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recommendation for book on learning to read music

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my better half is getting back into playing violin, originally learnt via suzuki method so whilst having perfect pitch and being able to play most things by ear, cant read music

so any recommendations on how to read music and apply to violin

cheers

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The Dulcie Holland "Master Your Theory" Series are the Australian Standard:

http://www.binarydesigns.com.au/bdstore/E18227.html

Available from any decent music shop that sells sheet music. There are 7 grades - grades 1-3 will sort out reading notation no probs. The later grades would cover subtle articulations and advanced techniques.

Given that violin is an instrument that uses standard treble clef notation and no transposition (ie the note read is actually different to the note played, as in brass insts), the basics of notation is all you need for reading violin music.

Maybe also look at setting her up in front of an audio to MIDI application like Melodyne Uno, or included in apps like Logic. Record her playing a piece she knows well, convert to MIDI and view as notation. This way she reads what she plays rather than plays what she reads. Reverse-engineering the learning will probably speed it up ;)

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Hey Everyone!

As promised, I'm here to let you know the Daily Adventures of Mixerman is available in North America. I will return the moment it's available in Oz.

Enjoy,

Mixerman

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The Daily Adventures of Mixerman is now available as an audiobook.

 

What happens when you take the unauthorized diary of the recording session that shook the music industry, and have it performed by the industry itself? You get one of the most entertaining audiobooks on the market.

With 1930s radio and Firesign Theatre in mind, Producer Aardvark and Mixerman set forth to create a full unabridged dramatization of this popular story. Complete with music, musical character motifs (ala Peter and the Wolf), foley, sound effects, and performances by some of the most well known and admired producers and mixers in the business, including: Ken Scott (The Beatles), Dave Pensado (Christina Aguillerra), Ed Cherney (Better Midler), Ron Saint Germain (U2), Jeff Lorber (Dave Koz), Joe McGrath (AFI), Dylan Dresdow (Black-Eyed Peas), William Wittman (Cyndi Lauper), Kenny Gioia (Daryl Hall & John Oates) Julian Bunetta (Hillary Duff), JP Plunier (Ben Harper), and Bob Ohllsson (Jackson 5); the two record-makers deliver an astoundingly entertaining product that is sure to provide listeners with hours of pure unadulterated enjoyment.In other words, this is not your father's audiobook. It's your great grandfathers! With a modern spin, of course.

 

Watch the trailer!

 

 

Enjoy,

 

Mixerman

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"I'm the best singer in the wor-or-or-orld!"

Awesome dude, sounds very cool :)

All star cast too - heard like they've never been heard before methinks ;)

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