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Makes Music Work
a self-teaching book on Music Theory
by Phil Seyer
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What Makes Music Work makes learning a simple and natural
process--even if you've never taken a formal music course in music theory.
Unlike other books, this one has many step-by-step exercises to help you
master the material as you progress. Readers love this book as you can
see below. With this book you will learn to:
- Read, write and play music.
- Identify its basic components
- Understand form and structure
- Compose a song
You'll find answers to questions like these:
- How do notes combine in harmony?
- How can I easily read those super high notes?
- What makes some sounds pleasing, others discordant?
- How do composers expand small musical ideas into full-scale pieces?
Music Theory -- What Readers are Saying
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"A lucid, well-organized introduction
to music theory" --American Library Association.
"I always loved music; thank you for helping me understand it."
-- John Giunta, North Bellmore, New York.
"Your publication is absolutely excellent." - Jennifer Linton,
North Eastham, MA.
Wonderful" Music Theory
"Thorough and understandable." --
Valere Meyer, Toledo, Ohio.
"I've read What Makes Music Work and it was wonderful." --
David Odera Okumu, Naivasha, Kenya.
"It has helped me with theory a great
deal. For instance, I now understand how to compose a song using motives,
and I value the section on chord progression and harmonization.
Thank you ever so much for writing this book." Steven Flowers,
New York, New York
Deep Music Theory
yet deep. This is a great book. When I first saw this book I thought
it seemed too basic. It starts out with pitch and moves on to rhythm.
These are things I know about, I play piano. But soon, as I was reading
the book, I found easy to understand discussions of Mixylodian Modes
and I-V-vi-IV-V-I chord progressions. Its lucid explanations of tough
concepts make this an easy 5 stars. A great book for beginners to music
theory (like me). " -- Robby
Walker, Glendale, AZ
Table of Contents for Phil's Music Theory Book
Reading and Writing Musical Pitch
Tempo and Meter
Musical Form and Design
Chord Progression and Harmonization
Glossary: explains songwriting concepts like "verse/bridge structure"
Other Music Education Products by Phil Seyer
Music Theory: An inexpensive
ear training program is available for immediate download. It supplement
the chapter on intervals Click here for more info.
Music Theory: a Hip Hop Ear
Training CD is also available.
Music Theory: a CD that teaches interesting
chromatic chords is also available.
Music Theory: underderstanding Chromatic Chords
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