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A perfect handbook for pianists and composers looking to improve their knowledge of music notation.
Beginning pianists, as well as those learning to read music for the first time, are introduced to the fundamentals of music notation, as well as the rules which apply to writing music correctly. All of the symbols a pianist may encounter are explained in this book such as slurs, ties, dots, accidentals, key signatures, rests, triplets, duplets, grace notes, trills and much more.
Beginning composers will find the answers to many questions regarding proper formatting of music as well as explanations about transposition, modulation, cadences, passing notes, triads, extensions and much more.
More advanced topics include suspensions, anticipations, pedal points, voice-leading and harmonic rhythm.
Includes definitions of all commonly-used Italian terms in music.
Clear, concise and easy to understand format.
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