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The Everything Reading Music Book: A Step-By-Step Introduction To Understanding Music Notation And Theory
     

The Everything Reading Music Book: A Step-By-Step Introduction To Understanding Music Notation And Theory

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by Marc Schonbrun
 

Read and play music in no time!

Have fun learning to read music with this easy-to-follow guide. The Everything Reading Music Book has all it takes for you to quickly master and appreciate the fundamentals of music notation and theory so you can read and understand music like a pro. Filled with hundreds of examples and a bonus CD bringing the

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Read and play music in no time!

Have fun learning to read music with this easy-to-follow guide. The Everything Reading Music Book has all it takes for you to quickly master and appreciate the fundamentals of music notation and theory so you can read and understand music like a pro. Filled with hundreds of examples and a bonus CD bringing the essential lessons to life, this is the all-in-one handbook you need to learn fast!

Get the skills you need to read music like an expert with:

  • Detailed descriptions of how to understand rhythm, rests, meter and time
  • The key to reading expression markings, dynamics and other essential symbols
  • How to form scales, chords, intervals, key signatures and other vital theory topics
  • Chord progressions in all keys from basic to advanced progressions
  • Demystification of instrument transpositions
  • Instrument ranges, common foreign language terms and much more
  • Applications to all instruments and every style of music

Sheets of music can be intimidating - music is another language! But The Everything Reading Music Book has all you need to speak fluently.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593373245
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
Everything Series
Edition description:
Includes Audio CD
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
315,682
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Marc Schonbrun is an educator, writer, and performer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marc’s musical resume ranges from classical to jazz trio and rock concerts. He is an active lecturer on guitar and music technology, and he frequently tours the country educating musicians and teachers. He is the author of several books on music, including The Everything Reading Music Book with CD, The Only Guitar Book You’ll Ever Need, The Everything Music Theory Book with CD, and The Everything Essential Music Theory Book, among others. He lives in San Jose, CA.

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The Everything Reading Music Book: A Step-By-Step Introduction To Understanding Music Notation And Theory 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading music since age 9 but this book certainly helped to refresh what I already know.It is also the only book that accurately explains time signatures. Most of us have been taught from an early age about time signatures but also most have been taught inaccurately. I guess it took a Crane School of Music Grad to get it right! Thanks for this great book. vg
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J--K More than 1 year ago
This book really helped me with music, I ran into this book at the library and had to have it in my collection it has replaced several other music books, it is well written and easy to fallow..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in my schools chorus and starting the first day we reviewed how to sightread. It was easy and it comes almost instinctively now. In my middle school chorus we did sight kwan do and that showed whether or not you struggled. I only got to the 5th one out of 12 I believe. I've been singing for three years and in our music performance assessment my chorus got an overall superior hich i the highest then I went to solo and ensemble and got an excellent. I hope whoevers reading this knows what I'm talking about...(fingers crossed)