My Second Music Theory Book

A colorful, imaginative, and highly absorbing introduction to music theory for the younger student. Packed with exciting exercises and entertaining characters, this is the ideal introduction to theory for a young instrumentalist.

Author: Lina Ng

Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789679856064

Category: Music

Page: 40

View: 802

A colorful, imaginative, and highly absorbing introduction to music theory for the younger student. Packed with exciting exercises and entertaining characters, this is the ideal introduction to theory for a young instrumentalist.



My First Theory Book

Designed for a smooth transition to Grade 1 theory this book contains lots of exercises and games which are interesting for the child.

Author: Lina Ng

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789679854411

Category: Music

Page: 40

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Music Theory 101

Full of music trivia, music history, comprehensive instruction and visual aids, music symbols, and chords throughout. This is a crash course in music theory that even professionals will enjoy.

Author: Brian Boone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507203667

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 946

Covers everything novice musicians and lifelong learners need to know. Full of music trivia, music history, comprehensive instruction and visual aids, music symbols, and chords throughout. This is a crash course in music theory that even professionals will enjoy.

Music Theory for Producers

With this guide, you’ll learn the theory behind: Elevators – OutKast The Otherside – The Roots Apache Rose Peacock – RHCP Blow My High – Kendrick Lamar Xxplosive – Dr. Dre Call Tyrone – Erykah Badu Get Lucky – Daft Punk Let ...

Author: Siberius Jackson

Publisher: Trap Door Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 78

View: 834

I wrote Music Theory for Producers because, as a producer, I didn’t feel that there were any books on music theory that were designed specifically for my needs. Producers are an interesting group; they aren’t just musicians, and they aren’t just engineers. They have to have a little bit of everything to get the job done. This guide is a no-frills look at music theory that skips the less important details and goes straight to the essential information. You’ll learn about rhythm, harmony, and melody, including building chord progressions and writing instrumental hooks. The best part about this book is the song analyses. For every section, there are several songs that are broken down in terms of the chapter topic. With this guide, you’ll learn the theory behind: Elevators – OutKast The Otherside – The Roots Apache Rose Peacock – RHCP Blow My High – Kendrick Lamar Xxplosive – Dr. Dre Call Tyrone – Erykah Badu Get Lucky – Daft Punk Let Me Watch – MF DOOM Ms. Jackson – OutKast Poundcake – Drake Hol’ Up – Kendrick Lamar Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi/Ratatat Seventeen Years – Ratatat Big Poppa – Notorious B.I.G. Stan – Eminem Kids – MGMT Breaking Away – Ratatat Girl – Destiny’s Child

Music Theory

This is the most comprehensive and straightforward evergreen book on music theory that you can find - a book you'll wish to study and refer to often, and keep it forever.

Author: Nicolas Carter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986061834

Category:

Page: 192

View: 684

Unique, Simple and Straightforward Way to Learn Music Theory and Become a Better Musician, Even if You're a Total Beginner! * Updated and massively Expanded edition with Audio examples, new Exercises, and over 150 pages of NEW content! * ** On a special promo price for a limited time! ** Have you ever wanted: To know how understanding music theory can make you a better player (on any instrument)? To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, circle of fifths, chords and chord progressions, and other important concepts in music, and how they all relate to one another? To get a deep understanding of scales, modes and chords, where they come from, what are the different types that exist, how they're built, and how to use any chord or scale in your playing? To learn how rhythm works and how to master your rhythm and time skills that will make you sound like a pro? To know what's the magic behind all the beautiful music that you love and how you can (re)create it? To get a broad perspective of tonal harmony, and how melody, harmony, and rhythm work together? Understand advanced concepts (such as modal playing, atonality, polytonality, free music, etc.) that usually only advanced jazz musicians use? But... Have you ever been put off by music theory or thought that it wasn't necessary, boring or too hard to learn? If you find yourself in any of this, then this book is what you need. It covers pretty much everything that anyone who plays or wants to play music, and wishes to become a better musician, should know. This is one of the most comprehensive and straightforward, evergreen books on music theory that you can find, and you will wish to study it often and keep it forever. The book is structured in a way that is very easy to follow and internalize all the concepts that are explained. You don't have to be a college degree music student in order to understand and use any of this - anyone can do it, even a total beginner! It also doesn't matter what instrument(s) you play nor what is your level of knowledge or playing ability, because music theory is universal and all about what sounds good together! It explains the WHY and HOW, and it is your roadmap, a skill and a tool - guided by your ears - for creating beautiful music This book will give you what is necessary to become a true expert in music theory without frustration and feeling overwhelmed in the process, and this in-turn will have immense benefits to your playing and musicianship! Just use the look inside feature by clicking on the book cover to get a sneak peak of what you'll learn inside... Get this book now and solve all your problems with music theory, and become proficient in this field! Pick up your copy by clicking on the BUY now button at the top of this page.

