WHY IS THE EBOOK GREAT?
85 pages of step-by-step instructional text, written in a casual, conversational tone so that you don't die of boredom while reading it.
PDF format with embedded audio, optimized for learning on your laptop, tablet, and phone.
Over 40+ high-quality WAV files embedded in the ebook so that you can hear and truly understand what you're learning.
Teaches theory using basic numbers and keyboard illustrations only - no need to learn staff notation!
PART I - MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS
Part I builds your musical knowledge from the ground up, starting with pitch, frequency, and the piano keyboard. You'll learn about:
Pitch, pitch class, and notes
Frequency and scientific pitch notation (which is what all major DAWs use)
How to bypass the classical system using simple numbers
What the major and minor modes are
How to use intervals without memorizing terms
PART II - MUSIC HACKS
Part II dives into the practical applications of theory you can use to instantly improve your music. You'll get chapters on:
Octaves and The Rule of Seven
The RFS Method for Chords (a system so easy, you'll be wondering why you hadn't thought of it!)
Chord Progressions and Cadences
Key Transposition and Modulation
Arrangement Hacks for EDM (Including a step-by-step template)
PART III - APPENDICES
Tired of endlessly searching the Internet for useful information? These appendices give you the resources you've been looking for in a detailed, organized way:
A reference piano keyboard
Methods for calculating intervals
Key conversion charts for EVERY major and minor scale
The circle of cadences (the circle of fifths)
WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY?
Skeptical of Simple Music Notation™? EDM Theory interviewed university professors, professional performing musicians, and recording studio engineers.* Here's what they had to say:
Former Concertmaster, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
“The book looks great. As a violinist born with absolute pitch (one step beyond perfect pitch, enabling me to name the pitch resulting when anything is dropped on the ground, for example), I'm always fascinated with work like this.”
Peter K. Marsh
Associate Professor, Department of Music, CSU East Bay
“Simple Music Notation™ is a good idea. In our program, we get many students asking if they could produce music without having to go through the formal music theory course cycle. There needs to be away of reaching these folks that want to make music but don't have the time or interest in extended musical training. I like the conversational tone of the text.”
Studio Engineer, Decibelle Recording Studio, San Francisco
“I think it's a great idea, and any book that can explain just enough to get some aspiring musicians to their 'aha' moment is a welcome addition to the discussion.”
Studio Manager & Engineer, Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco
“Simple Music Notation™ is concise, and I imagine engineers/producers without a formal music background will find it useful.”
Award-Winning Flutist and Flute Instructor at CSU Fresno
“I think that the explanations are very clearly written, especially with the layout and figures.”
Kimberly L. Bruder, Ph.D.
Music Faculty, CSU Chico
“The book is clear, accurate, and fun to read.”
*These quotations are from real professionals in the music industry. EDM Theory emailed them asking for their professional opinion of the ebook. The quotations are taken from their email responses and are the true beliefs and opinions of the originators. They were NOT paid for their testimonials.
BUT IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?
Sure, academics and professionals love it. But what about new and up-and-coming producers? EDM Theory asked people for feedback on Instagram, and the response was amazing.
Here's what they had to say:
*These screenshots were taken from REAL interactions with real people on Instagram. EDM Theory asked for honest feedback on the ebook. They are the true beliefs and opinions of the originators. They were NOT paid for their feedback. EDM Theory is not affiliated with Instagram or Facebook, Inc.
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This cutting-edge electronic textbook uses keyboard illustrations and over 40+ embedded, high-quality audio examples to explain:
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How to use step-by-step templates and "hacks" to improve your confidence and see fast results.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey there, I'm Eric from EDM Theory. I developed Simple Music Notation™ and founded this company after being fed up with the mindless memorization mindset that has been rampant in music education for decades. Who am I to challenge the established order? Just a guy who is brave enough to say out loud: "It can be better."
I'm a music producer, audio engineer, author, entrepreneur, and former scientist. I've studied under people like Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, Hans Zimmer, Hyperbits, Brian Hood, Grant Cardone, and Brendon Burchard. I've been personally mentored by Jason Capital (named one of the top entrepreneurs by Forbes). I've published six ebooks (including two full-length textbooks) and run my own studio, EX Music Production.
*EDM Theory is not affiliated with Apple, Inc. and does not intend to infringe on its trademarked logo.