Read Music from Scratch

A Complete Guide to Reading Music for Beginners

Author: Neil Sissons

Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes

ISBN: 9780851622682

Category: Musical notation

Page: 80

View: 7767

From clefs to chord symbols and time-signatures to tonality, this book will have you reading music in no time. Published in association with Classic FM.

Learn to Read Music

Author: Howard Shanet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671210270

Category: Music

Page: 172

View: 9672

A study of the fundamentals of reading musical notation that will teach the reader to read music in 4 hours

The Basic Guide to how to Read Music

Author: Helen Cooper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399511226

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 9769

Discusses the fundamentals of musical notation, explains the concepts of pitch, rhythm, and scales, and provides advice on transposition and score reading

Beginner's Guide to Reading Music

Easy to Use; Easy to Learn; A Simple Introduction for All Ages

Author: Alan Charlton,Jake Jackson

Publisher: Easy-to-Use

ISBN: 9781847869500

Category: Score reading and playing

Page: 384

View: 6346

A companion to "Chords for Kids" and "My First Recorder Music." Suitable for children aged between 8 and 10, it explains the essentials: pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures, followed by practice pieces. Features helpful diagrams, clear accessible text and a practical spiral-bound format.

How to Read Music

For Singing, Guitar, Piano, Organ, and Most Instruments

Author: Roger Evans

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780517562376

Category: Music

Page: 112

View: 8991

Presents instructions for reading classical, popular, folk, and jazz music, with a musical dictionary, note directory, and directory of musical signs.

How to Play Piano

Everything You Need to Know to Play the Piano

Author: Roger Evans

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312287085

Category: Music

Page: 112

View: 6941

Illustrated with charts and diagrams throughout, this guide teaches the fundamentals of piano--from buying a piano and understanding its mechanisms to reading music and playing chords

Jazz Piano from Scratch

A How-to Guide for Students and Teachers

Author: Charles Beale

Publisher: Abrsm Pub

ISBN: 9780634033117

Category: Music

Page: 197

View: 7099

(Instructional). Jazz Piano from Scratch is a complete step-by-step guide to playing jazz with confidence and style. Designed for the absolute beginner, it breaks down the process into simple yet fun activities, with many musical examples to illustrate the points made. The accompanying CD provides examples, activities and some great trio playing to use as a backdrop to the student's own work. Together with a range of other supporting materials pieces, scales, quick studies, aural tests and more this book/CD pack provides a comprehensive introduction to the world of jazz.

How to Play the Flute

Everything You Need to Know to Play the Flute

Author: Howard Harrison

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312288617

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 2707

Demonstrates fingering and breathing technique, includes practice tunes, and offers tips on improving one's performance.

Creating Sounds from Scratch

A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers

Author: Scott B. Metcalfe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019992189X

Category: Software synthesizers

Page: 352

View: 314

Creating Sounds from Scratch is a practical, in-depth resource on the most common forms of music synthesis. It includes historical context, an overview of concepts in sound and hearing, and practical training examples to help sound designers and electronic music producers effectively manipulate presets and create new sounds. The book covers the all of the main synthesis techniques including analog subtractive, FM, additive, physical modeling, wavetable, sample-based, and granular. While the book is grounded in theory, it relies on practical examples and contemporary production techniques show the reader how to utilize electronic sound design to maximize and improve his or her work. Creating Sounds from Scratch is ideal for all who work in sound creation, composition, editing, and contemporary commercial production.

Learn to Program with Scratch

A Visual Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math

Author: Majed Marji

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593275781

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 9454

Scratch is a fun, free, beginner-friendly programming environment where you connect blocks of code to build programs. While most famously used to introduce kids to programming, Scratch can make computer science approachable for people of any age. Rather than type countless lines of code in a cryptic programming language, why not use colorful command blocks and cartoon sprites to create powerful scripts? In Learn to Program with Scratch, author Majed Marji uses Scratch to explain the concepts essential to solving real-world programming problems. The labeled, color-coded blocks plainly show each logical step in a given script, and with a single click, you can even test any part of your script to check your logic. You'll learn how to: –Harness the power of repeat loops and recursion –Use if/else statements and logical operators to make decisions –Store data in variables and lists to use later in your program –Read, store, and manipulate user input –Implement key computer science algorithms like a linear search and bubble sort Hands-on projects will challenge you to create an Ohm's law simulator, draw intricate patterns, program sprites to mimic line-following robots, create arcade-style games, and more! Each chapter is packed with detailed explanations, annotated illustrations, guided examples, lots of color, and plenty of exercises to help the lessons stick. Learn to Program with Scratch is the perfect place to start your computer science journey, painlessly. Uses Scratch 2

Play Electric Guitar

From Bedroom to Band in 90 Days

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312244177

Category: Music

Page: 128

View: 3276

This interactive package (complete with a book, an instructional CD, a wall chart poster, a guitar pick, and three sheets of fretboard stickers) equips the novice with everything he or she needs to achieve band quality competency in three months. Illustrations.

