Music Theory Made Simple: Essential Concepts for Budding Composers, Musicians and Music Lovers (Paperback)

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If you've struggled to learn music theory before, this book is for you. With visual explanations, short exercises, and links to audio & video examples, Music Theory Made Simple has something for every learning style.

- Murphy

— From Music Theory Made Simple (Staff Pick)


Music Will Never Sound the Same Again

No longer will music theory be an intimidating notion! Whether you’re new to music and want to know the fundamentals to succeed, or whether you already play, sing and write and need a refresher on the basics, multi-instrumentalist Adrian Valia has you covered. From melody and rhythm all the way to the most essential elements of harmony, you’ll learn—or relearn!—everything you need to know in order to understand and make profound and beautiful tunes.

Using the same colorful graphics and illustrations made popular in his beloved “Music Visually Explained” series on TikTok, Adrian breaks down concepts like polyrhythm, scales, power chords and the puzzling Circle of Fifths into easily digestible forms. What’s more, tools that spin and move on the page demonstrate melody and rhythm in real-time for a fun, interactive flair, as do quizzes and QR codes that lead to video demonstrations. With this book in hand, you’ll soon be on your way to making the songs you’ve always dreamed of.

About the Author

Adrian Valia is an award-winning and multi-instrumentalist jazz theorist, composer and instructor who demystifies music theory for beginners. He is the creator of the “Music Visually Explained” series on TikTok, and his music can be found on YouTube and Spotify. Adrian lives in London, England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645675907
ISBN-10: 1645675904
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication Date: March 21st, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English