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Music Theory, Composition & Performance

e-books in Music Theory, Composition & Performance category

Book cover: Music: Its Language, History, and CultureMusic: Its Language, History, and Culture
by - CUNY Brooklyn College ,
The aim is to introduce you to works representative of a variety of music traditions, and to enable you to speak and write about the features of the music you study, employing vocabulary and concepts of melody, rhythm, and form used by musicians.
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Book cover: Algorithmic Composition: A Gentle Introduction to Music CompositionAlgorithmic Composition: A Gentle Introduction to Music Composition
by - Michigan Publishing ,
This book is about learning to compose music using the programming language Common LISP and the compositional environment Common Music developed by Heinrich Taube. Algorithmic composition is defined as the use of computers in the generation of music.
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Book cover: The Illiterate Listener: On Music Cognition, Musicality and MethodologyThe Illiterate Listener: On Music Cognition, Musicality and Methodology
by - Amsterdam University Press ,
In this essay Henkjan Honing makes a case for 'illiterate listening', the human ability to discern, interpret and appreciate musical nuances already from day one, long before a single word has been uttered, let alone conceived.
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Book cover: Fundamentals of Piano PracticeFundamentals of Piano Practice
by - PianoPractice.org ,
This is the first book ever written on how to practice at the piano! Learn the most efficient practice methods, musical playing, and Mental Play which has been neglected by most teachers; all great musicians used it, yet often failed to teach it.
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Book cover: HarmonicaHarmonica
- Wikibooks ,
The harmonica is much more than a mere toy; it can produce rich music that is impossible for many other instruments. It is easy to learn; no need to remember any fingerings etc., just remember that the notes ascend in a certain way.
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Book cover: Advice to SingersAdvice to Singers
by - Frederick Warne & Co. ,
There is no subject, perhaps, on which opinions are so divided, as the proper method of training and using the voice. A careful perusal of this book's contents should clear away many misconceptions, and place the student on the right road.
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Book cover: Harmony Explained: Progress Towards A Scientific Theory of MusicHarmony Explained: Progress Towards A Scientific Theory of Music
by - arXiv ,
How does music actually work? We derive from first principles of Physics and Computation the following fundamental phenomena of music: the Major Scale, the Standard Chord Dictionary, and the difference in feeling between the Major and Minor Triads.
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Book cover: Piano Playing: With Piano Questions AnsweredPiano Playing: With Piano Questions Answered
by - Doubleday, Page and Company ,
This little book presents a general view of artistic piano-playing and offers to young students the results of such observations as I have made in the years of my own studies, as well as of the experiences which my public activity has brought me.
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Book cover: Caruso's Method of Voice Production: The Scientific Culture of the VoiceCaruso's Method of Voice Production: The Scientific Culture of the Voice
by - D. Appleton ,
The greatest tenor of his day, Enrico Caruso possessed remarkable breath control and enunciation along with an intense quality of vocal pathos. This guide explains clearly and scientifically how singers can emulate his phenomenal vocal production.
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Book cover: The Elements of Piano TechniqueThe Elements of Piano Technique
by - G.F. Kranz Music Co. ,
Many of the exercises contained in this little work are purely preparatory in nature, others are for occasional or special use. Only about twenty are permanently essential. All are necessary at some stages of study or to some pupils.
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Book cover: Music of the Twentieth CenturyMusic of the Twentieth Century
by - Amsterdam University Press ,
Ton de Leeuw was a truly groundbreaking composer. As evidenced by his study of compositional methods that melded Eastern traditional music with Western musical theory, he had a profound understanding of the history of twentieth-century music.
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Book cover: What Every Singer Should KnowWhat Every Singer Should Know
by - Franklin Publishing ,
The author wishes to give all the valuable 'hints' and 'helps' that it has taken years of experience to gather, covering all the questions that are absolutely necessary to know, making it brief, simple and understandable.
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Book cover: The Mechanism of the Human VoiceThe Mechanism of the Human Voice
by - J. Curwen & Sons
The author placed before the reader in a simple and comprehensive form the Physiology of the Human Voice. He discarded all scientific terms, and treated the subject in so simple and direct a manner as really to enlighten the readers.
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Book cover: Learning to Read MusicLearning to Read Music
by - How To Books ,
This book will give you insights into how music is put together. It leads you carefully through the basics of pitch, rhythm, keys, scales, chords, and much more, building your knowledge chapter by chapter until you are able to read music with ease.
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Book cover: The Physical Basis Of MusicThe Physical Basis Of Music
by - Washington University ,
The main purpose of this book is to explain certain physical considerations useful not only to a beginner learning how to play a musical instrument, but also to an accomplished musician trying to gain full technical mastery of an instrument.
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Book cover: The Art of SingingThe Art of Singing
by - Elegant Ebooks ,
Caruso was one of the world's most loved male singers and Tetrazzini was an incredible Italian soprano. These pieces on the art of singing are a must for anyone seriously interested in singing. A valuable source of knowledge for future musicians.
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Book cover: GuitarGuitar
- Wikibooks ,
This book introduces the basic concepts of guitar playing for novices and intermediate players. It explains important techniques, gives examples and exercises whenever possible. Understanding of music theory is not required.
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Book cover: Understanding Basic Music TheoryUnderstanding Basic Music Theory
by - OpenStax ,
This text includes a review of common notation and an introduction to the physics behind music theory, as well as the basic concepts of music theory and a few slightly advanced but very useful topics, such as transposition.
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Book cover: Eyes and Ears: An Anthology of Melodies for Sight-SingingEyes and Ears: An Anthology of Melodies for Sight-Singing
by - LightAndMatter.com ,
Eyes and Ears is a book of melodies for use in practicing sight-singing. It contains about 400 melodies, arranged systematically for education, and sufficient for the first semester or two of a college-level musicianship course.
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