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Edly's Music Theory For Practical People Level 1 [NOOK Book]

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Music theory need not be dreary! This eBook is the first in a two-part e-series of this well-loved book. Its clear and friendly writing and wry humor, coupled with fun illustrations throughout, makes the topic that music students think of as dry and boring, into something approachable, attainable, and yes, even enjoyable. For players of all instruments and singers, and—something that sets it apart from most theory books—even those who don't ...
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Edly's Music Theory For Practical People Level 1

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Overview

Music theory need not be dreary! This eBook is the first in a two-part e-series of this well-loved book. Its clear and friendly writing and wry humor, coupled with fun illustrations throughout, makes the topic that music students think of as dry and boring, into something approachable, attainable, and yes, even enjoyable. For players of all instruments and singers, and—something that sets it apart from most theory books—even those who don't read music; it is applicable to all genres of music.

Level 1 (of two) covers the natural and chromatic musical alphabets, triad and 7th chord construction, major and minor scales, keys, and key signatures, intervals and inversion, diatonic chords, functions, and inversion, 12 bar blues, the circle of fifths, ear-training, secondary dominants, an introduction to transposition, and finally, cadences. It features a fully-linked “Glossarindex”—a combination glossary and index.
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Editorial Reviews

Keyboard Magazine - Ernie Rideout
So unusual and fun, even an ex-grad student can get excited…. could make all the difference to the student whose eyes glaze over at the mention of theory.
Sheet Music Magazine - Kirk Miller
A light-hearted yet no-nonsense approach to a subject that often plagues music hobbyist and professional alike. This book proves that music theory doesn’t have to be a hair-pulling, nail-biting experience; it can actually be fun!
reader review - Pamela Coveney
Music theory is a bear, but you’ve turned it into something palatable. I was trying to wade through a course in jazz theory at the Conservatory, and it was about eight times harder than law school. When I found your book, at least some of it began to make sense, and I kept a few strands of hair.
teacher review - Jennifer Goltz
… perfectly pitched for most musicians who ask about theory books. They know too much to deal with the Dick and Jane theory books, and the last thing I want to do is alienate them by pointing them to Piston. Your book fits perfectly. You assume (correctly) that your readers want to continue to make music; they just want to understand what it is they’ve been doing, and do it better. Your writing style is inviting and fun and instructive without being stuffy.
reader review - Brenda Castle
You can’t believe how much your book is encouraging me and helping me. I never even considered learning any music theory because people always told me theory was very difficult to learn. Ha!!! Not with your method! In short, you’ve managed to pull a bit of heaven closer to earth in Edly's Music Theory for Practical People! And I want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU for publishing this book.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016454764
  • Publisher: Musical EdVentures
  • Publication date: 7/2/2013
  • Series: Edly's Music Theory for Practical People , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 298,417
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Author, composer, multi-instrumentalist, Ed Roseman always found music theory fascinating… and fun—an attitude that comes across in his writing. When not doing things musical, he can be found juggling or in his whitewater kayak.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Really great book for any level musician who wants to learn or brushup on their theory

    I bought my first copy of this book 17 years ago when I was taking lessons and it really upped my playing. I still go back to this book when I need a refresher.

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