Help Your Kids with Music
Don't let the title fool you! This wide-breadth visual guide from DK will be useful for individual students, supplementing music courses, and just learning a lot. Detailed visuals (diagrams, music notation and photos) and concise descriptions_1 provide a systematic and methodical approach to music instruction encompassing pitch, rhythm, intervals, melody, chords and harmony, and form. The text identifies with a "sound" symbol which one of the over 90 tracks on the accompanying music CD will demonstrate a particular term or concept studied. Strewn throughout are also mini biographies of famous composers. Additional handy reference pages provide a quick tool to access note and rest values, time and key signatures, chords and scales, and musical terms. A glossary and index are included. 256 pp, sc. ~ Ruth
Are your kids struggling with music theory? Do you wish you could help them learn how to read music?
Help Your Kids With Music is what every frustrated parent needs. This invaluable guide covers all the core subjects needed to pass up to grade 5 music exams around the world, including melody, rhythm, chords and harmony, intervals, scales, and keys, styles and genres, and the instruments of the orchestra. Its unique visual approach, which uses simple, colorful illustrations and diagrams alongside a wide range of musical examples, allows parents and children to work together to understand even the trickiest concepts of music theory.
Feature boxes on composers and musicians across a variety of styles and genres help children and parents learn and discover more about music, while guides to writing your own melody and harmonizing a song melody encourage budding composers to have a go at writing their own music. This book is also packed with musical examples, which you can listen to on the accompanying audio app. Perfect for exam preparation, homework help, or learning to read music as part of learning an instrument, Help Your Kids With Music is a clear, accessible guide that will help parents and children understand even complex music theory and put it into practice with confidence.