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Basic Guide to How to Read Music

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Even if you have never read a note of music before, this book will teach you how--easily and quickly. If you could once read music but have forgotten how, this book will quickly refresh your memory. Reading music will come easy to you once again. Contains every term and sign you are likely to come across when studying music.

About the Author

Helen M. Cooper is associate professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Table of Contents

The Basic Guide To How To Read Music Introduction

1. Pitch

The concept of pitch

The Staff

The clef

Notes

Leger Lines

Other clefs

Naming notes

Following the shape of a melody

2. Rhythm

The concept of rhythm

Rhythm values

Simple rhythm values

Compound rhythm values

Note stems

Flags and beams

Rests

Bars (measures) and barlines

Stresses in music

Time signatures

Simple time signatures

Compound time signatures

The organization of rhythm values

Learning to read rhythm patterns

Tied notes

Syncopation

Triplets and duplets

3. The formal organization of pitch: the structure and notation of intervals, scales and keys.

Section A$#151;The piano keyboard

Introduction

Intervals

The octave

The piano keyboard

Steps and half-steps

Sharps, flats and naturals

Section B$#151;The structure of the major scale

The structure of the major scale

The construction of subsequent sharp major scales

Flat major scales

Technical names for the degrees of the scale

Intervals of the major scale

Key signatures

Enharmonic keys

Key circles

Double sharps and double flats

Accidentals

Section C$#151;The structure of the minor scale

The structure of the minor scale

Harmonic form

Melodic ascending form

Melodic descending form

Comparison of major and minor forms

The construction of subsequent sharp minor scales

Flat minor scales

The minor key circle

The intervals of the minor scale

Relative keys

Section D$#151;The chromatic scale

The chromatic scale

The intervals of the chromatic scale

4. Transposition and score reading

Transposition

Transposing instruments

The transposing instruments of the orchestra

5. Glossary of terms

Tempo

Dynamics

Mood, feeling and style

General terms

Articulation

Signs on the staff

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399511226
Author:
Cooper, Helen
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Author:
COOPER, HELEN
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Popular
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Musical notation
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Pop Vocal
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Theory
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music -- Instruction and study.
Subject:
Music-Popular Performers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Perigee
Series Volume:
vol. 90
Publication Date:
19850531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9.90x7.04x.20 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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