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Idiot S Guides Music Theory 3e

Author : Michael Miller
ISBN : 9781465454102
Genre : Music
File Size : 30.38 MB
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Many people find music theory a tough subject-- but it doesn't have to be! The best-selling Idiot's Guides: Music Theory, Third Edition, is a concise and clear guide that teaches any budding musician (and even more experienced ones) how to read musical notation by navigating the basics of reading and composing music. This book covers: - The basics of tones, including pitches, clefs, scales, intervals, and major and minor keys. - The building blocks of rhythm, including note values, basic notation, time signatures, and tempo, dynamics, and navigation. - How tunes are created, starting with melodies, chords, chord progressions, and phrases and forms. - The basics of accompaniment, including transcribing, accompanying melodies, and transposing to other keys. - Composing and arranging, including coverage of musical genres and forms, how to compose your own music, arranging for voices and instruments, working with lead sheets and scores, and performing your music. - Helpful reference appendixes, including a glossary, chord charts, and instrument ranges. - Exercises at the end of each chapter, and an answer key appendix. - All-new coverage of genres, composing, and arranging. - Expanded online ear-training and transcribing exercise content.
Category: Music

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Music Composition

Author : Michael Miller
ISBN : 9781615644728
Genre : Music
File Size : 66.97 MB
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Write the songs that make the whole world sing. A step-by-step guide to writing music, this book shows musicians how to compose simple chord progressions and melodies, and leads them through more advanced compositional techniques and musical forms. Designed for composers of all types of music, it includes instruction on composing stand-alone melodies, using different scales and modes, themes and variations, orchestration, and composing for film, theater, and videogames. -Perfect complement to The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Songwriting -Includes a comprehensive glossary of musical terms, as well as an appendix of various computer-based composition tools -Easy-to-use oversize trim
Category: Music

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Music History

Author : Michael Miller
ISBN : 9781440636370
Genre : Music
File Size : 71.29 MB
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A beautifully composed journey through music history! Music history is a required course for all music students. Unfortunately, the typical music history book is dry and academic, focusing on rote memorization of important composers and works. This leads many to think that the topic is boring, but bestselling author Michael Miller proves that isn't so. This guide makes music history interesting and fun, for both music students and older music lovers. * Covers more than Western "classical" music-also includes non-Western music and uniquely American forms such as jazz * More than just names and dates-puts musical developments in context with key historical events
Category: Music

The Complete Idiot S Mini Guide To Music Theory Must Know Terms

Author : Michael Miller
ISBN : 9781101463253
Genre : Music
File Size : 67.47 MB
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You have a passion for making beautiful music, but when it comes to understanding and speaking the musical language, you need a little help. The Complete Idiot's Mini Guide to Music Theory Must-Know Terms compiles dozens of the most important and commonly used terms in the musical lexicon - from notations and chords to modes and scales - explaining them all in clear, concise language.
Category: Music

The Complete Idiot S Guide Music Dictionary

Author : Dr. Stanford Felix
ISBN : 9781101198094
Genre : Music
File Size : 22.90 MB
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A musician's vocabulary needs more than Do, Re, Mi... Written in clear, concise, easy-to-understand language, The Complete Idiot's Guide® Music Dictionary covers a multitude of musical aspects indispensable to any musician. Author and music professor Stanford Felix has compiled the most commonly found terms and explains them in a way that even the most novice musician can comprehend. ?The only dictionary geared toward the beginner musician ?Gives clear, concise definitions of terms, theories, and instruments, as well as important works, musicians, and composers
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The Complete Idiot S Guide To The Music Business

Author : Michael Miller
ISBN : 9781101197950
Genre : Music
File Size : 49.6 MB
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Instrumental in turning musicians into moneymakers. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Music Business is written for every musician who needs to learn the business of music, as well as for all businesspeople entering the music industry. Author Michael Miller covers all the key business topics and reveals the wealth of job opportunities in the music industry from a business perspective. ?Covers finding an agent, negotiating contracts, publishing songs, collecting royalties, and promotion strategies ?Also covers such nonmusician industry careers as artist management, concert promotion, music production, and radio ?Features essential information on the new frontiers of electronic and online music
Category: Music

Complete Idiot S Guide To Solos And Improvisation

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ISBN : 1592572103
Genre : Music
File Size : 77.83 MB
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Describes how to improvise melodies over any chord progression, covering such topics as the chord theory, phrasing, melodies, scales, soloing, articulations, and rhythms.
Category: Music

Idiot S Guides Guitar Theory

Author : David Hodge
ISBN : 9781615646371
Genre : Music
File Size : 41.6 MB
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Idiot's Guides: Guitar Theory is music theory for guitar and other fretboard instruments. Beginning with very simple and clear explanations, the book defines notes, their names, relationships, and guitar tablature and then explains rhythm, keeping time, and strumming. The book then goes into depth on the major scale and the four basic chords, to make guitar theory very clear and keep it easy, before going into all the chords and scales. The last part of the book covers playing solo and with others. There is more than an hour of listen- and follow-along audio files online with all of the music in the book and more.
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The Complete Idiot S Guide To Conducting Music

Author : Michael Miller
ISBN : 9781101588758
Genre : Music
File Size : 79.5 MB
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The complex art of conducting may look effortless to the casual onlooker; however, it requires a great deal of knowledge and skill. The success of a performance hinges on the director's ability to keep the group playing together and interpreting the music as the composer intended. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Conducting Music shows student and novice conductors how to lead bands, orchestras, choirs, and other ensembles effectively through sight-reading, rehearsals, and performances. Bonus online video content shows expert conductors conducting various time signatures, tempos, downbeats, cues, articulations, dynamics, and more.
Category: Music