Idiot s Guides Music Theory

"Alpha, a member of Penguin Random House LLC."

Author: Alpha

Publisher: Alpha

ISBN: 9781465451675

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 997

"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 forms. - 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."


The Complete Idiot s Guide to Music Theory

Explains the fundamentals of technical music terms and principles, and provides exercises toward completing an original composition.

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028643779

Category: Music

Page: 284

View: 209

Explains the fundamentals of technical music terms and principles, and provides exercises toward completing an original composition.

The Everything Essential Music Theory Book

A Guide to the Fundamentals of Reading, Writing, and Understanding Music Marc Schonbrun. • If a seventh chord is in second inversion (the fifth of the chord ...

Author: Marc Schonbrun

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440583390

Category: Music

Page: 288

View: 861

Offers comprehensive musical understanding, including explanations of scales, chords, and harmonization.

Student s Guide to Music Theory

The second book in the highly acclaimed Student's Series, and a must for any person studying the basic fundamentals of music. The handy-sized volume includes easily understood examples, exercises and an excellent section of harmony.

Author: L. Dean Bye

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9780871663122

Category: Music

Page: 48

View: 966

The second book in the highly acclaimed Student's Series, and a must for any person studying the basic fundamentals of music. The handy-sized volume includes easily understood examples, exercises and an excellent section of harmony. A highlight is the brief section on transposition in a most usable, descriptive format. Perfect for individual or classroom use.

Enjoying Music Theory

My ultimate goal is to make learning music theory fun and completely accessible. In my experience, people enjoy reading short stories and don't enjoy reading textbooks. So this is a theory "textbook" written as a conversation with you.

Author: Laura Harrison

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780986415401

Category:

Page: 298

View: 330

Learn how to read and sight-reading music effectively and efficiently. The writing style of this book is conversational on purpose. I want to talk to you, not at you. My ultimate goal is to make learning music theory fun and completely accessible. In my experience, people enjoy reading short stories and don't enjoy reading textbooks. So this is a theory "textbook" written as a conversation with you.

Music Theory and Composition

This book started from the same place that, I suspect, every music theory book begins: ... I worked my way through, among other books, J. Frederick Bridge's ...

Author: Stephen C. Stone

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538101246

Category: Music

Page: 546

View: 716

Music Theory and Composition: A Practical Approach presents a pragmatic, accessible approach to music theory through an emphasis on melody and counterpoint. This focus explains the “why” of musical construction more clearly than the traditional approach of beginning with chords. By starting with a single melodic line and gradually adding voices in counterpoint, the book drills part-writing while simultaneously explaining functionality, first with scale degrees and then with harmony. The text has students learn musical techniques and progressively build on their functions and importance to create their own compositions. With short, digestible chapters, Music Theory and Composition clearly presents otherwise complicated ideas not as strict rules, but as artistic ideals, encouraging the interactive creation of new compositions as a tool for learning. The textbook is versatile and easily customizable, suiting Different skill levels with species counterpoint providing a framework for the beginner while providing an interesting challenge for more experienced students Different curricular schedules with complete exercises in two, three, and four voices, allowing for an optional skip from two voices to four Different pedagogical approaches with species exercises encouraging students to consider harmonic choices and figured bass ensuring functional progressions Instructor Resources: Instructor’s Manual: The Instructor’s Manual includes sample syllabi and student handouts Test Bank: The test bank includes sample tests and answer keys in MS Word format. Student Resources: Companion Website with Downloadable Workbook Sections: http://textbooks.rowman.com/stone Additional Features: complete curriculum for first-year theory courses over 500 musical examples drawn from Common Practice Era compositions as well as more contemporary and popular pieces focus on active composition throughout the text and workbook sections large pop music section to expand student’s application of theory conversational tone to encourage student engagement Designed for first-year college music theory courses, but accessible enough for the interested lay reader or high school student, the text offers a true balance of counterpoint and harmony.​

Music Theory Analysis and Society

All of my books, for example, fit comfortably within these two parameters. Perhaps most important is the W. W. Norton book on Twentieth-Century Music, ...

