Language of Music
Hal Leonard and Worship Musician! Present
The Language of Music
Practical Music Theory for the Worshipping Musician
In The Language of Music, Tom Brooks demystifies and explains the basic building blocks of music in a simple, clear, straightforward way, presenting knowledge that is essential for the complete development of every worship musician. Brooks offers a practical, real-world approach to all the fundamental music concepts: music theory, harmony, chord construction, scales, key signatures, chord relationships, transposition, modulation, chart reading, and basic arranging, along with tips on how to practice more efficiently and rehearse more effectively, and much more. The focus is on contemporary praise and worship; music that is inspiring the church in the 21st century. The book contains the same information musicians would receive in a traditional college-level theory course, but expressed in today’s practical, relevant musical language. The book comes with a DVD-ROM that features videos of the author guiding you step by step through each chapter of the book.
“Wow! I am loving The Language of Music. It is the guide to music theory that every modern musician, singer, songwriter, and band director needs. Saddleback will incorporate this practical, relevant book into the heart of our ongoing training for every worshipping musician. I have been enjoying reading through it and gaining a fresh new outlook on everything I learned in college,” praises Rick Muchow, Pastor of Worship, Saddleback Church.
And Don Moen, Integrity Music producer/songwriter and worship leader, says: “Tom Brooks has delivered a masterpiece in The Language of Music. There is great information and insight for the beginning musician as well as the most advanced arranger/music director. Tom takes the mystery out of theory and harmony and brings these potentially complex concepts to a level that can be embraced by all. The Language of Music is a must-have for anyone who is serious about making great music!”
The Language of Music
Width: 8.5″, length: 11.0″
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