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!

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.

Jazzology

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.

Sightsinging

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.

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!

The Elements of Music

Melody, Rhythm and Harmony
Author: Jason Martineau
Publisher: Wooden Books
ISBN: 1912706083
Category: Music
Page: 64
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What is the secret code behind so many musical compositions? How do you substitute chords to create greater musical complexity? Why is music so good at playing with people's emotions? In this compact book, composer and pianist Jason Martineau presents the elements of music in clear and comprehensible terms. Packed with superb diagrams and a wealth of fascinating hard-to-come-by musical tips, this is a great primer, and an invaluable resource for novice and professional alike.WOODEN BOOKS are small but packed with information. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. Small books, big ideas.

Music Reading for Guitar


Author: N.A
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476857806
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 Musicians Institute core curriculum program.

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.

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
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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

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!

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.

A Theory of Harmony


Author: Ernst Levy
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873959926
Category: Music
Page: 99
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In this introduction to natural-base music theory, Ernst Levy presents the essentials of a comprehensive, consistent theory of harmony developed from tone structure. A Theory of Harmony is a highly original explanation of the harmonic language of the last few centuries, showing the way toward an understanding of diverse styles of music. Basic harmony texts exist, but none supply help to students seeking threads of logic in the field. In a text abundantly illustrated with musical examples, Levy makes clear the few principles that illuminate the natural forces in harmony. He shows that general principles can be successfully extracted from the wealth of examples. This book actually provides a theory of harmony. One of the major musical minds of the twentieth century, Ernst Levy was born in Basel, Switzerland, in 1895. His musical career spanned more than seven decades, from his first public piano performance at age six. A naturalized U.S. citizen, he lived here from 1941 to 1966, teaching at the New England Conservatory, the University of Chicago, Bennington College, the Massachusetts institute of Technology, and Brooklyn College. After his retirement, Levy returned to Switzerland where he continued to compose until his death in 1981. He was an enormously productive composer, with hundreds of works to his credit including symphonies, string quartets, songs in English, French, and German, and music for solo instruments and small ensembles. His piano recordings, particularly of the last Beethoven sonatas and the Liszt sonata, have become collectors’ items. He thought of himself as a successor to Reimann, immediately, and Rameau, more remotely.

Business Basics for Musicians

The Complete Handbook from Start to Success
Author: Bobby Borg
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 149505036X
Category: Music
Page: 312
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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). There has never been a greater need for musicians to understand the music business than now, when emerging technologies make it possible for artists to act as their own record labels, and new contracts are structured to grab the biggest slice of an artist's revenue pie. But in a digital age overflowing with confusing and ever-changing information, musicians need trusted business advice from a veteran artist who can break down the basics in a language they understand. Written by a professional musician for other musicians, Business Basics for Musicians is the layperson's guide to the music industry. In a conversational tone and an easy-to-scan format, it simplifies five vital areas in which musicians need to succeed: Career Execution, Business Relationships, Pro Teams, Deals and Dollars, and Future Predictions. Everything from copyright to record deals, managers, merchandising, and doing it yourself is covered. With interviews, anecdotes, and review quizzes, this must-have manual will help artists master business essentials quickly so they can get back to doing what they love best creating music.

Music Theory

From Beginner to Expert - The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly
Author: Nicolas Carter
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986061834
Category:
Page: 192
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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.

Rhythm Guitar

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

The AB Guide to Music Theory


Author: Eric Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781854724465
Category: Music
Page: 114
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Part I deals with the subjects of the Associated Board's Theory syllabus for grades 1-5. This book is intended to help people learning music to understand how music is written down, what the various signs and symbols denote, and what is meant by the common technical words used by musicians. Arising out of this, it provides an introduction to the basic elements in harmony and musical structure.

The Complete Musician

An Integrated Approach to Theory, Analysis and Listening
Author: Steven Geoffrey Laitz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199347094
Category: Music theory
Page: 875
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Beginning with music fundamentals, The Complete Musician covers all the topics necessary for a thorough understanding of undergraduate music theory by focusing on music in context. Rather than rote learning of concepts and memorizing terms, The Complete Musician emphasizes how theory informs the work of performers. Composers respond not only to their instincts, experiences, and training in every work they write; they also follow certain ideals and models when appropriate, and modify them to fit their own personal vision. Theory is not a "theoretical" activity; it is a living one that responds to how music is composed and performed. Understanding how theory intersects with composition and performance is key to seeing its relevance to students' wider musical lives. The Complete Musician makes this connection.

Theory and Harmony for the Contemporary Musician


Author: Arnie Berle
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
ISBN: 9780825614996
Category: Music
Page: 111
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This essential guide is a full course for today's musician. It covers everything from the fundamentals of sound and music notation to popular song forms and chord scales for improvisation.