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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher For Dummies
Publication date March 2, 2015
Pages 322
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781118990940
ISBN-10 1118990943
Dimensions 0.75 by 7.50 by 9.50 in.
Original list price $24.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Get more out of music with this essential guide

Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy tounderstand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everythingyou need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, readingmusical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song shouldgo—whether you're reading someone else's music or writingyour own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'lllearn to read, write, and understand music with this informativeguide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as youcompose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, andchords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces infront of an audience. This new third edition presents the mostcurrent teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples,and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating,and performing music.

Studies have shown that music training improves children's'verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated withcognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job marketis expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory isbecoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels.Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you needto get more out of music than you ever thought possible.

  • Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, andclefs
  • Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, andnavigation
  • Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to formmusic
  • Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice andinstruments

Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, orjust enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind itgives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry andcraftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's amix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice– and now you can try your hand at it, with Music TheoryFor Dummies.



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3 edition from For Dummies (March 2, 2015)
9781118990940 | details & prices | 322 pages | 7.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.98 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy tounderstand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everythingyou need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, readingmusical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song shouldgo—whether you're reading someone else's music or writingyour own.
2 pap/com edition from For Dummies (November 1, 2011)
9781118095508 | details & prices | 312 pages | 7.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.14 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Grasp the concepts needed to compose, deconstruct, and comprehend music Whether you're a student of music or a music lover, Music Theory For Dummies presents you with essential information on how to read, write, and understand music, as well as helpful hints on composing, arranging, and creating original melodies, harmonies, and chords.
Pap/cdr edition from For Dummies (April 2, 2007)
9780764578380 | details & prices | 336 pages | 7.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Many people grimace at the sound of music theory.
Miscellaneous
from For Dummies (July 2, 2007)
9780470167946 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $24.99

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