Author: RobertP. Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351557149

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 243

Robert P. Morgan is one of a small number of music theorists writing in English who treat music theory, and in particular Schenkerian theory, as part of general intellectual life. Morgan‘s writings are renowned within the field of music scholarship: he is the author of the well-known Norton volume Twentieth-Century Music, and of additional books relating to Schenkerian and other theory, analysis and society. This volume of Morgan‘s previously published essays encompasses a broad range of issues, including historical and social issues and is of importance to anyone concerned with modern Western music. His specially written introduction treats his writings as a whole but also provides additional material relating to the articles included in this volume.

Grade Seven Music Theory

Grade Seven Music Theory for ABRSM Candidates A complete course for students taking the ABRSM Grade 7 music theory exam. This book takes you through each topic with a step-by-step approach.

Author: Victoria Williams

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530907359

Category:

Page: 186

View: 506

Grade Seven Music Theory for ABRSM Candidates A complete course for students taking the ABRSM Grade 7 music theory exam. This book takes you through each topic with a step-by-step approach. The topic in each unit is explained in simple terms with several musical examples, and is then followed by a page of consolidation exercises so that you can immediately practice your new-found knowledge. Model answers are provided. The course covers the ABRSM syllabus for Grade Seven, which is a pre-advanced level. The course is broken down into four sections, which mirror the way the exam paper is organised - figured bass, harmonic reconstruction, composition and score-based analysis questions. In the figured bass section, you will build on the basic figured bass knowledge you gained at grade 6. You will extend your "harmonic vocabulary" to include chords with an added 7th (e.g. V7 or II7), with an added 9th (e.g. V9) and also learn about how dissonant suspensions are handled in figured bass four-part harmony, and how modulation works in figured bass. This section will also teach you specifically how to answer question 1 in the ABRSM grade 7 exam paper, which asks you to supply the figured bass to a given bass and melody line. In the harmonic reconstruction question, you are asked to expand a given "skeleton framework" into a musical-sounding keyboard piece (in 4-part harmony) by adding recognised melodic decoration in an appropriate way. You will learn about the various types of non-chord notes, such as passing notes, appoggiaturas (accented passing notes), auxiliary notes, suspensions, anticipations and retardations. You will also learn how a melody can be decorated with additional chord notes, such as harmonic auxiliary notes. This section teaches you a step-by-step method for tackling question 2 in the grade 7 exam. The third section in the course covers composition. At grade 7, you may be asked to compose a melody line which fits a given piano accompaniment - you'll learn how to fit a melody on top of another one. An alternative question is to compose a melody to a given chord progression, so this section will also teach you how to tackle this second type of question, and how to achieve top marks, whichever question you choose. Last but not least (because it's worth 50% of the whole exam!) we cover the score analysis question. You will learn a wide range of interpretive skills, including transposition into or out of concert pitch, harmonic analysis, notation knowledge, awareness of stylistic eras and much more. Perfect for self-study, or to use with your music teacher. Ample musical illustrations and exercises are included, with model answers provided. Each page has been carefully designed to be suitable for photocopying. This book is "bilingual", and contains both UK and USA musical terminology.

Applied Musicology

Using Zygonic Theory to Inform Music Education, Therapy, and Psychology Research ... on the musical experience relies on secondary evidence, and his book ...

Author: Adam Ockelford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960763X

Category: Education

Page: 510

View: 751

Applied Musicology explores and demonstrates how musicology can influence and inform the psychological study of music. Including chapters on a range of topics including, perfect pitch, music and autistic savants, and anticipatory processes in music, the book establishes and lays the foundations for a new field of enquiry

Teaching Approaches in Music Theory

the vast subject of learning theory or the vast research in perception (little of ... Second, the book can serve as a text for music theory pedagogy classes ...