Music Theory

From Beginner to Expert - The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly

Author: Nicolas Carter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986061834


Page: 192

View: 9947

Unique, Simple and Straightforward Way to Learn Music Theory and Become a Better Musician, Even if You're a Total Beginner! * Updated and massively Expanded edition with Audio examples, new Exercises, and over 150 pages of NEW content! * ** On a special promo price for a limited time! ** Have you ever wanted: To know how understanding music theory can make you a better player (on any instrument)? To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, circle of fifths, chords and chord progressions, and other important concepts in music, and how they all relate to one another? To get a deep understanding of scales, modes and chords, where they come from, what are the different types that exist, how they're built, and how to use any chord or scale in your playing? To learn how rhythm works and how to master your rhythm and time skills that will make you sound like a pro? To know what's the magic behind all the beautiful music that you love and how you can (re)create it? To get a broad perspective of tonal harmony, and how melody, harmony, and rhythm work together? Understand advanced concepts (such as modal playing, atonality, polytonality, free music, etc.) that usually only advanced jazz musicians use? But... Have you ever been put off by music theory or thought that it wasn't necessary, boring or too hard to learn? If you find yourself in any of this, then this book is what you need. It covers pretty much everything that anyone who plays or wants to play music, and wishes to become a better musician, should know. This is one of the most comprehensive and straightforward, evergreen books on music theory that you can find, and you will wish to study it often and keep it forever. The book is structured in a way that is very easy to follow and internalize all the concepts that are explained. You don't have to be a college degree music student in order to understand and use any of this - anyone can do it, even a total beginner! It also doesn't matter what instrument(s) you play nor what is your level of knowledge or playing ability, because music theory is universal and all about what sounds good together! It explains the WHY and HOW, and it is your roadmap, a skill and a tool - guided by your ears - for creating beautiful music This book will give you what is necessary to become a true expert in music theory without frustration and feeling overwhelmed in the process, and this in-turn will have immense benefits to your playing and musicianship! Just use the look inside feature by clicking on the book cover to get a sneak peak of what you'll learn inside... Get this book now and solve all your problems with music theory, and become proficient in this field! Pick up your copy by clicking on the BUY now button at the top of this page.

Play Classical Guitar

Author: David Braid

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879306571

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 4750

(Book). From playing the classical guitar, to buying one, to simply enjoying its unique beauty, repertoire and heritage, this colorful all-in-one primer reveals the riches of one of history's finest stringed instruments. It presents more than 90 exercises composed by the author that clarify techniques and concepts, as well as transcriptions of essential classical guitar repertoire. Fully illustrated with diagrams and charts, this book for beginning to advanced players covers reading music notation, theory, key signatures, musical terms, memorization, chords, arpeggios, melody, advanced techniques, playing by ear, general musicianship, and improvisation. Includes a color showcase of the finest models, players and composers; an historical overview of the classical guitar; and a companion CD that allows players to hear exactly how the exercises in the book should sound. Hardcover, spiral-bound.

Music Theory For Dummies

Author: Michael Pilhofer,Holly Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118991133

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 959

Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current 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 with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, or just enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind it gives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's a mix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice – and now you can try your hand at it, with Music Theory For Dummies.

How to Play Piano: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners

Author: Ben Parker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908707161

Category: Music

Page: 50

View: 7458

New from Amazon #1 best-selling music author Ben Parker How To Play Piano: A Complete Guide for Absolute Beginners is the perfect introduction to the piano, and ideal for the absolute beginner getting started with their first instrument. With absolutely no musical knowledge required, this simple yet comprehensive guide is perfect for beginners of all ages. *Easy to follow instructions and illustrations *Simple exercises to follow and practice *Learn at your own pace *Fun and easy songs, chords and tunes to play *Learn how to read and understand music notes and symbols *Tons of playing tips and techniques *Simply follow the tips and lessons in the book and you'll be playing piano in no time Ben Parker is an established professional musician, songwriter and producer with over 10 years of musical teaching experience. His bestselling series of music tuition books for adults and children include Ukulele, Guitar, Harmonica, Banjo, Piano and Keyboard. He also tutors actors for fi lm and television - his credits include The John Lennon biopic 'Nowhere Boy', Robert Pattinson drama 'Bel Ami' and hit television show 'Skins'. He also fronts his own band Chains, and develops young artists for major record labels.

Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics

83 Favorite Pieces in Easy Piano Arrangements

Author: Bergerac,David Dutkanicz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486466159

Category: Music

Page: 133

View: 8294

Eighty-three popular piano classics arranged for the beginning student are accompanied by a short history of each piece and advice on playing each arrangement.5NjBwBT

How Music Works

Author: David Byrne

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0804188947

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 2228

*Updated with a new chapter on digital curation* How Music Works is David Byrne’s incisive and enthusiastic look at the musical art form, from its very inceptions to the influences that shape it, whether acoustical, economic, social or technological. Utilizing his incomparable career and inspired collaborations with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and many others, Byrne taps deeply into his lifetime of knowledge to explore the panoptic elements of music, how it shapes the human experience, and reveals the impetus behind how we create, consume, distribute, and enjoy the songs, symphonies, and rhythms that provide the backbeat of life. Byrne’s magnum opus uncovers ever-new and thrilling realizations about the redemptive liberation that music brings us all.

The Jazz Piano Book

Author: Mark Levine

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1457101440

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 8831

The most highly acclaimed jazz piano method ever published! Over 300 pages with complete chapters on Intervals and triads, The major modes and II-V-I, 3-note voicings, Sus. and phrygian Chords, Adding notes to 3-note voicings, Tritone substitution, Left-hand voicings, Altering notes in left-hand Stride and Bud Powell voicings, Block chords, Comping ...and much more! Endorsed by Kenny Barron, Down Beat, Jamey Aebersold, etc.

Complete Czech Beginner to Intermediate Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language with Teach Yourself

Author: David Short

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 1444134647

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 9207

This product is most effective when used in conjunction with the corresponding audio support. - You can purchase the book and audio support as a pack (ISBN: 9781444106916) - The audio support is also sold separately (ISBN: 9781444107012) (copy and paste the ISBN number into the search bar to find these products) Are you looking for a complete course in Czech which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Czech will guarantee success! Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features within the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. GRAMMAR TIPS Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding. USEFUL VOCABULARY Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking. DIALOGUES Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast. PRONUNCIATION Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at: to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of the Czech Republic. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it. The course is also available as a print book (9781444106015), as a pack comprising the book and double CD (9781444106916) and as a double CD (9781444107012).