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Music Theory: Ear Training And Interval Study Course
There are only 12 notes in the musical alphabet and when you've mastered them, you've mastered music. The Twelve Notes of Music, a unique patent-applied-for method, takes an in-depth look at each individual note and shows you how it associates with
other notes for a full understanding of the tonal structure of melodies, harmonies, and chords. This course will give insight to beginners
and advanced musicians alike.
Introduction - Music at its most simplified explanation
The Twelve Notes of Music is universal for guitar, bass guitar, and piano. It is simple enough to teach to a 5-year-old child, yet informative enough to be useful for musicians of all ages.
Chapter 1 - Pick a note, any note
The method in The Twelve Notes of Music lets you blindly pick any note on your instrument and build a musical key based on
After the student has picked a root note in Chapter 1, each succeeding chapter will introduce a new interval. Each chapter explains the uniqueness of tonal relationships between each interval and the root note, pointing out which work best as melodies vs. harmonies; which
are pleasant vs. dissonant; and which have major, minor, and neutral qualities.
Chapter 13 - The octave
Once you reach the octave, it is recommended that you build a second octave. This gives even the young beginner a clear understanding
of the repetitive cycles found in music.
Scale and chord formulas
After you've learned all of the intervals in a key of music, The Twelve Notes of Music offers several formulas for building common scales and chords.
Apply it again
The Twelve Notes of Music is a short workbook, yet it can be reapplied to every key of music. Once you've learned one key, the author suggests that you reapply the workbook to another note. This reinforces the universal qualities of notation intervals: the mechanics
of the music we hear. According to MJS, a student who applies The Twelve Notes of Music to 2 or more keys will usually begin
to understand key changes and transposing to all 12 keys at an early stage of musical training.
Free lesson support
With the purchase of The Twelve Notes Of Music you also gain the author, Mark John Sternal, as a teacher. If you ever have any questions pertaining to the book you can contact MJS Music Publications online. All book questions are answered by Mark.
A great choice for teachers and teach-yourself readers everywhere. Order today.