The Musician's Guide to Reading and Writing Music

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(Book). Learning musical notation can be intimidating. But regardless of instrument or proficiency in reading music, there's hope and help for all musicians in this practical guide. Writing in a friendly manner that puts readers at ease, author Dave Stewart starts with the basics: staves, clefs, and how to find the notes. He then advances step by step through rhythm, key signatures, chords and intervals, and how to write it all down. This book is useful for novices, seasoned players who never learned to read music, and pros seeking a refresher
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Overview

(Book). Learning musical notation can be intimidating. But regardless of instrument or proficiency in reading music, there's hope and help for all musicians in this practical guide. Writing in a friendly manner that puts readers at ease, author Dave Stewart starts with the basics: staves, clefs, and how to find the notes. He then advances step by step through rhythm, key signatures, chords and intervals, and how to write it all down. This book is useful for novices, seasoned players who never learned to read music, and pros seeking a refresher course.
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Reprint of which was published in the late 70's for the use of rock players. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879305703
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 696,619
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
1 The Notes 1
2 Where to Find the Notes 5
3 Rhythm I 13
4 Rhythm II 19
5 Key Signatures 26
6 Intervals / Chords I 33
7 Chords II 41
8 Chords III 46
9 Chords IV 53
10 Drum Notation 61
11 Writing It Down I 68
12 Writing It Down II 75
13 Writing It Down III 85
14 Writing for Non-Rock Instruments 91
15 60 Signs & Symbols / Useful Expressions 99
Postscript / Appendix / Thanks Department 107
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2002

    Great Book For Anyone New to Reading or Writing!

    This book is very well written, it does not get to technical and his methods for explaining things are simple and to the point. The title states The Musicians Guide, however this would be a great book for anyone starting out in the reading and/or writing of music. So you can still read this book even if you don¿t call yourself a musician yet.

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