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This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession3422
ELI5: Music preference. Why do we prefer certain sounds over others and how do they get that way?
Whether you load your iPod with Bach or Bono, music has a significant role in your life—even if you never realized it. Why does music evoke such powerful moods? The answers are at last be- coming clear, thanks to revolutionary neuroscience and the emerging field of evolutionary psychology. Both a cutting-edge study and a tribute to the beauty of music itself, This Is Your Brain on Music unravels a host of mysteries that affect everything from pop culture to our understanding of human nature, …
The Jazz Theory Book2540
anyone know any good books on jazz harmonic theory?
Endorsed by Jamey Aebersold, James Moody, Dave Liebman, and others, The Jazz Theory Book presents all the information any student of jazz needs in an easy-to-understand, yet thorough, manner. For intermediate to advanced players, and written by one of the acknowledged masters of jazz, it is used by universities around the world.
Scales, Chords, Arpeggios and Cadences: Complete Book1390
Most frustrating thing ever: Learning a new instrument when you have a background of being moderately competent on another instrument. I keep expecting my fingers to be able to play things at the level my brain is reading the page. This is not what happens.
Scale, chord, arpeggio and cadence studies in all major and minor keys presented in a convenient two-page format. Includes an in-depth 12 page explanation that leads to complete understanding of the fundamentals of major and minor scales, chords, arpeggios and cadences plus a clear explanation of scale degrees and a two-page guide to fingering the scales and arpeggios. In addition, several “enrichment options” are provided with exercises such as harmonizing scales, accelerating scales expandi…
The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music1378
I play guitar normally but when I try to record my self , my hands start shaking and every single note is misplaced. even when I try to play in front of someone
From Grammy-winning musical icon and legendary bassist Victor L. Wooten comes The Music Lesson, the story of a struggling young musician who wanted music to be his life, and who wanted his life to be great. Then, from nowhere it seemed, a teacher arrived. Part musical genius, part philosopher, part eccentric wise man, the teacher would guide the young musician on a spiritual journey, and teach him that the gifts we get from music mirror those from life, and every movement, phrase, and chord h…
The Beatles: Complete Scores (Transcribed Score)1195
Trying to get into playing The Beatles.
(Transcribed Score). A fitting tribute to possibly the greatest pop band ever – The Beatles. This outstanding hard-cover edition features over 1100 pages with full scores and lyrics to all 210 titles recorded by The Beatles. Guitar and bass parts are in both standard notation and tablature. Also includes a full discography. Songs include: All You Need Is Love * And I Love Her * Baby You’re a Rich Man * Back in the U.S.S.R. * The Ballad of John and Yoko * Blackbird * Can’t Buy Me Love * Come T…
Tonal Harmony: With an Introduction to Twentieth Century Music1056
What are the first few things to learn if I want to try writing music?
For nearly two decades Tonal Harmony has been the leading text for the two-year theory curriculum for music majors. Used at nearly 800 schools, Tonal Harmony has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for student and instructor alike. The straightforward approach is supported by well-chosen examples and thoughtful exercises, and the total presentation is compatible with differing teaching styles and theoretical points of view. In addition, a set outstanding ancillar…
Twentieth-Century Harmony: Creative Aspects and Practice886
Can someone turn me on to harmonically interesting music theory concepts or harmonically interesting music?
One of the most important books on contemporary music in the twentieth century. Here for the first time is an orderly presentation of the harmonic procedures to be found in music of the first half of the twentieth-century. The author examines the nature of intervals in various contexts, discusses the modes and other scales employed in modern music, describes the formation and uses of chords by thirds, by fourths, and by seconds, of added-note chords and polychords; he deals with different typ…
The AB Guide to Music Theory, Part 1 (Pt. 1)840
How to PROPERLY use accidentals in your writing?
Provides an introduction to the basic elements in harmony and musical structure. Covers the basics of rhythm and tempo, an introduction to pitch, intervals and transposition, articulation, ornaments, and reiterations.
What to Listen for in Music (Signet Classics)840
Trained musicians, what do you notice when you hear a song for the first time?
Whether they listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland invites readers to ask two basic questions: Are they hearing everything that is going on? Are they really being sensitive to it? With his provocative suggestions, Aaron Copland guides readers through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms.
A Modern Method for Guitar – Volumes 1, 2, 3 Complete760
what scales and chords do you think is a must know to be a good guitarist
(Berklee Methods). Now guitarists can have all three volumes of this classic guitar method in one convenient book! Created by popular demand, this new edition of the method used as the basic text for the renowned Berklee College of Music guitar program is a complete compilation of the original Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Innovative solos, duets and exercises progressively teach melody, harmony and rhythm. Perfect for the serious guitar student and instructor alike.
