Elements of Music: Melody, Rhythm, and Harmony

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An elegant primer on the principles and theories of music.

This innovative book presents the elements of music by building upon the long-known fundamentals of acoustics, proportion and relationship—a kind of musical metaphor. In combination with novel graphics and symbols, the principles behind melody, rhythm, and harmony come alive, along with those of Western musical notation. From intervals, triads, and the circle of fifths to major/minor keys and modulation, Dr. Martineau ...

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Overview

An elegant primer on the principles and theories of music.

This innovative book presents the elements of music by building upon the long-known fundamentals of acoustics, proportion and relationship—a kind of musical metaphor. In combination with novel graphics and symbols, the principles behind melody, rhythm, and harmony come alive, along with those of Western musical notation. From intervals, triads, and the circle of fifths to major/minor keys and modulation, Dr. Martineau presents a splendid primer on music theory for the novice and professional alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802716828
  • Publisher: Walker & Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Series: Wooden Books Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 556,574
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 5.78 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jason Martineau is a composer, pianist, and private music instructor living in Berkeley, California.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    A must have for the Music lovers

    This is an excellent reference book. As a serious Music researcher and investigator, I found this little source of big information as a must have for anyone interested in finding the reason because their feet start dancing to the rythm of Music, even before your brain starts to think about dancing.

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