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What do all those lines and squiggles and dots mean? \r\n\r\nBasic 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.\r\n\r\nYou will discover how easy it is to:\r\n\r\nLearn quickly and efficiently with easy lessons designed by a professional teacher.\r\nLearn the symbols used in written music.\r\nUnderstand the terms musicians use. \r\nLearn the piano keyboard and the guitar fretboard.\r\nUse memory devices to learn terms and symbols.\r\nUse the included study guides to remember it all.\r\nApply what you have learned with short, easy Practical Use sections at the end of each Chapter. \r\nTune in to radio, television, and the Internet to find musicians demonstrating great music.\r\nWith Interludes On:\r\n\r\nHow to practice. Some topics: equipment, how to improve, ear training, listening, private teachers.\r\nConducting. What does all that arm-waving mean? How does it help? Find the answers and learn how!\r\nLearn Some Italian. Many musical terms are in Italian. Learn them in this section.\r\nUltra-brief history of music notation.\r\nSpecial Features:\r\n\r\nPiano Keyboard w/ Note Names\r\nGuitar Fingerboard w/ Note Names\r\nPractice Aids\r\nStaff Paper\r\nSpecially Designed Reviews\r\nPractical Use Exercises\r\nExtensively Cross-Referenced\r\nMusical Terms Dictionary\r\nBook Index\r\nIf you are a teacher, you might be interested in the FREE Teacher's Supplement. It contains quizzes and keys, each with four different versions to curb cheating.