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This book presents the essential knowledge of the building blocks in music. It is designed to help the beginning level and advanced level sound healing practitioner understand how sound becomes music. This book takes you into the logic behind some concepts and principles of music composition. It contains articles written in a very simple and accessible manner. For a better understanding of conceptual aspects, the book also includes visual materials, such as diagrams, tables and tutorial videos.
In this book, we are going to discuss the essential basics of Western music theory. This discipline is just one of many systems that standardize rules and study practices and possibilities of music. The Western approach to music hasn't been adopted globally, but it is known and accepted around the world.
Music theory is a practical discipline, which brings together the methods and concepts musicians use to create music. Studying this discipline may take many years to accomplish. In this segment, you will get familiar with the very basic principles that are essential to continue with this course.
Further exploration of music theory is strongly recommended for those who wish to dedicate themselves to explore and use sound in a respectful way.
You will learn:
- What the notes in music are.
- What the octave is.
- Which frequencies are assigned to notes in commonly used systems.
- What tones and semitones (steps and half-steps) are.
- A short history of notes.
- What a musical scale is.
- The history of the modern musical scale (Equal Temperament).
- Mathematical ratios of notes in the musical scale.
- Similarities and differences between a variety of musical scales (Just Intonation, Equal Temperament A4=440Hz, A4=432Hz, and Solfeggio scale).
- New Age theories about superior frequencies and scales (432Hz, Solfeggio frequencies).
- What harmonic intervals and melodic intervals are.
- Names and building structures of music intervals.
- Frequency charts for intervals (A4=440Hz Equal Temperament, A4=432Hz Equal Temperament, Just Intonation scale, Solfeggio scale)
- The comparison of the ratios in intervals (Equal Temperament and Just Intonation)
- How to find the most coherent scale (comparison between the Just Intonation, Equal Temperament, and Solfeggio scales)
- What the definition of consonance and dissonance is.
- A brief history of the discovery of consonant intervals.
- The list of consonant and dissonant ratios and intervals.
- The definition of major and minor chords.
- What Tempo in music is.
- And a lot more information and interesting facts that will help sound practitioners to support the love of music with rational understanding.