Jonathan Harnum's Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand PDF

By Jonathan Harnum

A freindly, truly defined primer for song conception. From what's a employees to simple chord progressions and every little thing in among, together with key signatures, scales, modes, and lots more and plenty extra.
Each bankruptcy and part contains a accomplished, cross-referenced evaluation, especially designed for optimum memorization. furthermore, useful use workouts make stronger what's discovered.
Book includes a huge word list, index, clean employees paper, and a piano keyboard which doubles as a bookmark and is used with the reports.
An very good and pleasant ebook.

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When a note goes beyond the range of the staff (higher or lower), small horizontal lines are used to show where the staff would be if it had more than five lines and four spaces. These are called leger lines (sometimes spelled “ledger lines”). The words “leger line” appeared around 1700, though the practice of writing leger lines is older. To keep music from looking cluttered, leger lines are never used unless they’re with a note. Below are some examples which use three different kinds of notes, but don’t worry about them—you’ll learn what they are soon.

What pitch means in music is the highness or lowness of a sound or note. If the pitch of one note is higher than another, it will be written higher up on the staff. And if one note’s pitch is lower than another’s, it will be written lower down on the staff. 4 Examples of low and high. This note is higher than .................... this one. This note is lower than ................. this one. Moving On Okay. You should now have a good handle on line and space notes and how pitch is shown in written music.

A line note 22. A space note Moving On Okay. That was pretty painless, I hope. Once you have this information stored in your little gray cells, take the quiz or move on to Part II, Clef Notes. Part II is the shortest Part of the book in which you’ll learn about clefs, the odd-looking symbols you’ve been seeing at the beginning of a staff. com Basic Music Theory 46 C H A P T E R GOING OVER THE CLEF CHAPTER5 Sometimes it takes a long time to play like yourself. — Miles Davis In This Chapter • What is a Clef?

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