KEYS TO MUSIC THEORY 1C
A CLEAR AND ENGAGING INTERACTIVE GUIDE STARTING WITH THE BASICS
Available on Apple Books
'Keys to Music Theory 1C' provides a fresh, accessible, and colourful approach to Music Theory. It is an ideal resource for either the 21st century instrumentalist or singer, or the simply curious listener, of any age.
This book, the third in our 'bite-size series', has been born out of the more extensive primer / textbook Keys to Music Theory 1, and is a smaller volume covering the third topic of the four in that book. It is a step by step guide to ‘intervals’. This topic requires a working knowledge of both notation, and also the Major keys and their scales - all of this is covered in 'Keys to Music Theory 1A' & ‘1B'.
The pages are full of clear explanations, underpinned by bold and imaginative illustrations and diagrams, audio files, interactives and animations. There are popovers containing extra information, a full and extensive glossary, regular quiz questions throughout, and study cards to help with self-testing.
What is covers:
What an interval is and what it does
Types of interval - melodic and harmonic
How to ‘number' an interval - using both basic and compound numbers
How to ‘name' an interval by category: Perfect, Major, Augmented, Minor and Diminished
Miscellaneous intervals - unison, inverted, across 2 staves / staffs
The author, Jane Emmanuel, has been teaching classical singing and music theory to both children and adults for over 30 years. This series of books has arisen from her long experience of communicating these concepts to countless students reluctant to even begin this amazing journey.
Mark Proctor’s design has been key in helping to transform this subject from the perceived ‘dull and boring’, and maybe even a little ’scary’, into a vivid, stimulating, and much more enjoyable experience.
See the other books in the Keys to Music Theory 'bite-size' series:
TIME AND METRE
ON MUSIC THEORY