Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music

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Sol-UT Press, 2009 - Music - 238 pages
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What do all those lines and squiggles and dots mean? Basic Music Theory takes you through the sometimes confusing world of written music with a clear, concise style that is at times funny and always friendly. The book is written by an experienced teacher using methods refined over more than ten years in his private teaching studio and in schools. Lessons are short, well-paced and enjoyable. Whether you're a beginner of any age, whether you're an experienced player who wants to bone up on your theory, or whether you teach music and need a fun way to do it, you'll find this book valuable and will refer to it again and again.

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I abandoned this about a quarter of the way through. The book is immature. Too many fonts on a page, silly titles that give no indication as to the contents of the chapter. The book overuses quirky ... Read full review

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A simple and easy-to-understand primer for anyone interested in learning to read music. At times funny and always friendly.

About the author (2009)

Jonathan Harnum is a multi-instrumentalist with over 30 years of experience, has taught music for more than 20 years, and earned a PhD in music education from Northwestern University. He is the author of 5 other books.

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