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53 review for How to Read Music in 30 Days: Music Theory for Beginners - with Exercises & Online Audio (Practical Music Theory Book 1)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Barnaby Thieme

    This book is comically overrated. First, let's be realistic - what you can do in 30 days with this book is not learn to read music. You can learn the rudiments of how music is notated, and torturously work your way slowly through simple scores. And it'll have to be in C major, because it contains no discussion of key signatures. The book presents no system or method for reading music, it merely says what certain basic elements of notation mean. My more significant problem is that the book has no This book is comically overrated. First, let's be realistic - what you can do in 30 days with this book is not learn to read music. You can learn the rudiments of how music is notated, and torturously work your way slowly through simple scores. And it'll have to be in C major, because it contains no discussion of key signatures. The book presents no system or method for reading music, it merely says what certain basic elements of notation mean. My more significant problem is that the book has no practical component whatsoever. Reading music is not something that people can learn in the abstract, and even the freshest novice knows the difference between recognizing that a certain blob on the staff is an A sharp, and pressing the right key, fret, or what have you. There are connections forged between your eyes and your fingers that only partially travel through your conscious awareness, and while you have to start with the book learning, the real learning comes by doing. The book I would like to see, and the one I would consider to be minimally useful, would mix instruction with real exercises. It would lead you through a progressive series of exercises to illustrate its concepts. Playing music is not merely something that occurs in your head, it is just as much something you feel and you do in your body.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cristina

    I had basically zero knowledge of music theory when I started the book. I loved that this is more of a workbook where I can write notes and my answers within the pages. It has a companion website that allows you to check your answers and listen to audio samples. As a teacher, I appreciated the organization of the book and felt like it progressed at a good pace. It's self-paced so I was able to do some days together although I do not recommend going more than a few days between lessons or you may I had basically zero knowledge of music theory when I started the book. I loved that this is more of a workbook where I can write notes and my answers within the pages. It has a companion website that allows you to check your answers and listen to audio samples. As a teacher, I appreciated the organization of the book and felt like it progressed at a good pace. It's self-paced so I was able to do some days together although I do not recommend going more than a few days between lessons or you may have to refresh yourself. My only issue is the last few days did feel rushed and I would have preferred more time spent on dynamics and articulation. He spends a lot of time on rhythm, but I think I understand why: it's the foundation for a piece. That being said, I do feel like I can move on to a higher level book and start learning to read some simplified pieces for the piano.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Brandee Miller

    My husband gave me a keyboard for a Christmas present, and this book reminded me what I needed to know about reading music. It's been 20+ years since I last put hours toward practicing piano. It was easy to follow and I mainly concentrated on the areas where my memory had lapsed. As I work through some of my favorite songs once again, I'll use this as a reference. My husband gave me a keyboard for a Christmas present, and this book reminded me what I needed to know about reading music. It's been 20+ years since I last put hours toward practicing piano. It was easy to follow and I mainly concentrated on the areas where my memory had lapsed. As I work through some of my favorite songs once again, I'll use this as a reference.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christina Graf

    Understand more about music theory I liked seeing the sight teaching verses reading and at my pace. I learn best hands on but at my age everything takes longer.

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