Music Notation A Manual of Modern Practice (Gardner Read)

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Title

Music Notation A Manual of Modern Practice

Author

Gardner Read

Publication data

G. Bell & Sons, London, UK, in the series, "Bell's Musical Publications", series editor Adrian Boult

Publication date and place: 1979 by G. Bell in London, Second Edition.

Description

Book, Trade paper. 23 cm. x pages prefatory material, including table of contents; 482 p.; bibliography; index of notation symbols; subject index; illustrations, including musical facisimiles.

Contents

Part I : Brief History of Music Notation

Part II : The Elements of Notation

Chapter 1 : Staves
Chapter 2 : Braces and Systems
Chapter 3 : Ledger Lines and Octave Signs
Chapter 4 : Clefs
Chapter 5 : Note-heads and Stems
Chapter 6 : Flags and Beams
Chapter 7 : Rests and Pauses
Chapter 8 : Ties and Dots
Chapter 9 : Accidentals and Key Signatures
Chapter 10 : Meter and Time Signatures
Chapter 11 : Barlines and Rhythm
Chapter 12 : Repitition Signs
Chapter 13 : Ornaments
Chapter 14 : Dynamic Markings
Chapter 15 : Accents and Slurs
Chapter 16 : Tempo and Expression Marks

Part III : Idiomatic Notation

Chapter 17 : Vocal Notation
Chapter 18 : Keyboard Notation
Chapter 19 : Harp Notation
Chapter 20 : Woodwinds Notation
Chapter 21 : Brass Notation
Chapter 22 : Percussion Notation
Chapter 23 : String Notation
Chapter 24 : Jazz Notation

Part IV : Manuscript techniques

Chapter 25 : Manuscript writing and proofreading
Chapter 26 : Preparation of score and parts