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Music Theory For Dummies

By Michael Pilhofer,Holly Day
  • ISBN Code: : 1119575516
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Music
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : music-theory-for-dummies.pdf

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Tune in to how music really works Whether you’re a student, a performer, or simply a fan, this book makes music theory easy, providing you with a friendly guide to the concepts, artistry, and technical mastery that underlie the production of great music. You’ll quickly become fluent in the fundamentals of knocking out beats, reading scores, and anticipating where a piece should go, giving you a deeper perspective on the works of others — and bringing an extra dimension to your own. Tracking to a typical college-level course, Music Theory For Dummies breaks difficult concepts down to manageable chunks and takes into account every aspect of musical production and appreciation — from the fundamentals of notes and scales to the complexities of expression and instrument tone color. It also examines the latest teaching techniques — all the more important as the study of music, now shown to provide cognitive and learning benefits for both children and adults, becomes more prevalent at all levels. Master major and minor scales, intervals, pitches, and clefs Understand basic notation, time signals, tempo, dynamics, and navigation Employ melodies, chords, progressions, and phrases to form music Compose harmonies and accompanying melodies for voice and instruments Wherever you want to go musically — as a writer or performer, or just as someone who wants to enjoy music to its fullest — this approachable guide gives you everything you need to hear!

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  • Pdf File: quantum-physics-for-dummies.pdf

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Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition helps makequantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantumphysics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms,readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along withnumerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations.Compatible with classroom text books and courses, QuantumPhysics For Dummies, Revised Edition lets students study attheir own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or professionalexams. Coverage includes: The Schrodinger Equation and its Applications The Foundations of Quantum Physics Vector Notation Spin Scattering Theory, Angular Momentum, and more Your plain-English guide to understanding and working withthe micro world Quantum physics — also called quantum mechanics or quantumfield theory — can be daunting for even the most dedicatedstudent or enthusiast of science, math, or physics. This friendly,concise guide makes this challenging subject understandable andaccessible, from atoms to particles to gases and beyond. Plus, it'spacked with fully explained examples to help you tackle the trickyequations like a pro! Compatible with any classroom course — study at your ownpace and prepare for graduate or professional exams Your journey begins here — understand what quantumphysics is and what kinds of problems it can solve Know the basic math — from state vectors to quantummatrix manipulations, get the foundation you need to proceed Put quantum physics to work — make sense ofSchrödinger's equation and handle particles bound in squarewells and harmonic oscillators Solve problems in three dimensions — use the fulloperators to handle wave functions and eigenvectors to find thenatural wave functions of a system Discover the latest research — learn the cutting-edgequantum physics theories that aim to explain the universeitself

Rock Guitar For Dummies

By Jon Chappell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118069609
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 472
  • Pdf File: rock-guitar-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Face it, being a rock guitarist is just about the coolest thing you can be – next to a secret agent with a black belt in karate. But even if you were a butt-kicking international person of mystery, playing rock guitar would still be cooler because it involves art, passion, power, poetry, and the ability to move an audience of listeners. Whether "moving your listeners" means mowing down crowd surfers with your power chords or making the audience cry with your sensitive melodies, no other musical instrument allows you so much versatility. Whatever rocks your world, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you bring that message out through your fingers and onto that electric guitar that's slung over your shoulder. If you're a beginner, you'll discover what you need to know to start playing immediately, without drowning in complicated music theory. If you've been playing for a while, you can pick up some tips to help improve your playing and move to the next level. Here's a sampling of the topics covered in Rock Guitar For Dummies: How electric guitars and amplifiers work Choosing the right guitar and amp for you, and how to care for them Left-hand and right-hand guitar techniques The different styles of rock guitar playing Creating great riffs The history of rock guitar Buying accessories for your new toy Top Ten lists of the guitarists you should listen to, the rock albums you must have, and the classic guitars you should know about Rock Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD that includes audio of every example shown in the book, plus play-along tracks with a band. So, if you consider yourself an air guitar virtuoso and would like to try the real thing, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you on your way to becoming an accomplished guitarist. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Fretboard Theory Volume II

