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Music Instruction Books
Below is a selection of music instruction books available at the Library in the music section MT and through the Library's Online Resources. See the Library of Congress Classification outline for a complete overview of the classification used to organize this collection.
Basic Music Theory, 4th Ed by 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.
Call Number: MT7 .H25 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-27
The Everything Essential Music Theory Book by Whether you're an intermediate musician or an aspiring music major, The Everything Essential Music Theory Book is a guide to mastering one of the most important tools for every musician: musical understanding.
Call Number: MT7.S356 E97 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-05
Hands-On Music Theory by Written in fresh, accessible language, and illustrated with examples that draw on modern tools such as sequencer piano rolls and guitar tabs, this book offers practical, hands-on, easy-to understand instruction on key points of modern pop, rock, jazz and electronica music theory.
Call Number: MT6.W335 H36 2015
Publication Date: 2014-06-25
Inside Arabic Music: Arabic maqam performance and theory in the 20th century by How can Arabic music be so rich and diverse without resorting to harmony? Why is it so challenging to transcribe Arabic music from a recording? Inside Arabic Music answers these and many other questions from the perspective of two "insiders" to the practice of Arabic music, by documenting a performance culture and a know-how that is largely passed on orally.
Call Number: ML330.5 .F37 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-15
Music Theory Book by Perfect for everyone from the intermediate musician to the collegiate music major, this book is a complete guide to mastering musical understanding.
Call Number: MT6 .S325 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-18
Music Theory for Dummies by Grasp the concepts needed to compose, deconstruct, and comprehend music Whether you're a student of music or a music lover, Music Theory For Dummies presents you with essential information on how to read, write, and understand music, as well as helpful hints on composing, arranging, and creating original melodies, harmonies, and chords.
Publication Date: 2011-10-07
Understand Music Theory: Teach Yourself by Understand Music Theory offers a practical approach which uses active learning to impart knowledge. Suitable for complete beginners, and assuming no previous knowledge, each chapter includes examples, illustrations, clear explanations, tips and self-tests before moving on.
Call Number: MT6 .R415 2015
Publication Date: 2015-11-17
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