How to Read Music in 30 Days: Music Theory for Beginners – with exercises & online audio (Practical Music Guides)

Do you want to learn how to read music notation quickly and easily? Do you want to understand music theory fundamentals in a simple, step-by-step system? Then this book is for you!

With over 150 music examples, over 100 written exercises, 10 listening challenges, expert tips, lesson summaries, a final test, online access to the audio examples and a 20-page bonus of music reading training, you’ll learn:

  • The essentials of music theory,
  • How rhythm REALLY works,
  • The complete system behind musical notes,
  • The crucial details of music notation (with 150+ examples),
  • How to express your musical ideas with expression marks.

You can finally stop searching the web endlessly in hopes of finding the right information. With this in-depth, easy-to-follow method, your music theory questions are answered in full.

While learning at your own pace, this book will help you to:

  • Compose your own music or write your own songs,
  • Learn your instrument faster than ever before,
  • Build a strong foundation for more advanced music studies.

Hundreds of beginner students have successfully gone through this practical system to master musical notation and fundamental music theory. Now, it’s your turn!

Click Here For More Information

You Suck at Cooking: The Absurdly Practical Guide to Sucking Slightly Less at Making Food: A Cookbook

Do you crave food all the time? Do you think you might want to eat again in the future? Do you suck at cooking? Inspired by the wildly popular YouTube channel, these 60+ recipes will help you suck slightly less
 
You already know the creator of the YouTube show You Suck at Cooking by his well-manicured hands and mysterious voice, and now you’ll know him for this equally well-manicured and mysterious tome. It contains more than sixty recipes for beginner cooks and noobs alike, in addition to hundreds of paragraphs and sentences, as well as photos and drawings.

You’ll learn to cook with unintimidating ingredients in dishes like Broccoli Cheddar Quiche Cupcake Muffin-Type Things, Eddie’s Roasted Red Pepper Dip (while also learning all about Eddie’s sad, sad life), Jalapeño Chicken, and also other stuff. In addition, there are cooking tips that can be applied not only to the very recipes in this book, but also to recipes outside of this book, and to all other areas of your life (with mixed results).
 
In the end, you just might suck slightly less at cooking.*
 
*Results not guaranteed

Click Here For More Information

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists: The complete guide to music theory from a guitarist’s point of view (Guitar theory)

Learn guitar theory – The simple way, musical way

Third Edition

  • Are you sick and tired of guitar theory being taught in overly complicated language? 
  • Are you looking to become a better musician and guitar player?
  • Do you want to discover creative guitar soloing and songwriting approaches?
  • Do you want to understand & use guitar scales, guitar modes and arpeggios?
  • Do you want a complete guitar theory method that takes you from zero to hero in simple steps? 

Master, hear and play music theory for guitar

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitar is different. Instead of boring and meaningless guitar theory essays, it makes music come alive. In fact, you’ll quickly learn to play the theory you’re being taught. 

Go from meaningless information to stunning guitar solos and songwriting.

Guitarists are often guilty of ‘collecting’ musical theory without taking the time to learn to apply the information on their instrument. Modern Music Theory for Guitarists combines cutting edge, up to date musical information with over 200 exercises and examples to help you internalise and master the most important concepts in modern guitar playing. There are also bespoke, professional backing tracks from Guitar Techniques Magazine’s Quist

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to construct major and minor guitar scales 
  • How to harmonise a scale and use chords to write songs
  • The complete guide to naming chords on guitar (know your C9 from your Cadd9!)
  • A breakdown of every important type of chord, and where they come from
  • How to write chord progressions to create great songs
  • How to change key smoothly (modulation) and how to use guitar chord qualities to make your music creative and unique
  • Discover how to form guitar modes… and how to use them in your solos. 
  • Discover the secret of triads, arpeggios and pentatonic scales you can use to create rich-sounding solos that’ll amaze your friends 
  • A complete deconstruction of all the 3-note, 4-note and 5-note soloing approaches hidden in every scale

Bonus hundreds of guitar licks demonstrate every single concept

Bonus Professional backing tracks to help you practise every guitar scale

Bonus The complete guide to Roman numeral notation for short hand song writing on guitar

Bonus A ‘cheat sheet’ of the most common soloing approaches to save you hours in the practice room

Bonus 200 audio tracks to download so you can hear every single guitar theory concept in action

Learn the guitar theory… then use it!

There are so many sources of information out there these days it’s hard to know where to begin and what’s important when it comes to applying music theory to the guitar. This book has been designed to take you on a journey from essential first principles through to complex, exciting musical ideas while all the time teaching you the musical application of each concept. 

Essential guitar knowledge and musical guitar skills

The Complete Guide to Modern Music Theory begins with the formation of the Major scale and builds steadily from the concepts taught in the first few chapters to help you master, hear and apply all the essential theory used today.

