Dave Stewart: Inside The Music


Publisher: Backbeat Books
Author: Dave Stewart
Format: Books | Reference
For those who want to learn the inner workings of music without, as author Dave Stewart notes, getting bogged down in a lot of fearsome technicalities, this is an enlightening exploration of the theory and practice of music. Picking up where The Musician's Guide to Reading & Writing Music leaves off, Stewart uses the same amusing style, clear examples, and practical advice to encourage readers not just to read music, but to write some of their own. The book sheds light on tonality, chord sequences, scales and modes, tempo, rhythm, improvisation and composition, chords and chord voicings, MIDI, and more. 128 pages, 6 1/8 inch. x 9 1/4 inch.
ISBN: 9780879305710
Published on: 01 September 2009
No of pages: 122
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL00330486

      Musicroom Reviews

      This book was recommended to me by my guitar teacher, and it didn't disappoint. It's a follow-up to Stewart's earlier 'The Musician's Guide to Reading and Writing Music', but doesn't assume knowledge of it. About two-thirds is theory, covering intervals, tonality, scales and modes, chords, tempo and rhythm. However, I suspect many will be tempted by the later chapters on more practical aspects of playing and recording such as computers and MIDI, improvisation and composition. Some of what's here is beyond what I'll currently use, but what keeps you reading even the more obscure sections is Stewart's dry wit and sense of irony. This could have been a dry and daunting book, but Stewart makes the whole thing a pleasure to read. I'm sure I'll refer back to it many times.
      Anonymous - (lincolnshire)

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