~ begin your music studies ~

~ with author, musical artist and roving Alaska musing scholar Jacmuse ~

~ knowing the theory, we energize the 'what if ' of discovery learning ~

'Within a local universe.' Welcome. This e-book is designed to be a stand alone curriculum for those with an interest in music. Based on one's own curiosity and what they want to understand about their music, common music vocabulary words are linked through topical discussions, creating overviews of the theories we have in our musics.

This e-book functions in each of the popular web browsers. Topical references to wiki pages are included, but these links are not active. They're elective choices that each internet capable reader can choose, thus moving our discussions far far beyond the realm of this e-book, into the fascinating reference library of the musical arts and beyond for the curious reader.

Free browse UYM / EMG 'e-book.' Please browse the entire 'e-book' curriculum for free. Do note that only one of the 1300 + musical examples included is linked to its mp.3 playback audio file. Try this one.

the one playback file

If you need the playback feature for any reasons, please purchase a full copy of this curriculum from me directly. Go explore this universe to your hearts desire.

free explore 'e-book'

Works better with a mouse. I wrote these books on a computer that had a functioning keyboard and a mouse to line everything up. Since the writing is now done, U don't really need a keyboard. But running this e-book with a mouse will make difference. Works fine without it, but there's an extra dimensional learning level that becomes readily available when the mouse clicks and the reader's computer is on-line. On line readers can also take lessons through skype, zoom and facetime.

Scholarships for the cost of the book are soon available. Just start and e-mail message to me from your e-mail service, and we'll create our way forward, and together figure out a solution for your music curriculum.

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~ complete .html e-book is $30 ~

From your first clicks to delivery is usually about seven to ten days, quicker and cheaper, by 'cloud.'

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Free browse 'Tonal Resources For The Creative Musician.' © Written with treble clef in concert 'C' for all instrument. A theory primer and workbook, I wrote it for Alaska high school students a ways back now. Still valid data wise of course, same theory nuts and bolts, there's some super upper structure theory stuff tucked in and the first half or so is available unrestricted from my web page. So feel free to print any pages of this document.

free explore first half of theory book treble clef

Purchase a full copy. If you decide at some point that you would like to own a complete TRC copy, print a complete book, a complete .pdf file is available from the author. Then print it yourself or take it to your local printer, select your cover stock and push a few buttons. Spiral bind it up and you've a durable, traveling music theory companion that lays perfectly flat for easy study.

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~ complete .PDF print file TRC is $15 ~

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Free browse 'Essentials Of Modern Guitar.' © Just a very cool approach to the evolutions of the Americana resources for guitarists. Since it is about 15 years old now, it has about 3/4's of the theory that's in the 'e-book.' And unlike the 'e-book', which has a solid bass guitar learning method, there's like zero for bass in EMG. Free to explore and print whatever pages / charts you want, there's about half of this book on line.

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Purchase a complete copy. If you decide at some point that you would like your own complete EMG copy, to easily print two-sided into a complete book, purchase of a complete .PDF file is available from the author. Then print one yourself or take it to your local print monks, select your cover stock and push a few buttons. Spiral bind it up and you've a durable, traveling music theory guitar companion that folds back or lays full on flat for easy study anywhere.

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Start a purchase by creating an e-mail message to me, please copy / paste my address into your e-mail service. From your first clicks to delivery is usually about seven to ten days, quicker if we 'cloud' a copy over.

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~ complete .PDF print file EMG is $20 ~

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Free browse "Start", entry level workbook into Understanding Your Music. © Just a very cool 50 pages in a workbook format, for those learners just starting out in music or in learning music theory. A perfect primer, it provides the basics to move to advanced level curriculum studies. The first 10 lessons, half of this book, is free and on line.

free explore music theory start book .pdf

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"Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going."
wiki ~ Jim Ryun

Print a book. To create a hardcopy book in print for your library, for either of my three print books, please send an e-mail request to initiate a purchase process. Once this e-mail is returned, and the associated fees paid to paypal, I'll send you a complete .pdf file, by e-mail, meaning that ...

U PRINT AND BIND TO CREATE THIS BOOK

Your purchase is for a complete .pdf file only and a not a print copy. This .pdf file if for you to print a copy as you choose. For an additional handling fee, and by providing us a nearby zip code to your home, our staff will contact a local print shop. We'll arrange to send your file, have it printed, bound and delivered to your home.

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Purchase an UYM / EMG 'e-book.' A purchased copy is a complete e-book for computers. Meaning all of the written music examples are linked to their playback .mp3files, and all studio recorded examples are included too. Your computer system will need a web browser and speakers to complete the audio feature of this book.

And remember, this e-book is made available to your local public library too. Help keep the lights on here by you going there, to the library and ask the librarian to use this book on their computer system. Bingo, tech problem solved and learning begins :)

There's scholarship funding to offset costs if needed and Google Home School Learning Tablets available soon.

