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Teach Yourself Music Theory by Margaret Richer
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Taking the fundamentals of music and presenting them in a practical, hands-on approach, using easy-to-follow explanations and exercises, this guide advocates a practical approach, using active learning. Each chapter includes diagrams, examples, clear explanations, helpful hints and self-tests before moving on, which together should create a sense of achievement. It is suitable for complete beginners and assumes no previous knowledge.

Table of Contents

Using this book; introducing rhythm; the keyboard; the staff; combining rhythm, notation and keyboard playing; the bass clef; reading and playing using both hands; three new notes in bass clef and 3/4 time; quavers; simple accompaniments; new notes in the G hand position; accidentals; intervals; major scales; the key of F major; completing the notes on the staff and the circles of fifths; 6/8 time; minor scales; major triads; more about triads; semiquavers and triplets.

Author Biography

Margaret Richer has an MA in music with a specialisation in teaching piano. She has taught piano and music theory to adults for several years.
Release date NZ
December 26th, 2003
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Revised edition
notation, glossary, index
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