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Title Music theory for beginners / by R. Ryan Endris ; illustrated by Joe Lee ; foreword by Carmen-Helena Téllez.
Author Endris, R. Ryan, author.
Publication Danbury, CT : For Beginners, [2015]
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 117 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Call # 781 E
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 115).
Contents List of figures -- Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction: the elements of music -- No pitches allowed: rhythm, beat, tempo, and meter. The building blocks of rhythm - Meter, the framework for rhythm -- Musical notation. Notating pitch (and what pitch is) - The evolution of musical notation -- Scales and keys. Major scales and keys - Minor scales and keys - More scales! -- Intervals and harmony. Intervals - Sweet, sweet harmony -- Putting (music) theory into practice. Writing harmonies - Writing melodies - The syntax of music - Epilogue - Glossary - Further reading - About the author and illustrator.
Summary "Learning to read and write is very similar to learning a new language. Music theory is the study of how music is written and the fundamental elements of music. Music Theory For Beginners was developed for anyone interested in learning to read and write music, a task that be quite daunting for novices. This text, however, will allay any fears and set you on the path to learning what all those dots, lines, and symbols actually mean. It provides the necessary scholarly muscle to entice and inform the reader, yet it does not require an prior knowledge of music or force the reader to wade through hundreds of pages of jargon and details. Whether your goals is to gain a cursory understanding of music, become fluent in reading music again, or start composing your own music, this text will provide everything you need for a solid foundation in music theory. Anyone can pick up this book and instantly start reading about -- and understanding -- music theory" -- Back cover.
Subject Music theory.
Music theory. (OCoLC)fst01030620
Addl. Author Lee, Joe, 1953- illustrator.
Tellez, Carmen Helena, author of introduction, etc.
ISBN 9781939994462 (pbk.) :
1939994462 (pbk.)

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