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Basic music theory : how to read, write, and understand written music

Author: Jonathan Harnum
Publisher: [Chicago] : Sol-UT Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Elementary works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Harnum
ISBN: 0970751281 9780970751287
OCLC Number: 648134413
Notes: Includes index.
Publisher location from publisher website.
Description: xii, 222 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
Contents: The chapter everyone skips --
A brief history of musical notation --
Lines, lines, everywhere there's lines --
More lines --
Where's the beat? --
The sound of silence --
Part I review --
Meter --
Down with the count --
New notes --
Seeing dots --
Triplets! --
Part II review --
The practice of practice --
The wind-up and the pitch --
A note by any other name would sound as sweet --
Going over the clef --
No trouble with treble --
The bass of the clef --
To fathom the rhythm clef --
Part III review --
Musical terms --
Accidentals on purpose --
The piano keyboard --
Major scales --
Unlock the secret of key signatures --
The guitar fretboard --
Part IV review --
Intervals --
Minor scales --
Scales a la mode --
Blues to bebop and beyond --
Part V review --
How to conduct yourself --
Triads --
Chord extensions --
Chord inversions --
Chord progressions --
Part VI review --
Faster notes and double dots --
Double flats, double sharps --
More meters --
Part VII review --
What comes next.
Other Titles: Music theory
How to read, write, and understand written music
Responsibility: [Jonathan Harnum].

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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.

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