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Music Theory for Computer Musicians (Computer Musicians, #1)

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Many DJs, gigging musicians, and electronic music producers understand how to play their instruments or make music on the computer, but they lack the basic knowledge of music theory needed to take their music-making to the next level and compose truly professional tracks. Beneath all the enormously different styles of modern electronic music lie certain fundamentals of the ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 2nd 2008 by Course Technology Inc (first published January 4th 2008)
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James
Extremely well done! For a musical novice like me, who has not learned an instrument or studied music before, this book was a great help. The author does a solid job at making clear both the overall structure of music, western music and that of other cultures, and of explaining a lot of details in clear terms. I learned more even than I had hoped to learn. I'm looking forward to his book on composition for computer musicians, and believe I have a lot better chance of putting things together that ...more
Mihai Cosareanu
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's a very well written and organised book on music theory for beginners AND advanced musicians. It might be overwhelming at first, but a couple of passes through this book should get you to a clear understanding of what music theory is all about.
Dylan Sola
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it
It was ok, a bit long. Other than that it really helped me understand the concept of music and the scales and stuff :/
Janko Tomšič
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good and clear introduction into the world of music theory! It will give you a great understanding of notes, intervals between them, how we use them form scales and chords. You go through all the popular scales in western music: major, minor, pentatonic & blues... and learn to form chord progressions with them. The book gives you a solid foundation to continue your musical journey. ...more
Lina
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music, educational
Very useful book with basic music theory and more.

As I do have knowledge in music theory, I just wanted to revise some English terminology for things and did wish it was a bit more constructed and to the point. But that's just me.
Aleksandar Janković
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: music, non-fiction
Excellent for beginners looking to start making music in a Digital Audio Workstation.
Lyle
Jan 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Great info on the fundamentals of sound and music theory
Austin Nash
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

If you're a computer musician and want to learn more about the basic structures of music, this could be worth a read. If your not a computer musician, there's probably a better book out there for music theory.
Dan
Aug 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great book! Perfect for a drummer/DJ turned into a Muscial Producer. Very clear and direct to the point.
(May be a little to basic for more advanced readers)
J.R.
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a good foundational book. There is a lot of solid information in here. I did not listen to the cd.
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