White, Sylvia Books
About the author: Dr. Sylvia White served in the Navy, earned degrees in Music and the Humanities, and taught at both high school and college levels. In 1996, she retired from teaching to work on Music as Organized Sound.1999 0-7734-7910-4
This book provides a basis for understanding the essential principles and concepts of music. It attempts to develop a musical language for anyone who needs to explore and communicate the sounds of music. It will benefit those who need to develop a command of the musical language but have neither knowledge of, nor experience in, the musical world. A typical user of this text would be someone who needs to read music and acquire a working knowledge of a keyboard, or anyone who sings or plays a musical instrument but can neither explain nor read music. Detailed chapters include summaries and skill exercises.