Everything Music Theory Book A Complete Guide to Taking Your Understanding of Music to the Next Level

ISBN-10: 1593376529

ISBN-13: 9781593376529

Edition: 2nd 2006

Authors: Marc Schonbrun

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- The only book of its kind to include a CD! - Everything music books have sold over 125,000 copies! Most musicians long to take their music to the next level--but aren't sure how to go about it. They lack the "secret" to understanding music on a deeper level--and struggle to grasp what it is that makes music music. In The Everything Music Theory Book, musician and music educator Marc Schonbrun teaches students of all levels the underpinnings of music theory--the very glue that holds music together. Readers learn about: - Chord and scale construction - Harmony and harmonic analysis from Baroque through Jazz - Musical form and development - Counterpoint and voice leading - The evolution of music from the 1600s through the present day Perfect for everyone from the intermediate musician to the pre-collegiate music major, The Everything Music Theory Book is the one-stop guide to mastering one of the most important tools for every musician: musical understanding. Complete with a helpful audio CD, this clear and easy to follow book-plus package takes readers from music enthusiasts to true musicians in no time!
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 12/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Marc Schonbrun (Great Neck, NY) is a noted educator, musician, and writer. He is the author of several Everything? music books, including The Everything? Guitar Chords Book with CD and The Everything? Music Theory Book with CD. Mr. Schonbrun divides his time between conducting clinics around the world for musical instrument manufacturers, writing books, and performing music in New York.

Introduction
Review of the Basics
Ins and Outs
Notes
Clefs
Time
Basic Rhythms
Rests
Meter
Intervals
Go the Distance
Intervals from Scales
The Simple Intervals
Advanced Intervals
Inverted and Extended Intervals
The Major Scale
Scales Defined
Spelling Scales
Scale Tones
How Scales Are Used in Music
The Minor Scale
Minor Colors
The Definitive Approach
The Derivative Approach
Degrees in Minor Scales
Multiple Scales-Scale Clarity
Variant Variables
Musical Keys and Key Signatures
Musical Organization
The System of Key Signatures
Relative Minor Keys
Minor Keys on Paper
Keys Change
Modes and Other Scales
Modes-The Other Side of Scales
Seven Modal Scales
Looking at Modes on Their Own
Other Important Scales
Time for Etudes
Etude One: Scales and Keys
Chords
What Is a Chord?
Building Chords
Minor Triads/Chords
Diminished Triads
Augmented Triads
Chords in Scales
Diatonic Chords
Minor Scale Harmony
Seventh Chords and Chord Inversions
Seventh Chords
Seventh Chord Construction
Seventh Chord Recap
Inverted Chords
Quick Study: Bach Prelude in C
Movements: Chord Progressions
What Is a Chord Progression?
Progressions in Time
Diatonic Progressions and Solar Harmony
Solar Harmony and the Chord Ladder
More Chord Progressions
Tonic and Dominant Relationships
Using Dominant Chords in Minor Keys
Harmonie Rhythm
Voice Leading
Melodic Harmonization
What Is Melody?
Chord Tones and Passing Tones
True Melodic Harmonization
Single Line Harmony
Dealing with Accidentals
Etude Two: Chords and Harmony
Advanced Harmony
Beyond Diatonic
Modal Mixture
Modulation
Jazz Harmony
What Is Jazz?
Jazz Harmony
Jazz Progressions
Blues Forms
Transposition and Instrumentation
What Is Transposing?
Transposing Chant
B[Characters not reproducible] Instruments
E[Characters not reproducible] Instruments
F Instruments
Octave Transposes
Analyzing Scores
Instrument Ranges
Etude Three: Advanced Harmony, Jazz Harmony, and Transposition
Glossary
Additional Resources
Index
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