Music Theory For Dummies
Author: Michael Pilhofer, Holly Day
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get more out of music with this essential guide Music Theory For Dummies makes music theory easy to understand, with a friendly, unintimidating overview of everything you need to know to become fluent at knocking out beats, reading musical scores, and learning to anticipate where a song should go—whether you're reading someone else's music or writing your own. Whether you're a music student or a music lover, you'll learn to read, write, and understand music with this informative guide. With expert instruction, you'll put it all together as you compose, arrange, and create original melodies, harmonies, and chords of your own, with helpful tips for performing your pieces in front of an audience. This new third edition presents the most current teaching techniques, the newest music genres and examples, and updated information on all aspects of understanding, creating, and performing music. Studies have shown that music training improves children's' verbal and spatial abilities, and it's been associated with cognitive and mathematical benefits in adults. The music job market is expected to increase over the coming years, and music theory is becoming an increasingly common part of education at all levels. Music Theory For Dummies provides the instruction you need to get more out of music than you ever thought possible. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Whether you intend to pursue a degree or career in music, or just enjoy listening to it, understanding the theory behind it gives you a whole new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship behind the pieces that give you goose bumps. It's a mix of technical skill, inborn talent, and plenty of practice – and now you can try your hand at it, with Music Theory For Dummies.
The leading recorder course for 7 year olds and up, carefully graded with clear explanations and teaching points, encouraging the development of musical skills and sound recorder technique. The Teacher's Books include simple piano accompaniments, guitar chord symbols, chime bar charts and lots of ideas for classroom music-making.New 2004 edition in full colour also available.
Written for easy recorder, this book and recorder pack gives you everything you need to start playing today! The book features big, easy-to-read notes, a beginner's guide to playing the recorder, and a clear, simple introduction to reading music. Includes a red recorder. Seven themes from the first four Harry Potter movies are included. Titles: Double Trouble * Fawkes the Phoenix * Harry's Wondrous World * Hedwig's Theme * Hogwarts Forever! * Hogwarts' March * Nimbus 2000.
Author: Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart
Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
(Vocal Selections). Our songbook features 13 tunes from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the life of showman P. T. Barnum: Bigger Isn't Better * Black and White * The Colors of My Life * Come Follow the Band * I Like Your Style * Join the Circus * Love Makes Such Fools of Us All * Museum Song * One Brick at a Time * Out There * The Prince of Humbug * Thank God I'm Old * There's a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute. Also contains bios of the composer and lyricist.
Author: DONA GILLIAM
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
A collection of duets which exemplifies a variety of distinctive styles. Includes notes on Baroque performance practice, including French `notes inegales'. Contains excerpts from `The Modern Flute Professor' by Meline; `Sonatas I, IV and VI' by Loeillet; excerpts from `Twelve Duos for Two Flutes, Op. 57' by Devienne; and `Sonatas II and III' from Six Sonatas or Duets for Two GermanFlutes or Violins, Op. 2 by Telemann.
Best of Piano Classics
Author: Hans-Günter Heumann
Publisher: Schott Music
Selected for pupils in their first years of piano lessons, this volume contains 50 of the most beautiful original compositions for piano from the days of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to the days of Alexander Grechaninov, providing playing material from the baroque period to the early 20th century. Apart from numerous individual pieces, it also contains easy sonatas and sonatinas by Haydn, Clementi, Mozart, and Beethoven. Complete with fingerings, tempo suggestions and notes on the execution of ornaments, this collection with its modern and reader-friendly layout is ideal for lessons and for playing at home.
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: Penguin UK
When a wintry blast closes Greg Heffley's middle school, it turns his neighbourhood into a battleground, complete with snow forts, alliances, betrayals, and epic snowball fights.
The Souls Awakening
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
The fourth drama enters new terrain based on what has been achieved in the first three dramas. The end of those brought about the unifying of the various main characters in a Temple ceremony whereby they consecrated themselves to take over the work of the traditional Mystics for modern times. Up until this point, the dramas had been concerned with personal development, the achieving of spiritual vision, the beholding and integrating of a correct view of Karma. But now the step has to be taken to bring all this into a concrete relationship with the modern world. The task of the Mystics had been to preserve in secret the mysteries of humanity. The task of the new Temple servants is to bring those mysteries to humanity again and make them fruitful in the modern world. This requires, on the one hand, a willingness to approach the elements of the world and interact with them, and on the other, the cultivating of an inner knowledge which will give one the new faculties and strength to do that. The essential question thus arising for all of them, illustrated by the greatly increased role Benedictus plays in this fourth drama, is the question of spiritual help and from where and under what conditions it can come to us. Not only Lucifer and Ahriman are here operating for their own intersts, good human beings and good spiritual beings are working, too, and who these are, where these are, and what relation we can have to them is a matter of the greatest urgency for humanity at this time.
This is a collection of progressive studies for unaccompanied flute. The studies aim to explore different aspects of the flautist's technique through the grades and include a mix of articulations, speeds, time signatures and rhythms to provide a varied repertoire. Book 1 contains 30 studies.
The way to learn through songs and tunes.
Fiddle time runners
Author: Kathy Blackwell, David Blackwell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author: Pamela Wedgwood
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Cool syncopation, funky riffs and smooth, stylish tunes - from dynamic to nostalgic, Pam Wedgwood's series has it all. Jazzin' About is a vibrant collection of original pieces in a range of contemporary styles, tailor-made for the absolute beginner. So take a break from the classics and get into the groove as you cruise from blues, to rock, to jazz. Titles: Big Mack * No Return * Amber * Gold Rush * Finger Bustin' Boogie * Enigma * Steppe on it! * Tanglewood * In the Fast Lane * On the Level.
4 Rondos, Op. 60
Author: Dmitri Kabalevsky
Publisher: G Schirmer Incorporated
(Piano Large Works). Contents: Rondo-Dance * Rondo-March * Rondo-Song * Rondo-Toccata.