A Folk Musicians Working Guide to Chords, Keys, Scales, and More

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9780931877209: A Folk Musicians Working Guide to Chords, Keys, Scales, and More
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This book is designed for any instrument: fiddle, violin, accordion, guitar, banjo, flute, piano, etc. It has 86 pages, is 8.5" by 5.5" size, spiral bound. This book contains an amazing amount of useful information for rank beginners and advanced pros alike!

I extracted and condensed the good stuff from 15 other dull and dry music theory books and put it all into this one volume. I originally wrote it for folk musicians but my classical and jazz music friends tell me that it works well for them also! A quote from a classical friend, "After reading your book, now I know what they were trying to teach me in my college music theory class! I wish my teacher could have explained it this clearly."

Topics: There are many many illustrations, charts, and diagrams so that someone can easily just look up the answer to a question without having to understand music theory. Thus the book can be used like a dictionary or reference source. For those who like a deeper understanding, every concept is explained in a gradual, easy to read, and friendly manner about: forming chords, modes and scales, key signatures, circle of fifths, intervals, transposing, musical notation, basic music theory, consonance and dissonance, sharps and flats, rhythms, how different folk instruments can play in some keys and not others, scale notes for every key, notes for every chord type, tuning, and much much more!

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Ryan Thomson is a master of many instruments including fiddle, piano, banjo, flute, tin whistle, and accordian, and performs several times a week. He has taught music at universities, private music schools, and gives workshops in the public school system.

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Good for newcomers and a good refresher for others who were discouraged with a heavy handed approach to music theory -- Dirty Linen Folk, Traditional, and World Music

Ryan Thomson's book is a great resource for aspiring performers who are serious enough to look past the jam session. -- Ex Libris NH Writers and Publishers Project

by a fiddler, it is written as if you were starting from the very beginning. A very helpful book. -- Fiddler's Crossing

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