Home music producers now have access to a wide variety of software synthesizers, samplers, and FX devices on their computers -- devices that had previously been available only in expensive hardware forms. Although computer musicians often show a high degr
Accompanying CD includes exercises in the form of MIDI files and an exercises appendix.
"Harmony for Computer Musicians explains harmony fundamentals in the most simple and accessible way possible. Concepts are taught using the MIDI keyboard environment and today's computer composing and recording software. By reading this book and following the exercises contained within it the aspiring music producer/computer musician will be able to great progress toward understanding harmony"--Resource description p.
CompTIA ® Network+® 2009 In Depth gives you all the skills necessary to pass the CompTIA 2009 Network+ exam and provides everything you need to know to install, configure, and troubleshoot a computer network. This book begins by introducing the fundamenta
This book explains music theory fundamentals in the most simple and accessible way possible. Concepts are taught using the MIDI keyboard environment and today's computer composing and recording software.
Musical Scales of the World
Author: Michael John Hewitt, Dr, Michael John Hewitt
This book is a must for musicians, composers and music producers who want to explore the fascinating variety of musical scales that are now used in world music. Included are hundreds of scales from around the world such as: major and minor scales of Western music, diatonic modes, pentatonic scales, scales used in jazz and bebop, artificial and synthetic scales, scales of Greek folk music, pentatonic scales of Japanese and Chinese music, Ethiopian kinit, African kora scales, scales of Indonesian gamelan music, equal tone scales of Thailand and Burma, musical scales of classical Indian music and more. Each scale is presented in multiple formats including guitar tab, keyboard, note names, staff and where appropriate, details of fine tuning. A transposition pattern is also given for each scale, which enables the musician to practise and play the scale in any key required. An explanation of each scale, together with a description of its characteristics is also provided."
(Book). Following in the footsteps of the popular Hal Leonard Pocket Music Dictionary , this handy pocket-sized book is the most contemporary music theory book on the market! A step-by-step guide to harmony and theory for every musician, it includes thorough, yet to easy-to-understand analysis of: intervals, rhythms, scales, chords, key signatures, transposition, chord inversion, key centers, harmonizing the major and minor scales, extended chords, modulation and much more. Packed with info from the Harmony & Theory course at Musicians Institute!
Written during Tchaikovsky's years as professor at the Moscow Conservatory, this clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony features numerous examples and exercises.
(Berklee Guide). Learn jazz harmony, as taught at Berklee College of Music. This text provides a strong foundation in harmonic principles, supporting further study in jazz composition, arranging, and improvisation. It covers basic chord types and their tensions, with practical demonstrations of how they are used in characteristic jazz contexts and an accompanying recording that lets you hear how they can be applied.
"A fascinating and genuinely accessible guide....Educating, enjoyable, and delightfully unscary."—Classical Music What if Bach and Mozart heard richer, more dramatic chords than we hear in music today? What sonorities and moods have we lost in playing music in "equal temperament"—the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standard tuning method? Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, "we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant when he called B minor 'black'" (Wall Street Journal).In this "comprehensive plea for more variety in tuning methods" (Kirkus Reviews), Ross W. Duffin presents "a serious and well-argued case" (Goldberg Magazine) that "should make any contemporary musician think differently about tuning" (Saturday Guardian). Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.
The Jazz Theory Book
Author: Mark Levine
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
The most highly-acclaimed jazz theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of comprehensive, but easy to understand text covering every aspect of how jazz is constructed---chord construction, II-V-I progressions, scale theory, chord/scale relationships, the blues, reharmonization, and much more. A required text in universities world-wide, translated into five languages, endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, etc.
Theory is a six-letter dirty word to most musicians, but hey, musicians love dirty words, right? And just like all the other dirty words, theory is easy to learn and fun to use! After studying 'popular' and 'classical' music theory, Ray Harmony created a unique approach that he uses to compose his songs, which feature multi-platinum Grammy winners Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and many more. Ray Harmony is an award-winning music lecturer and multi-instrumentalist, who is now sharing his top-secret music theory and songwriting hacks through this book series. Drawing on his two decades of teaching experience combined with his minimalist methods of explaining, Ray breaks down music theory into its simplest form via a series of simple hacks, deep insights, and bad jokes. Tuck in at HackMusicTheory.com “The most brilliant, fast, easy, and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!” –DEREK SIVERS, CD Baby founder, TED speaker, musician, author of Anything You Want “This is the kind of book I wish I had when I first started out.” –IHSAHN, Emperor “Trust Ray, and in no time you’ll have a watertight music theory skillset you once thought impossible to obtain.” –PAT LUNDY, Modestep, ex-Funeral for a Friend “Ray manages to make learning music theory fascinating, digestible, and damn right cool!” –JOE COPCUTT, AxeWound, Zoax “If you have been put off music theory in the past, then this is the book to inspire and empower you.” –VICTORIA WILLIAMSON, PhD, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow Researcher and Lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield, UK, author of You Are the Music “Ray has a totally unique approach of hacking music theory, which gives you the essentials in a fraction of the time.” –VESPERS, Warp Academy founder, music producer
Author: David Rezits
The New Harmony Book
Author: Frank Haunschild
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
"This workbook for all musicians gets down to the rudiments of music right from the start. Notation is dealt with in depth and in an easily understandable way, as are the harmonic series and the various intervals and triads as well. There are step-by-step explanations of how to use chord symbols, with the relationships of the chords to each other being demonstrated as well. In addition there is close examination of the circle of fifths and the circle of fourths, the chord-scale systems of the major scales, and the harmonic and melodic minors, as well as pentatonic scales, symmetrical scales and blues scales. Numerous illustrations and examples, exercises and solutions, commentaries and analyses make a decisive contribution to a better understanding of the rudiments of music."
"Learn how harmony can help you express your songwriting ideas, using chords and chord structures the way that professional songwriters do. The Songwriter's Workshop series is a new approach to writing hit songs designed for songwriters at all levels, from beginners to professional songwriters who are looking for new ideas to spice up their work. Each book in the series presents a set of tools for writing songs, with practical practice exercises. The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony teaches the fundamental harmony techniques used in today's hit songs, together with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own songs. Quit wrestling with writer's block, and learn to make the songwriting process easy, fun, and intuitive. Learn how to: Incorporate "power progressions", the most common and effective chord progressions, which have been used in countless hits, into your own songs. Explore colors of chords and keys, so that you can use them to express the emotion of the lyrics. Understand the states of being harmonically "home" and "away from home," and use them to maximize your songs' emotional impact. Adapt and embellish chords and progressions to enrich your palette of colors. Vary your harmonies and progressions to generate many new creative possibilities. Practice the musical applications of harmonic constructs such as cadences and modulations. Write memorable choruses and verses that work together as complete songs. The included play-along CD provides a perfect accompaniment to help you practice your songs."--P. 4 de la couv.