A Player's Guide to Chords and Harmony: Music Theory for Real-World Musicians

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(Book). If you'd like to know about music theory but don't want to get bogged down in a stuffy college-level textbook, this guide was written just for you! It's a practical, no-nonsense book ideal for: young musicians learning guitar so they can play rock, folk or blues; DJs who've started recording their own tracks and need to know how chord progressions work; anyone who wants to play from the chord symbols in sheet music; classical musicians who want to do more than just "read the dots," and countless others. Covers: intervals, scales, modes,

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Overview

(Book). If you'd like to know about music theory but don't want to get bogged down in a stuffy college-level textbook, this guide was written just for you! It's a practical, no-nonsense book ideal for: young musicians learning guitar so they can play rock, folk or blues; DJs who've started recording their own tracks and need to know how chord progressions work; anyone who wants to play from the chord symbols in sheet music; classical musicians who want to do more than just "read the dots," and countless others. Covers: intervals, scales, modes, triads and advanced voicings; interpreting chord symbols and reading sheet music; voice leading, chord progressions and basic song forms; classical, jazz & pop; and more, with helpful quizzes and answers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879307981
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/9/2004
  • Series: Backbeat Music Essentials Series
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Getting started 1
Ch. 2 Intervals 23
Ch. 3 Triads 41
Ch. 4 Chord progressions 53
Ch. 5 7th chords & chord symbols 69
Ch. 6 Extended chords 89
Ch. 7 Scales 113
Ch. 8 More about chord progressions 143
App. A How to read sheet music 169
App. B The harmonic series & equal temperament 177
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