By Duane S. Crowther
This unique volume is two books bound together as one. It presents the same materials in both English and Spanish!
You Can Read Music is a quick guide to musical literacy! Throughout the world there are millions of people who never learned to read music. That’s sad! If you’re one of them, think of all the wonderful sounds, ideas, feelings and experiences you can enjoy once you’ve learned music’s alphabet and vocabulary! Learning to read music is easy! It won’t be difficult! You can learn the basics of music in just a few hours. This short book tells you exactly what you need to know. In fact, it does more than that—it organizes the information into useful groups of related ideas so you can learn music in an easily understood, orderly fashion.
You Can Read Music is written in brief, carefully organized lessons. You can study it individually. If you do, you’ll find that the concepts are explained so clearly that you’ll be able to understand them without outside help.
But You Can Read Music can be used as a brief textbook too. Elementary school teachers can use it to teach their students. Middle school and High School Choir directors can strengthen their choirs by presenting the lessons in brief segments as part of their daily rehearsal schedule. Private piano instructors can teach the lessons as part of the weekly course of study they outline for their students. Parents can use the book to teach their children, and if they don’t know the basics of music, reading it is a wonderful way to acquire their own musical literacy.
You can feel confident that when you’ve mastered the ideas presented in this book, you’ll truly be knowledgable in the music-reading process. You’ll be musically literate, and you’ll know for sure that You Can Read Music!
- Music Scores
- Measures, Bar Lines and Repeats
- The Treble Staff, Bass Staff, and Clefs
- Rhythm, Meters and Time Signatures
- Notes and Rests
- Note Names, and the Names of Staff Lines and Spaces
- Dynamics, and Basic Musical Styles
- The Keyboard, Sharps, Flats, and Accidentals
- Special Music Markings, a Pitch-locating System
- The Major Scale Pattern, Intervals, and Triads
- Scales, Keys, and Key Signatures
6” x 9” paperback
64 pages (in English)
66 pages (in Spanish)
130 pages total