Da Musically Inclined Bomb

DePauw University's First Year Seminar on Writing about Music

Sunday, October 22, 2006

my texty books

pretty much, the only text books i have are my theory and musicianship books. i have already noticed many differences between them, and have come to like on more than the other. they are both written by the same people, published by the same company, and you all know you have to buy them together, for a hefty price.

my theory book bundle is really not too bad. i think the book really explains things thoroughly and has good examples. it comes with a cd for listening along with examples in the book. te work book and actual text book make a really great teaching pair.

the musicianship book package has proven to be less useful. i seem to always get frustrated with the examples because of the order they work things. for instance, i hate how the book will ask you to notate the pitches of a melody, then the rhythm, and the the pitches with the rhythm. i couldl save time by just writing out everything the first time, and maybe doing the other steps only if i needed to, for re-enforcement. i just don't get as good of a vibe from this book as the other.

so, for all their similarities, they are two quite different books.

and remember, a good text book is no substitute for a great teacher.

-dennis f


At 10/23/2006 12:12 AM, Blogger Renee said...

yes dennis i agree... as you will read in my blog... theory is def. better


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