The Elements of Music: Melody, Rhythm & Harmony, Martineau
Author: Jason Martineau
Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Walker Books (2008)
A perfect primer on music theory for the novice or professional, this groundbreaking book presents the elements of music in a way that is pedagogically clear and comprehensive, carrying the reader to a basic understanding of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic principles, as well as Western musical notation. Key topics include the properties of the overtone series and how it influences harmony; the circle of fifths, intervals, triads and more complex chords; major and minor tonalities and how modulations occur and form and structure.
About Jason Martineau:
Dr. Jason Martineau is an award-winning composer, pianist and instructor active in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1995. He has been a faculty of the Academy of Art University since 2011. He has also been a guest lecturer at the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been writing a monthly column for FSHN Magazine since 2011.