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How to Read Music in 30 Days - Free Preview

How to Read Music in 30 Days - Free Preview

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Published by Leon Harrell
In this definitive guide, Leon Harrell, founder of http://www.OneMinuteMusicLesson.com will teach you how to read music easily step by step from the very beginning in 30 days.

Here’s a sneak peek at the Table of Contents:

Introduction
How to Use this Book
Part 1 – Introduction to Pitch and Rhythm
Day 1 – Rhythm
Day 2 – Pitch and the 1-line Staff
Day 3 – The 2-Line Staff
Day 4 – The 3-Line Staff
Day 5 – The 4-Line Staff
Day 6 – The 5-Line Staff
Day 7 – 1 Ledger Line Above
Day 8 – 1 Ledger Line Below
Day 9 – Simple Meter in the Eastman Counting System
Day 10 – The Grand Staff

Part 2 – Advanced Pitch and Rhythm Reading
Day 11 – Compound Meter in the Eastman Counting System
Day 12 – Rhythmic and Notational Proportion
Day 13 – A Closer Look at Compound Meters
Day 14 – Sub-division of the Beat Unit
Day 15 – Common Rhythmic Sub-division Patterns
Day 16 – Differences between Simple and Compound Meters
Day 17 – Articulations
Day 18 – Syncopation

Part 3 – Seeing the Hidden Musical Structure
Day 19 – The Art of Chunking
Day 20 – Understanding Chords
Day 21 – Keys and Key Signatures
Day 22 – Accompaniment Reading in Homophonic Textures
Day 23 – Scales
Day 24 – Accompaniment Reading in Polyphonic Textures
Day 25 – Tempo & Dynamics
Day 26 – Musical Form & Structure
Day 27 – Musical Symbols
Day 28 – More Musical Symbols
Day 29 – Understanding Triplets
Day 30 – Understanding Duplets
In this definitive guide, Leon Harrell, founder of http://www.OneMinuteMusicLesson.com will teach you how to read music easily step by step from the very beginning in 30 days.

Here’s a sneak peek at the Table of Contents:

Introduction
How to Use this Book
Part 1 – Introduction to Pitch and Rhythm
Day 1 – Rhythm
Day 2 – Pitch and the 1-line Staff
Day 3 – The 2-Line Staff
Day 4 – The 3-Line Staff
Day 5 – The 4-Line Staff
Day 6 – The 5-Line Staff
Day 7 – 1 Ledger Line Above
Day 8 – 1 Ledger Line Below
Day 9 – Simple Meter in the Eastman Counting System
Day 10 – The Grand Staff

Part 2 – Advanced Pitch and Rhythm Reading
Day 11 – Compound Meter in the Eastman Counting System
Day 12 – Rhythmic and Notational Proportion
Day 13 – A Closer Look at Compound Meters
Day 14 – Sub-division of the Beat Unit
Day 15 – Common Rhythmic Sub-division Patterns
Day 16 – Differences between Simple and Compound Meters
Day 17 – Articulations
Day 18 – Syncopation

Part 3 – Seeing the Hidden Musical Structure
Day 19 – The Art of Chunking
Day 20 – Understanding Chords
Day 21 – Keys and Key Signatures
Day 22 – Accompaniment Reading in Homophonic Textures
Day 23 – Scales
Day 24 – Accompaniment Reading in Polyphonic Textures
Day 25 – Tempo & Dynamics
Day 26 – Musical Form & Structure
Day 27 – Musical Symbols
Day 28 – More Musical Symbols
Day 29 – Understanding Triplets
Day 30 – Understanding Duplets

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Published by: Leon Harrell on May 30, 2012
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 How To Read Music Easily In 30 Days by Leon Harrell 
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 How To Read Music Easily In 30 Days by Leon Harrell 
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Introduc*on
Let me begin by saying thank you for downloading the free preview of my book 
 How to Read Music Easily in 30 Days
. This book has been a long journey for me, culminating atthe end of my work on my Doctoral of Musical Arts degree. As a professor and musicinstructor I have helped hundreds of students during my career and hope to teach manymore. As a general practice I like to get to know my students. Since we aren’t meetingface to face, feel free to say hello to me via myFacebook or Twitter pages for the One Minute Music Lesson or directlyhttp://www.OneMinuteMusicLesson.com.Since we do not know each other yet, allow me to introduce myself, and tell you a little bit about why I wrote this book.My name is Leon Harrell and I am a composer, pianist and music educator. I have played piano since I was a small child and began composing as a teenager. I have taught musictheory courses as well as aural skills classes in several colleges and have been involved inmusic making for over 25 years. To learn more about my professional background, seemy personal website athttp://www.LeonHarrell.com.When I began teaching music theory and piano lessons it dawned on me how poorlysome students understand musicand how it really works from the inside out. Many could play their instrument but they blindly stumbledthrough lear ning new pieces and had trouble with counting even simple rhythms when faced with musical excerpts that werenot in the most basic of meters.I decided that I would tackle this problem by creating my website the One Minute MusicLesson as a method of teaching the basic elements of music in small understandable bitesso that my students could grasp the concepts at their own pace and refer to them as oftenas necessary until they fully mastered the material.
 How To Read Music Easily In 30 Days by Leon Harrell 
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