Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
Essentials of Music Notation presents current and correct notation practices in an easy-to-use format. Generously illustrated and concise, this book is essential to any musician looking for a handy reference for the correct notation of music. A most welcome and beneficial source for every musician, whether using a pencil or a computer.
(Berklee Methods). Learn the essentials of music notation, from fundamental pitch and rhythm placement to intricate meter and voicing alignments. This book also covers the correct way to subdivide rhythms and notate complex articulations and dynamics. An excellent resource for both written and computer notation software!
Alfred's Music Tech Series: Composing Music With Notation is a breakthrough method designed for elementary to high school students that can be used in a classroom setting or for individual study. Progressive and supplemental activities are included in each unit. Complete with an accompanying data CD that contains compatible files for most music-notation software programs, Composing Music With Notation introduces and explains concepts that will help music students to have a broader understanding of the elements of music, become familiar with the operation of notation software programs, compose melodies and accompaniments on the computer, and use notation software to create their own arrangements! Best of all, no previous experience with music notation software or music theory is required!
Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory is designed for students of any age, whether listeners or performers, who want to have a better understanding of the language of music. In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the ear-training CDs (available separately or as a Book & CD combo), and test your knowledge with a review that completes each unit. The Student Complete Book includes Books 1-3 in a spiral-bound format. Book 1 (Lessons 1-25): Staff, Notes and Pitches * Treble & Bass Clefs * Grand Staff & Ledger Lines * Note Values * Measure, Bar Line and Double Bar * 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4 Time Signatures * Whole, Half & Quarter Notes/Rests * Dotted Half & Quarter Notes * Ties & Slurs * Repeat Sign, 1st & 2nd Endings * Eighth Notes & Rests * Dynamic Signs, Tempo Marks & Articulation * D.C., D.S., Coda & Fine * Flats, Sharps & Naturals * Whole & Half Step, Enharmonic Notes. Book 2 (Lessons 25-50): Tetrachords & Major Scales * Key Signatures * Chromatic Scale * Intervals, Circle of Fifths * Perfect, Major & Minor Intervals * Augmented & Diminished Intervals * Solfège & Transposition * Sixteenth Notes & Rests * Dotted Eighth Notes & Eighth Note Triplets * Common Time & Cut Time * 3/8 & 6/8 Time Signatures * Pick-up Notes & Syncopation * Primary & Major Triads * Scale Degree Names * Dominant 7th Chord. Book 3 (Lessons 51-75): 1st & 2nd Inversions of Triads * Inversions of V7 Chords * Figured Bass * Major Chord Progressions * Minor Scales, Minor Triads * Augmented & Diminished Triads * Primary Triads in Minor Keys * Minor Chord Progressions * Modes * Harmonizing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * Broken Chords & Arpeggiated Accompaniments * Passing and Neighboring Tones * Composing a Melody in Major and Minor Keys * 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression & Blues Scale * Basic Forms of Music. T
Everything You Need to Know in an Easy-to-Follow Format!
Author: Andrew Surmani
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company, Incorporated
Over 220 pages of easy-to-understand theory lessons! Alfred's Mini Music Guides provide essential information in a convenient size. Take these books anywhere you want to go. Designed for students of any age who want a better understanding of the language of music, Music Theory Essentials is the most useful compact theory method available. Features * A simple and practical approach to theory for music enthusiasts and musicians * Lesson reviews with answer keys * Breaks down the essentials of music notation * Covers intervals, scales, modes, chords, diatonic harmony, and transposition * Shows you how to compose and harmonize a melody in major and minor keys * Comprehensive sections on arpeggios, passing and neighboring tones, the blues, and much more ! Fits in any DVD display!
SIBELIUS 7 MUSIC NOTATION ESSENTIALS provides the most thorough introduction available to the fundamental operations of Sibelius 7 and lays the foundation for continuing studies at the more advanced levels. This book is built around five hands-on projects, including an introduction to the Sibelius 7 interface and basic editing operations; setting up a score and entering notes; importing MIDI, MusicXML, lyrics, and more; creating a worksheet; and scoring video. The learning method is tutorial-based, step-by-step, and visually compelling; the projects in the book are fully integrated with the accompanying tutorial videos and include many helpful screenshots and diagrams. On the companion website are 31 tutorial videos in which the author steps you through every key skill learned in each lesson. In addition, the accompanying CD provides you with all of the resources you need to complete the course in Sibelius, plus five extension projects. SIBELIUS 7 MUSIC NOTATION ESSENTIALS is the first crucial step in mastering Sibelius 7, the most popular music notation software in use today.
The theory of music is the "grammar of the musical language." Without knowledge of this language and its grammar, it would be impossible to read music or communicate with other musicians. It would also be impossible to appreciate music itself as a science and art, at a much deeper level. In this self-explanatory book, the music lover will find the proper nomenclature for each theoretical element, the correct notation for these elements, and the rules that govern them. Emphasis is given to several helpful exercises for sight-reading and singing as well as for rhythm sight-reading. The subjects covered are the essentials of the theory of music. The teaching system in this book presents a fresh approach to the materials, and will remain a valuable companion and lasting source of reference.
Aspects of Teaching Secondary Music provides a practical illustration of the skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach music in the secondary classroom. Musical concepts and ideas are discussed and a critical examination of key issues is given. This encourages the reader to engage with these thoughts and consider their views and beliefs in terms of how they will influence their potential to teach music in an inspired and effective manner.
Just what you absolutely need to know! In this easy to follow self-study guide are all the need-to-know basics, demystified, chapter by chapter. Discover how easy it is to understand music notation, scales, intervals, chords, harmonized scales and rhythm. For all instruments, beginner to intermediate. Answer key included.