How To Read Music is a self-contained audio-visual tutor. Throughout the course of the ten lessons, you will learn the basics of sight reading as well as the general principles of music theory. Lessons are arranged so that the new ideas of increasing complexity are systematically introduced. These are reinforced by frequent reading and listening exercises. By the time you complete the course you should find that you are equipped with enough knowlegde to work your way through some of the most demanding pieces of music. “ For most adults, learning how to read music is rather like learning a language that uses an unfamiliar alphabet. Westerners encountering Russian or Japanese for the first time may be able to pick up some basic phrases within a few days, but the skill of being able to recognize those words when they are written down inevitably takes much longer to acquire. ” This book is an ideal primer for musicians of every level, from the complete novice to the expert player who has never learned about music theory, or who has simply erased those music lessons that many of us painfully had to endure during childhood. The course is compatible with any style of music, from classical to jazz and rock. It is also relevant to every musical instrument. And even if you don't play instrument, the exercises can just as easily be performed using the voice alone.