Whether your a seasoned pro or a beginning musician, this enhanced interactive book is exactly what you've been looking for in learning how to read music. From basic elements to advanced concepts, this comprehensive 250 page book is filled with hundreds of audio examples, exercises, etudes and interactive self-tests designed specifically for the iPad and sold exclusively at iTunes. "Read Music" is written by Blue Canoe Recording artist, Joseph Patrick Moore. As a touring and recording artist, Joseph knows the importance of being a good reader and having this powerful skill set in your musical toolbox. JPM offers his diverse experience, sage wisdom and thoughtful insight in a well thought out, step by step approach in becoming a prolific reader and competent musician.
Think of a song that resonates deep down in your being. Now imagine sitting down with someone who was there when the song was recorded and can tell you how that series of sounds was committed to tape, and who can also explain why that particular combination of rhythms, timbres and pitches has lodged in your memory, making your pulse race and your heart swell every time you hear it. Remarkably, Levitin does all this and more, interrogating the basic nature of hearing and of music making (this is likely the only book whose jacket sports blurbs from both Oliver Sacks and Stevie Wonder), without losing an affectionate appreciation for the songs he's reducing to neural impulses. Levitin is the ideal guide to this material: he enjoyed a successful career as a rock musician and studio producer before turning to cognitive neuroscience, earning a Ph.D. and becoming a top researcher into how our brains interpret music. Though the book starts off a little dryly (the first chapter is a crash course in music theory), Levitin's snappy prose and relaxed style quickly win one over and will leave readers thinking about the contents of their iPods in an entirely new way.