Harmony and Composition made easy with NUMU

$18.00

(2 customer reviews)

by Doug Large

(60 pages)

This is an eBook for digital download.

Harmony and Composition made easy with NUMU is designed for the academic calendar with exercises, tests, mid-year and final exams. Once a musician understands even a little harmony (how chords are built) and composition (how chords fit together), it sets them free. An in depth study of Harmony & Composition from a ground-breaking, simplified perspective. Music is based on interval formulas. Only NUMU (Number Music) can clearly illustrate these formulas. This eBook comes with a separate PDF containing midterm and final exams!

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Harmony and Composition made easy with NUMU is designed for the academic calendar with exercises, tests, mid-year and final exams. Once a musician understands even a little harmony (how chords are built) and composition (how chords fit together), it sets them free. An in depth study of Harmony & Composition from a ground-breaking, simplified perspective. Music is based on interval formulas. Only NUMU (Number Music) can clearly illustrate these formulas.

The purpose of this method is not to teach you to become a pianist, though it’s a good first step. Its primary purpose is to illustrate the underlying formulas and numeric patterns in music, regardless of instrument.This method will teach you a variety of things including: all major and relative minor scales; all major, minor, suspended, and diminished triads (chords – arpeggios) and their inversions; how to interpret chord symbols; how to play and write chord charts; how to play “by ear” and anticipate the chords of a song; learning how chords move in predictable patterns; and how to change key instantaneously.

Music is based on harmony. Harmony equals chords. There are only 12 basic chords. The construction of these chord are all based on the same formula. Traditional methods do not capitalize on these formulas. In addition, you’ll notice an absence of standard notation. Conventional notation does not illustrate these formulas well. This method uses an innovative alternative, NUMU.

Brand

Doug Large

About the Author

Doug Large  has been an author, pro musician, and music educator in New York, Florida, and Massachusetts for over 40 years. The creator of the NUMU & NUMU2 instruction paradigms, Doug lives and teaches from Boston’s south shore.

2 reviews for Harmony and Composition made easy with NUMU

  1. Roxanne Large

    Doug’s NUMU Method Is brilliant! It helped me to learn to play quickly, on the spot key changes, an understanding of what I was playing and why, simplifying solos, and made chord charts and standard notation so much easier to learn after. What a great tool and so easy and fun. I was playing a song at my first lesson. Great for beginners or those already playing to learn music method and have a greater understanding to enjoy music more. As Doug’s wife, I have seen Doug teach students from 6-75. NUMU is for anyone who wants to play music and enjoy the journey of learning. As Doug’s student I have experienced NUMU for myself and say with confidence this is the best music method I have ever experienced.

  2. Stephen Curet

    This books is absolutely fantastic and one of the very best ways to learn the basics of harmony, especially in the ways that the concepts apply to playing your favorite popular songs. I learned to play from this material in a few weeks!

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