A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice (Oxford Studies in …668
Mathematical approaches to music theory?
Product Description How is the Beatles’ “Help!” similar to Stravinsky’s “Dance of the Adolescents?” How does Radiohead’s “Just” relate to the improvisations of Bill Evans? And how do Chopin’s works exploit the non-Euclidean geometry of musical chords? In this groundbreaking work, author Dmitri Tymoczko describes a new framework for thinking about music that emphasizes the commonalities among styles from medieval polyphony to contemporary rock. Tymoczko identifies five basic musical features …
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory, 2nd Edition (Complete Idiot’s Guides (Lifestyle Paper…624
Here’s what I used to make the FTL soundtrack
A music theory book that hits the high note … This updated and expanded edition of The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Music Theory breaks down a difficult subject in a simple way—even for those who think they have no rhythm or consider themselves tone deaf. With clear, concise language, it explains everything from bass-clef basics to confusing codas. This new edition includes: -A brand-new CD -A comprehensive ear-training section -Musical examples of intervals, scales, chords, and rhythms -Aural…
Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization594
Explain how there’s any debate over the exact frequencies of notes like IAMA math nerd who thinks you’re all chumps if you’re not multiplying by the 12th root of 2.
Few music lovers realize that the arrangement of notes on today’s pianos was once regarded as a crime against God and nature, or that such legendary thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton and Rousseau played a role in the controversy. Indeed, from the time of the Ancient Greeks through the eras of Renaissance scientists and Enlightenment philosophers, the relationship between the notes of the musical scale was seen as a key to the very nature of the unive…
Jazz Theory Resources: Volume 1575
Trying to learn jazz is the most frustrating thing I’ve ever done
(Jazz Book). Jazz Theory Resources is a jazz theory text in two volumes. Volume I (00030458, $39.95) includes: review of basic theory, rhythm in jazz performance, basic tonal materials, triadic generalization, diatonic harmonic progressions and harmonic analysis, substitutions and turnarounds, common melodic outlines, and an overview of voicings. Volume II (00030459, $29.95) includes: modes and modal frameworks, quartal harmony, other scales and colors, extended tertian structures and triadic…
How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony (and Why You Should Care)574
Wanted to share what blew my mind in Physics of Music class today. I present: Just, Mean, and Pythagorean Scales.
“A fascinating and genuinely accessible guide….Educating, enjoyable, and delightfully unscary.”―Classical Music What if Bach and Mozart heard richer, more dramatic chords than we hear in music today? What sonorities and moods have we lost in playing music in “equal temperament”―the equal division of the octave into twelve notes that has become our standard tuning method? Thanks to How Equal Temperament Ruined Harmony, “we may soon be able to hear for ourselves what Beethoven really meant wh…
Fundamentals of Musical Composition556
Books for Learning Composition
A reissue of a classic that represents the culmination of over 40 years in Schoenberg’s life devoted to the teaching of musical principles to students and composers in Europe and America. For his classes, he developed a manner of presentation in which “every technical matter is discussed in a very fundamental way, so that at the same time it is both simple and thorough”. This book can be used for analysis as well as for composition. On the one hand, it has the practical objective of introduci…
The Chord Scale Theory and Jazz Harmony548
Good websites for studying jazz?
Jazz harmony, as taught at the Berklee College of Music is based on the so called Chord Scale Theory. This method – further developed – is now available as a comprehensive textbook for the first time. Emerged from practice and designed for practical use, it provides theoretical knowledge necessary for improvisation, composing, and arranging.
Super interested in theory but I don’t even know what in particular to look up.
For over two decades Tonal Harmony has been the leading text for the two-year theory curriculum for music majors. Used at nearly 800 schools, Tonal Harmony has been consistently praised for its practicality and ease of use for student and instructor alike. The straightforward approach is supported by well-chosen examples and thoughtful exercises, and the total presentation is compatible with differing teaching styles and theoretical points of view. In addition, students can purchase a CD o…
Essential Dictionary of Orchestration: Pocket Size Book (Essential Dictionary Series)469
Is there any ‘encyclopedia’ about instruments and how they sound?
At last, an orchestration book tailor-made for the classroom musician on a budget. Any teacher, student or professional musician, whether a composer, orchestrator, arranger, performer or enthusiast will find this thoroughly comprehensive dictionary full of the most needed information on over 150 instruments. Designed for quick and easy reference, the Essential Dictionary of Orchestration includes those much-needed instrument ranges, general characteristics, tone quality descriptions, technica…
Connecting Chords with Linear Harmony (Jazz Book)436
Good websites for studying jazz?
(Jazz Book). A study of three basic outlines used in jazz improv and composition, based on a study of hundreds of examples from great jazz artists.