Author: Michael R. Rogers

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809325955

Category: Music

Page: 249

View: 755

Drawing on decades of teaching experience and the collective wisdom of dozens of the most creative theorists in the country, Michael R. Rogers's diverse survey of music theory?one of the first to comprehensively survey and evaluate the teaching styles, techniques, and materials used in theory courses?is a unique reference and research tool for teachers, theorists, secondary and postsecondary students, and for private study. This revised edition of Teaching Approaches in Music Theory: An Overview of Pedagogical Philosophies features an extensive updated bibliography encompassing the years since the volume was first published in 1984. In a new preface to this edition, Rogers references advancements in the field over the past two decades, from the appearance of the first scholarly journal devoted entirely to aspects of music theory education to the emergence of electronic advances and devices that will provide a supporting, if not central, role in the teaching of music theory in the foreseeable future. With the updated information, the text continues to provide an excellent starting point for the study of music theory pedagogy. Rogers has organized the book very much like a sonata. Part one, ?Background,” delineates principal ideas and themes, acquaints readers with the author's views of contemporary musical theory, and includes an orientation to an eclectic range of philosophical thinking on the subject; part two, ?Thinking and Listening,” develops these ideas in the specific areas of mindtraining and analysis, including a chapter on ear training; and part three, ?Achieving Teaching Success,” recapitulates main points in alternate contexts and surroundings and discusses how they can be applied to teaching and the evaluation of design and curriculum. Teaching Approaches in Music Theory emphasizes thoughtful examination and critique of the underlying and often tacit assumptions behind textbooks, materials, and technologies. Consistently combining general methods with specific examples and both philosophical and practical reasoning, Rogers compares and contrasts pairs of concepts and teaching approaches, some mutually exclusive and some overlapping. The volume is enhanced by extensive suggested reading lists for each chapter.

Music Fundamentals

All introductory music theory books begin with the study of two basic rudiments: rhythm and pitch. They proceed through the study of the major and minor ...

Author: Sumy Takesue

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113504189X

Category: Music

Page: 454

View: 465

Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Second Edition comprises a textbook/workbook and interactive website designed for those who want to learn the basics of reading music. Intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of music theory, it offers a patient approach for reading, writing and even performing music. Musical examples range from Elvis Presley songs to Beethoven symphonies, from rhythmically challenging African songs and syncopated Brazilian choro melodies, to humorous Filipino ballads and Schubert lieder. The website includes graded quizzes and numerous skill training exercises. By reinforcing musical concepts with numerous written examples, offering a more balanced mixture of global, classical, and popular music, and encouraging practice through an online, interactive tutorial, Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook for building musical foundations. Second Edition Features: Modular structure allows instructors to reorganize chapters. A variety of exercises help the student transform knowledge into practice: Listen and sing exercises for ear training Keyboard drills to be played on a real keyboard or piano, or the keyboard insert provided in the inside cover Clapping and counting exercises to ingrain a cerebral understand, but also a visceral feeling for pulse and rhythm Workbook review exercises at the end of each module facilitate progress to the next module. "Cultural Notes" discuss musical genres or place musical examples in a broader social context to give an enriched approach to music learning. Online tutorials assist with ear training and general concepts, and streaming of audio examples help to connect the study of theory to real music-making. The website features student interactive tutorials, and an Instructor Manual supplements teaching with a wealth of classroom exercises.

The Music of Multicultural America

My second musical example accessible on this book's website is a field recording I ... reference to books and without extensive knowledge of music theory.

Author: Kip Lornell

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1626746095

Category: Music

Page: 464

View: 377

The Music of Multicultural America explores the intersection of performance, identity, and community in a wide range of musical expressions. Fifteen essays explore traditions that range from the Klezmer revival in New York, to Arab music in Detroit, to West Indian steelbands in Brooklyn, to Kathak music and dance in California, to Irish music in Boston, to powwows in the midwestern plains, to Hispanic and native musics of the Southwest borderlands. Many chapters demonstrate the processes involved in supporting, promoting, and reviving community music. Others highlight the ways in which such American institutions as city festivals or state and national folklife agencies come into play. Thirteen themes and processes outlined in the introduction unify the collection's fifteen case studies and suggest organizing frameworks for student projects. Due to the diversity of music profiled in the book--Mexican mariachi, African American gospel, Asian West Coast jazz, women's punk, French-American Cajun, and Anglo-American sacred harp--and to the methodology of fieldwork, ethnography, and academic activism described by the authors, the book is perfect for courses in ethnomusicology, world music, anthropology, folklore, and American studies. Audio and visual materials that support each chapter are freely available on the ATMuse website, supported by the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University.