Practical Music Theory: A Guide to Music as Art, Language, and Life

Practical Music Theory: A Guide to Music as Art, Language, and Life

by Brian Dunbar


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Practical Music Theory provides the necessary tools for inspired music making, listening, and composing. Based on the holistic premise that music is both art and language, yet so much more, Practical Music Theory takes the musician on a journey through historic, yet relevant common practices of composition. Through this easy-to-read text, aspiring theorists encounter numerous examples from music literature, thought-provoking questions, and practical suggestions for implementation.

Practical Music Theory is both a textbook and a workbook, containing an array of exercises ranging in complexity from simple to difficult. Designed for the first one to two years of instruction, it is a comprehensive volume that begins with the basic materials of music and progresses through advanced concepts and techniques. Practical Music Theory expands horizons to new worlds of musical discovery, enhancing the enjoyment of an already delightful art form.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578062471
Publication date: 12/15/2015
Pages: 444
Sales rank: 1,080,301
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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