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"You’ve Got Rhythm: Read Music Better by Feeling the Beat", by Anna Dembska and Joan Harkness, is a refreshing solution for the many musicans intimidated and frustrated by reading music. This innovative rhythm-reading method uses the groove of meter to carry you through the music. It makes reading music feel natural because you feel the beat as you learn to read. Sightreading becomes more like dancing and less like a boring and nerve-wracking chore.
The rhythm exercises are enhanced with a stunning variety of lyrics--from musings on composers to literary classics to dessert recipes--that serve the dual purpose of reinforcing the metric feel while keeping you entertained.
The book’s friendly design and step-by-step structure are inviting to beginners, and more advanced musicians also find "You’ve Got Rhythm" both fun and challenging. The bibliography/ discography of composers and librettists invites further explorations into some of the more intriguing corners of the musical world.
You’ve Got Rhythm... * improves your sightreading. * deepens your understanding of what makes music musical. * teaches step-by-step, from basic notation to advanced rhythmic skills.
With elegance and humor, "You’ve Got Rhythm" turns the frustration of rhythm problems into a productive and enjoyable musical and literary experience.