Music Theory for Dummiesï¿½
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Description: Grasp the concepts needed to compose, deconstruct, and comprehend music Whether you're a student of music or a music lover, Music Theory For Dummies presents you with essential information on how to read, write, and understand music, as well as helpful hints on composing, arranging, and creating original melodies, harmonies, and chords. Music Theory For Dummies gives you a friendly, unintimidating overview of the material covered in a typical college-level course and makes music theory easy to understand. It includes updated information on current teaching techniques; the newest music examples and genres; information on mastering major and minor scales, using intervals, and recognizing pitches and clefs; the lowdown on rhythms, tempo, dynamics, and navigation; how to transcribe the music you hear and transposing it to other keys; harmonizing and accompanying melodies; composing and arranging for voices and instruments; performing your own music; and much more. Audio CD includes musical excerpts played on a variety of instruments Makes learning music theory as enjoyable as it is useful Tracks to a typical college-level music theory course Don't get discouraged by the seemingly complicated written structure of musical theory. With Music Theory For Dummies, understanding music has never been easier!
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/10/2011
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Getting Started with Music Theory|
|What Is Music Theory, Anyway?|
|Determining What Notes Are Worth|
|Giving It a Rest|
|Introducing Time Signatures|
|Playing with Beat|
|Putting Notes Together|
|Music Notes (And Where to Find Them)|
|Mastering the Major and Minor Scales|
|Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths|
|Intervals: The Distance between Pitches|
|Musical Expression through Form, Tempo, Dynamics, and More|
|The Building Blocks of Music: Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, and Song Form|
|Relying on Classical Forms|
|Tapping Into Popular Genres and Forms|
|Creating Varied Sound through Tempo and Dynamics|
|Instrument Tone Color and Acoustics|
|The Part of Tens|
|Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Music Theory|
|Ten Valuable Music Resources|
|Ten Music Theorists You Should Know About|
|On the CD|