If you already know how to count music, this book is not for you. It’s for beginning harpers (or beginning players on ANY instrument) who have not played music before. Or who have difficulties with certain rhythms and need help figuring them out. As with all of Kleinstuber’s “learn to play” materials, they were written with the adult student in mind, but can certainly be used with young people who are being supervised in their learning.
Contains a thorough discussion of whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, eighth notes and sixteenth notes (triplets too!) and how they relate to each other and to the time signature.
It explains the common (and some not so common) time signatures, tied notes, dotted notes, syncopation, and “three over two.” It relies heavily on the metronome as a learning tool, handy to have for studying and playing through this book. Because of the nature of the book, the CD is not optional.
The CD contains all 63 of the musical examples, along with full recordings of the entire bonus section at the end of the book.