• The Everything Essential Music Theory Book: A Guide to the Fundamentals of Reading, Writing, and Understanding Music

    Master musical skills quickly and easily!From classical music to new age, hard rock, and pop, music has always played an important role in everyday life. Whether you're an intermediate musician or an aspiring music major, The Everything Essential Music Theory Book is a guide to mastering one of the most important tools for every musician: musical understanding. This compact, portable volume covers all the basics, including:The construction of chords and scalesHow to understand rhythm and time signaturesHow keys are identified and organizedCreating harmonization and melody With each clear and easy-to-understand chapter, musician and educator Marc Schonbrun takes you through the essentials of music theory--the very glue that holds music together.

    • ASIN: 1440583390

  • Music Business Essentials: A Guide for Aspiring Professionals

    The music business is an exciting, rewarding, confounding, treacherous, and exhilarating way in which to make a living. For those interested in following their dreams to enter this dynamic and ever-changing industry, nothing less than a road map is needed to navigate and strategize the journey.Music Business Essentials will take musicians and beginning business students on a journey which imparts not only vital “nuts and bolts” information about the business of music, but provides inspirational and practical tips from a veteran traveler who has successfully navigated his own music business path to success for over 25 years. This book is the perfect, easy-to-read introduction to the music industry and will be an invaluable handbook for reference time and again.

    • ASIN: 1442274549

  • Pat Pattison's Songwriting: Essential Guide to Rhyming: A Step-by-Step Guide to Better Rhyming for Poets and Lyricists

    (Berklee Press). Find better rhymes, and use them more effectively. Rhyme is one of the most crucial areas of lyric writing, and this guide will provide you with all the technical information necessary to develop your skills completely. Make rhyme work for you, and your lyric writing will greatly improve. If you have written lyrics before, even at a professional level, you can still gain greater control and understanding of your craft with the exercises and worksheets included in this book. Hone your writing technique and skill with this practical and fun approach to the art of lyric writing. Start writing better than ever before! You will learn to: * Use different types of consonant and vowel sounds to improve your lyric story * Find more rhymes and choose which ones are most effective * Spotlight important ideas using rhyme The second edition of this classic songwriting text contains new strategies and insights, as well as analyses of the rhymes of Randy Newman, Warren Zevon, T.S. Eliot, and other songwriters and poets.

    • Brand: Berklee Press
    • ASIN: 0876391501
    • UPC: 884088996444

  • Essential Elements 2000: Comprehensive Band Method: B Flat Trumpet Book 1

    (Essential Elements for Band). (Essential Elements for Band and Essential Elements Interactive are fully compatible with Essential Elements 2000 ) Essential Elements for Band offers beginning students sound pedagogy and engaging music, all carefully paced to successfully start young players on their musical journey. EE features both familiar songs and specially designed exercises, created and arranged for the classroom in a unison-learning environment, as well as instrument-specific exercises to focus each student on the unique characteristics of their own instrument. EE provides both teachers and students with a wealth of materials to develop total musicianship, even at the beginning stages. Books 1 and 2 also include access to Essential Elements Interactive (EEi), the ultimate online music education resource - anywhere, anytime, and on any device. Go to essentialelementsinteractive.com to learn more! Method features: * Enhanced Learning System * Optimum Reinforced Learning * Theory, History, Cross-Curriculum & Creativity * Daily Warm-ups & Rubank Studies * 12 Full Band Arrangements * Rhythm Studies Book also includes My EE Library* (myeelibrary.com) - Instant Stream/Download/CD-ROM* * Start-up video Learn the basics * Play-along mp3 tracks for all exercises Features a professio...

