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Curwen, John, 1816-1880
Title
How to read music and understand it : staff notation and Tonic Sol-fa / by the late John Curwen ; completed and edited by J. Spencer Curwen
Call Number
781.42 C982
Created/Published
London : J. Curwen & Sons ; New York : G. Schirmer Inc., [1881?]
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Contents

How to Read Music and Understand It 1
For Recorder Students 2
Some Important Text-books 2
How to Read Music and Understand It 3
PREFACE. 5
TABLE OF INTERVALS, RECKONED FROM OR TO G AND C. 6
HOW TO READ MUSIC, AND UNDERSTAND IT. I MUSIC IN MODERN LIFE. 7
II. NECESSITY FOR AND INTRODUCTORY NOTATION. 10
III. THE FIRST STEP IN SINGING. 13
IV. THE SECOND STEP IN SINGING. 18
V. THE THIRD STEP IN SINGING. 21
VI. THE FOURTH STEP IN SINGING. 27
VII. THE FIFTH STEP IN SINGING. 34
VIII. THE STAFF NOTATION.—TUNE. 41
IX. THE STAFF NOTATION.—TIME. 45
X. THE STAFF NOTATION. CLEFS 51
XI. THE STAFF NOTATION.—KEY SIGNATURES. 54
XII. THE STAFF NOTATION.—TRANSITION. 58
XIII. THE STAFF NOTATION.—HOW TO FIND THE KEY. 63
XIV. EXERCISES IN FINDING THE KEY. 69
XV. EXPRESSION. 72
Marks for Single Notes. 73
XVI. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF EXPRESSION. 78
XVII. THE COMMON THINGS OF HARMONY.—CHORDS. 83
XVIII. THE COMMON THINGS OF HARMONY.—CHORD POSITIONS.—COMMON DISSONANCES. 88
XIX. EXERCISES IN HARMONY ANALYSIS. 94
XX. THE VOICE AS AN INSTRUMENT. 97
XXI. THE PHYSICS OF MUSIC. 105
XXII. HOW TO STUDY A SONG. 108
XXIII. COMMON FORMS OF VOCAL MUSIC. 114
XXIV. HINTS FOR MUSICAL STUDY. 120
XXV. A VOCABULARY OP MUSICAL TERMS. 123
XXVI. PRONOUNCING LIST OF THE NAMES OF LEADING FOREIGN MUSICAL COMPOSERS, PERFORMERS, AND WORKS. 131
ADDITIONAL NAMES. 135
INDEX. 136
[Chapter heading not available] 137
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