The latest Tweets from Jonathan Harnum (@JonHarnum). Author, musician, scholar, teacher, and perpetual student. Learn to read music, play trumpet, and how. The best book on music practice: frequently #1 in category on Amazon. Practice smarter, not longer. | Also by Harnum. Great practice secrets. All killer, no filler. Interview with Jonathan Harnum – the author of The Practice of practice.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Play in new window Download Embed. I also provide several one-off talks, workshops, and series of workshops on musical topics like practice and improvisation, but also workshops and talks on self-publishing.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. I think that, in the 3rd Edition of a book, it’s not a huge request.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. I play trumpet, guitar, and anything else that makes a cool noise. Considering after reading it I now know any I almost stopped reading this as it came across as extremely basic, and almost childish, but as you get into the later chapters it feels like the author decided to abandoned his “dummies guide to Harnym Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Proud Alaskan, multi-instrumentalist, and author of eight music-related books, I’ve harrnum over 30 years of playing and 20 years of teaching experience, including a Ph. The Practice of Practice: Get to Know Us. Older Adults and Garage Band, in Alternative Approaches in Music Education All musicians should have a working knowledge of electronics, sound reproduction, and recording.


Don’t expect much more difficult than disjunct chord movement and plagal progressions. Frustrated about your guitar playing? If I didn’t understand the concept, and I looked to an example for more information, how could I trust that the example would be correct?

An easy reference guide ideal to keep handy for a quick brush up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Tyler Cummins rated it really liked it Dec 11, Now, onto the negatives: Unfortunately, this book did harhum live up to those simple requests. Jun 02, Kelly McCubbin rated it really liked it. Lessons from Willie Thomas. Explaining in great detail whether the stem of the note goes I abandoned this about a quarter of the way through. I abandoned this about a quarter of the way through.

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I’ll need to get this again so I hqrnum finish. Available for download now. Perhaps take note of your progress and practice smart. In addition, practical use exercises reinforce what is learned. I have seen some reviews saying that this book is “immature”, because of its comical style, but I think that it’s its strongest feature, since studying music doesn’t have to be a pain in the ass, specially for a newbie like myself: I play trumpet, guitar, and percussion and have been known to sing a song or two.


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Are you an author? This might help… May 11, Publishing first published June 15th Available to ship in days. When the staff is introduced the hand is displayed as a good pneumonic, but I never understood for what.

From what is a staff to basic chord progressions and everything in between, including key signatures, scales, modes, and much more.

If you needed a refresher like I did, likewise. I highly recommend The Practice of Practice! Only completed the first two chapters before I had to return to the library.

Basic Music Theory by Jonathan Harnum

Robert Tessmer rated it liked it May 16, GaultBeth GibbsElizabeth M. Oct 16, Nitasha rated it liked it. You can save a lot of ahrnum for that. Additionally, at the end of each chapter there are practical activities that drive home the previous reading. Hi, Jon Harnum here. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Basic Music Theory

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