Learn to Read Music

ISBN-10: 0671210270
ISBN-13: 9780671210274
Edition: 1956 (Revised)
Authors: Howard Shanet
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Description: A study of the fundamentals of reading musical notation that will teach the reader to read music in 4 hours.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1956
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 2/15/1971
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

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

Preface
What This Book Will Do
How This Book Came to be Written
How to Use This Book
Notation of Rhythm
First Steps
Note Symbols
Combinations of Note Symbols
Additional Symbols
Rests
Combinations of Notes and Rests
TempoShort Table of Tempo Indications
Meter
Rhythm Patterns
Some Characteristic Rhythms in 2/4 Meter
Some Characteristic Rhythms in 3/4 Meter
Some Characteristic Rhythms in 4/4 Meter
Other Meters
Compound Meters
Exercises: Reading Rhythms
Notation of Pitch
Sections
Pitch of a Vibrating String
Early Notation Methods
The Staff
Clefs
Exercises: Identifying Notes
Leger Lines
Accidentals
The Piano Keyboard
Table of Visual Patterns to Aid in Identifying Notes at the Keyboard
Exercises: The Keyboard
The Key Signature
Combination of Rhythmic and Pitch Notations
Sections
"Au Clair de la Lune""America"
The Doxology ("Old Hundred")"
Jingle Bells"
Supplementary Symbols and Devices
Sections
Repetitions
Ornaments
Symbols for Dynamics
Symbols for Articulation, Style, etc.
Tonality
Sections
Scales and Key Signatures
Sections
ScalesThe Major Scale
Constructing Major Scales
Key Signatures, Major Scales
The Minor Scale
Key Signatures, Major and Minor Scales
Vocabulary of Some Important Foreign Terms Used in Music
Sections
Terms Used to Indicate TempoTerms Used to Indicate Change of Tempo
Terms Used to Indicate Volume of Sound
Terms Used to Indicate Change of Volume
Terms Used to Indicate Simultaneous Reduction of Tempo and Volume
Qualifying Terms Used to Indicate Mood, Degree, Intensity, or Style
The C-Clefs
Sections
The Alto Clef
The Tenor Clef
Hybrid Clefs
Comparison of Clefs
Names of Octaves
Index

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