How to Rapidly Read Music Like a Pro: What Every Musician Needs to Know About Music Theory by James Strange
English | January 28, 2022 | ISBN: 1739716310 | 188 pages | MOBI | 13 Mb
Have you been struggling with reading music?
Do you wish that there was an easier way?
This book will show you that learning to read music doesn't have to be hard. In fact, it can be really straightforward if you know how to go about it the right way.
"How to Rapidly Read Music Like a Pro!" is an engaging theory guide that will help you to become a more knowledgeable musician. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some prior experience, this book provides all the information you'll need to join the exclusive "music readers" club.
Music is more than just a bunch of squiggles telling you how to play your instrument. It is a beautiful language but is now understood by fewer people with each passing generation. It conveys scientific principles of frequency and pitch through the placement of notes on staves, seamlessly woven across clefs and translated by key signatures and accidentals.
This book is an introduction for beginners (or a reminder for some) on how to read sheet music and understand musical notation. The study of music theory allows us to know more about the composition itself and how to accurately interpret musical ideas through our instruments.
James has spent decades playing, writing, producing and teaching music as a professional musician. This vast experience, coupled with scientific pursuits and a teaching career, has broadened his view of music theory and how to communicate its core principles. He has developed a two-stage process, breaking music into:
Tonality (scales and notes) and
Time (tempo, note values and rhythms)
Packed with over 120 examples, quizzes, expert tips and topic summaries, this book will help you to retain and develop your knowledge as you progress through each chapter.
An easy-to-follow two-stage process that breaks down the concepts of tonality and time in music.
Note Names, Values, and Expressions.
Key Signatures and Scale Theory
Time Signatures, Rhythm and Dynamics.
Over 120 examples, written exercises, quizzes, and activities