Basic Music Theory

Basic Music Theory

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by JOSEPH G PROCOPIO
     
 
The author of this text has always believed that the richest person in the world is poor without music. As a teacher, Joe Procopio has spent a lifetime successfully enhancing and enriching the lives of all he has taught. Basic Music Theory is an easy to read book about music. It is the first step to take for anyone who is not trained in music but wants to become a

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The author of this text has always believed that the richest person in the world is poor without music. As a teacher, Joe Procopio has spent a lifetime successfully enhancing and enriching the lives of all he has taught. Basic Music Theory is an easy to read book about music. It is the first step to take for anyone who is not trained in music but wants to become a musician. With this book you need not be a musician. It teaches you how to read music - from the very beginning. It is also perfect for those whose knowledge of the terms used in music is incomplete. This makes it ideal for the First Year Music Theory student whose text usually fails to give the student a complete understanding of the vocabulary and tools used in music. Now, for the first time, an inexpensive, easy read - easy to understand text is available for everyone to know what chords, scales, keys, notes and intervals are. In addition, Professor Procopio has included his own unique 48 Chord System that allows anyone to learn all their chords in ONE EASY EXERCISE. This simple exercise can be played with one hand on the piano or on any other instrument by anyone as is shown in the book. This exercise alone is worth more than the value of most music textbooks. To be sure, Basic Music Theory is the best, easiest and least expensive book you can have with music. Its sequel, Making Sense With Music (by the same author - also very inexpensive), is a masterpiece for understanding the whole world of music as easy as understanding your own language. It is the only book that actually turns notes into words. Basic Music Theory will eliminate any fear you may have of music and help you become a musician with confidence. In Making Sense With Music you will be able to see, hear and understand all of the world’s most beautiful music. Both books unlock the language, mystery and magic of music. Both books promise and pledge to make your life more abundant, more beautiful and more enjoyable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982155820
Publisher:
JoeCopio Music LLC
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Series:
Basic music Theory Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
66
Sales rank:
260,360
File size:
7 MB

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Michelle Robertson for Readers' Favorite Basic Music Theory by Joe Procopio introduces readers to the concepts of music theory and music structure, starting with the very basics. This simple, but exceptionally easy to understand guide assists interested readers in learning the contents within keys, scales, intervals, chords, and chord extensions.    The author provides readers with easily read and understood concepts, a simple layout, formatted pages, and a full introduction to the basics of music. A beginner music learner can easily become comfortable studying Basic Music Theory. The author starts with the very basics of reading and understanding an entire sheet of music, by giving a great explanation of what each particular item is and its purpose. For example: the music staff and everything involved with it; the treble clef, bar line, time signature, double bar lines, and measures. As the reader progresses in studying the book, Joe offers practice exercises with included answers. As the book comes to an end, the author provides readers with advice on how to play the measures with exercises specifically for different kinds of instruments. Not having much knowledge and understanding of music theory and structure prior to reading this book, I can confidently state I grasped the concepts being introduced, and gained exceptional knowledge on how to properly build scales, and learned the names for intervals and chords, and how they relate to one another. Joe Procopio has created a wonderful book chock full of valuable study information for anyone interested in learning about music, music theory, and music structure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had it down loaded to my I-pad and the white back ground an lines of the staff's were all, so clear. I originally down loaded it on my black and white old nook book and it is a little grey an the staff lines were blurred and hard to read. I am a brass musician and it has examples in the treble and bass clefs with the same note's illustrated. I don' t know why it is blurred on my nook. Joe Copio has given a lot of thought and simplified all of the music theory that I could hope to grasp as a future reference and understand in short 58 pages and not have me deep and bored in theory. MLK brass-man in Mandeville, Louisiana I use it often when I am transcribing notations for harmony parts, with other brass horn persons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is by far the best, best selling and lowest priced Music Theory book available worldwide. Any review that speaks of bad formatting is referring to an Ebook no longer for sale by the Author. This ebook available by Nook Books is anew edition and has no such limitations. There is no better book on the global market. The review by READER'S FAVORITE is a 5 Star review - the highest any book can have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cuts off musical notation on my nook color.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago