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Music industry professionals and college music business majors alike will find the Concise Guide to Music Industry Terms indispensable. Expansive in design, the book also includes essential music related terms that are common to the film and television industries. Understanding the language of the music industry can help prevent costly misconceptions and misunderstandings.

Orchestral works are the central pillars of classical music. In A Concise Guide to Orchestral Music, 1700 to the Present Day, David Fligg evaluates this great music, and explores why so many masterpieces continue to fascinate music lovers. As well as discussing individual composers, the book places orchestral music within a historical context, providing essential reading for music students, and enthusiasts of all ages.

A Concise Guide to Understanding Music offers guidance on many aspects of musical form, the creative concepts of major composers over the centuries, and developments ranging from early notation to the present day. The book is profusely illustrated and also contains an extensive bibliography as well as detailed lists of compositions for the reader to listen to and enjoy. For those who wish to understand more about all kinds of music, this is the book to help you.

A Concise History of the Classic Guitar by Graham Wade, one of the foremost international writers on the guitar, explores the history of the instrument from the 16th century to the present day. This compact assessment of five centuries of fretted instruments cover the vihuela in Spain, the history of four-course and five-course guitars, the evolution of tablature, and developments in the six-string guitar in the 19th century. The work also charts the contribution of leading composers, performers and luthiers of the 20th century, and evaluates the influence of Segovia, Llobet, Pujol, Presti, Bream, Williams, etc., among the world's famous guitarists. This book, intended for the general public and guitar students of all ages, is the first interpretative history of the classic guitar to be published in the 21st century, and will be eagerly welcomed by all lovers of the instrument.

This book is written from a composer's point of view and is intended to be a reference book for the analysis of arranging techniques. Its aim is to help composers and arrangers improve their compositional skills as well as their understanding of various musical styles. Through a study and analysis of the scores and styles of the master composers, the author gives a broad view of the music of both the past and of the present. This allows the musician to navigate within the contemporary music scene with an essential awareness of and appreciation for all genres of music. The skills and concepts taught in this book will help the aspiring arranger harmonize melodies and write counter-melodies quickly and efficiently utilizing various combinations of instruments and voices, whether for pops orchestra, television, or recordings, according to the demands of modern commercial music. Includes access to online audio.

Beginning level. Book 3 in the Beginner Viola Theory for Children series is an engaging resource that allows students to develop a deeper understanding of important theory concepts. Key signatures, enharmonic, diatonic and chromatic semitones, whole tones, major scales, musical terms and symbols plus how to write music are all covered in this workbook. Unique to this book are detailed, fill-in-the-blank diagrams of each major scale played on the viola. These diagrams allow students to visualize their scale and its theoretical structure in an easy-to-understand format. With this book, there will be no complaints about theory homework.

This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the viola at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of viola theory at the same time. The book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of viola theory. No matter who uses this book, it will give a strong foundation to viola theory and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the viola, learning about line and space notes, learning musical symbols and how to draw music.

Book 2 in the Melanie Smith viola theory series introduces students to new music and theory concepts which are fundamental in developing a deeper understanding of the viola. Book 2 will begin by covering the theory involving the ranges of notes for the viola and then moves into specific theory concepts such as note and rest values and time signatures. The final section of Book 2 focuses on musical terms and includes a comprehensive review of all instructional concepts covered in the book.

This book is designed as a workbook to teach theory specifically relevant to the violin at a level that is attainable and challenging, yet fun for young children. It is intended to build confidence and solidify the relationship between theory and playing. Children will enjoy the drawing and coloring activities in the book, while developing the fundamentals of violin theory at the same time. The book can be used to teach beginners the basics of theory, or even to refresh musicians who might need a small review of violin theory. No matter who uses his book, it will give a strong foundation to violin theory, and through this understanding will foster a greater love of playing. Concepts covered in this book include: learning the parts of the violin; learning about line and space notes; learning musical symbols; and how to draw music.

Beginning level. Book 3 in the Beginner Violin Theory for Children series is an engaging resource that allows students to develop a deeper understanding of important theory concepts. Key signatures, enharmonic, diatonic and chromatic semitones, whole tones, major scales, musical terms and symbols plus how to write music are all covered in this workbook. Unique to this book are detailed, fill-in-the-blank diagrams of each major scale played on the violin. These diagrams allow students to visualize their scale and its theoretical structure in an easy-to-understand format. With this book, there will be no complaints about theory homework.

Music industry professionals and college music business majors alike will find the Concise Guide to Music Industry Terms indispensable. Expansive in design, the book also includes essential music related terms that are common to the film and television industries. Understanding the language of the music industry can help prevent costly misconceptions and misunderstandings.

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