01-23
  • ISBN : 9798602912364

How to Read Music Book Review:

Music Reading Made Simple - The Best Starting Point for Anyone Who Wishes to Learn How to Read and Write Down Music * A Successor and a Sibling to the Best-Selling Book: Music Theory - From Absolute Beginner to Expert * Bars, notes, clefs, staves, time signatures, common notation, musical symbols... Have you ever wanted to learn how to read music and understand all these terms, but it seemed too difficult and not worth the effort? Have you tried searching for information in books or online only to find yourself more confused by the complexity of music theory and traditional notation? Do you think that being able to read music and sightreading is only reserved for professional musicians who've had expensive traditional education? Do you want to be able to easily learn how to read sheet music and have a solid understanding of how music is written? Do you want to advance your skills as a musician? This in-depth book is the solution you've been looking for. This is a straightforward and concise guide meant to show that learning this valuable and impressive skill can be made simple, easy and fun, for any musician, on any instrument, at any time. It is meant to show that there is a simple process to learning anything, and music reading is no exception. You don't have to attend music schools or expensive private classes and courses; anyone can learn how to read music by being self-taught. This book is going to help you easily understand music notation and how it relates to music theory. Along with the provided images, sheet music scores and music reading exercises, it will help you to build a proper foundation of knowledge, understanding, and skill; a foundation that will help you move forward as a musician. You will reach a level of proficiency from where you can confidently look at the music sheet, quickly interpret what's going on, and play it on your instrument. Here's a sneak peak of what you'll get: A detailed overview of a typical musical staff and its elements. A detailed explanation on frequency ranges, clefs and their relation to note pitches. Everything you need to know about key signatures and how to interpret them. A thorough understanding of the circle of fifths. Best step-by-step approach to reading the notes and chords quickly. Solfege explanation. A complete guide on how to read rhythms, how beat is divided, note durations, rests, ties, dotted notes, polyrhythms and more. Fundamental rhythmic blocks, how they're written and how to use them to create rhythm patterns. How dynamics, articulation and extended techniques are notated. Cool exercises that will help you to understand notation, practice your new skills and start sightreading! - And much, much more... You can get this book today for a very low price by scrolling to the top and clicking on the Buy Now button!

Music Theory For Dummies

Music Theory For Dummies
  • Author : Michael Pilhofer,Holly Day
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2015-02-20
  • ISBN : 9781118991138

Music Theory For Dummies Book Review:

Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples, and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating, and performing music. Studies have shown that music training improves children's' verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, or just enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind it gives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's a mix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice – and now you can try your hand at it, with Music Theory For Dummies.

Music Theory 101

Music Theory 101
  • Author : Brian Boone,Marc Schonbrun
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2017-08-08
  • ISBN : 9781507203668

Music Theory 101 Book Review:

Covers everything novice musicians and lifelong learners need to know. Full of music trivia, music history, comprehensive instruction and visual aids, music symbols, and chords throughout. This is a crash course in music theory that even professionals will enjoy.

No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists

No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists
  • Author : James Shipway
  • Publisher : Headstock Books
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2019-03-25
  • ISBN : 9781914453113

No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists Book Review:

Unlock essential guitar theory to boost your ability and confidence as a guitarist. Easy language. Music reading not required! (includes audio lessons - see inside book for details) Inside the 12 chapters of this guitar theory book you’ll learn about intervals, triads, major and minor keys, chord sequences - and understand how to apply them to your playing, improvising and songwriting. I’ll use diagrams and simple, non-intimidating language to teach you in minutes, things which confuse some guitarists for years. This guitar music theory book is for you if: - You want to boost your music theory knowledge so you can become the guitar player you really want to be - You’re a singer songwriter who needs to learn about chords, keys and chord progressions in order to write great songs (like you hear on recordings!) - You want to learn music theory but are unsure where to start - You’re a student who needs a crash course in music theory essentials to prepare for college auditions, entrance exams etc - You’re a beginner who wants to easily learn how music works as you take your first steps in learning to play guitar so you can avoid confusion, improve faster and learn more easily - You feel confused and intimidated by the ‘jargon’ you hear other musicians or YouTube teachers use - You ‘kind of’ understand theory… but you’re not really sure how well! What will this book teach you about? In the 12 lessons you’ll find super clear explanations, practical examples and quiz questions on: - The Musical Alphabet (the only 12 notes used in all music!) - Tones and Semitones - The Major Scale (learn what it actually is…) - Major and Minor Triads (as used in most pop, country, rock and folk music) - Major Scale Intervals (major 3rds, perfect 4ths...what are they?) - Chromatic Intervals (discover what weird names like diminished and augmented really mean) - Major Keys (Parts 1 & 2) - Chord Progressions (start writing pro sounding chord sequences and songs of your own) - Pentatonic Scales (the most common guitar scales ever…) - The Natural Minor Scale (essential for minor key soloing in rock, pop and other styles) - Minor Key Basics (learn the secrets of awesome minor key songs and chord sequences) How will you learn and remember all this? Easy! Each chapter introduces a new element of guitar theory. You get a clear but detailed explanation of the concept and multiple examples/practical exercises, FAQs and more to drive your understanding home. Test yourself using the quiz questions at the end of each chapter (answers supplied). To help you play certain practical examples there is also an appendix of common open chord shapes and barre chords at the back of the book. Plus, every chapter is also available to you as an audio file so you can immerse yourself in guitar theory whilst at the gym or walking the dog! You'll find details for these in the book. You Can Do This … and without all the bull! 'No Bull Music Theory for Guitarists' will make your journey as a guitarist much more enjoyable and way less confusing than mine has been! As a self-taught 18 year old guitarist, it literally took me years to figure this stuff out. I’ve taught the material in this book to thousands of musicians around the world both in person and via my website, and I can tell you this: Learning about music theory doesn’t need to be scary, confusing, difficult or something that you avoid doing because you don’t know where to start. It's time to become the guitar player you know you could be!

Learn to Read Music

Learn to Read Music
  • Author : Howard Shanet
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 198
  • Relase : 1956
  • ISBN : 9780671210274

Learn to Read Music Book Review:

A study of the fundamentals of reading musical notation that will teach the reader to read music in 4 hours

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory
  • Author : Andrew Surmani,Karen Farnum Surmani,Morton Manus
  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0739036351

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Book Review:

This practical, easy-to-use, self-study course is perfect for pianists, guitarists, instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, arrangers and composers, and includes ear training CDs to help develop your musical ear. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through 75 concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the enclosed ear training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each of the 18 units. Answers are included in the back of the book for all exercises, ear training and review.

Bending the Rules of Music Theory

Bending the Rules of Music Theory
  • Author : Timothy Cutler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 444
  • Relase : 2019-02-04
  • ISBN : 9781351069144

Bending the Rules of Music Theory Book Review:

For students learning the principles of music theory, it can often seem as though the tradition of tonal harmony is governed by immutable rules that define which chords, tones, and intervals can be used where. Yet even within the classical canon, there are innumerable examples of composers diverging from these foundational "rules." Drawing on examples from composers including J.S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Brahms, and more, Bending the Rules of Music Theory seeks to take readers beyond the basics of music theory and help them to understand the inherent flexibility in the system of tonal music. Chapters explore the use of different rule-breaking elements in practice and why they work, introducing students to a more nuanced understanding of music theory.