Popular Music Theory and Musicianship

Popular Music Theory and Musicianship


  • Release: 2003
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 244 page
  • ISBN: 0975056808
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Examines basic music theory concepts from a popular music perspective and it is a self-contained workbook which includes written tasks with answers, music reading practice, aural exercises and practical activities to help the student assimilate theoretical concepts.

Music Theory Through Improvisation

Music Theory Through Improvisation


  • Release: 2013-07-04
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 392 page
  • ISBN: 9781135215262
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Designed for Music Theory courses, Music Theory Through Improvisation presents a unique approach to basic theory and musicianship training that examines the study of traditional theory through the art of improvisation. The book follows the same general progression of diatonic to non-diatonic harmony in conventional approaches, but integrates improvisation, composition, keyboard harmony, analysis, and rhythm. Conventional approaches to basic musicianship have largely been oriented toward study of common practice harmony from the Euroclassical tradition, with a heavy emphasis in four-part chorale writing. The author’s entirely new pathway places the study of harmony within improvisation and composition in stylistically diverse format, with jazz and popular music serving as important stylistic sources. Supplemental materials include a play-along Audio CD for improvisation and a companion website with resources for students and instructors.

Basic Materials in Music Theory

Basic Materials in Music Theory


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 385 page
  • ISBN: 0131931008
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For one-semester, freshman-level courses in Basic Musicianship, Music Fundamentals, or Music Foundations; and for graduate courses in theory review. This classic, self-paced, auto-instructional introduction to music fundamentals allows students to work independently through a programmed format, allowing instructors to concentrate on the more creative aspects of their course. From the wealth of clearly laid-out lessons and exercises, students receive continual feedback and reinforcement as they work through the sequence at their own pace. The result is a more productive and enjoyable teaching and learning experience for all, both in and out of the classroom.

Theory Essentials for Today s Musician  Textbook

Theory Essentials for Today s Musician Textbook


  • Release: 2018-01-03
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781351781060
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Theory Essentials for Today’s Musician offers a review of music theory that speaks directly and engagingly to modern students. Rooted in the tested pedagogy of Theory for Today’s Musician, the authors have distilled and reorganized the concepts from the thirty-three chapters of their original textbook into twenty-one succinct, modular chapters that move from the core elements of harmony to further topics in form and 20th-century music. A broad coverage of topics and musicals styles—including examples drawn from popular music—is organized into four key parts: Basic Tools Chromatic Harmony Form and Analysis The 20th Century and Beyond Theory Essentials features clear and jargon-free (yet rigorous) explanations appropriate for students at all levels, ensuring comprehension of concepts that are often confusing or obscure. An accompanying workbook provides corresponding exercises, while a companion website presents streaming audio examples. This concise and reorganized all-in-one package—which can be covered in a single semester for a graduate review, or serve as the backbone for a briefer undergraduate survey—provides a comprehensive, flexible foundation in the vital concepts needed to analyze music. PURCHASING OPTIONS Textbook and Workbook Package (Paperback): 9781138098756 Textbook Only (Hardback): 9781138708815 Textbook Only (Paperback): 9781138708822 Textbook Only (eBook): 9781315201122 Workbook Only (Paperback): 9781138098749 Workbook Only (eBook): 9781315103839

Music Theory

Music Theory


  • Release: 2016-08-08
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 156 page
  • ISBN: 1536961701
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Discover The Beauty of Music Theory and Become a Better Musician Through The Power of Understanding! Have you ever wanted: To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, chords and chord progressions and other important concepts in music? To understand where do chords and scales come from, what are all the different types that exist and how they're built? To master your rhythm and time skills and understand how to practice and play easily in any time signature? To know what's behind all the beautiful music and learn how you can (re)create it? But... Have you ever been put off by music theory or thought that is too hard to learn? If you find yourself in any of this, then this book is the answer you're looking for. It covers everything that anyone who plays (or wants to play) music, and wishes to become better as a musician, should know. This is the most comprehensive book on music theory that you can find today. Not only that, but this book is written in a way that is really easy to follow, understand and internalize all the concepts explained. It doesn't matter what instrument you play (because music theory is universal) nor your playing ability! You don't have to be a college degree music student in order to understand and use this, anyone can do it! This book will give you all the information necessary to become an expert in music theory without frustration and feeling overwhelmed, and this in-turn will have innumerable benefits to your playing! Don't believe me? Just use the look inside feature to get a sneak peak of what you'll learn inside... Get this book now and solve all your problems with music theory! Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY now button at the top of this page! P.S. Free bonus gift included!

Theory for Today s Musician Textbook

Theory for Today s Musician Textbook


  • Release: 2019-01-15
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 726 page
  • ISBN: 9781351246248
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Theory for Today’s Musician, Third Edition, recasts the scope of the traditional music theory course to meet the demands of the professional music world, in a style that speaks directly and engagingly to today’s music student. It uses classical, folk, popular, and jazz repertoires with clear explanations that link music theory to musical applications. The authors help prepare students by not only exploring how music theory works in art music, but how it functions within modern music, and why this knowledge will help them become better composers, music teachers, performers, and recording engineers. This broadly comprehensive text merges traditional topics such as part writing and harmony (diatonic, chromatic, neo-tonal and atonal), with less traditional topics such as counterpoint and musical process, and includes the non-traditional topics of popular music songwriting, jazz harmony and the blues. The accompanying companion website provides interactive exercises that allow students to practice foundational theory skills. Written by experienced authors, both active classroom teachers for many years, Theory for Today’s Musician is the complete and ideal theory text to enable today’s student to accomplish their musical goals tomorrow. Updated and corrected throughout, the Third Edition includes: Expanded coverage of atonality and serialism, now separated into two chapters. Broadened treatment of cadences, including examples from popular music. Substantially rewritten chapter on songwriting. Interactive features of the text simplified to two types, "Concept Checks" and "Review and Reinforcement," for greater ease of use. New and updated musical examples added throughout. Charts, illustrations, and musical examples revised for increased clarity. Audio of musical examples now provided through the companion website. The accompanying Workbook offers exercises and assignments to accompany each chapter in the book. A companion website houses online tutorials with drill

Understanding Basic Music Theory

Understanding Basic Music Theory


  • Release: 2018-01-28
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 278 page
  • ISBN: 1680921541
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The main purpose of the book is to explore basic music theory so thoroughly that the interested student will then be able to easily pick up whatever further theory is wanted. Music history and the physics of sound are included to the extent that they shed light on music theory. The main premise of this course is that a better understanding of where the basics come from will lead to better and faster comprehension of more complex ideas.It also helps to remember, however, that music theory is a bit like grammar. Catherine Schmidt-Hones is a music teacher from Champaign, Illinois and she has been a pioneer in open education since 2004. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois in the Open Online Education program with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction.