Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

Understanding the Fundamentals of Music


  • Release: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 1598032879
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16 45-minute lectures at the college level. An introduction to the instruments of the orchestra, timbre, dynamics, meter, pitch, mode, the major/minor key system, melody, harmony, modulation. Includes excerpts from classical, jazz, and popular music recordings; and live piano demonstrations.

All about Music Theory

All about Music Theory


  • Release: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 1423452089
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Describes the fundamentals of music, covering such topics as music notation, scales and modes, chord progression, and song form and structure.

Music Fundamentals

Music Fundamentals


  • Release: 2017-09-22
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 512 page
  • ISBN: 9781317225492
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Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Third Edition combines a textbook and integrated workbook with an interactive website for those who want to learn the basics of reading music. Intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of music theory, it offers a patient approach to understanding and mastering the building blocks of musical practice and structure. Musical examples range from Elvis Presley songs to Filipino ballads to Beethoven symphonies, offering a balanced mixture of global, classical, and popular music. The new edition includes: Additional vocabulary features and review exercises Additional musical selections and 1-, 2-, or 3-hand rhythmic exercises The addition of guitar tablature A revised text design that more clearly designates the different types of exercises and makes the Workbook pages easier to write on An improved companion website with added mobile functionality The author’s balanced approach to beginning music theory engages student interest while demonstrating how music theory concepts apply not only to the Western classical canon but also to popular and world music. With the beginner student in mind, Music Fundamentals: A Balanced Approach, Third Edition is a comprehensive text for understanding the foundations of music theory.

The Everything Essential Music Theory Book

The Everything Essential Music Theory Book


  • Release: 2014-08-08
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9781440583407
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Master musical skills quickly and easily! From classical music to new age, hard rock, and pop, music has always played an important role in everyday life. Whether you're an intermediate musician or an aspiring music major, The Everything Essential Music Theory Book is a guide to mastering one of the most important tools for every musician: musical understanding. This compact, portable volume covers all the basics, including: The construction of chords and scales How to understand rhythm and time signatures How keys are identified and organized Creating harmonization and melody With each clear and easy-to-understand chapter, musician and educator Marc Schonbrun takes you through the essentials of music theory--the very glue that holds music together.

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.

Music Fundamentals for Musical Theatre

Music Fundamentals for Musical Theatre


  • Release: 2020-01-09
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 296 page
  • ISBN: 9781350001770
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Musical theatre students and performers are frequently asked to learn musical material in a short space of time; sight-read pieces in auditions; collaborate with accompanists; and communicate musically with peers, directors, music directors and choreographers. Many of these students and performers will have had no formal musical training. This book offers a series of lessons in music fundamentals, including theory, sight-singing and aural tests, giving readers the necessary skills to navigate music and all that is demanded of them, without having had a formal music training. It focuses on the skills required of the musical theatre performer and draws on musical theatre repertoire in order to connect theory with practice. Throughout the book, each musical concept is laid out clearly and simply with helpful hints and reminders. The author takes the reader back to basics to ensure full understanding of each area. As the concepts begin to build on one another, the format and process is kept the same so that readers can see how different aspects interrelate. Through introducing theoretical ideas and putting each systematically into practice with sight-singing and ear-training, the students gain a much deeper and more integrated understanding of the material, and are able to retain it, using it in voice lessons, performance classes and their professional lives. The book is published alongside a companion website, which offers supporting material for the aural skills component and gives readers the opportunity to drill listening exercises individually and at their own pace. Music Fundamentals for Musical Theatre allows aspirational performers - and even those who aren't enrolled on a course - to access the key components of music training that will be essential to their careers.

Fundamentals of Musical Composition

Fundamentals of Musical Composition


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 0571196586
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Fundamentals of Musical Composition represents the culmination of more than forty years in Schoenberg's life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America. For his classes he developed a manner of presentation in which 'every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple and thorough'. This book can be used for analysis as well as for composition. On the one hand, it has the practical objective of introducing students to the process of composing in a systematic way, from the smallest to the largest forms; on the other hand, the author analyses in thorough detail and with numerous illustrations those particular sections in the works of the masters which relate to the compositional problem under discussion.

Fundamentals of Music Processing

Fundamentals of Music Processing


  • Release: 2015-07-21
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 487 page
  • ISBN: 9783319219455
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This textbook provides both profound technological knowledge and a comprehensive treatment of essential topics in music processing and music information retrieval. Including numerous examples, figures, and exercises, this book is suited for students, lecturers, and researchers working in audio engineering, computer science, multimedia, and musicology. The book consists of eight chapters. The first two cover foundations of music representations and the Fourier transform—concepts that are then used throughout the book. In the subsequent chapters, concrete music processing tasks serve as a starting point. Each of these chapters is organized in a similar fashion and starts with a general description of the music processing scenario at hand before integrating it into a wider context. It then discusses—in a mathematically rigorous way—important techniques and algorithms that are generally applicable to a wide range of analysis, classification, and retrieval problems. At the same time, the techniques are directly applied to a specific music processing task. By mixing theory and practice, the book’s goal is to offer detailed technological insights as well as a deep understanding of music processing applications. Each chapter ends with a section that includes links to the research literature, suggestions for further reading, a list of references, and exercises. The chapters are organized in a modular fashion, thus offering lecturers and readers many ways to choose, rearrange or supplement the material. Accordingly, selected chapters or individual sections can easily be integrated into courses on general multimedia, information science, signal processing, music informatics, or the digital humanities.

The Fundamentals of Music

The Fundamentals of Music


  • Release: 2017-01-19
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 110 page
  • ISBN: 1542371902
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This book covers the fundamentals of music. If you want to 'make music', there are definite things that need to be learned. There are many books on the subject of music. What makes this book different? The data is presented in a simple, straightforward and concise manner along with practice routines that will result in real ability to read music, play songs, improvise and compose! This book applies to any musician at any level of expertise regardless of what instrument or style of music he/she plays. It is invaluable as a reference book for private lessons or as a textbook for classroom study.