Harmony & Theory

Author: Keith Wyatt,Carl Schroeder
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793579914
Category: Music
Page: 158
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(Musicians Institute Press). This book is a step-by-step guide to MI's well-known Harmony and Theory class. It includes complete lessons and analysis of: intervals, rhythms, scales, chords, key signatures; transposition, chord inversions, key centers; harmonizing the major and minor scales; and more!


The Encyclopedia of Jazz Theory for All Musicians
Author: Robert Rawlins,Nor Eddine Bahha
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 0634086782
Category: Music
Page: 265
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Provides information jazz theory for all types of musicians, and covers harmony, scales and modes, voicing, arrangement techniques, improvisational strategies, fundamentals, and other related topics; and also includes exercises.

Music Theory for the Bass Player

A Comprehensive and Hands-On Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom
Author: Ariane Cap
Publisher: Capcat Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780996727600
Category: Bass guitar
Page: 186
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A comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well grounded groover, informed band mate and all around more creative musician.An approach that uses intervals as the basic building blocks to explore scales and their modes, chords and the basics of harmony, this book looks at the workings of music in a bass-centered way. Packed with fretboard diagrams, musical examples and exercises, these 200 pages of need-to-know information are peppered with mind bending quizzes, sure-to-remember mnemonics, as well as innovative and effective learning approaches. Detailed and extensive photo demonstrations provide tools for optimizing posture and fingering practices for best tone, timing and building chops. The source book for the enthusiastic bassist.

Edly's Music Theory for Practical People

Author: Ed Roseman
Publisher: Musical Edventures
ISBN: 9780966161663
Category: Music
Page: 192
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(Music Instruction). Unique, conversational and sometimes humorous, this is a theory book people will actually want to read! Presented in a full-color format with illustrations, charts, diagrams and workbook exercises, Edly's Music Theory for Practical People applies to all instrumentalists and singers, from teens to adults. Topics include: notation, natural & chromatic alphabets, scales, keys & key signatures, intervals, chords, ear-training, and much more. This third edition also features new advanced topics, such as: voicings, chord extensions & alterations, voice leading, reharmonization, melodic harmonization, and harmonic analysis. This book transforms the topic that music students love to hate into something they can't help but enjoy!

Encyclopedia of Reading Rhythms

Text and Workbook for All Instruments
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476857717
Category: Music
Page: 272
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(Musicians Institute Press). A comprehensive guide to: notes, rests, counting, subdividing, time signatures, triplets, ties, dotted notes and rests, cut time, compound time, swing, shuffle, rhythm studies, counting systems, road maps and more!

Music Theory For Dummies

Author: Michael Pilhofer,Holly Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118991133
Category: Music
Page: 336
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Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples, and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating, and performing music. Studies have shown that music training improves children's' verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, or just enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind it gives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's a mix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice – and now you can try your hand at it, with Music Theory For Dummies.

Ear Training for the Contemporary Musician

Author: Keith Wyatt,Carl Schroeder,Joe Elliott
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793581931
Category: Music
Page: 120
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(Musicians Institute Press). This book and double CD pack takes you step by step through MI's well-known Ear Training course. Complete lessons and analysis include: basic pitch matching * singing major and minor scales * identifying intervals * transcribing melodies and rhythm * identifying chords and progressions * seventh chords and the blues * modal interchange, chromaticism, modulation * and more! Learn to hear and to visualize on your instrument. Take your playing from good to great! Over 2 hours of practice exercises with complete answers in the back.

Music Theory Workbook for All Musicians

Author: Chris Bowman
Publisher: Hal Leonard
ISBN: 1480348392
Category: Music
Page: 128
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(Music Instruction). A self-study course with illustrations & examples for you to write & check your answers. Topics include: major and minor scales; modes and other scales; harmony; intervals; chord structure; chord progressions and substitutions; and more. This workbook contains essential "backbone" concepts for working musicians. These are the things you must know. It may take a year to work through and thoroughly understand and memorize all that is in this book and a lifetime to perfect it. But that's okay: You'll always have this valuable resource as a handy reference now.

Music Reading for Guitar

The Complete Method
Author: David Oakes
Publisher: Musicians Institute Press
ISBN: 9780793581887
Category: Music
Page: 160
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(Musicians Institute Press). Starting at the elementary level and progressing to advanced techniques, this comprehensive method is like a complete two-year guitar course in book form. It includes over 450 songs and examples, and covers: notes, rhythms, keys, positions, dynamics, syncopation, chord charts, duets, scale forms, phrasing, odd time, and much more. Designed from an MI core curriculum program.

The Musician's Guide to Theory and Analysis

Third Edition
Author: Jane Piper Clendinning,Elizabeth West Marvin
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393600483
Category: Music
Page: 1008
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The Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis is a complete package of theory and aural skills resources that covers every topic commonly taught in the undergraduate sequence. The package can be mixed and matched for every classroom, and with Norton’s new Know It? Show It! online pedagogy, students can watch video tutorials as they read the text, access formative online quizzes, and tackle workbook assignments in print or online. In its third edition, The Musician’s Guide retains the same student-friendly prose and emphasis on real music that has made it popular with professors and students alike.

Guitar Fitness

An Exercising Handbook
Author: Josquin Des Pres
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793516971
Category: Music
Page: 80
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(Guitar School). By the same author of the critically acclaimed Bass Fitness, comes Guitar Fitness. The purpose of this book is to provide the guitar player with a wide variety of finger exercises to develop the technique necessary to succeed in today's music scene. These exercises are designed to help increase speed, improve dexterity, develop accuracy and promote finger independence. These exercises cover a wide range of technical requirements to help beginners through experienced pros.

The "Real Easy" Ear Training Book

Author: Roberta Radley
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1457101424
Category: Music
Page: N.A
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All great musicians have one thing in common---to a great extent they know what the harmony of a song is as they hear it. Do you? If not, here is a practical guide to get you up to speed. Written by Berklee professor Roberta Radley, it uses contemporary music to help you see how ear training is invaluable for your own musical needs.

The New Harmony Book

A Musical Workbook for Classical, Rock, Pop and Jazz Music
Author: Frank Haunschild
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 9783927190689
Category: Music
Page: 149
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"This workbook for all musicians gets down to the rudiments of music right from the start. Notation is dealt with in depth and in an easily understandable way, as are the harmonic series and the various intervals and triads as well. There are step-by-step explanations of how to use chord symbols, with the relationships of the chords to each other being demonstrated as well. In addition there is close examination of the circle of fifths and the circle of fourths, the chord-scale systems of the major scales, and the harmonic and melodic minors, as well as pentatonic scales, symmetrical scales and blues scales. Numerous illustrations and examples, exercises and solutions, commentaries and analyses make a decisive contribution to a better understanding of the rudiments of music."


The Complete Method for Singers
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476857822
Category: Music
Page: 160
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(Musicians Institute Press). This book designed from core curriculum programs at the famous Musicians Institute in Los Angeles is a comprehensive source of sightsinging fundamentals. It covers major and minor scales, modes, the blues, arpeggios, chromaticism, rhythm and counting, and includes professional lead sheets and over 300 examples & exercises.

Classical Form

A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
Author: William E. Caplin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019514399X
Category: Music
Page: 307
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When we listen to a Mozart piano sonata or a Haydn symphony, how do we know where we are from one moment to the next? How can we tell what parts of the piece belong to one another, or where the boundaries are? These are the questions raised and answered in William Caplin's Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

The Chord Scale Theory & Jazz Harmony

Author: Barrie Nettles,Richard Graf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783892210566
Category: Chords (Music)
Page: 184
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Comprehensive textbook based on the Chord Scale Theory as taught at the Berklee College of Music.

Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory

Lessons, Ear Training, Workbook
Author: Andrew Surmani,Karen Farnum Surmani,Morton Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780882849515
Category: Music
Page: 120
View: 1992

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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the available ear-training CDs (included), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format. Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): Staff, Notes and Pitches * Treble & Bass Clefs * Grand Staff & Ledger Lines * Note Values * Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar * 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time Signatures * Whole, Half & Quarter Notes/Rests * Dotted Half & Quarter Notes * Ties & Slurs * Repeat Sign, 1st & 2nd Endings * Eighth Notes & Rests * Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks & Articulation * D.C., D.S., Coda & Fine * Flats, Sharps & Naturals * Whole & Half Step, Enharmonic Notes. Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Tetrachords & Major Scales * Key Signatures * Chromatic Scale * Intervals, Circle of Fifths * Perfect, Major & Minor Intervals * Augmented & Diminished Intervals * Solf�ge & Transposition * Sixteenth Notes & Rests * Dotted Eighth Notes & Eighth Note Triplets * Common Time & Cut Time * 3/8 & 6/8 Time Signatures * Pick-up Notes & Syncopation * Primary & Major Triads * Scale Degree Names * Dominant 7th Chord. Book 3 (Lessons 51-75): 1st & 2nd Inversions of Triads * Inversions of V7 Chords * Figured Bass * Major Chord Progressions * Minor Scales, Minor Triads * Augmented & Diminished Triads * Primary Triads in Minor Keys * Minor Chord Progressions * Modes * Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * Broken Chords & Arpeggiated Accompaniments * Passing and Neighboring Tones * Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression & Blues Scale * Basic Forms of Music. The complete line of Alf

Rhythm Guitar

The Complete Guide
Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780793581849
Category: Music
Page: 144
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Understanding Popular Music

Author: David Ventura
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 9781780382494
Category: Popular culture
Page: 160
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Fire your passion for pop with this story of popular music through a study of the key themes of style, performers and instruments. The book provides a vivid account of the history of pop, rock, soul, electronic and dance forms from 1950 right up to the present day, and is illustrated throughout. An accessible and invaluable reference resource for students and teachers of GCSE and A level Music, Music Technology and BTEC, it will also appeal to general readers interested in the development of popular music and compositional techniques.