You Can Teach Yourself About Music (eBook)
This book provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of music. Essential for instrumentalists and vocalists, the book includes beginning theory lessons and a comprehensive musical dictionary. The book is also designed to give the reader insight into the history that coincides with the material.
Product Number:
94300EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
136
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6097-4710-0
ISBN13:
978-16097-4710-7
Series:
You Can Teach Yourself
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
10/7/2010
This book provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of music. Essential for instrumentalists and vocalists, the book includes beginning theory lessons and a comprehensive musical dictionary. The book is also designed to give the reader insight into the history that coincides with the material.
You Can Teach Yourself About Music

SECTION I:  A GUIDE TO MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS............................................................................................................................................. 3

Musical Notation and Pitch................................................................................................................................................................. 4

Duration of Notes and Rests (Also Meter).......................................................................................................................................... 9

Key Signatures-Major and Minor Scales............................................................................................................................................ 17

Form and Expression Marks ..........._ ........................................................................................................................................... 25

Intervals and Two-Part Harmony..................................................................................................................................................... 29

Transposition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .·...................................................................................................................................................... 33

Triads-Chords...................................................................................................................................................................................... 36

Chord Progressions............................................................................................................................................................................ 42

Chord Building Chart......................................................................................................................................................................... 43

Chromatic Fingering Chart (Guitar)................................................................................................................................................. 44

SECTION II:   A GUIDE TO MUSIC HISTORY...................................................................................................................................................... 45

The Pre-Renaissance Period (Before 1450)........................, ......................................................................... 46

The Renaissance Period (1450 to 1600)......................................................................................................................................... 49

Giovanni-Pierluigi da Palestrina (1524 to 1594)............................................................................................................ 50

The Baroque Period (1600 to 1750)................................................................................................................................................ 52

Some General Characteristics of Baroque Music............................................................................................................. 53

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 to 1750)............................................................................................................................ 54

George Frederic Handel (1685 to 1759).......................................................................................................................... 56

The Classical Period (1750 to 1825)................................................................................................................................................ 58

Some General  Characteristics of Classical Music........................................................................................................ 59

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 to 1809)................................................................................................................................. 60

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 to 1791)..................................................................................................................... 62

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770 to 1827)............................................................................................................................. 64

The Romantic Period (1825 to 1900)............................................................................................................................................. 66

Some General  Characteristics of Romantic Music...................................................................................................... 67

Franz Schubert (1797 to 1828)......................................................................................................................................... 68

Felix Mandelssohn (1809 to 1847) ..........•.................................................................................................... 70

Frederic Chopin (1810 to 1849)........................................................................................................................................ 72

Johann Strauss Jr. (1825 to 1899)................................................................................................................................... 73

Franz Liszt (1811 to 1886).................................................................................................................................................. 74

Johannes Brahms (1833 to 1897)..................................................................................................................................... 76

Peter Ditch Tschaikovsky (1840 to 1893)......................................................................................................................... 78

Anton Dvorak (1841 to 1904)............................................................................................................................................ 80

The Impressionist Period (Approx. 1885 to 1910)........................................................................................................................ 83

Claude Debussy (1862 to 1918)........................................................................................................................................ 84

The Contemporary Period (1900 to Present)................................................................................................................................ 87

Some General Characteristics of Contemporary Music.................................................................................................. 87

George Gershwin (1898 to 1937)...................................................................................................................................... 88

Aaron Copland (1900 to  )................................................................................................................................................ 90

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 to 1975)................................................................................................................................. 91

Into the Next Centucy........................................................................................................................................................................ 92

SECTION III: A MUSICAL DICTIONARY................................................................................................................................................................ 94

 
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