Practical Music Theory provides the necessary tools for inspired music making, listening, and composing. Based on the holistic premise that music is both art and language, yet so much more, Practical Music Theory takes the musician on a journey through historic, yet relevant common practices of composition. Through this easy-to-read text, aspiring theorists encounter numerous examples from music literature, thought-provoking questions, and practical suggestions for implementation.

Practical Music Theory is both a textbook and a workbook, containing an array of exercises ranging in complexity from simple to difficult. Designed for the first one to two years of instruction, it is a comprehensive volume that begins with the basic materials of music and progresses through advanced concepts and techniques. Practical Music Theory expands horizons to new worlds of musical discovery, enhancing the enjoyment of an already delightful art form.
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Brian Dunbar is professor of music at Crossroads College and has also served as assistant professor in graduate studies at Hope International University. An active church musician, Dunbar is a seminar lecturer, convention worship leader, and choral festival adjudicator. He has devoted a lifetime to musical craftsmanship, and enjoys sharing the gift of music with students. His enthusiastic love of music is evident throughout Practical Music Theory.