The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory

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Penguin, 2005 - Music - 314 pages
A music theory book that hits the high note ┬…

This updated and expanded edition of The Complete Idiot┬'s Guide┬« to Music Theory breaks down a difficult subject in a simple way┬—even for those who think they have no rhythm or consider themselves tone deaf. With clear, concise language, it explains everything from bass-clef basics to confusing codas. This new edition includes:
-A brand-new CD
-A comprehensive ear-training section
-Musical examples of intervals, scales, chords, and rhythms
-Aural exercises so readers can test their ear training and transcription skills

 

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I ' m reading this book @ the moment and it seems like I need nothing more to read !
I ' ve read some books till now for this field actually .

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good book

Contents

Pitches and Clefs
1
Intervals
17
Tempo Dynamics and Navigation
77
Melodies
91
10
101
Transposing to Other Keys
177
Embellishing
185
Making Harmony Parts More Melodic
192
Special Notation
215
17
221
Arranging
223
Appendixes
265
B The Complete Idiots Chord Reference
275
The Complete Idiots Guide to Music Theory Second Edition
293
108
309
Phrases and form
312

What to Avoid
198
Altering the Bass
205

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Michael Miller is the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Drums, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Singing, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition. He has been using Cubase for a number of years. He used Cubase SX to record the audio CD included with the second edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Drums.

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