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Table of Contents

  • 1: Pitch
    • 1: High and low
    • 2: The piano keyboard
    • 3: Notes on the stave
    • 4: Clefs
    • 2: Rhythm
    • 1: Beats and bars
    • 2: Note-values
    • 3: Beams and dots
    • 4: Time signatures
    • 5: Compound time
    • 6: Rests and ties
    • 7: Grouping notes
    • 8: Triplets and tuplets
    • 9: Syncopation and swing
    • 10: Beginnings and endings
    • 11: Tempo
  • 3: Intervals, scales, and keys
    • 1: Sharps and flats
    • 2: Semitones
    • 3: Tones
    • 4: Intervals
    • 5: Major scales
    • 6: Minor scales
    • 7: Keys
    • 8: The relative minor
    • 9: The circle of fifths
    • 10: Accidentals
    • 11: Modulation
    • 12: Transposition
    • 13: Other scales
    • 14: Modes
    • 15: Tonality and atonality
  • 4: Melody
    • 1: What is a tune?
    • 2: Phrasing and phrase marks
    • 3: Types and phrases
    • 4: Sequences
    • 5: Ornaments
    • 6: Dynamics
    • 7: Musical expression
    • 8: Musical markings
    • 9: Analysing melodies
    • 10: Two or more notes together
    • 11: Writing your own melody
    • 12: Learning by example
  • 5: Chords and Harmony
    • 1: Harmony
    • 2: Consonance and dissonance
    • 3: Diatonic and chromatic harmony
    • 4: Degrees of the scale
    • 5: Triads
    • 6: Inversions
    • 7: Chord types
    • 8: Other notes
    • 9: Cadences
    • 10: Passing notes
    • 11: Suspension
    • 12: Modal harmony
    • 13: Music for choirs
    • 14: Bass
    • 15: Chord symbols
    • 16: Harmonizing a song melody
  • 6: Form
    • 1: Repeats
    • 2: Binary form
    • 3: Ternary form
    • 4: Counterpoint
    • 5: Theme and variations
    • 6: Ostinati, loops, and riffs
    • 7: Breaks and fills
    • 8: Orchestral forms
  • 7: Instruments and voices
    • 1: Strings
    • 2: Woodwind
    • 3: Brass
    • 4: Keyboards
    • 5: Percussion
    • 6: The orchestra
    • 7: The conductor
    • 8: Ensembles
    • 9: Rock bands
    • 10: Voices
    • 11: What is the score?
    • 12: Words and music
  • 8: Styles and Genres
    • 1: Musical textures
    • 2: Folk, world, and roots
    • 3: Classical music
    • 4: The Baroque period
    • 5: The Romantic period
    • 6: The Classical period
    • 7: Modern period
    • 8: Dance music
    • 9: Blues and jazz
    • 10: Popular music
  • 9: Reference
    • 1: Note-values and rest-values
    • 2: Time signatures
    • 3: Keys and key signatures
    • 4: Chords
    • 5: Scales
    • 6: Musical terms glossary
    • 7: Musical periods
    • 8: Instrument families
  • 10: Glossary
  • 11: Visual index of symbols
  • 12: Index
  • 13: Acknowledgments

About the Author

Carol Vorderman, one of Britain's best known and loved TV personalities, feels passionately about the value of education. Carol joined forces with DK in 1999 to become DK's Education Champion and has worked with them to build the bestselling Made Easy Series which includes Maths, English and Science.

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