Dodeka's Music Book is Out - (The Complete Book to Learn to Play Music)

Posted on 11 December, 2018

You’ve had this project in mind for quite some time now: learning to play a musical instrument.

So, you decided to start looking for ways to learn music. You are not a rocket scientist and want something that’s not too difficult to understand. But at the same time you want quick results.

In search of the rare pearl: the complete but easy music method, you browsed quite a bit of the Internet and found those apps that let you play piano songs super quickly. But that’s not enough as what you want is to play a real instrument and not a mobile application. Plus you would like to understand how music works and be able to read or - even better - sight-read sheet music.

Then you contemplate the idea of taking proper music class at your nearby music school. But the mere thought of having to first learn music theory revives old memories of your childhood and seems quite discouraging. You even try some learning platforms but there also, you have to learn music theory.

Short of ideas, you don’t know what to do.

What would you say if we had what you are looking for?

It’s not a super fancy music app or a music class.

It’s a book. A simple yet powerful music book entitled “Dodeka: A Musical Revolution”.

Dodeka: A Musical Revolution - Simple and Intuitive Approach to Music

“Dodeka: A Musical Revolution” that is 90 pages covering all basic musical concepts, from harmony to melody, as well as rhythm and musical notation in a simple and accessible way.

But it’s not any kind of music book. It introduces you to an innovative and intuitive approach to learn to play music, called Dodeka. If you’re new to Dodeka, you may want to read this article before getting started.

With this book and Dodeka’s innovative approach to music, you’ll be able to quickly learn how to read and play sheet music on various musical instruments, including the piano, the guitar and the flute (to name a few). The book will also teach you how music works on your brain and emotions and why you find specific sounds pleasing. Other musical aspects covered includes chords, note duration, and microtonality. The full table of contents can be accessed here.

It’s a comprehensive and well-documented book that is written in a way that makes it easily understandable for any kind of audience, from beginners to expert musicians.


Read the foreword

Here are the first paragraphs of the book written by Jacques-Daniel Rochat, CEO of Dodeka Music. Take a peek.

Getting back to basics

Music theory and its notation system are the result of a long construction process over the centuries, to which composers and musicians have contributed a wealth of concepts.
This slow progression has unfortunately not made it possible to question the foundations that were laid down in Antiquity. Indeed, all conventional music theory is built so as to give preference to notes and musical intervals that are pleasing to the ear.
In this way, without realizing it, musicians arbitrarily selected seven out of the twelve notes that exist in music. After that, in order to indicate the five “lost” notes, it was necessary to create an extremely complex system of corrections- using sharps and flats.
On top of this, there is a more serious problem. The notes that were chosen in the C-major scale have irregular intervals.
The structure that they make up is just one possible variant. The fact that this particular scale has been used as a reference has led the entire concept of music theory to be constructed on just one sample of music!

It is this sample of music that is seen through five lines on music scores or piano keyboards. This absurd situation can be compared to an author being forced to write his books using the same sentence structure throughout. So, without even knowing it, musicians and composers continue to annotate and correct this imposed sample of music to create and play their work. The immense complexity of this notation is nearly infinite and makes it necessary to gain, year after year, an enormous amount of knowledge that is, frankly, totally useless!
However, this is not inevitable. Dodeka is the proof that a language made up from the “alphabet” of music can make it clear and accessible to everyone.
This return to the real base of music gives proper emphasis to all twelve notes and makes it possible to freely create the various structures that make up the scales and chords.
Not only does the awareness of musical architecture make it much easier to learn music, but it also makes it possible to understand how music interacts so delightfully with human emotions.

Ready for learning music the smart way?

Don’t wait any longer, get your print copy now and jump in Dodeka’s simple and intuitive approach to music. For those who prefer to go paperless, there's a free digital copy.

French speakers?

Do you speak and read French? The French edition is available for order here.

Happy reading!

** We are currently working on the Dodeka Music Library project, which seeks to translate as many sheet music as possible into the Dodeka notation. Check out our progress and get early access to the first ever Dodeka music library. **

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