Edly’s Music Theory for Practical People

Written by Ed Roseman

Illustrated by Peter Reynolds

“Every so often a music theory book comes along that takes an approach so unusual and fun that even an ex-grad student can get excited about the subject. A book like this could make all the difference in the world for the kind of student whose eyes start to glaze over at the mere mention of the word “theory.”

~Keyboard Magazine

Written by Ed Roseman

Edly Paints The Ivories Blue

Illustrated by Peter Reynolds

“Every so often a music theory book comes along that takes an approach so unusual and fun that even an ex-grad student can get excited about the subject. A book like this could make all the difference in the world for the kind of student whose eyes start to glaze over at the mere mention of the word “theory.”

~Keyboard Magazine

Who The Heck Is Edly?

Ed Roseman

Hi. Edly here. Here’s a bit about me. I’m a multi-instrumentalist (clarinet, sax, guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, piano, bones, recorder, electric bass, and assorted other things), composer, performer, and teacher. I listen to, love, and play, many types of music. Most recently I taught piano, theory, and musicianship at Bennington Vermont’s “Sonatas,” a piano camp for adults of all levels. Before that, I wrote music articles for the Maine Times for a while, and my article “Teach Your Children Well” was published in the January 1993 issue of Keyboard Magazine as the guest editorial “Blood on the Battlefield of Music Education.” (Keyboard changed the title, not me!) Check it out! But let me back up…
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So unusual and fun, even an ex-grad student can get excited…. could make all the difference to the student whose eyes glaze over at the mention of theory.

– Ernie Rideout, Keyboard Magazine