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Music Theory for Computer Musicians Bk/Cd Paperback – April 8, 2008
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My first gripe was that the answers for the chapters were not included with the book. They are a pdf file you must download from the publisher. Normally I'd be ok with this except that when I bought the book in late May 2008, a month after its release, there was no answer download available. My email to the publisher was never answered leaving me to wonder if there ever would be a set of answers. Not even a canned "form letter response" ever arrived which would have at least acknowledged a receipt.
The first few chapters were fairly easy and the "official" answers were not really needed to know if you had answered correctly. As I got to the end of Chapter 7 on Meter I ran into questions that, to me seemed to be misprints, as the listed meters did not match the illustration of notes. This was the formation of my second big gripe. Standard 4/4 time is easy to understand and read but the author delves into 9/16, 2/4 and 3/8 time which takes the new theory student (i.e. me) some time to figure out how to interpret. The questions in this chapter had duplications and errors that were very confusing as I was trying to understand the topic and answer the questions while the questions themselves contained notation errors.
The answer download is available now, some 5 months after the book's release and sure enough chapter 7 answers show that the questions posed there had several misprints and errors.Read more ›
Very easy to understand since its uses the "piano roll" to explain the concepts; instead of just using the "sheet music format" alone like with traditional lessons
Just that one factor makes learning music theory a billion times easier
I highly recommend this for all computer musicians;
Reading this book was like getting a deluxe set of 1000 crayons when i used to have only 1 crayon to color with
Thanks again, to the author. This is really a godsend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great for beginner and gives you a key to follow when trying to find melody to use.Published 5 days ago by JEREMY SIMS
This is one of the better theory books I've come across.It's well organized with clear explanations and it's pretty easy to read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by the Professor 7
Still in the midst of this book, but extremely good resource, and very educational! Highly recommended! If your thinking about buying it, dont...JUST BUY IT. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gabe Baksi
Exactly as described. Great price, fast shipping, excellent qualityPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I enjoyed the book until chapter 7.. I had to use other resources to supplement the author's vapid explanation of music theory.. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Noah P.
This is a good introduction to music theory that does not require you to know how to read music to understand.Published 8 months ago by S.A.M.
Fantastic book for beginners or experienced computer composers! The book is written in a way that makes it very easy to understand a very complex subject!Published 8 months ago by KB
Very thorough, easy to read, and covers a broad range of topics. Moves through content in a way that keeps it from getting too dry. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kevin