Basic Music Theory

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JoeCopio Music LLC, Sep 21, 2010 - Music - 98 pages
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Basic Music Theory

by Joe Procopio 

Non Fiction - Education 

98 Pages 

Reviewed on 02/02/2014


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Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite


Basic Music Theory by Joe Procopio introduces readers to the concepts of music theory and music structure, starting with the very basics. This simple, but exceptionally easy to understand guide assists interested readers in learning the contents within keys, scales, intervals, chords, and chord extensions. 


The author provides readers with easily read and understood concepts, a simple layout, formatted pages, and a full introduction to the basics of music. A beginner music learner can easily become comfortable studying Basic Music Theory. The author starts with the very basics of reading and understanding an entire sheet of music, by giving a great explanation of what each particular item is and its purpose. For example: the music staff and everything involved with it; the treble clef, bar line, time signature, double bar lines, and measures. As the reader progresses in studying the book, Joe offers practice exercises with included answers. As the book comes to an end, the author provides readers with advice on how to play the measures with exercises specifically for different kinds of instruments.


Not having much knowledge and understanding of music theory and structure prior to reading this book, I can confidently state I grasped the concepts being introduced, and gained exceptional knowledge on how to properly build scales, and learned the names for intervals and chords, and how they relate to one another. Joe Procopio has created a wonderful book chock full of valuable study information for anyone interested in learning about music, music theory, and music structure.

The richest person in the world is poor without music. Basic Music Theory is the best, easiest and least expensive book you can have with music. This text is absolutely necessary to understand what things mean in music. It answers all your questions about chords, keys, scales, notes and intervals, etc. It also includes a special method developed only by the author to learn ALL your chords in ONE EASY EXERCISE. This unique exercise alone is worth more than the entire value of most music books. Basic Music Theory will complete your musical vocabulary, help you to become a fine musician and make your study of music enjoyable.

 

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Basic Music Theory 
by Joe Procopio 
Non Fiction - Education 
98 Pages 
Reviewed on 02/02/2014
link: http://readersfavorite.com/book-review/24320
Email the author 
Visit the author's website
Visit the author's social websites... 
Book Review
Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite
Basic Music Theory by Joe Procopio introduces readers to the concepts of music theory and music structure, starting with the very basics. This simple, but exceptionally easy to understand guide assists interested readers in learning the contents within keys, scales, intervals, chords, and chord extensions. 
The author provides readers with easily read and understood concepts, a simple layout, formatted pages, and a full introduction to the basics of music. A beginner music learner can easily become comfortable studying Basic Music Theory. The author starts with the very basics of reading and understanding an entire sheet of music, by giving a great explanation of what each particular item is and its purpose. For example: the music staff and everything involved with it; the treble clef, bar line, time signature, double bar lines, and measures. As the reader progresses in studying the book, Joe offers practice exercises with included answers. As the book comes to an end, the author provides readers with advice on how to play the measures with exercises specifically for different kinds of instruments.
Not having much knowledge and understanding of music theory and structure prior to reading this book, I can confidently state I grasped the concepts being introduced, and gained exceptional knowledge on how to properly build scales, and learned the names for intervals and chords, and how they relate to one another. Joe Procopio has created a wonderful book chock full of valuable study information for anyone interested in learning about music, music theory, and music structure.
Author Biography
Joe Procopio is a master musician and teacher with proven success for over 50 years.
His purpose in writing ebooks is to make his successful method of teaching and making musicians available to as many people as possible around the world. 
“While I cannot guarantee that my ebooks will make you a great musician,” says Procopio, “I can say that they are designed to magnify your love of music - and that I guarantee each will enrich and enhance your life. People from all over the world have written to me to tell me so.”
As a Master Musician , Joe Procopio is an ASCAP Artist, composer, conductor and professional musician. He was the Lead Reed for many of the nation's top recording artists including:
The Temptations, Steve and Eydie Gorme, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Lawrence Welk, Frankie Avalon, Frankie Laine, Jack Jones, Kathryn Grayson, Carmel Quinn, Don Cornell, Bobby Rydell, Vic Damone, Rodney Dangerfield, Foster Brooks, The Vagabonds, The Ritz Brothers, Sammy Cohn, Jimmy Van Heusen, Tiny Tim, Al Martino, Petula Clark, Wayne Newton, Pat Cooper, The Four Tops, The Spinners, etc. Lead Alto Sax Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Savoy Theater and Palace Theater Myrtle Beach, SC
He is listed in The Encyclopedia of Saxophone Music Londeix, Roncorp Rub and was the 
teacher Of Guitarist T. Maxwell heard in TV’s Magnum P.I., The Rockford Files and Kojak.
His accomplishments as a teacher include:The Miles Clark Endowed Chair, Music, College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC 
Chair Music Department Cazenovia Central School  NY 
Director Of Instrumental Music Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools  NC
Adjunct Professor Applied Music Cazenovia College, NY 
 

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Contents

Some Signs And Symbols
3
Time Signatures
9
The Specific Meaning Of Whole Step And Half Step
16
The Major Scale
22
Intervals
28
A Summary For Naming Intervals
40
Basic Chord Qualities Of Seventh Chords
46
More Inversions
52
A Guide To A Few Less Frequently Used Chords
58
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About the author (2010)

 Joe Procopio is a master musician and teacher with proven success for over 50 years.

His purpose in writing ebooks is to make his successful method of teaching and making musicians available to as many people as possible around the world. 


“While I cannot guarantee that my ebooks will make you a great musician,” says Procopio, “I can say that they are designed to magnify your love of music - and that I guarantee each will enrich and enhance your life. People from all over the world have written to me to tell me so.”


As a Master Musician , Joe Procopio is an ASCAP Artist, composer, conductor and professional musician. He was the Lead Reed for many of the nation's top recording artists including:

The Temptations, Steve and Eydie Gorme, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Lawrence Welk, Frankie Avalon, Frankie Laine, Jack Jones, Kathryn Grayson, Carmel Quinn, Don Cornell, Bobby Rydell, Vic Damone, Rodney Dangerfield, Foster Brooks, The Vagabonds, The Ritz Brothers, Sammy Cohn, Jimmy Van Heusen, Tiny Tim, Al Martino, Petula Clark, Wayne Newton, Pat Cooper, The Four Tops, The Spinners, etc. Lead Alto Sax Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Savoy Theater and Palace Theater Myrtle Beach, SC

He is listed in The Encyclopedia of Saxophone Music Londeix, Roncorp Rub and was the 

teacher Of Guitarist T. Maxwell heard in TV’s Magnum P.I., The Rockford Files and  Kojak.


His accomplishments as a teacher include: 

The Miles Clark Endowed Chair, Music, College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC 

Chair Music Department Cazenovia Central School  NY 

Director Of Instrumental Music Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools  NC

Adjunct Professor Applied Music Cazenovia College, NY 



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