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

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Sol-UT Press, Dec 30, 2004 - Music - 238 pages
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Updated second edition. A friendly, clearly explained primer for music theory. From what is a staff to basic chord progressions and everything in between, including key signatures, scales, modes, and much more. Each chapter and section includes a comprehensive, cross-referenced review, specially designed for optimal memorization. In addition, practical use exercises reinforce what is learned. Book contains a large glossary, index, blank staff paper, and a piano keyboard which doubles as a bookmark and is used with the reviews.

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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.

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About the author (2004)

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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