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Basic Music Principles (NEW EDITION) sheet music for learning the basics of music by Fabrizio Ferrari, beginner skill level
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User Rating: Rating: 5 (185 user reviews)
"Thanks a million Mr Ferrari for the eBook. It is concise yet all encompassing. I love it." [show more]

About "Basic Music Principles"

E-Book, Learn the Basics of Music. New 2018 edition.

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Fabrizio Ferrari
This short, yet effective, free e-book gives readers a starting point to begin learning music, and is also a great reference for the basic concepts and elements of learning music that experienced musicians will consult time and time again. The book is a very useful resource for beginners, music teachers, and experienced musicians alike.

This new edition includes some improvements, fixings, and extended glossary.

About the Author:

Fabrizio Ferrari is an Italian musician graduated from the Milan Conservatory with a master's degree in violin performance, a master's degree in Music Composition and Electro-acoustic Composition. Beginning in 1992, Ferrari enjoyed an 11-year professional career performing with some of Europe's finest orchestras. In 2004, Ferrari moved to the United States and began an online sheet music company. As the founder and president of Virtual Sheet Music, Inc., he has been very active in promoting classical music for new generations of music lovers to discover and enjoy. Ferrari has also been a champion and advocate for his fellow musicians. He created Musicians Page, a website dedicated to the social networking of musicians and patrons alike.

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Rating: 5 back to music by on January 2019
what a great way to start or remember the basics of music . A great gift to get started.
Rating: 5 Excellence! by on January 2019
It is excellence!
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on January 2019
Thank you Loana, appreciated!
Rating: 4 Helpful Resource by on January 2019
I recommend this title to my students in a Basic Principles of Making Music Course at Ashland University as a helpful resource to reinforce material covered in the class.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on January 2019
Thank you very much Dr. Timothy E Guenther, it's great to know you are using my book for your class. Appreciated and honored!

Please, let me know if there is any additional material your class would benefit from. We are always looking for new ways to expand the education side of our offering.

Thank you again.
Rating: 5 Perfect by  * VSM MEMBER * on January 2019

Merci! parfait pour rafraichir la memoire!
heureuse annee 2019 a tous!

Thank you! perfect for refreshing the memory!
Happy New Year 2019 to all!
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on January 2019
Thank you Amadeus! Have a great 2019 you too
Rating: 5 Must have! by on January 2019
Very much appreciate the free book. Just starting out and need all the help I can get. I’m studying daily. Information is easy to understand and answering questions I didn’t know how to ask. Hoping to gain enough knowledge to be ready to take a college level music class.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on January 2019
That's great to know Joyce! I am so glad to know that. Keep us posted!
Rating: 5 Great by  * VSM MEMBER * on September 2018
Good explanations of basic principles.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on September 2018
Thank you Mary. I tried to make it as simple as possible. Appreciated your comment!
Rating: 5 More than just basic. by  * VSM MEMBER * on September 2018
I read this ebook and find it very complete. For basic musician, the information in this ebook is more than basic, it is very complex. I like this ebook and read it many times. Thank for publishing this free ebook.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on September 2018
Thank you Mariano, I am glad you liked it!
Rating: 5 Merci! by on August 2018
Merci beaucoup pour l'E-Book sur les bases de la musique. Il y a toujours quelque chose de bon a tirer d'un livre d'enseignement de bases.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on August 2018
Glad you enjoyed it Jean-Baptiste!

Thank you for your kind comment, appreciated
Rating: 5 Good! by on July 2018
Hi Fabrizio, Re Basic Music Principles: this is a really nice little book. I appreciate it was free but ... it would have been good to have an English version! I know you have added some English terms, but in the main you have used American. It would have been so easy to change all the American terms to English ones - I could do it myself in ten minutes, but it's protected! When teaching, I would need to explain the two nomenclatures, and a new learner has enough to learn without also learning extra words and spellings! How about an English version? Regards, Gordon
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on July 2018
Good point Gordon! Yes, I was thinking to revise and update this book in the coming weeks anyway, and of course, I like the idea to add English terms as well. Your feedback will be very welcome!

We'll be in touch via email about all this if you like. Please, let me know.

Thank you again for your kind words and your suggestion!
Gordon Jackson on July 2018
Sure, I'd be willing to help!
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on July 2018
Great! I'll contact you soon. Thank you Gordon.
Rating: 5  by on February 2018
How can I learn how to play an organ and a cello?I like these instruments.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on February 2018
Hi Humphrey and thank you for your question.

You can definitively learn to play both those instruments, but, mostly for the cello, I'd recommend finding a good teacher. Otherwise, YouTube can help with some basics, but without a teacher you risk to start with the "wrong foot" without even being aware of.

Please, let me know if you have any further questions.
Humphrey on February 2018
Thank you so much Fabrizio Ferrari you are such a talented person, but how do I find a teacher like you for the start.
Fabrizio Ferrari - moderator and CEO, on February 2018
Thank you Humphrey, I really appreciate your kind words.

Well, that depends by where you live, but as a general rule, to find good teachers, I'd get in touch with the nearest music school, conservatory or university where they have music classes, and ask. Yelp! or the Yellow Pages can help too, but be sure to find ratings online about potential teachers. Fortunately nowadays we have the web that can help a big deal in finding the right person.

Good luck!

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