Whether you are learning to play a piano, blow a trumpet, conduct an orchestra or sing, the essentials of music notation are the same. This book is a complete approach to musical study, from the first note you read to the beginnings of harmony. It simplifies music theory into easy logical steps, clearly written for all including the non-musical. It is also a textbook which prepares you fully for the relevant parts of the GCSE Music, or for the theory parts of the exams of the various music boards. Each section includes extensive questions so that the reader can fully test their understanding.