Edly's Music Theory for Practical People / Edition 3

Edly's Music Theory for Practical People / Edition 3

by Ed Roseman, Peter Reynolds
     
 

(Music Instruction). Unique, conversational and sometimes humorous, this is a theory book people will actually want to read! Presented in a full-color format with illustrations, charts, diagrams and workbook exercises, Edly's Music Theory for Practical People applies to all instrumentalists and singers, from teens to adults. Topics include: notation, natural &… See more details below

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(Music Instruction). Unique, conversational and sometimes humorous, this is a theory book people will actually want to read! Presented in a full-color format with illustrations, charts, diagrams and workbook exercises, Edly's Music Theory for Practical People applies to all instrumentalists and singers, from teens to adults. Topics include: notation, natural & chromatic alphabets, scales, keys & key signatures, intervals, chords, ear-training, and much more. This third edition also features new advanced topics, such as: voicings, chord extensions & alterations, voice leading, reharmonization, melodic harmonization, and harmonic analysis. This book transforms the topic that music students love to hate into something they can't help but enjoy!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966161663
Publisher:
Musical EdVentures
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
277,941
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Notation ExamplesIII
Diagrams, Charts... Other ExamplesV
Preludei
To Students, Teachers, and Other Potential Readersi
About Reading Music... or Notiii
Business Stuffiii
Acknowledgementsiv
Abbreviationsiv
Edly's Quick Guide to Notationv
Chapter 1The Musical Alphabets--Natural and Chromatic1
The (Natural) Musical Alphabet1
Half-Steps, Whole-Steps, and Octaves1
The Importance of Scales: A Pep Talk3
The Chromatic Scale3
Chapter 2The Major Scale5
Double Sharps and Double Flats8
Chapter 3Major Keys and Key Signatures10
"Newest Accidentals"11
Key Signatures13
Determining the (Major) Key from a Key Signature14
Key Signature Memory Aids15
Chapter 4Diatonic Intervals16
Chapter 5Chords: Triads18
Overview of Basic Chord Anatomy18
Creating Minor Intervals19
Ear-Training Preview20
Chapter 6Diatonic Harmony21
Harmonizing a Major Scale21
Diatonic Triads23
Chapter 7Chord Inversion26
Determining the Root and Chord Type of an Unknown Chord28
Chord-Tone Doubling28
Chapter 8Chromatic Intervals30
Chromatic Alteration of Intervals30
Less Common Enharmonic Soellings of Intervals30
Chapter 9I, IV, V and the Twelve Bar Blves31
Twelve Bar Blues Part I33
Blues Phrase Structure33
Blues Chordology34
Chapter 10iim, iiim, vim, and vii Chords... Intro to Chord Substitution36
Common Diatonic Progressions Which Inclvde iim, iiim, and vim38
Chapter 11Minor Scales and Keys39
The Major's Sad Covsin: the Relative Minor, Your Cousin Alice... and the Natural Minor Scale39
The Natural Minor Scale40
Using the Major Scale to Define Other Scales41
The Harmonic Minor Scale42
The Melodic Minor Scale43
Chapter 12The Circle of Fifths (and Fourths)44
Chapter 13Chords: 7ths (& 6ths)48
Symmetrical Chords and Functions51
Chapter 14Diatonic Chords and Functions54
Diatonic Seventh Chords54
Diatonic Chord Functions in Major Keys55
Diatonic Chord Functions in Minor Keys57
Chapter 15Interval Inversion59
Chapter 16Intervals for Ear-Training62
General Sound of Various Intervals64
Ear-Training Methods64
Chapter 17Secondary Dominants and Other Secondary Chords65
Secondary Dominants65
Other Secondary Chords66
Multiple Secondary Dominants67
Modulating with Secondary Chords71
Chapter 18Transposition72
Transposition and "Transposing Instruments"74
Transposing by Changing Clefs76
Chapter 19Cadences77
Cadence Types & Definitions78
Chapter 20Tritone Substitution79
The "Substitute iim7" chord81
Chapter 21Natural Modes82
The Importance of Modes: Another Pep Talk82
Summary of the Modal Discovery Process93
Chapter 22Pentatonic and Blues Scales94
Pentatonic Scales94
The Blves Scale95
Chapter 23More Scales97
"Artificial" or "Unnatural" Modes97
"Exotic" Pentatonics99
Whole-Tone and Diminished Scales99
Modes from Mercury103
Chapter 24Chords: 9ths, 11ths, and 13ths104
Ninth Chords104
Diatonic Ninth Chords105
Eleventh Chords106
Thirteenth Chords107
Chapter 25Chords: Summary and Exceptions108
Chapter 26Diatonic Modal Chords113
Modal Chord Functions115
Chapter 27Blues Structure Part II116
Chapter 28Some Other Common Song Forms119
Song Anatomy 101119
Chapter 29Improvisation Ideas122
Scale/Mode Choices in Improvisation126
Chapter 30By Ear127
Coda130
Answers131
Glossary and Index137

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