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Elementary Rudiments of Music

2nd Edition

By Barbara Wharram

Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced (Preliminary, Grades 1 and 2 Rudiments)
2nd Edition. Composed by Barbara Wharram. Edited by Kathleen Wood. This edition: 2nd edition. Theory. Book. 312 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.TWER).

Item Number: FH.TWER

ISBN 978-1-55440-283-0.

Barbara Wharram's progressive books deliver the fundamental concepts of music theory and rudiments in a steady, supportive approach. Concise instructions are reinforced through extensive activities in every lesson. For older beginners and adult students, this is an effective text for private study or in a school or college setting. Elementary Rudiments of Music, 2nd Edition teaches Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced music theory in one volume with an accompanying Answer Book. Topics include notation; major and minor scales; other scales and modes; intervals; chords; cadences and melody writing; time; identifying keys; transposition; score types; terms, signs, and abbreviations; and analysis.

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  • 5

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  • 2008-12-08 00:00:00.0 Good grounding

    This is an excellent book to really cement the basics of musical theory. It requires 100% participation from the user, so sharpen a few pencils and get ready to use them.

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    Emily Brown
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  • 2008-01-24 00:00:00.0 Good music theory book for adults.

    As an adult amateur musician I was looking for a music theory self-instruction book that wasn't written for a child. A friend recommended this book and I am glad she did. I am about halfway through the book and I have found it to be very easy to...

    follow with numerous exercises to reinforce the lesson. It is very comprehensive yet the topics are explained very clearly and concisely. I didn't purchase the answer book but I have found that it really isn't necessary since you can double check yourself very easily. I highly recommend this book.

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