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Music Theory and History Workbook, Book1Standard of ExcellenceBy Chuck Elledge, Jane Yarbrough, and Bruce PearsonPublished by Kjos
Dear Student: Learning to play a musical instrument is fun and rewarding. You are accomplishing many goals, and your music will please yourself, your family, and concert audiences for many years to come. Congratulations! Now, with the help of this book, you will begin adding to your musical talents the enriching experience of learning about music theory and music history. In the Music Theory section, you will learn how to notate music, so that you can compose rhythms and melodies. You will learn note names in both treble and bass clefs so that they become very familiar to you. You will begin to learn the language of music that will help you to become a better, more well-rounded musician. In the Music History section, you will see how music evolved from Antiquity through the 20th century. You will learn about many composers and types of music, some of which you may have already encountered in your lesson music. Music history timelines will help tie together all of the information you are learning. Have fun discovering the world of music theory and music history!- The Authors