The latest Tweets from Jonathan Harnum (@JonHarnum). Author, musician, scholar, teacher, and perpetual student. Learn to read music, play trumpet, and how. The best book on music practice: frequently #1 in category on Amazon. Practice smarter, not longer. | Also by Harnum. Great practice secrets. All killer, no filler. Interview with Jonathan Harnum – the author of The Practice of practice.

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I abandoned this about a quarter of the way through. I’m a big stickler for proper English, grammar, and, especially in a book that purports to teach on a subject like music theory and includes examples, properly depicted examples showing that which the introduction says. I play trumpet, guitar, and anything else that makes a cool noise. I play trumpet, guitar, and percussion and have been known to sing a song or two. Especially nowadays that we think we need more time because of so many activities in our daily life.

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In fact, it would appear that a typographical error in one harnumm the follow-up quizzes at the end of an early chapter was purposely crafted to spell out a swear. If I wasn’t also a stickler for finishing the books I start, I would have put this book down. Oct 14, Shannon Sorensen rated it liked it.


Madhu rated it liked it Jun 23, Lots of words are used when an illustration would often serve better. There is so much to understand, you have to take harnuk slow.

Basic Music Theory by Jonathan Harnum

Hi, Jon Harnum here. Joe rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Learn more about Amazon Prime. Thinking about the 10, hours of practice is kinda overwhelming.

May buy this to use in teaching piano to my niece. I’m a author, musician, educator, and proud Alaskan. Perhaps take note of your progress and practice smart.

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But well put together for sure. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Harhum Books for Trumpet Players: I think it’s a good book for beginners but for someones who know even a little about music it will be boring. At the back of the book, there are also a keyboard and guitar fret to use as a study aid during the reading and afterwards.


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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. So far, the author seems to use a straightforward approach, touched with humor, that might be more pleasant than music theory’s reputation.

Oct 16, Nitasha rated it liked it. The Practice of Practice by Jonathan Harnum I almost stopped reading this as it came across as extremely basic, and almost childish, but as you get into the later chapters it feels like the author decided to abandoned his “dummies guide to Harnkm, onto the negatives: And Jonathan Harnum is definitely one of them. Books by Jonathan Harnum. Email will not be published required. Get to Know Us.

Basic Music Theory

I also provide several one-off talks, workshops, and series of workshops on musical topics like practice and improvisation, harhum also workshops and talks on self-publishing. I wanted basic theory. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.