Music lesson, basic music theory
Learn to read, play, and understand music
This award winning software helps you understand music and play any instrument better. It's easy to use, requires no previous musical background, and provides unlimited hours of enjoyable practice. Learn to read music, improve your sight reading, play new scales, and sharpen your listening skills. Its eleven drills move gently from elementary exercises to college level music theory. Whether you're eight or eighty, it's the perfect accompaniment for learning music, no matter what instrument you play.
Learn Essential Skills
MUSIC LESSONS' drills move gently from elementary exercises to college level music theory. These essential musical skills will improve your music making no matter what insrument you play.
Learn By Doing
You get interactive feedback on every question. The software even shows you the answer when you're stuck.
Learn By Listening
The ear training drills help you understand what you hear.
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Music lessons II is the most comprehensive Chords and Harmony software available. It's recommended for intermediate to advanced musicians, ages 12 and up.
MUSIC LESSONS II develops all four areas of music perception essential to the study of music:
- Visual Recognition
- Written Notation
- Keyboard Skills (Piano and Guitar)
- Ear Training
SIX AREAS OF STUDY
- Triads Ear Training
- Seventh Chords
- Seventh Chords Ear Training
- Roman Numeral Chord Identification
THREE STUDY ACTIVITIES
The three study activities, Naming, Writing, and Playing, develop three of the four essential areas of music perception: Visual Recognition, Written Notation, and Keyboard Skills. The fourth area, Ear Training, is covered in the two Ear Training drills, which can also be practiced in the Naming, Writing and Playing activities. Being able to switch between the three study activities in every drill keeps you motived and interested, while reinforcing the musical concepts being learned.
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This overview provides sound and score files for the five lessons in the MiBAC JAZZ User Guide. The sound files are in MP3 format and are unedited recordings of MiBAC JAZZ rhythm sections played on a Kurzweil K2500 synthesizer. The score files were created by exporting the MiBAC JAZZ song as a standard MIDI file and then opening the standard MIDI file in the a software notation program. Finale (www.makemusic.com) and Sibelius (www.sibelius.com) were the notation programs used to produce the scores.
Lesson 1 - The Six Step Blues
In Lesson One you'll write a twelve bar blues in the key of C in six easy steps. After you've written, played, and saved it, you'll also learn how to stop a song while it is playing, change the tempo, change between open and closed piano voicings, and use the Chord Display View for an animated playback display.
Lesson 2 - The Twelve Jazz Styles
In Lesson Two you'll write a song in each of the twelve MiBAC JAZZ styles. The Style dialog lets you choose between the four main styles, each of which has a slow, a medium, and a fast substyle. Combine the four main styles with the three substyles and you get the twelve jazz styles available in MiBAC JAZZ.
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