By Desi Serna
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Desi Serna
  • Book Code : 0615818978
  • Total of Pages : 193
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 835
  • Pdf File: fretboard-theory-volume-ii.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Book two in the Fretboard Theory series picks up where the first volume leaves off and takes your guitar playing and musical knowledge to a whole new level. You learn advanced applications and new musical concepts. There is information for rhythm guitarists, lead guitarists, improvisers, and composers. Each chapter focuses on applications found in popular music and includes familiar song references. * Gain new perspective on keys and tonalities so that you have total control over the music you play * Get to know scale formulas and new number systems so you know music from the inside out * Push to and resolve on chords using dominant function and voice leading * Change keys, borrow chords, and mix modes in order to add more variety to your chord progressions * Get jazzy by using chromatic, diminished, and augmented passing chords * Become a more proficient lead guitarist by narrowing your focus to the scale patterns preferred by the pros * Make your lead lines more melodic and give them more direction with chord tone soloing * Create new sounds and new chord progressions with the harmonic minor scale * Add more depth and dimension to your playing by using pedal point and pedal tones Video Fretboard Theory Volume II is also available as a 12-hour video series that is sold separately on the author's GuitarMusicTheory.com website. Visit the website and sign up for email lessons to sample the footage. Level: Recommended for intermediate level players on up who have already completed the first volume of Fretboard Theory.

Personal Development All-in-One

By Gillian Burn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119966388
  • Total of Pages : 558
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 536
  • Pdf File: personal-development-all-in-one.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies is a complete guide to a range of techniques you can use to master your thoughts and achieve your goals. Discover the basic principles of each approach and receive sensible, practical and effective expert advice on how each one can help you challenge negative beliefs and change your attitudes. Whether you wish to conquer an anxiety, communicate better with others or simply think more positively, here you will find proven and popular methods that you can use to make major changes - improving your personal power and creating the life you want. Techniques covered: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Neuro-linguistic Programming Life Coaching Building Self-confidence

Making Music and Having a Blast!

By Bonnie Blanchard,Cynthia Blanchard Acree
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253003350
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 746
  • Pdf File: making-music-and-having-a-blast.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In her follow-up to Making Music and Enriching Lives: A Guide for All Music Teachers, Bonnie Blanchard offers students a set of tools for their musical lives that will help them stay engaged, even during the challenging times in their musical development. Blanchard discusses issues such as finding an instructor, selecting the right instrument, and choosing a college or conservatory. The book includes lessons on music theory and history as well as a guide to finding additional materials in print and online. Blanchard's strategies for making practice productive and preparing for auditions are useful tips students can return to again and again.

Teaching Creatively and Teaching Creativity

By Mary Banks Gregerson,Heather T. Snyder,James C. Kaufman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 146145185X
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 190
  • Pdf File: teaching-creatively-and-teaching-creativity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Creative teaching as well as teaching creativity are cutting edge issues in psychology today as recent academic and popular media coverage has shown. This volume expands on that interest with chapter authors drawn from interdisciplinary areas. It includes examples of creatively teaching across the education system, including preschool, K-12, undergraduate, and graduate level education. The variety of subjects covered by the chapters include psychology,math, science, and reading. In addition to creative teaching which may lead to enhanced learning and achievement in students, as well enhanced creativity,another focus is teaching with the objective to enhance creativity.

Classical Music For Dummies

By David Pogue,Scott Speck
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119848784
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 763
  • Pdf File: classical-music-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Classical music was never meant to be an art for snobs! In the 1700s and 1800s, classical music was popular music. People went to concerts with their friends, they brought snacks and drinks, and cheered right in the middle of the concert. Well, guess what? Three hundred years later, that music is just as catchy, thrilling, and emotional. From Bach to Mozart and Chopin, history's greatest composers have stood the test of time and continue to delight listeners from all walks of life. And in Classical Music For Dummies, you'll dive deeply into some of the greatest pieces of music ever written. You'll also get: A second-by-second listening guide to some of history's greatest pieces, annotated with time codes A classical music timeline, a field guide to the orchestra, and listening suggestions for your next foray into the classical genre Expanded references so you can continue your studies with recommended resources Bonus online material, like videos and audio tracks, to help you better understand concepts from the book Classical Music For Dummies is perfect for anyone who loves music. It's also a funny, authoritative guide to expanding your musical horizons—and to learning how the world's greatest composers laid the groundwork for every piece of music written since.

Guitar Exercises For Dummies

By Mark Phillips,Jon Chappell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119748933
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 272
  • Pdf File: guitar-exercises-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Build strength and consistency as you play Practice with warm-ups, scales, arpeggios, and chords Play full-length pieces and songs Sharpen your guitar-playing skills This practice-oriented playbook is packed with hands-on technique builders, from warm-up exercises with scales to arpeggios, chords, and more. Brush up on guitar notation, wake up your fingers, and develop strength, speed, and dexterity. With more than 300 exercises in various keys, drills to perfect your playing, tips to maximize your practice time, and performance pieces to test your expanding skills, you'll be strumming the strings like a pro in no time. Inside... A review of the fundamentals How to release tension and improve breathing Technique building exercises Scales, scale sequences, arpeggios, arpeggio sequences, and chords Ways to improve your musicianship

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet

By Kelly Link,Gavin J Grant
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Small Beer Press
  • Book Code : 161873136X
  • Total of Pages : 60
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 439
  • Pdf File: lady-churchill-s-rosebud-wristlet.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There are no ghostly bumps in the night, no loud noises, no cheap shot surprises to knock you out your seat. Instead: stories and poetry — so much excellent poetry! — that knock all the dust off your edges, the pencil off your table, the crown off the monarchy.

