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Learning to read music : make sense of those mysterious symbols and bring music alive

Author: Peter Nickol
Publisher: Oxford : How To Books, 2005.
Series: How to books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book leads you through the basics of pitch, rhythm, keys, scales, chords and much more. A visual index of musical symbols is laid out and will make clear the task in hand, also reference to common instruments and familiar tunes will help bring your learning to life. There are also self-testing and chapter summaries to ensure that you develop and retain this new skill.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Nickol
ISBN: 1845280849 9781845280840
OCLC Number: 64920473
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: ix, 134 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 'Spot the dot' visual index of symbols --
High or low --
Long or short --
Rhythm and beat --
Tunes --
Sharps and flats --
Scales --
Keys --
Major and minor --
Rhythm round-up --
Chords --
Odds and ends --
Case studies.
Series Title: How to books.
Responsibility: Peter Nickol.

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Intended for those who want to learn how to play an instrument, or refresh their existing capability, or would like to follow scores while listening, this book helps them to achieve their aim. It  Read more...

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"...excellent. Good for reinforcing what has been learnt and excellent for keeping alongside your favourite pieces of music." Education Otherwise "for anyone who would love to be able to read music Read more...

 
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