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.
Time Signatures (A.K.A. Meter)
Chops Test
Section 2: The Major Scale-Notes and Intervals
Building the Major Scale: The Notes and the Staff
The Major Modes
Lydian Mode
Mixolydian Mode
Dorian Mode
Introduction to Triads
Harmonic Intervals (Dyads)
Worksheet 2.4: Attaching Emotion to Intervals, #2
Chops Test-Piano Technique Introduction
Section 3: The Major Scale-Triads
The Relative Minor
Chops Test: Chromatic Scale, Circle of Fifths, and the Natural Minor
Section 6: Beyond the Triads: Seventh Chords
Seventh Chord Inversions
Worksheet 3.3: Cadences in Action
Chops Test: Dyads, Triads, and Cadences
Section 4: Songwriting
The Major Triad
The Minor Triad
The Diminished Triad
The Augmented Triad
Section 7: Way Beyond C Major: An Introduction to Modes
Worksheet 3.1: Attaching Emotion to Intervals #3
Harmonizing the C Major Scale
Worksheet 3.2: Dyad and Triad Piano Techniques
Seventh Chords and Dominance
Extended Chords (Ninths, Elevenths, Thirteenths)
Piano Work--Dominance and the Blues
Chops Test: Compose a Unique Blues Piece
Deceptive Cadence
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
Section 5: Beyond C Major--The Chromatic Scale
Worksheet 6.1: Attaching Emotions to the Seventh Chords and Their Inversions
DVD Callout: The I-IV-V and Rhythm Tracking Parts 1, 2 & 3
Triads and Inversions
Triad Substitutions
Getting Started
DVD Callout: Music Theory and Piano: Dyads
Interval Inversions
Worksheet 2.3: Melodic Intervals and Inversions
The Circle of Fifths
The Circle of Fourths
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
Chops Test: The Modes
Section 8: Where to Go from Here?
Why Create a Book Series?
How to Use These Books
Introduction: Welcome to Music Theory X
Section 1: Rhythm
Swings, Shuffles, Dots, and Ties
Building Intervals
Worksheet 2.1: Attaching Emotion to Intervals, #1
Worksheet 2.2: Piano Technique Introduction, Intervals
DVD Callout: Music Theory and Piano: 5-Finger Technique
We Made These Books for Producers
Worksheet 7.2: Songwriting with Modes
The Suspended Triad (Two Forms)
DVD Callout: C Major-Music Theory and Piano: Triads
Triad Cadences
Authentic Cadence
Half Cadence
Plagal Cadence
Worksheet 4.1: Building Your First Song-Rhythm
Exercise #1: Hip-Hop
Exercise #2: Pop/House
Exercise #3: Rock
Triads and Inversions
Worksheet 5.1: The Chromatic Scale
At Pyramind
At Large
Phrygian Mode
Locrian Mode
Worksheet 7.1: Modes
DVD Callout: Music Theory and Piano: Full C Major Scale
What Is Rhythm? The Up and Down of It All
Subdivisions of the Beat (or Note Durations)
Rests and Accents
Worksheet 1.1: Building Your First Rhythm
Aeolian Mode