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Learn to Read Music

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PREFACE

Many people who love music and have a wide hearing acquaintance with it suffer from a feeling of inferiority because they cannot read music and are timid about asserting their opinions in the company of musicians. They may have excellent taste and judgment concerning what they hear, but they wilt before the professional because of his technical knowledge. The layman in literature and art will stand up for his ideas, but the poor music lover is apt to back down and feel that somehow he has got beyond his depth. So music becomes something mysterious to him and the musician a strange fellow who lives in a world different from his.

Obviously, musicians are the best judges of music, but non-professional opinion should not be brushed aside. The layman is the consumer and patron and what he thinks is important. He will find that with technical knowledge music loses none of its magic, but he will be able to see through some of the hocus-pocus now. The ability to read music is the first step and can make him feel that what he has to say about programs and performances is entitled to the professional's respect.

Educators think wistfully that some day notation may be taught in the elementary schools along with the alphabet. Children could master it easily, and many of them would have a lifetime of pleasure from the skill. But it is not being done, and the concert halls are filled with eager people who have found out too late that they are missing something important.

To these frustrated individuals, Howard Shanet's Learn to Read Music will come as a happy surprise. Not only because of its clarity and competence but also because of the author's infectious spirit of optimism, the reader will arrive at confidence and hope.

Douglas Moore,

MacDowell Professor of Music

Columbia University

Copyright © 1956 by Howard Shanet

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671210274
Author:
Shanet, Howard
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Instruction and study
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Instruction & Study
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Sight-reading (Music)
Subject:
Prog. learning
Subject:
Music theory
Subject:
Music -- Theory, Elementary.
Subject:
Sight-reading
Subject:
Songbooks - General
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Theory
Subject:
Instruction & Study - General
Subject:
Printed Music - General
Subject:
Music-Theory and Composition
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
1395
Publication Date:
February 1971
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 7.455 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In two hours, absolute novices can read through this book and understand the principles involved in reading music. In two evenings, they can learn to read practically any melody and pick it out on the piano by doing the clear and simple exercises provided. Howard Shanet has taught thousands of people to read music in four hours of classwork with his proven method and exercises! A practical classroom text and a helpful reference for music enthusiasts. 5-1/4 inch. x 8 inch.
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