Do You Wish You Could Read Music?
Basic Music Theory has short, easy chapters, designed for real students by a real teacher (that's me) with decades of experience, and a PhD in music education.
This book is a frequent #1 best-seller in Amazon's "Music Instruction & Study." That kind of quality can't be faked.
This book will help you learn to read music. Find out more below.
By G. Donnald (Ellicott City, MD USA)
Finally someone came up with a basic music theory book that's actually understandable and readable. Dr. Harnum explains complicated concepts in a way that even someone like me without any music background can easily understand them. I am looking forward to playing an instrument thanks to his help. This is by far the best music theory book I have ever read!
The Ultimate Do it Yourself for Music Theory
By Prof. Robin Giebelhausen (Illinois)
Jonathan Harnum has taken an overly complicated subject matter and made it learnable for anyone. And I do mean anyone!!I have been a student of music for over 13 years and a teacher for 3 and I found myself finding new and interesting (and humorous) facts about music theory. This book can teach anyone music theory and keep a smile on their face the entire time.
Basic Music Theory:
How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music (4th edition)
What do all those lines and squiggles and dots mean? Basic Music Theory takes you through the sometimes confusing world of written music with a clear, concise style that is at times funny and always friendly. The book is written by an experienced teacher using methods refined over more than ten years in his private teaching studio and in schools. Lessons are short, well-paced and enjoyable. Whether you're a beginner of any age, whether you're an experienced player who wants to bone up on your theory, or whether you teach music and need a fun way to do it, you'll find this book valuable and will refer to it again and again.
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Since 2001, one of the most popular books to help you learn to read music. Chapters are short and simple, always friendly and sometimes funny. Learn more, read reviews, and see examples from the book here.
Used by the LA Film School, colleges around the US, as well as middle schools, high schools, home schools, and others interested in a fun, simple way to learn how to read music.
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