- File Size: 595 KB
- Print Length: 112 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Monumental Development Corp.; Second edition (March 6, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 6, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007I5JYFC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Music Theory For Beginners: Learn To Read Music You Love Kindle Edition
|Length: 112 pages|
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I love playing for my own amusement and enjoyment, and even sit in with my son's group playing a keyboard. I also enjoy reading many different types of books, swimming, playing board and card games, and just hanging out with friends for a relaxing drink and invigorating conversation.
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I already knew some musical notation prior to reading the book (having learned piano for some years as a child), but I was still able to learn new information from this book, despite it being a relatively short read. There is certainly a lot of information in it for beginning musicians, and even intermediate musicians can probably learn something from this book as well.
The examples in the book make it easy to understand the process of reading music, and once you've gone through the book thoroughly it should be possible to pick up any book with written music and be able to understand the notes and symbols.
Divided into specific sections, the internal organization of the book is unquestionable. Sections are demarcated as follows: intro/music notation history, parts of the staff, lines and spaces, key signature and time signature, duration (i.e.how long to hold notes), and accidentals among other sections. In each specific section, Radcliffe explains the topic with ease and 'everyday' sensibility. She never sees any reason to flash rich vocabulary at the expense of understanding; clearly, she understands her audience and niche.
While there is no need to detail/describe every section (you should read for yourselves!), there are some notable highlights. During the Intro, Radcliffe relates reading music to early life musical experiences such as playing recorders in elementary school or being a member of a middle school band. In the section entitled 'Parts of the Staff,' the author utilizes boldface to highlight important terminology, not unlike a textbook. This practice is a trend that will continue through the course of the text.Read more ›
piano. I narrowed this book from the “prime" library and I'm glad I did. For the beginner it has all that at you will need and then some. The book flows nice and builds at a good pace. Set yourself up for all the fun that learning about music can be. Music is a language and this book will get you going in the right direction.
Kudos on a very good intro to music theory manual!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good help text book exellent for teachers and students a must read music learning for all musicians Im very pleasedPublished 20 months ago by Arturo Baez
A short, sweet, exceptionally readable overview of music theory for beginners. I've recently decided to learn to play the guitar and this was just what I needed to get started and... Read morePublished 20 months ago by jpantella
I have enjoy listening to music my whole life and actually studied music for a while as a child. Now i am close to retirement and wish to renew my love for Music, on piano and... Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by castman54
You can get the same and better information free on the internet by doing a search for music theory. Don't waste your money like I did.Published on May 15, 2013 by Rick
Excellent book. Took under an hour to read and answered a lot of questions I had. Highly recommend this book for beginners.Published on February 18, 2013 by Lori
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