Music Theory

Learn to read musical notation and enhance your appreciation of your favorite tunes, with a deep dive into music theory.

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Music Theory For Dummies

Published 07-11-2019

<p><b>Tune in to how music really works</b>&nbsp;</p> <p>Whether you&rsquo;re a student, a performer, or simply a fan, this book makes music theory easy, providing you with a friendly guide to the concepts, artistry, and technical mastery that underlie the production of great music. You&rsquo;ll quickly become fluent in the fundamentals of knocking out beats, reading scores, and anticipating where a piece should go, giving you a deeper perspective on the works of others &mdash;&nbsp;and bringing an extra dimension to your own.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tracking to a typical college-level course, <i>Music Theory For Dummies</i> breaks difficult concepts down to manageable chunks and takes into account every aspect of musical production and appreciation &mdash;&nbsp;from the fundamentals of notes and scales to the complexities of expression and instrument tone color. It also examines the latest teaching techniques &mdash;&nbsp;all the more important as the study of music, now shown to provide cognitive and learning benefits for both children and adults, becomes more prevalent at all levels.</p> <ul> <li>Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs</li> <li>Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation</li> <li>Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music</li> <li>Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments</li> </ul> <p>Wherever you want to go musically &mdash;&nbsp;as a writer or performer, or just as someone who wants to enjoy music to its fullest &mdash; this approachable guide gives you everything you need to hear!</p>

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