Music Theory for
Music Theory for Practical People:
bound so it'll lay open on a music stand;
written so it won't lay closed on a shelf!
for anyone, teen to adult, who wants to learn what's going on inside
music. This includes players and singers of any level desiring a deeper
appreciation of music-- rock 'n' rollers wanting broader musical
horizons, jazzers needing more knowledge of chords and scales, theory
students needing supplementary help, or classically trained folks
wanting to branch into popular styles or to read from fake books.
page soft-cover book begins by introducing notes, and moves quickly
into scales, chords, keys, key signatures and intervals. Also included
are modes, ear-training, figuring out music by ear, chord substitution,
transposition, improvisation, and song forms. Each topic is accompanied
by an explanation of what it is, how it's used, and why it is helpful.
Feeling weary of dreary music theory?
Read Edly's and you'll be cured!
Cuz theory should be enjoyed. . . not endured!
to be read and understood by practical people: singers and players of
all instruments (even those who don't read
music*), Edly's Music Theory for Practical People
successfully shows that learning theory is a very, very, practical
thing to do. The book's informal, friendly, and often whimsical tone
sets it apart from most textbooks, making music theory inviting at
last. Lively and plentiful illustrations by artist Peter Reynolds
complete the effect.
sports a glossary, index, answer section, and copious workbook
exercises, charts, diagrams, notation examples, and scads of
illustrations by artist/animator Peter Reynolds.
Further, the new third edition is about 25% longer, with seven new
chapters and some fortyish new pages. The original chapters are also
revised, and the layout and graphics are updated and improved. The
price, on the other hand, remains the same $25 plus shipping.
more detailed list of included topics:
major and all minor scales, natural and artificial modes, pentatonic,
blues, diminished, whole-tone and hybrid scales
triads through thirteenths
guide to legible manuscript
bar blues forms
and chromatic (including tritone) chord substitution
and chordal ear training
and chord inversion
circle of fifths
extensions and alterations
*Almost all of the musical
notation examples in the book are also presented in plain ol' English,
diagrams or charts. I didn't want to leave all you rock 'n' rollers and
folkies behind! (You know who you are!)
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