The perfect companion to "Kids Chords and My First Recorder Music", this is the ideal guide for those who may enjoy playing instruments, but have not yet mastered how to read music from the page. It is ideal for any age, but ideal for children between 8 and 10 years old. This guide provides the essentials you need to know, explaining pitch, the treble clef, the bass clef, rhythm, accidentals, key signatures and time signatures. You can then practise what you have learnt with the 'Play Along' sections containing simple, well-known examples of music. It comes with helpful diagrams, clear accessible text and a practical ringbound format.
Jake Jackson, born in 1960 at the beginning of an explosive new era in music, is a musician and writer of practical music books. His publications include The Beginner's Guide to Reading Music, Advanced Guitar Chords, Chords for Kids, Classic Riffs, Guitar Chords, How to Play the Electric Guitar, Piano & Keyboard Chords, Scales and Modes, Play Flamenco and The Songwriter's Rhyming Dictionary. As guitarist and songwriter he has been in a few bands, including Slice, The Harmonics, Starbank and has studied a form of Flamenco guitar. Although Jake has a range of fine guitars in his house his favourite music software is Sibelius and, having worked with Cubase for many years, is now moving over to Logic Pro. Jake's EP "Jakesongs" is available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify etc.
Jake also writes and edits Science fiction and fantasy novels and ebooks on myths and legends from around the world.
Jake's blog, These Fantastic Worlds (www.thesefantastic worlds.com), offers a wide range of articles on fantastic fiction, art, movies and more.