~ complete 'e-book' is $29.95 ~

Scholarships for the cost of the book are soon available. Just start and e-mail message to me from your e-mail service, and we'll create our way forward, figure it out.

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Library purchase an UYM / EMG 'e-book.' All libraries are welcome to have a copy of this e-book. Please go to your own local library and ask the librarian to obtain a copy. Then enjoy your studies from within your library's system.

A purchased copy includes all of the music playback files. For public libraries, there's scholarship and institutional funding to offset costs if necessary.

Scholarships for the cost of the book are soon available. Just start and e-mail message to me from your e-mail service, and we'll create our way forward, figure it out.

~ complete 'e-book' is $49.95 ~

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About this 'e - book.' So you are a musical artist that is curious about what is under your fingers, making your music sound good. Or you have a musical curious friend that you want to share this book with as a gift for their arts.

Well, as a music theory book, there's two basic 'roots of information' that are woven on through the text, to create self guided pathways to a better understanding of all our Americana musics.

One is looking at the art, the songs and styles, to see what's taking place with the pitches. The second is creating a numerical way to identify these events. And once we've some numbers involved, we are able to bring in a complete story of our Americana musics history too. And as it turns out in a few key cases, we couldn't have some of one without the other :)

All woven together in a modern e-book, as author I sincerely wish that today's, and future generations of readers, will have recipes for mixing up the art with the science of the art, enabling methods to recreate the various instruments, the sounds, styles and genres of the Americana musics of the last 100 years or so.

Empowered through music, to self discover pathways to explore of one's natural curiosities, that create further quests of artistic, spiritual searching.

Questions? Comments? Need further help with your musics ? Please paste our 'e-mail address into your own e-mail service and send your questions along. And we'll get back to you, thanks.

Start a purchase by creating an e-mail message to me, please copy / paste my address into your e-mail service. From your first clicks to delivery is usually about seven to ten days, quicker if we 'cloud' a copy on over.

Scholarships for the cost of the book are soon available. Just start and e-mail message to me from your e-mail service, and we'll create our way forward, and figure out how to get a book to you.

~ complete 'e-book' price is $29.95 per copy ~

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Home school curriculum / rote learning. For those reading here also in Alaska, this e-book and school is then local too, mostly. So whatever U might need to begin to bring music to your home school, please let us know and we'll help create solutions for you.

Make a list of what is needed and then write to let us know. Anchoraged based now for 35 years, Jacmuse likes to think he knows everybody, or that everyone knows him, and believes that 'anything can be anywhere, just gotta look.'

Pure beginners. While it might take a few months of daily study to complete this first page, for it includes an 'a to z' in music vocabulary, when paired with the dozen written measurements, makes for one solid music theory book for all.

~ start ~

Ace it :) If a learner studies hard and aces just this one start page, and earlier age the better, then they've rote learned a fair list of terms, ideas, concepts, and have the ability to 'write' out all sorts of musical stuff in various ways.

Strengthening by rote to be creative. Encouraging the mind to think, and strengthen through the ways of rote learning and memorization, especially at the younger ages is the goal here. And music is a perfect art to do this. To study and grow our mental abilities, translating into a full on physical doing while being creative. Nice school mix.

Have a love for music at home ? Recall that all the combined Amer Afro Euro musics we love was all once new too. The super burner song "Sweet Georgia Brown" is nearing its 100th birthday, but it too was once brand spanking new. Newly minted as the saying once go'ed :) So here today, our own music learning and making now is new. And for kids, its all brand new :)

And beyond the start. Forgive my ad plug here but I hope you realize that beyond the START page in this e-book, there's a vast universe of BA college level musical and art studies to explore ... and then there's the 300 or so 'wiki ~ ____ ' suggestions.

That with a computer mouse click / highlight / go fetch search, this e- book primer creates an amazing list of topics to further explore into the www. beyond. Exploring to Wiki alone on the web makes this e-book a portal to many Masters and PHD level topics of study, an easy dozen of musical topics and discipline to pursues. Everything from history through the sciences, to music's place in culture and inclusion in our other fine arts disciplines.

We'll stay connected. Each of our home school centers use their state's borders to organize the home schoolers there. In Alaska, we've the AKIMI association to help implement the U Y M / E M G curriculum in your home town. We'll also get a copy of all our home school books to your public library. So as you grow your own community of new musicians, there's a ready curriculum to begin everyone's Americana music studies.

Questions? Comments? Need further help with your musics ? Please paste our 'e-mail address into your own e-mail service and send your questions along. And we'll get back to you, thanks.

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Start a purchase by creating an e-mail message to me, please copy / paste my address into your e-mail service. From your first clicks to delivery is usually about seven to ten days, quicker if we 'cloud' a copy over.

Scholarships for the cost of the book are soon available. Just start and e-mail message to me from your e-mail service, and we'll create our way forward, and figure out how to get a book to you.

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