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Title Music theory for dummies / by Michael Pilhofer and Holly Day.
Author Pilhofer, Michael, author.
Publication Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, [2015]
Copyright date ©2015
Edition 3rd edition.
Description xii, 322 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Call # 781 P
Series For dummies
--For dummies.
Note Supplemented by a companion web site.
Includes index.
Summary 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.
Contents 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 ; Chord building ; Chord progressions -- Musical expression through tempo and dynamics. Creating varied sound through tempo and dynamics ; Instrument tone color and acoustics -- Musical expression through form. The building blocks of music : rhythm, melody, harmony, and song form ; Relying on classical forms ; Tapping into popular genres and forms -- The part of tens. Ten frequently asked questions about music theory ; Ten keys to reading a musical score ; Ten music theorists you should know about -- Appendixes. A: Audio tracks ; B: Chord chart ; C: Glossary.
Subject Music theory -- Instruction and study.
Music theory -- Instruction and study. (OCoLC)fst01030624
Addl. Author Day, Holly, author.
ISBN 1118990943 (pbk.) :
9781118990940 (pbk.) :

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