Learning to Read Music
by Peter Nickol
Publisher: How To Books 2008
Number of pages: 134
Whether you want to learn how to play an instrument, or just refresh your existing capability, whether you sing in a choir, or would simply like to follow scores while listening, this book will help you achieve your aim. 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.
This document is no more available for free.
by Mark Andrew Cook - lardbucket.org
This text is primarily designed to serve as a textbook for a college-level music theory fundamentals course. However, it also has the flexibility to serve equally well for a typical core curriculum college-level Music Theory I or Harmony I course.
by E. T. Jaynes - 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.
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.
by Chuan C. Chang - 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.