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Author(s): Perry Goldstein
Rudiments of Music covers the basics of Western classical tonal music theory, though it is applicable to a broad range of other music as well. Written for the beginner, experienced musicians who want to learn the fundamentals of tonal theory will also find it useful. The book covers basic notation of pitch and rhythm, major and minor keys, intervals, chords, harmony, and other concepts essential to a fundamental understanding of tonal music. Students are guided in the composition of melodies and melodies with chordal accompaniment.