Project Archive: A Practical Approach to Understanding Music Theory

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A Practical Approach to Understanding Music Theory
Subject: Music
Book Language: English
Audience: Undergraduate students who are not music majors
Created date: October 12, 2021
Updated date: December 3, 2021
Target Release Date: 2022-05-15
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Short Description:
A Practical Approach to Understanding Music Theory

A Practical Approach to Understanding Music Theory
is a textbook designed for the non-music performance major or music business/audio engineer who needs to professionally interface with musicians without needing to write or compose music. The material is designed around a spiral learning model in which a very simple straightforward concept is introduced, defined and explained. From this point and forward the book adds one element of music theory after another until a broad base of musical understanding and application is achieved. Even though the spiral learning model has a linear approach, the book is also laid out in a manner that any music student or hobbyist may treat it as a research manual to search out specific explanations of musical situations they encounter.
Outline
A Practical Approach to Understanding Music Theory
Dedication
INTRODUCTION
Section 1. BASICS
*Reading Music
*Form and Structure
Section 2. MELODY
*Scales
*Flavor of Music
*Modes
Section 3. HARMONY
*Circle of Fifths
Section 4. RHYTHM
Section 5. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

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