You Can Read Music {E-BOOK}

You Can Read Music is a set of 11 carefully organized lessons. The concepts are explained so clearly that you’ll be able to understand them without outside help.  But 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. You can feel confident that when you’ve mastered the ideas presented in this book, you’ll truly be knowledgeable in the music-reading process. You’ll be musically literate, and you’ll know for sure that You Can Read Music!   You can learn the basics of music in just a few hours. Think of all the wonderful sounds, ideas, feelings and experiences you can enjoy once you’ve learned music’s alphabet and vocabulary!  This short book tells you exactly what you need to know, and it organizes the information into useful groups of related ideas so you can learn music in an easily understood, orderly fashion.

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    by Duane S. Crowther

    A Quick Guide to Musical Literacy

    You Can Read Music is a set of 11 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. You can feel confident that when you’ve mastered the ideas presented in this book, you’ll truly be knowledgeable in the music-reading process. You’ll be musically literate, and you’ll know for sure that You Can Read Music! Think of all the wonderful sounds, ideas, feelings and experiences you can enjoy once you’ve learned music’s alphabet and vocabulary! 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.

    Chapters include:

    1. Music Scores
    2. Measures, Bar Lines and Repeats
    3. The Treble Staff, Bass Staff, and Clefs
    4. Rhythm, Meters and Time Signatures
    5. Notes and Rests
    6. Note Names, and the Names of Staff Lines and Spaces
    7. Dynamics, and Basic Musical Styles
    8. The Keyboard, Sharps, Flats, and Accidentals
    9. Special Music Markings, a Pitch-locating System
    10. The Major Scale Pattern, Intervals, and Triads
    11. Scales, Keys, and Key Signatures