Help Your Kids with Music

Help Your Kids with Music : A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide

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A simple, visual guide to helping children understand music with Carol Vorderman

Reduce the stress of studying music and help your child with their homework, Help Your Kids with Music is a unique visual guide to music theory which will demystify the subject for everyone.

Including the latest updates to the UK National Curriculum, covering everything from semitones and note values, to harmony and music appreciation, Help Your Kids with Music helps you work through music step-by-step. Using clear, accessible pictures and diagrams you'll learn to approach even the most complex musical theory with confidence. Includes a glossary of key musical terms and symbols.

Help Your Kids with Music is the perfect guide for every parent and child, who wants to understand music theory and put it into practice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 203 x 234 x 18mm | 832g
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 0241186129
  • 9780241186121
  • 80,990

Table of contents

1: Pitch


1: High and low
2: The piano keyboard
3: Notes on the stave
4: Clefs
2: Rhythm
1: Beats and bars
2: Note-values
3: Beams and dots
4: Time signatures
5: Compound time
6: Rests and ties
7: Grouping notes
8: Triplets and tuplets
9: Syncopation and swing
10: Beginnings and endings
11: Tempo


3: Intervals, scales, and keys


1: Sharps and flats
2: Semitones
3: Tones
4: Intervals
5: Major scales
6: Minor scales
7: Keys
8: The relative minor
9: The circle of fifths
10: Accidentals
11: Modulation
12: Transposition
13: Other scales
14: Modes
15: Tonality and atonality


4: Melody


1: What is a tune?
2: Phrasing and phrase marks
3: Types and phrases
4: Sequences
5: Ornaments
6: Dynamics
7: Musical expression
8: Musical markings
9: Analysing melodies
10: Two or more notes together
11: Writing your own melody
12: Learning by example


5: Chords and Harmony


1: Harmony
2: Consonance and dissonance
3: Diatonic and chromatic harmony
4: Degrees of the scale
5: Triads
6: Inversions
7: Chord types
8: Other notes
9: Cadences
10: Passing notes
11: Suspension
12: Modal harmony
13: Music for choirs
14: Bass
15: Chord symbols
16: Harmonizing a song melody


6: Form


1: Repeats
2: Binary form
3: Ternary form
4: Counterpoint
5: Theme and variations
6: Ostinati, loops, and riffs
7: Breaks and fills
8: Orchestral forms


7: Instruments and voices


1: Strings
2: Woodwind
3: Brass
4: Keyboards
5: Percussion
6: The orchestra
7: The conductor
8: Ensembles
9: Rock bands
10: Voices
11: What is the score?
12: Words and music


8: Styles and Genres


1: Musical textures
2: Folk, world, and roots
3: Classical music
4: The Baroque period
5: The Romantic period
6: The Classical period
7: Modern period
8: Dance music
9: Blues and jazz
10: Popular music


9: Reference


1: Note-values and rest-values
2: Time signatures
3: Keys and key signatures
4: Chords
5: Scales
6: Musical terms glossary
7: Musical periods
8: Instrument families


10: Glossary
11: Visual index of symbols
12: Index
13: Acknowledgments
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About Carol Vorderman

Carol Vorderman, one of Britain's best known and loved TV personalities, feels passionately about the value of education. Carol joined forces with DK in 1999 to become DK's Education Champion and has worked with them to build the bestselling Made Easy Series which includes Maths, English and Science.
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