Music Theory for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0764578383

ISBN-13: 9780764578380

Edition: 2007

List price: $24.99
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Helpful hints on melodies, chords, and music development The fun and easy way to read, write, and perform any style of music Need to grasp music theory? This hands-on guide explains the concepts in plain English - from scales, intervals, and tempos to chord progressions, phrasing, harmonizing, and arranging - and shows you how to apply them in compositions ranging from pop and rock to jazz and classical. Its also packed with musical examples you can hear on the CD! Discover how to: Read notes and understand tones Keep proper rhythm Master major and minor scales Build chords and cadences Write in popular musical forms Demonstrations of music theory concepts Musical examples performed on both piano and guitar
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/2/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
Rhythm: Keeping the Beat
What Is Music Theory Anyway?
Counting Out Notes
Giving It a Rest
Time Signatures
Naturalizing the Best
Tempo and Dynamics
Melody: The Part You Hum
The Musical Staff
Instrument Tone and Color
Half Steps, Whole Steps, Sharps, and Flats
Harmony: Fleshing It Out
Intervals
Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths
The Major and Minor Scales
Building Chords
Chord Progressions
Cadence
Form: How Ita??s Shaped
The Elements of Form
Classical Forms
Popular Forms
The Part of Tens
Six Most-Frequently Asked Questions About Music Theory
Ten Cool and Useful Resources
Nine Music Theorists You Should Know About
How to Use the CD
Chord Chart
Glossary
Index
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