Synopses & Reviews
An easy-to-understand guide for the music beginner to all the major aspects of music theory
-- The right price point for the category - and a great addition to The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" music line.
-- Large format gives readers staff paper and room to copy.
The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Music Theory is a comprehensive guide for beginning and intermediate musicians to keys, chords, composition, harmonies, progressions and more, including arranging, instrument ranges, and chords and styles for blues, jazz and rock. Targeted at music students and self-taught musicians, this book helps them build their musical knowledge from notes to key signatures. Whether the reader is a new guitarist who wants to write down an original song, a band member who wants to do a simple arrangement for a band, or a music student who needs a helping hand, this book will provide everything a musician needs to know about the rules, theories, formulas, notations and keys behind their music.
A music theory book that hits the high note
This updated and expanded edition of The Complete Idiot's Guideto Music Theory breaks down a difficult subject in a simple wayeven for those who think they have no rhythm or consider themselves tone deaf. With clear, concise language, it explains everything from bass-clef basics to confusing codas. This new edition includes:
-A brand-new CD
-A comprehensive ear-training section
-Musical examples of intervals, scales, chords, and rhythms
-Aural exercises so readers can test their ear training and transcription skills