$39.99
Pyramind Training Series: Music Theory, Songwriting, and the Piano
Work Flow---Producing, Composing, and Recording Projects
By Matt Donner, Lynda Arnold, Anthony Michael Peterson, Steve Heithecker, Jay Wiltzen, and Alex Blue
Item: 00-34398
UPC: 038081400884
ISBN 10: 0739071939
ISBN 13: 9780739071939
PRICE: $39.99
Series: Pyramind Training Series
Category: Pro Audio Textbook
Format: Book & DVD
Instrument: Piano
This easy-to-understand and in-depth guide to the language of music covers the essentials producers and engineers need to understand music theory and song writing. This book provides an understanding of music and the keyboard that will help you write better songs and unlock a wide range of emotions through the basic tools of music theory. The enclosed DVD provides video lessons that clarify key topics from the book.
TITLE COMPOSER
Dorian Mode
Aeolian Mode
Phrygian Mode
Locrian Mode
Worksheet 7.1: Modes
Worksheet 7.2: Songwriting with Modes
Chops Test: The Modes
Section 8: Where to Go from Here?
Acknowledgments
At Pyramind
At Large
Preface
We Made These Books for Producers
Why Create a Book Series?
Authentic Cadence
Triads and Inversions
Worksheet 4.2: Using Inversions to Play Triad Progressions
DVD Callout: I-IV-V Rhythm Practice, Part 5
Chops TestÑThe C Major Scale, Intervals, Dyads, Triads, Inversions, And Voice Leading
How to Use These Books
Introduction: Welcome to Music Theory X
Section 1: Rhythm
What Is Rhythm? The Up and Down of It All
Subdivisions of the Beat (or Note Durations)
Building the Major Scale: The Notes and the Staff
Building Intervals
Worksheet 2.1: Attaching Emotion to Intervals, #1
Worksheet 2.2: Piano Technique Introduction, Intervals
Worksheet 5.1: The Chromatic Scale
The Circle of Fifths
The Circle of Fourths
Harmonic Intervals (Dyads)
Worksheet 2.4: Attaching Emotion to Intervals, #2
Chops Test-Piano Technique Introduction
Section 3: The Major Scale-Triads
Chops Test: Compose a Unique Blues Piece
Section 7: Way Beyond C Major: An Introduction to Modes
The Major Modes
Lydian Mode
Rests and Accents
Worksheet 1.1: Building Your First Rhythm
Swings, Shuffles, Dots, and Ties
Time Signatures (A.K.A. Meter)
Chops Test
DVD Callout: Music Theory and Piano: 5-Finger Technique
Exercise #2: Pop/House
Exercise #3: Rock
DVD Callout: The I-IV-V and Rhythm Tracking Parts 1, 2 & 3
Triads and Inversions
Triad Substitutions
Section 5: Beyond C Major--The Chromatic Scale
Worksheet 2.3: Melodic Intervals and Inversions
Section 2: The Major Scale-Notes and Intervals
The Circle of Fifths/ Fourths and Triads
Worksheet 5.2: The Circle of Fifths/Fourths
DVD Callout: The Circle of Fifths and Fourths--A Musical Exercise
The Relative Minor
Chops Test: Chromatic Scale, Circle of Fifths, and the Natural Minor
Section 6: Beyond the Triads: Seventh Chords
Seventh Chord Inversions
Piano Work--Dominance and the Blues
Section 4: Songwriting
Getting Started
Worksheet 4.1: Building Your First Song-Rhythm
Half Cadence
Plagal Cadence
Deceptive Cadence
Worksheet 3.3: Cadences in Action
The Major Triad
The Minor Triad
The Diminished Triad
The Augmented Triad
Worksheet 3.1: Attaching Emotion to Intervals #3
Harmonizing the C Major Scale
Worksheet 3.2: Dyad and Triad Piano Techniques
DVD Callout: C Major-Music Theory and Piano: Triads
The Suspended Triad (Two Forms)
Triad Cadences
Mixolydian Mode
Worksheet 6.1: Attaching Emotions to the Seventh Chords and Their Inversions
Seventh Chords and Dominance
Extended Chords (Ninths, Elevenths, Thirteenths)
DVD Callout: Music Theory and Piano: Full C Major Scale
DVD Callout: Music Theory and Piano: Dyads
Interval Inversions
Chops Test: Dyads, Triads, and Cadences
Exercise #1: Hip-Hop
Introduction to Triads