Music as Art, Language, and Life
Because music theory should be
accessable, affordable, and applicable,
now there's Practical Music Theory.
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.