Music Theory For Beginners

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"Music Theory for Beginners presents in spare, witty, condensed chapters the basics of music theory for the untutored in five chapters and 115 pages. Richly illustrated with comic black and white drawings, Music Theory for Beginners is an ideal text manual for anyone wanting to become fluent in reading and understanding music notation, for purposes of composition or performance or enjoyment. Part of the For Beginners series, Music Theory for Beginners presents a step by step introduction to the complex components of music theory, using comic black and white illustrations to exemplify and enlighten with humor and charm. It is a great self educational manual for motivated and untrained music lover. Chapters unfold on rhythm (beat, tempo, meter), musical notation, scales and keys, intervals and harmony, and putting music theory into practice. The use of shaded sidebars presents exciting supplemental information, such as composer bio-profiles, (Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg, more) and musical concepts or types of music (such as blues). A pair of comic caricatures of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Elvis and others peps up dialogue and narrative and helps lock down reader attention. An Epilogue, Glossary, and Further Reading resource list complete this succinct, elegant mini- music theory manual for beginners, compacting a large amount of useful information into a clear, user friendly reader format." --Library Bookwatch: October 2015
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Book Details

Pages

120 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

10/20/2015

ISBN

978-1-939994-46-2

Publisher

For Beginners

Authors

  • Illustrated by Joe Lee

  • Author R. Ryan Endris

    R. Ryan Endris, D. Mus, currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Colgate University. He is also in demand as an arranger of choral and instrumental music throughout the country, and his arrangements have been heard by audiences around the world. He is also the author of The History of Classical Music For Beginners. Visit him at www.ryanendris.com.

Learning to read and write music is very similar to learning a new language. Music theory is the study of the fundamental elements of music and how it is written.

Music Theory For Beginners was developed for anyone interested in learning to read and write music, a task that can be quite daunting for novices. This book, 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 any prior knowledge of music or force the reader to wade through hundreds of pages of jargon and details.

Whether your goal is to gain a cursory understanding of music, become fluent in reading music, or start composing your own music, this text will provide everything you need for a solid foundation in music theory. Anyone can pick up Music Theory For Beginners and instantly start learning about–and understanding–music theory.

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"Music Theory for Beginners presents in spare, witty, condensed chapters the basics of music theory for the untutored in five chapters and 115 pages. Richly illustrated with comic black and white drawings, Music Theory for Beginners is an ideal text manual for anyone wanting to become fluent in reading and understanding music notation, for purposes of composition or performance or enjoyment. Part of the For Beginners series, Music Theory for Beginners presents a step by step introduction to the complex components of music theory, using comic black and white illustrations to exemplify and enlighten with humor and charm. It is a great self educational manual for motivated and untrained music lover. Chapters unfold on rhythm (beat, tempo, meter), musical notation, scales and keys, intervals and harmony, and putting music theory into practice. The use of shaded sidebars presents exciting supplemental information, such as composer bio-profiles, (Richard Wagner, Arnold Schoenberg, more) and musical concepts or types of music (such as blues). A pair of comic caricatures of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Elvis and others peps up dialogue and narrative and helps lock down reader attention. An Epilogue, Glossary, and Further Reading resource list complete this succinct, elegant mini- music theory manual for beginners, compacting a large amount of useful information into a clear, user friendly reader format." --Library Bookwatch: October 2015