You've Got Rhythm: Read Music Better By Feeling the Beat

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"You’ve Got Rhythm: Read Music Better by Feeling the Beat", by Anna Dembska and Joan Harkness, is a refreshing solution for the many musicans intimidated and frustrated by reading music. This innovative rhythm-reading method uses the groove of meter to carry you through the music. It makes reading music feel natural because you feel the beat as you learn to read. Sightreading becomes more like dancing and less like a boring and nerve-wracking chore.

The rhythm exercises are enhanced with a stunning variety of lyrics--from musings on composers to literary classics to dessert recipes--that serve the dual purpose of reinforcing the metric feel while keeping you entertained.

The book’s friendly design and step-by-step structure are inviting to beginners, and more advanced musicians also find "You’ve Got Rhythm" both fun and challenging. The bibliography/ discography of composers and librettists invites further explorations into some of the more intriguing corners of the musical world.

You’ve Got Rhythm...
* improves your sightreading.
* deepens your understanding of what makes music musical.
* teaches step-by-step, from basic notation to advanced rhythmic skills.

With elegance and humor, "You’ve Got Rhythm" turns the frustration of rhythm problems into a productive and enjoyable musical and literary experience.

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Soprano and composer Anna Dembska has taught voice and musicianship for over 25 years, including at New York University and the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s In-School Program and National Teacher Training. She has performed and produced her original music and theater works since 1975 in venues ranging from the Bread and Puppet Circus to Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. Joan Harkness, a graduate of the Juilliard School, is a pianist, educator, and lecturer. New York performances include Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, The Spanish Institute, and The Kitchen. Her workshops on rhythm, and solo recitals of Spanish and Mexican music, have been presented throughout the United States and Mexico.

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This step-by-step guide will help students understand rhythm kinetically and intellectually. Dembska, a teacher, composer, and performer, and Harkness, a pianist, teacher, and lecturer, have formulated a technique similar to the Dalcroze method that combines spoken-word compositions ("Talking Music") with hand-clapping patterns that "move through the shape of a meter" ("Slap/Clap/Tap"). The Talking Music exercises are preceded by clear, easy-to-understand music theory text. Suitable for fifth and sixth graders to adult beginners, You've Got Rhythm is one of several books from the authors' own publishing company, Flying Leap Music. They founded it "to create new music education materials [that] teach technique from a practicing musician's point of view, activating and integrating the senses, intellect, and imagination." Fresh and unique, this guide is recommended for school media centers and public libraries with music education collections. Janet Brewer, Murray State Univ., KY
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