All about Music Theory

A Fun and Simple Guide to Understanding Music

Author: Mark Harrison

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781423452089

Category: Music

Page: 224

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

Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Accordion

Author: Miriam Davidson

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739038345

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 9390


Filled with fun musical examples in a variety of styles, this book is perfect for absolute beginners and for experienced players who need a review! Teaches technique for both right and left hand, and features clear, easy-to-understand lessons and music theory in standard notation. Complete button chart included.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Piano, 2E

Author: Brad Hill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 142952653X

Category: Music

Page: 272

View: 2896


Whether you are an aspiring concert pianist or just want to play keyboards in your own band, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing Piano and Electronic Keyboards, Second Edition will give you just what you need to know. From reading music and learning chords, to understanding music notation or buying an instrument, expert author Brad Hill tells gets you started. With more music and expanded practice sessions, the new edition of this already popular book will be a necessity for the beginner. Learn posture, positionings, fingerings, notations, drills, and advice from the masters. Also, learn how to fake your way through accompaniment, stay motivated to practice and advance to the intermediate level.

Beginning Tap Dance with Web Resource

Author: Lisa Lewis

Publisher: Beginning Tap Dance

ISBN: 1450411983

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 119

View: 6698


"Introduces ... tap dance as a performing art, including its history, styles, aesthetics, major works, and famous artists"--Cover, page [4].

Music Fundamentals for Dance

Author: Nola Nolen Holland

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736096523

Category: Dance music

Page: 123

View: 754


"Music Fundamentals for Dance" is a text for student dancers, choreographers, and dance educators written by an experienced educator and choreographer. This book presents foundational knowledge of the elements of music and describes their application to dance performance, choreography, and teaching. It includes a web resource offering exercises, activities, projects, downloadable examples of music, and web links that provide a range of active learning experiences.

Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers

The Producers Guide to Harmony, Chord Progressions, and Song Structure in the MIDI Grid

Author: J. Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692093290

Category: Computer sound processing

Page: 262

View: 4576


The producer's guide to harmony, chord progressions, and song structure in the MIDI grid. As an online class, Dr. Allen has had over 50,000 students use this ground-breaking curriculum to learn music theory. Students and Producers who have wanted to learn music theory to improve their own music, but have been intimidated by traditional approaches, music notation, and abstract concepts will find this book to be the answer they have been looking for. From the Author: "How music theory is usually taught is unfair. It starts with the assumption that you can read music and understand the language of classical music. My book leaves all of that behind - focusing only on the MIDI grid that producers are already familiar with to learn all the key concepts of music theory, and ultimately, make better music." This book covers all the fundamentals of music theory, but is written using the language of the DJ and Producer - the MIDI Grid. It includes "analysis" projects that look at the harmonic and melodic ideas in songs by popular producers including Zedd, Boards of Canada, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Bonobo, Richie Hawtin, Moby, Skrillex, and Aphex Twin. Praise for Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers: "Aspiring electronic musicians have choices to make when it concerns their own education and training. This text makes one choice much easier: start here and get learning, quickly. Grounded and easygoing, the book uses real-world examples to help you make sense of music's inner worksings while steering clear of dense theories." - Michael J. Ethen, PhD Musicologist "This book knocks the oftentimes alienating world of music theory completely onto it's side. Difficult to explain concepts are perfectly demonstrated for the aspiring electronic music producer who might have no formal music training. A must have for all aspiring producers." - James Patrick (DJ, Producer, Educator) Slam Academy, Dubspot, IPR, Ableton Certified Trainer "With Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers, Dr. Allen has produced a remarkable resource: an extensive tour of musical theory that leverages some of our favorite modern tools - the virtual studio and it's piano roll note display. By introducing us to the "why" as well as the "what" of music theory, this book helps us to understand what makes music tick and how to improve our own work. In addition to offering a sound theoretical foundation, the deep dives into analyzing tracks by Skrillex, Aphex Twin, and Deadmau5 keeps our attention focused on real-world production. MTEMP will definitely go on the top of my recommendation list for anyone that needs a fresh view of musical concepts." - Darwin Grosse Director of Education, Cycling '74

Music Theory For Dummies

Author: Michael Pilhofer,Holly Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119575524

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 9095


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!

Piano for Beginners

Bundle - The Only 3 Books You Need to Learn Piano Lessons for Beginners, Piano Theory and Piano Sheet Music Today

Author: Preston Hoffman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985414310


Page: 214

View: 6242


3 Manuscripts in 1 Book, Including: How to Play Piano, Music Theory and How to Read Music! Book 1) How to Play Piano: In 1 Day - The Only 7 Exercises You Need to Learn Piano Theory, Piano Technique and Piano Sheet Music Today Do you want to learn how to play the piano? Do you feel overwhelmed by all those dots and dashes on the music sheet and the theory behind them? If so, "How to Play Piano: In 1 Day" by Preston Hoffman is the book for you! It will teach you all that you need to start playing the piano quickly and easily. It will also give you simple, step-by-step exercises that will help you learn how to play piano in 1 day. You will learn the following: The keyboard and keys The pedals Reading sheet music Practising scales Adding in chords Sharps and flats Timing And much more! Book 2) Music Theory: For Beginners - The Only 7 Exercises You Need to Learn Music Fundamentals and the Elements of Written Music Today Do you get overwhelmed by all the complex concepts and want a book that is simple and clear? If so, "Music Theory: For Beginners" by Preston Hoffman is the book for you! It will provide you with seven key exercises that will help deepen your understanding of music theory! You will learn the following: A brief history of music Why learning music theory is so important How to write and arrange music notes How to build chords and triads How to create rhythm, melody, and harmony Creating musical intervals How to form music scales How to read key signatures and the circle of fifths And much more! Book 3) How to Read Music: In 1 Day - The Only 7 Exercises You Need to Learn Sheet Music Theory and Reading Musical Notation Today Do you want to learn how to read music in 1 day? Clefs, chords, tempo, staves, pitch, notes... Are these confusing words the reason you find learning music to be so difficult? If so, "How to Read Music: In 1 Day" by Preston Hoffman is the book for you! It will give you an introduction to the basics of reading music, explain all the confusing musical terms and give you a basic understanding of the fundamentals of music theory and notation and the elements of reading sheet music. You will learn the following: Fundamentals of music theory Common practice part writing Fundamentals of music notation The evolution of staff notation Elements of reading sheet music Types of sheet music Seven step-by-step exercises to help you learn how to read sheet music And so much more! You have made an excellent decision by choosing to learn the piano. So, don't delay it any longer. Take this opportunity and purchase your copy today. Order "Piano: For Beginners" Now! See you inside!

How to Read Music

For Singing, Guitar, Piano, Organ, and Most Instruments

Author: Roger Evans

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780517562376

Category: Music

Page: 112

View: 7634


Presents instructions for reading classical, popular, folk, and jazz music, with a musical dictionary, note directory, and directory of musical signs.

How to Get a Job in the Music and Recording Industry

Author: Kristen Schilo,Susan Gedutis Lindsay

Publisher: Berklee Press

ISBN: 9780634018688

Category: Music

Page: 180

View: 8179


Get more than your foot in the door! This is the bible for anyone who has ever dreamed of landing a job in the music business, from recording the next Top 10 hit to running a record company. Featuring advice and secrets to educate and empower the serious entertainment industry job seeker, this handy guide provides: details on booming job prospects in new media, a resource directory of key publications and top industry trade organizations, interviews with top pros revealing how they got their start, workshops to help you assess and develop a personalized career path, networking and resume tips, and much more.