Understand Music Theory (Paperback)

By Margaret Richer

Teach Yourself, 9781473614871, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2015

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Understand Music Theory offers a practical approach which uses active learning to impart knowledge. Suitable for complete beginners, and assuming no previous knowledge, each chapter includes examples, illustrations, clear explanations, tips and self-tests before moving on.

It covers all the essential topics in music theory, from rhythm and pitch to intervals, major and minor scales and compound time signatures. It also goes beyond these basic concepts to more advanced theory such as harmony, tone colour and musical form, to provide a genuinely comprehensive introduction to music theory.

The theoretical information is all backed up by plenty of practical exercises, and download content online for further practice activities, to really consolidate your knowledge.

About the Author

Margaret Richer has an MA in Music with a specialization in teaching piano. She has taught piano and music theory to adults for several years.