This book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn music theory, whether they already play an instrument, or are looking to expand the depth of their musical knowledge. This essential method features hands-on and "ears-on" practice exercises that help you explore the inner workings of music, presenting notes, scales and rhythms as they are heard in today's music styles. The included CD will help reinforce lessons as you begin to build a solid musical foundation.
Learn the fundamentals of harmony by furthering your music theory background. When you can read basic music notation and recognize common scales, as presented in the first book of this series, Berklee Music Theory 1, you'll be ready to learn the fundamentals of harmony.
Berklee Music Theory 2 features hands-on exercises and ear-training activities to help you use chords effectively. You will learn basic triads and seventh chords, inversions, voice-leading, how to use chords to accompany melodies, and how to create melodies that grow out of chord progressions.
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“Having this fundamental knowledge allows you to better understand basic musical concepts,” Schmeling says. “It allows you to converse with other musicians and communicate through written music. It’s all about musical literacy.” Read more
“Music Theory 101 gave me a solid foundation in basic music theory and demystified a lot of musical terms and ideas that I always had had trouble with trying to learn on my own.” –D. Somerville
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