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Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Kidde

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272 pages | 390 B/W Illus.

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Description

Learning Music Theory with Logic, Max, and Finale is a ground-breaking resource that bridges the gap between music theory teaching and the world of music software programs. Focusing on three key programs – the digital audio workstation (DAW) Logic, the audio programming language (APL) Max, and the music printing program Finale – this book shows how they can be used together to learn music theory. It provides an introduction to core music theory concepts and shows how to develop programming skills alongside music theory skills.

Software tools form an essential part of the modern musical environment; laptop musicians today can harness incredibly powerful tools to create, record, and manipulate sounds. Yet these programs on their own don’t provide musicians with an understanding of music notation and structures, while traditional music theory teaching doesn’t fully engage with technological capabilities. With clear and practical applications, this book demonstrates how to use DAWs, APLs, and music-printing programs to create interactive resources for learning the mechanics behind how music works.

Offering an innovative approach to the learning and teaching of music theory in the context of diverse musical genres, this volume provides game-changing ideas for educators, practicing musicians, and students of music.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Rhythm: Tempo, Meter, Durations

Chapter 2. Rhythm: Loops, Patterns, Advanced Rhythm

Chapter 3. Pitch, Intervals, Scales

Chapter 4. Triads

Chapter 5. Seventh Chords and Chord Extensions

Chapter 6. Melody

Chapter 7. Harmonic Progressions

Chapter 8. Chromatic Harmony

Chapter 9. Chromatic Music

Chapter 10. Sound and Music Theory

About the Author

Geoffrey Kidde is Professor of Music at Manhattanville College.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUS000000
MUSIC / General
MUS041000
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Theory