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4-Minute Mastery: A Course in Sight Reading
4-Minute Mastery: A Course in Sight Reading 4-Minute Mastery: A Course in Sight Reading (Introduction and Primer Lessons)
Stuart R. Hunt - Northern Sound Press

Designed for older students who have no previous experience reading music, this primer will help prepare and give a solid foundation to build upon for a student in any music course - band, chorus,

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All About Music Theory
All About Music Theory All About Music Theory
Mark Harrison - Hal Leonard Corporation

If you wish there was a fun and engaging way to help you understand the fundamentals of music, then this is it.  Whether it's learning to read music, understanding chords and scales, musical forms, or... view details
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The Answering Voice
The Answering Voice The Answering Voice (The Beginnings of Counterpoint)
Alice Parker - GIA Publications

The Answering Voice opens our ears and voices to a new way of understanding counterpoint. Drawing on her fifty years of composing and teaching, Alice Parker envisions a theory or composition class where

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AP Music Theory
AP Music Theory AP Music Theory (2nd Edition)
Nancy Scoggin - B. E. S.

In-depth preparation for the AP Music Theory exam features: Two full-length practice tests (both aural and non-aural sections included); All questions answered and explained; Helpful strategies for

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Arranging Music for the Real World
Arranging Music for the Real World Arranging Music for the Real World
Vince Corozine - Mel Bay Publications Inc.

This book is written from a composer's point of view and is intended to be a reference book for the analysis of arranging techniques. Its aim is to help composers and arrangers improve their compositional

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Arranging Songs
Arranging Songs Arranging Songs (How to Put the Parts Together)
Rikky Rooksby - Hal Leonard Corporation

This book is an essential manual of techniques for recording a song. It explores arranging essentials such as grouping instruments effectively, using multi-track recording, artfully layering parts, achieving a... view details
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Arranging for Horns
Arranging for Horns Arranging for Horns (A Berklee Guide)
Jerry Gates - Berklee Press

Arrange and write for a horn section! In this book, aspiring arrangers will learn how to add saxophones and brass to a rhythm section ensemble. The capabilities and characteristics of the most common

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Arranging for the Concert Band
Arranging for the Concert Band Arranging for the Concert Band
Frank Erickson - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Arranging for the Concert Band and the accompanying workbook are intended to introduce students to basic techniques of arranging for the concert band. Arranging can be divided into two separate processes. The... view details
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Basso Continuo: An Introduction
Basso Continuo: An Introduction Basso Continuo: An Introduction
Diez Eichler - Breitkopf & Haertel USA

The thoroughbass was the basis of composed music for an entire music-history period. To anyone starting to deal with the music of the "continuo age" in terms of study and practice today, the new

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Beginning Theory for Adults
Beginning Theory for Adults Beginning Theory for Adults (The Grown-Up Approach to Music Theory)
Nathaniel Gunod - Alfred Music Publishing

For students of piano or guitar, this fun and friendly step-by-step introduction to music theory is written with the adult learner in mind. It is both a great self-teaching book and a great method for use with... view details
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Berklee Contemporary Music Notation
Berklee Contemporary Music Notation Berklee Contemporary Music Notation
Jonathan Feist - Berklee Press

Learn the nuances of music notation, and create professional looking scores. This reference presents a comprehensive look at contemporary music notation. You will learn the meaning and stylistic practices

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Berklee Music Theory - Book 1
Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 Berklee Music Theory - Book 1 (2nd Edition)
Paul Schmeling - Berklee Press
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This essential method features rigorous, hands-on, "ears-on" practice exercises that help you explore the inner workings of music, presenting notes, scales, and rhythms as they are heard in pop, jazz, and... view details
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Berklee Music Theory - Book 2
Berklee Music Theory - Book 2 Berklee Music Theory - Book 2 (2nd Edition)
Paul Schmeling - Berklee Press
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This volume focuses on harmony, including triads, seventh chords, inversions, and voice leading for jazz, blues and popular music styles.  You'll develop the tools needed to write melodies and create effective... view details
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Celebrate Theory
Celebrate Theory Celebrate Theory
The Royal Conservatory - Fred Harris Music Co. Ltd.

This series supports the study of music theory at every stage of a student's musical development. This essential resource for enriching students and developing well-rounded musicianship covers rudiments,

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Book Preparatory
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Book Answer Book Levels 5-8 New Product
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Chord Bingo
Chord Bingo Chord Bingo (For Players of All Chord Instruments)
Dick Sheridan - Centerstream Publications

Chord Bingo is a game-like method for learning how chords are constructed and how to form them yourself on any chord instrument - guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, keyboard, and others. It's a

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Composition
Michael Miller - Alfred Music Publishing

Learn how to compose music the easy way! This book shows you how to compose with chords-first and melody-first, methods for developing simple melodic motifs and themes into longer compositions, tips for... view details
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Composing for the Cinema
Composing for the Cinema Composing for the Cinema (The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film)
Ennio Morricone & Sergio Miceli - Scarecrow Press, Inc.

In Composing for the Cinema: The Theory and Praxis of Music in Film, Morricone and musicologist Sergio Miceli present a series of lectures on the composition and analysis of film music.  Adapted from several... view details
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Alfred's Music Tech Series, Book 1
Alfred's Music Tech Series, Book 1 Alfred's Music Tech Series, Book 1 (Composing Music with Notation)
Tom Rudolph, Floyd Richmond, Stefani Langol & Lee Whitmore - Alfred Music Publishing

Alfred?s Music Tech Series: Composing Music With Notation is a breakthrough method designed for elementary to high school students that can be used in a classroom setting or for individual study. Progressive... view details
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Composing Our Future
Composing Our Future Composing Our Future (Preparing Music Educators to Teach Composition)
Michele Kaschub & Janice Smith - Oxford University Press

In order to prepare pre-service teachers and meet the needs of practitioners in the field, music teachers and educators need resources to guide the development of curriculum, specific courses, professional

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Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band
Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band
Bill Dobbins - Advance Music

Dedicated to jazz writers Clare Fischer, Bill Holman and Bob Brookmeyer, this substantial book by renowned arranger and author Bill Dobbins presents detailed analyses of eight big-band originals by Dobbins

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Composition in the Digital World
Composition in the Digital World Composition in the Digital World (Conversations with 21st Century American Composers)
Robert Raines - Oxford University Press

In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of ... view details

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Contemporary Counterpoint
Contemporary Counterpoint Contemporary Counterpoint (Theory & Application)
Beth Denisch - Berklee Press

Use counterpoint to make your music more engaging and creative. Counterpoint - the relationship between musical voices - is among the core principles for writing music, and it has been central to the study

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Contemporary Ear Training, Level 1
Contemporary Ear Training, Level 1 Contemporary Ear Training, Level 1 (A Modern Approach to Help You Hear & Transcribe Melodies, Rhythms, Intervals, Bass Lines and Chords)
Mark Harrison - Hal Leonard Corporation

Eartraining is a vital (and sometimes neglected) skill that enables musicians to hear ahead in their playing and writing. These unique, modern courses have been used by hundreds of students (from beginners to... view details
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Contemporary Ear Training, Level 2
Contemporary Ear Training, Level 2 Contemporary Ear Training, Level 2 (A Modern Approach to Help You Hear & Transcribe Chord Progressions, Modal Scales and Key Changes)
Mark Harrison - Hal Leonard Corporation

Eartraining is a vital (and sometimes neglected) skill that enables musicians to hear ahead in their playing and writing. These unique, modern courses have been used by hundreds of students (from beginners to... view details
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