Thousands of 5* reviews

Not just for this title! Fundamental changes has published over 100 guitar methods, sold over 500,000 books and received over 5000 5* star reviews. You can be confident that your guitar education is in safe, experienced hands. 

Buy now to begin your journey into understanding and practical application of music theory on guitar

Click Here For More Information

How to Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician

In the last decade, no industry has been through as much upheaval and turmoil as the music industry. If you’re looking for quick fame and instant success, you’re in the wrong field. It’s now a democratic DIY business, and any guide to success in these new waters must be told by someone who’s already survived them. Giving today’s aspiring musicians the practical tools they need to build and maintain a lifelong career, How to Make It in the New Music Business becomes not only a brilliantly compiled tutorial on how to accomplish specific tasks – routing a tour, negotiating contracts, getting paid for Spotify and Pandora plays, or even licensing music to commercials, film, and television – but also a manifesto that encourages musicians to pave their own paths. Iin clear, easy-to-follow chapters, Ari Herstand’s necessary and definitive handbook promises to redefine what it means to make it in the brave new world of professional music.

Click Here For More Information

Using Music to Enhance Student Learning: A Practical Guide for Elementary Classroom Teachers (Volume 1)

Integrating musical activities in the elementary school classroom can assist in effectively teaching and engaging students in Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies, while also boosting mental, emotional and social development. However, many elementary education majors fear they lack the needed musical skills to use music successfully. Future elementary school teachers need usable, practical musical strategies to easily infuse into their curriculum.

Written for both current and future teachers with little or no previous experience in music, Using Music to Enhance Student Learning, Second Edition offers strategies that are not heavily dependent on musical skills. While many textbooks are devoted to teaching music theory skills, this textbook is dedicated to pedagogy – the actual teaching of music – particularly in those schools without a separate music class in their curriculum. The ultimate goal is for future teachers to provide their elementary school classes with engaging learning experiences. These learning experiences are clearly presented to enable children to acquire knowledge in all subject areas within a joyful, creative environment rich with music activities.

New to the second edition are the animated listening maps, more audio tracks, a new guitar unit, expanded coverage in the recorder unit, a connection with visual art and music, expanded activities in American history and math, and updated research and statistics.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Animated “Listening Maps” help listeners focus on music selections through clear visual representations of sound.
  • Group Activities reinforce the social aspects of music-making, as well as the benefits of collaborative teaching and learning.
  • A thorough integration of music in the curriculum establishes that music is essential in a child’s development, and that the incorporation of music will enhance all other subjects/activities in the classroom.
  • Learning Aids include “Tantalizing Tidbits of Research,” which provide the justifications for why these activities are important, as well as “Teaching Tips,” and “Thinking It Through” activities.

The Using Music Package

  • Streamed listening selections from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary Periods
  • Get America Singing… Again! Volume 1 (developed in association with the Music Educators National Conference, now NAFME, and other music organizations) with 43 songs that represent America’s varied music heritage of folk, traditional, and patriotic themes
  • Appendices include a songbook with Hispanic folksongs, a recorder music songbook and a guitar unit
  • Companion website hosts various teaching and learning resources

ISBN 978-0-367-11067-3 Using Music, Second Edition set includes:

  • ISBN 978-0-415-70936-1 Using Music, Second Edition textbook 
  • Get America Singing… Again! Volume 1 songbook

ISBN 978-0-429-02487-0 Using Music, Second Edition eBook is the textbok only. The songbook is only available with the print textbook and is not sold separately.

Click Here For More Information

Going Solo in the Kitchen: A Practical and Persuasive Cookbook for Anyone Living Alone-with More Than 350 Easy, Delicious Recipes and Strategies for Food Shopping, Storing, and Recycling

At last, a supremely practical cookbook designed expressly for single people!

With more than 350 superb yet simple recipes for all occasions—and loaded with time-and-money-saving strategies for buying, storing, and recycling food in quantities that won’t get wasted—Going Solo in the Kitchen is for solo cooks who don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen but who are tired of take-out, and who want to eat food that’s delicious, nutritious, and inexpensive.

Whether it’s a quick one-dish meal of Sautéed Beef with Mushrooms, a satisfying soup supper such as Vegetable Bean Soup with crusty bread, a summer night’s dinner of Avocado, Papaya, and Shrimp Salad, or a Sunday splurge of Chicken Breast Baked with Garlic (with enough leftovers for a sandwich at work the next day and a cold chicken salad later in the week), here is food that will lure beginners and seasoned cooks alike into the kitchen, putting a variety of flavors and a wealth of taste into every meal.Just because you are your household, don’t assume eating solo limits you to having pizza, pancakes, or meat loaf in restaurants; buying them already prepared; or having to file extra portions in the freezer or the dustbin. As Jane Doerfer proves in Going Solo in the Kitchen, with no more effort than when cooking for two or more, one person can eat well and dine beautifully.

