The Quimby House

Educational resources for today's musician

Mike Julian

My name is Mike Julian, and as an educated professional musician who has worked in every facet of the music industry, I know firsthand just how hard the life of a musician can be. But I also know the joys that come with skill and knowledge, and I believe that everyone deserves a chance to explore the possibilities music provides, so now I'm giving back to the community by sharing the benefits of my study and experience with young and old alike, enabling all levels of interest to move forward towards their goals.

These texts are written at the community college level, but are widely accessible to all levels of study. So whether you are a beginning student looking to get a leg up on college, a proactive college student wanting to accelerate your education, or an enthusiast interested in personal or career development, my textbooks can help you achieve your desires.

If you need assistance, have any questions, or require more information, please send an email to info@theQuimbyHouse.com.

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Modern Fundamentals of Music

Basic and to the point, text and lecture videos provide students the kind of music theory they need to know for any musical pursuit or career. Innovative exercises reinforce theory to assist music performance, composition, and production.

Topics covered: value and pitch identification, major and minor scales, modes, pluralities, key and time signatures, intervals, diatonic triads and basic four-part chords with inversions, repeats, Del Segno and Coda signs.

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Commercial Harmony 1

Text picks up where Modern Fundamentals Of Music left off, with four- through seven-part chords, scale sources, and song analysis in both major and minor tonalities. Key center analysis in major and minor progressions. Provides the foundation for ad-lib soloing and music arrangement and composition.

Topics covered: Terminology, notation, chord structure and usage are covered with an emphasis on part writing using open and closed 4ths, major 6th & 7th chords, minor 7th chords, major, minor, pentatonic and blue scales, modes, blues and commercial chord progressions.

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Basic Audio Recording Techniques

Everything you need to understand audio and the recording process: practical explanations of equipment and use, examination of microphone types and applications, plus plan suggestions for home studios. Over 150 Lecture Videos. As you read along, scan the QR codes to view the videos on your smartphone, or click on them when viewing the PDF on your Internet-connected device.

Topics include: the nature of sound; basic acoustics; audio systems and terminology; microphone principles and usage; recording styles; recording studio equipment; multi-track recording procedures.

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Digital Audio Recording 1

Builds upon the foundation established in Basic Audio Recording Techniques with an introduction to the Pro Tools 10 recording environment.

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Digital Audio Recording 2

Builds upon the foundation established in Digital Audio Recording 1 by going deeper into the Pro Tools 10 recording environment and addressing the demands and techniques of recording large ensembles.

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