Customer Reviews for Master Theory - Book 3 (Lessons 61-90)
Location: from Colorado
June 13, 2008
Master Theory Series
I love the Master Theory Series. Many students in my class find it to be boring and dull but I'm glad we find the time to do it. They are informative and intriguing and help me to understand how music really works, but like I said it is not for someone with a short-attention span.
28 of 55 people found this review helpful.
Location: from anonymous
November 12, 2007
Nice and Organized
I would say this book would be for an older student. It does not waste time with funny cartoons and silly games. The lessons are well explained and they are followed by student assignments, reviews and tests. I bought the whole series to use in my piano instruction studio and am very pleased with whole thing.
24 of 55 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Alabama
October 19, 2007
The BEST music theory books available!
The Master Theory series is one of the best I've seen anywhere. I used these when I was in school, and now I bought them for my kids. I truly believe this will help any child (or beginner) to advance their music studies at a fast pace. The easy layout encourages the student to go further!
25 of 54 people found this review helpful.
July 13, 2007
Excellent theory book
Action packed information.
27 of 54 people found this review helpful.
February 24, 2007
Gradual and Thorough
I have been playing piano for about fifteen years. Sometime ago, I learned out of this curriculum. I like that it covers musical knowledge one little step at a time, and that it regularly provides cumulative reviews. What I dislike is rather superficial: it would be better if the lesson and the corresponding fill-in-the-blank questions were not on the same page.
28 of 54 people found this review helpful.
Location: from San Francisco
January 13, 2006
Could be released as "Music For Dummies"
The first two books in the "Master Theory" series teach less music theory than music reading, so it's refreshing to see that after two books, budding musicians will finally begin to learn the fundamentals of music, such as transposition, intervals, and basic chords and harmonization. However, like the rest of the series, this book is suited for large classes of unremarkable students and not much else. Truly dedicated students should seek their theory knowledge by fiddling around on a piano, getting private music instruction, or (better still) hanging around with real, professional musicians for a while. These books take music and transform it into a school subject as boring as any other, and for a student who recognizes the fun in making music, these books are not the way to go.
9 of 19 people found this review helpful.