Doerfer’s main strategies are to use fresh ingredients and to make friends with supermarket staff who can accommodate her needs in the land of large families. She gives detailed advice on storing foods–cooked chicken, for example, tastes better and has better texture when stored in liquid (like a sauce or broth), while potato salads and other prepared dishes keep better longer when left unsalted until just before serving.

Solo cooks do have advantages: you can eat what you want, as often as you want it, and the cost of a steak or lobster dinner is only for one.

Doerfer offers variations for recycling in case of leftovers. Her description of how to cut up a whole chicken is graphically clear (see “Chicken Management”) and will save you money.

The recipes and techniques Doerfer offers will brighten the lives of solitary diners who love variety, good food, and home cooking. She provides recipes for everything you might want, from Chicken Noodle Soup to elegant Halibut with Asparagus, Cream Scones, perfectly cooked rice, and fresh, hot berry pie, made in just the right way for one. –Dana Jacobi

Click Here For More Information

The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers: Practical Answers To Your Questions on Nutrition, Starting Solids, Allergies, Picky Eating, and More (For Parents, By Parents)

A comprehensive manual for feeding babies and toddlers during the crucial first years of life, written by a team of medical experts who are also parents.

All Your Questions about Feeding, Answered.

The choices of when, how, and what to feed your baby can be overwhelming. With The Pediatrician’s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers, you have the expertise of a team of pediatric medical and nutritional experts—who also happen to be parents—in a comprehensive manual that takes the guesswork out of feeding. This first-of-its-kind guide provides practical, easy-to-follow advice to help you navigate the nutrition issues, medical conditions, and parenting concerns that accompany feeding. With recipes, parenting stories, and recommendations based on the latest pediatric guidelines, this book will allow you to approach mealtime with confidence so you can spend more time enjoying your new family.

Product Features

  • The Pediatrician s Guide to Feeding Babies and Toddlers Practical Answers To Your Questions on Nutrition Starting Solids Allergies Picky Eating and More For Parents By Parents

Click Here For More Information

Practical Theory: Complete (Spiral-Bound Book)

A combination text and workbook in three volumes. All areas of music theory are covered in a concise and practical manner and each level contains 28 lessons.

Product Features

  • Practical Theory Complete Complete (Spiral-Bound)
  • A combination text and workbook in three volumes
  • All areas of music theory are covered in a concise and practical manner and each level contains 28 lessons

Click Here For More Information

Edly’s Music Theory for Practical People

(Music Instruction). Unique, conversational and sometimes humorous, this is a theory book people will actually want to read! Presented in a full-color format with illustrations, charts, diagrams and workbook exercises, Edly’s Music Theory for Practical People applies to all instrumentalists and singers, from teens to adults. Topics include: notation, natural & chromatic alphabets, scales, keys & key signatures, intervals, chords, ear-training, and much more. This third edition also features new advanced topics, such as: voicings, chord extensions & alterations, voice leading, reharmonization, melodic harmonization, and harmonic analysis. This book transforms the topic that music students love to hate into something they can’t help but enjoy!

Product Features

  • .

Click Here For More Information

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists: Second Edition

The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists

Second Edition

Master Music Theory for Guitar While Playing and Hearing it in Context.

Over 200 Notated Audio Examples! + Professional Backing Tracks

Guitarists are often very guilty of ‘collecting’ musical theory without taking the time to learn to apply the information on their instrument. ‘Modern Music Theory for Guitarists’ combines cutting edge, up to date musical information with over 200 exercises and examples to help you internalise and master the most important concepts in modern guitar playing. There are also bespoke, professional backing tracks from Guitar Techniques Magazine’s Quist

Know What’s Important

There are so many sources of information out there these days it’s hard to know where to begin and what’s important when it comes to applying music theory to the guitar. This book has been designed to take you on a journey from essential first principles through to complex, exciting musical ideas while all the time teaching you the musical application of each concept. 

Essential Knowledge and Musical Skills

The Complete Guide to Modern Music Theory begins with the formation of the Major scale and builds steadily from the concepts taught in the first few chapters to help you master, hear and apply all the essential theory used today.

Topics Covered

Theory topics covered include

  • Major and Minor Scale ConstructionHarmonisation and How to Name Chords
  • Constructing Chord ProgressionsModulation and Chord Qualities
  • Complete Study of Modes with real world examples.
  • Modes deconstructed into Intervallic and Three and Four Note Soloing Approaches plus Pentatonic Substitutions
  • A ‘Cheat Sheet’ of the most common soloing approaches to save you hours in the practice room
  • Guitar Licks for each mode + Professional Backing Tracks

Check Out 60+ Positive Reviews Below!

“Joseph Alexander writes in a very clear and concise style that is easy to follow.” – Just one of the many Amazon reviews

Scroll Up to Buy it Now

Buy now to begin your journey into musical understanding and practical, musical application.

Click Here For More Information