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The Resource Music theory for dummies®, by Michael Pilhofer, MM, and Holly Day

Music theory for dummies®, by Michael Pilhofer, MM, and Holly Day

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Music theory for dummies®
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Music theory for dummies®
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by Michael Pilhofer, MM, and Holly Day
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Language
eng
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. * 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
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Pilhofer, Michael
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  • illustrations
  • music
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index present
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Day, Holly
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For dummies®, a Wiley brand
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Music theory
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Music theory for dummies®, by Michael Pilhofer, MM, and Holly Day
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  • "Listen to audio tracks online"--Cover
  • Supplemental online material, including musical examples, available via publisher's website
  • Includes index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd edition.
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781118990940
Lccn
2014954679
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
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  • (OCoLC)904446225
  • (OCoLC)ocn904446225
  • 854011
Label
Music theory for dummies®, by Michael Pilhofer, MM, and Holly Day
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Listen to audio tracks online"--Cover
  • Supplemental online material, including musical examples, available via publisher's website
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
3rd edition.
Extent
xii, 322 pages
Isbn
9781118990940
Lccn
2014954679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904446225
  • (OCoLC)ocn904446225
  • 854011

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