Walking Twin Cities

By Holly Day,Sherman Wick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wilderness Press
  • Book Code : 089997872X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: walking-twin-cities.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Walk Minneapolis and St. Paul Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Holly Day and Sherman Wick guide you through 35 unique walking tours in the urban epicenter of the Upper Midwest. The Twin Cities are home to world-class museums and theaters, a mosaic of distinct neighborhoods, and an extensive greenbelt that combine to make it one of the most beautiful metropolitan areas in America. Each self-guided tour includes full-color photographs, a map, and need-to-know details like distance, difficulty, points of interest, and more. Stroll from downtown Minneapolis to Minneahaha Falls, from St. Paul’s Hidden Falls Park to historic Irvine Park. Explore the Mill District and its revitalized historic warehouses, and avoid winter’s chill with eight miles of climate-controlled skyways. You’ll soak up history, stories, and trivia on your way to the best cafes, bars, and nightlife in Minnesota. So find a route that appeals to you, and walk the Twin Cities!

iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies

By Ryan C. Williams,Mike Levine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118991303
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 268
  • Pdf File: ipad-and-iphone-for-musicians-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The easy way to use your iPad or iPhone to make amazing music If you are a budding or established musician looking to use your iPad or iPhone as a portable musical instrument, recording studio, or composition tool, then you've come to the right place! iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies explains in plain English how to hook up your preferred instrument to your iPad or iPhone to work on music projects within a plethora of recording apps. You'll also learn how to incorporate both real and MIDI instruments and audio, edit individual tracks, work with effects and chain multiple apps together, and mix and master songs. Thanks to apps such as AmpliTube, AudioBus, and Apple's own GarageBand, musicians can record entire songs in the comfort of their own homes and then mix, master, and distribute them right there on their iPads or iPhones. Packed with tons of step-by-step instructions, this friendly guide shows you how to use your device to go from recording a basic piece of music to creating and uploading complete songs with full instrumentation and multiple tracks, instruments, and effects. Demonstrates how to hook up your guitar or keyboard directly to your iPad or iPhone to record professional-grade tracks Helps musicians get the most out of their iPads or iPhones as portable musical instruments, recording studios, and composition tools Written by an industry expert and former senior writer for IK Multimedia, a leading manufacturer of music apps and hardware accessories for the iOS market Coverage goes beyond GarageBand to include other popular technologies Don't let the limitations and expense of yesterday's home studios keep you from recording awesome music—let iPad and iPhone For Musicians For Dummies show you how easy it is to record and master your own music right from your living room.

Ukulele In A Day For Dummies

By Alistair Wood
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118380363
  • Total of Pages : 66
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 648
  • Pdf File: ukulele-in-a-day-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Who doesn't want to learn how to play the ukulele? The uke is hot. And learning to play this instrument at a basic level is quick and easy for even the most inexperienced musicians - especially with Ukulele in a Day For Dummies! With this great introductory package, readers get the information they need to pick up a ukulele and try it out. Ukulele in a Day For Dummies: Covers ukulele basics Introduces readers to basic chords and strumming patterns Provides everything needed for readers to play a simple tune or two at the end of the day! Comes with access to 29 audio tracks and a half dozen instructional videos so you can read, hear, and see how to play the uke

The Psychology of Artists and the Arts

By Edward W.L. Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786490551
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 420
  • Pdf File: the-psychology-of-artists-and-the-arts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book offers the first comprehensive examination of the psychodynamic theories of artistic creativity and the arts. Neither oversimplifying the complexity of these theories, nor bogging down in pedantic discourse, it honors the depth and richness of the work of Freud, Adler, Kris, Reich, Jung, and several lesser-known theorists, while making their theories readily accessible to the educated reader. After discussing the role of theory, the work offers each concept as a readily usable template for describing and understanding a work of art, whether painting, sculpture, music, dance, film, poetry, or prose. With these theories at hand, anyone interested in the arts will possess a far richer vocabulary for describing the artistic experience and a deeper understanding of the artist’s creativity.