    • Brand: Hal Leonard
    • ASIN: 0634003208
    • UPC: 073999625752

  • Music Theory -- The Essential Guide (Faber Edition)

    Music Theory: The Essential Guide offers musicians of all ages and levels a practical and relevant guide to music theory today. Written and structured to make content as easily digestible as possible, this indispensable guide introduces key musical concepts such as pitch, tempo, rhythm, harmony, scales, instruments, musical forms, and structure. This guide also outlines the conventions governing music notation, demonstrating their relevance to the musical language of the twenty-first century, as well as provides interesting facts and real music examples to contextualize music theory. Lastly, Music Theory: The Essential Guide offers practical tips on how to identify intervals, make up melodies and rhythms, set words to music, and much more. Supports all aspects of the ABRSM Theory examinations (grades 1 to 5) and includes an introduction and theory in practice notes by renowned educationalist Paul Harris. This magnificent book contains quick-reference tools including an appendix, list of further repertoire examples, table of instruments, periods of music history, table of scales and modes, and summary keys and time signatures.

    • Brand: imusti
    • ASIN: 0571536328

  • The Bass Guitarist's Guide to Reading Music - Beginner Level (Bass Essentials)

    This book is the first in a series of three that will teach you everything you need to know in order to be able to successfully read music on the bass guitar. Starting with the absolute basics, this book introduces all of the fundamental elements of music notation one at a time, reinforcing all concepts with written and audio examples. Rhythms and pitches are introduced gradually, with all chapters containing ten exercises focusing on each new element. More complex aspects of notation such as time signatures, key signatures and navigation are also introduced to a basic level. The final part of the book contains ten 'real world' play-along tracks recorded with a full band. Audio files for all of the exercises are available to download from the FREE Stuff! section of the publisher’s website.

    • ASIN: B00E5R1HN8

  • Mini Music Guides -- Music Theory Essentials: Everything You Need to Know in an Easy-to-follow Format!

    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!

    • Brand: Alfred Music
    • ASIN: 0739096346
    • UPC: 038081460642

  • Classical Music: Third Ear: The Essential Listening Companion

    Ranging from Gregorian chant to Philip Glass, this well-balanced guide to historical and comtemporary classical music examines major works by 500 composers worldwide. It focuses on exemplary recordings of symphonies, operas, concertos, choral pieces, chamber music, piano pieces and other works performed by an internatinoal spectrum of premier conductors, musicians and vocalists. Incisive, often anecdotal critiques define the distinctive style and interpretation of thousands of selected works and recordings. Composers profiled and reviewed include: Bach, Beethoven, Bernstein, Brahms, Chopin, Copland, Czerny, Debussy, Gershwin, Gilbert & Sullivan, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Prokofieff, Puccini, Reich, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Varse, Wagner and hundreds of others.

    • Brand: Backbeat Books
    • ASIN: 0879306386
    • UPC: 073999204766

  • Joel Whitburn Presents Songs and Artists 2007: The Essential Music Guide for Your iPod and Other Portable Music Players (Joel Whitburn Presents Songs & Artists: The Essential Music Guide Fo)

    (Book). Record expert lists over 15,000 popular songs in this annual. This book is the perfect companion handbook for an iPod or other portable MP3 player. It lists over 15,000 significant songs and essential hits of the past half-century, from 1955 to the present. Joel Whitburn and Record Research have been highlighting the hits, archiving the artists and tracking the trends longer and more definitively than anyone else in the business, so there's no better source to bring you the book on the hottest new trend in recorded music! This is the only guide that gives the biggest hits in all genres all shown in an easy-to-use A-Z artist listing. There's also a convenient A-Z song title cross-reference section and playlists of each half-decade's biggest hits. The book also includes complete playlist compilation suggestions for many types of events, activities and moods, including road trips, stadium/sports, weddings, workouts, Christmas and various musical genres, including British Invasion, surf/hot rod, Motown sound, new wave/punk, dance party, classic rock, and much more. "Here are my personal playlist picks for your portable MP3 players the must-have tracks for every artist of the last 50 years. Dive in, download and enjoy!" Joel Whitburn New edition features: * Over 1000 new songs...

    • Brand: Record Research
    • ASIN: 0898201675
    • UPC: 884088083922