Synopses & Reviews
Learning musical notation can be intimidating. But regardless of instrument or proficiency in reading music, there's hope and help for all musicians in this practical guide. Writing in a friendly manner that puts readers at ease, author Dave Stewart starts with the basics: staves, clefs, and how to find the notes. He then advances step by step through rhythm, key signatures, chords and intervals, and how to write it all down. This book is useful for novices, seasoned players who never learned to read music, and pros seeking a refresher course.
Easing the often intimidating process of learning music notation with straightforward explanations, this practical book helps both beginners and seasoned players who never learned to read music. From the absolute basics -- staves, clefs, and where to find the notes -- Stewart guides readers through keys, chords, intervals, and rhythm.
Reprint of Reading the Dots which was published in the late 70's for the use of rock players. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).