Theory and Harmony





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Theory and Harmony for Everyone
A Workbook of Fundamentals for Music
Written by L. Dean Bye
Published by Mel Bay Publications  72 pages

      This book of basic music fundamentals is designed to be used by itself, or as a supplement to any traditional instrumental or vocal method. It has been written to provide those who are interested in becoming better musicians a basic knowledge and understanding of the elements of music; and may be used for private study or in a classroom situation. 
      To achieve the optimum end result, the student should engage in frequent and continued study, as well as intense additional drill and practice. All of this is aimed at the ultimate goal. That, of course, is to be a better and more knowledgeable performer, composer, or musical consumer. 

A thorough, easily understood workbook of basic music fundamentals. Includes many examples and exercises, as well as an excellent section on harmony. Designed for individual group study. A good supplement to any basic method and a valuable text for any music student.

Musical Notation and Pitch
      (Musical Notation and Pitch — Review)
Duration of Notes and Rests – Meter
      (Duration of Notes and Rests – Meter — Review)
Key Signatures – Major and Minor Scales
      (Key Signatures – Major and Minor Scales — Review)
Form and Expression Marks
      (Form and Expression Marks — Review)
Intervals and Two-Part Harmony
      (Intervals and Two-Part Harmony — Review)
      (Transposition — Review)
Triads (Tonic and Dominant)
      (Triads – Tonic and Dominant — Review)
Triads (minor and Subdominant)
Augmented and Diminished Triads
Dominant Seventh Chords (And Inversions)
Minor Seventh and Dominant Ninth Chords
Diminished Seventh and Augmented Fifth Chords
Chord Progressions and Passing Tones
Final Review
Charts — 
      Chromatic Fingering Chart for Guitar
      Definitions of Common Musical Terms
      Complete Chord Chart
      Practical Ranges for Instruments
      Theory Worksheets (Manuscript Paper)

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