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

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Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593373245
  • Publisher: Adams Media
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Edition description: Includes Audio CD
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 241,524
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Schonbrun graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Crane School of Music studying composition, theory, history, and performance. He taught guitar at the prestigious National Guitar Summer Workshop alongside legends like Pat Martino, Jim Hall and John Scofield. Marc is a noted educator and lecturer holding clinics and seminars in music education and music technology around the country. He is also the author of The Everything Rock and Blues Guitar Book, The Everything Guitar Chords Book and The Everything Home Recording Book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Great for Beginner and for Review

    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

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    PERFECT

    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..

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Music and sightreading and oh my!

    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)

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