Idiot's Guides

Idiot's Guides

Music Theory

Book - 2016
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Many people find music theory a tough subject-- but it doesn't have to be! The best-selling
Idiot's Guides- Music Theory, Third Edition, is a concise and clear guide that teaches any
budding musician (and even more experienced ones) how to read musical notation by
navigating the basics of reading and composing music. This book covers-
- The basics of tones, including pitches, clefs, scales, intervals, and major and minor keys.
- The building blocks of rhythm, including note values, basic notation, time signatures, and
tempo, dynamics, and navigation.
- How tunes are created, starting with melodies, chords, chord progressions, and phrases and
- The basics of accompaniment, including transcribing, accompanying melodies, and
transposing to other keys.
- Composing and arranging, including coverage of musical genres and forms, how to compose
your own music, arranging for voices and instruments, working with lead sheets and scores,
and performing your music.
- Helpful reference appendixes, including a glossary, chord charts, and instrument ranges.
- Exercises at the end of each chapter, and an answer key appendix.
- All-new coverage of genres, composing, and arranging.
- Expanded online ear-training and transcribing exercise content.
Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana : Alpha, a member of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016
Edition: Third Edition, Third American Edition
ISBN: 9781465451675
Branch Call Number: 781 MIL 2016
Characteristics: xx, 348 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Music theory


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