Music Theory for Beginners

Music Theory for Beginners

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This guide for young musicians contains carefully organized and graded information to provide a sound introduction to the theory of music. It aims to enable beginners to progress systematically and acquire the knowledge they need for their practical studies. Explanations give a clear grounding in the basic concepts, while music examples help to explain more complex ideas. There are also features about the history and development of music, put into context by looking at instruments. In addition, there are charts and checklists for quick reference, and each new topic is backed up with puzzles to help readers develop their theoretical skills.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 196 x 244 x 4mm | 99.79g
  • Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations
  • 0746024169
  • 9780746024164

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: the staff and the treble clef; other clefs; note lengths; rhythms. Part 2 Different ways of writing music: sharps, flats and naturals; scales; keys and key signatures; grouping notes and rests. Part 3 Music through the ages: intervals; transposing; phrases; words and music. Part 4 How instruments developed: chords; cadences; ornaments; structure; scale chart; musical terms; symbols; answers.show more

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