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  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:28
  • eBook ISBN:9780982155813

Making Sense with Music

The Only Book That Turns Notes Into Words.

by Joe Procopio

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MAKING SENSE WITH MUSIC is the only book that actually turns musical notes into words that anyone can understand. This book will teach you how to listen and understand music as easy as understanding your own language. It is a masterful guide guaranteed to enhance, enrich, and make your life more joyful with the beauty and wonder of music. It is written for both non-musicians and musicians alike. It is also available as a CD on iTunes, CD Baby, etc.


MAKIN SENSE WITH MUSIC is a tried and tested program (Book and/or CD) that is the result of successfully teaching the understanding and appreciation of the beauty and wonder of music to people of all ages and walks of life. In it Professor Procopio has unlocked the language of music and made it as understandable as one's own language. As a lifetime composer, musician and music teacher Joe Procopio has re-mastered and released his guide to understanding the language of music that he developed for over 30 years and taught as an educator to thousands of successful students worldwide. This method is now available in the iTunes music store, CD Baby, etc. as the CD or Book entitled MAKING SENSE WITH MUSIC. Now, for the first time, the average person as well as the trained musician can not only listen but also understand all kinds of music easily. With MAKING SENSE WITH MUSIC, you need not be a musician or even be able to read music in order to master the language of music. This unique method teaches the listener to become fluent in the language of music by turning musical ideas into words and sentences that anyone can make sense of. With MAKING SENSE WITH MUSIC, Procopio demonstrates how small groups of notes are used by composers to convey meaning in music. Each of six devices is clearly explained with musical examples and completed works of music. For example, one composition depicts an argument between a woman and a man using one saxophone for the woman's voice and another saxophone for the man's. MAKING SENSE WITH MUSIC is now available in a completely digital format and delivery, allowing a new generation of music lovers around the world to download new meaning into their music.

About the author

Joe Procopio ASCAP 1156 Farrow Parkway Suite 204 Myrtle Beach, SC 29577     843-839-9966 joecopio@gmail.com Artist/Composer/Conductor Professional Musician/ Artist/ Leader/Lead Alto Sax for many of the nation’s top recording artists including: Steve and Eydie Gorme, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Lawrence Welk, Frankie Avalon, Frankie Laine, Jack Jones, Kathryn Grayson, Carmel Quinn, Don Cornell, Bobby Rydell, Vic Damone, Rodney Dangerfield, Foster Brooks, The Vagabonds, The Ritz Brothers, Sammy Cohn, Jimmy Van Heusen, Tiny Tim, Al Martino, Petula Clark, Wayne Newton, Pat Cooper,etc. Lead Reed Central New York, Jack Palmer Orchestra 1970 – 1988 “The Procopio Brothers” Joe and Greg Procopio Sax and Guitar Duo 1976-1988 Artist/Writer Warner Brothers/Mercury/ Kama Sutra/Buddah Records 1965 – 1975 Child Prodigy “guest” guitarist for Miller, Dorsey, and other Big Bands Conductor Boston Symphony Orchestra student – summer 1963 Clarinetist Conservatory Of Milan, Italy 1964 Lead Alto Sax Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Savoy Theater Myrtle Beach, SC 1996 – 2000 Lead Reed Palace Theater MB,SC,’99-01: Chorus Line, Phantom, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Sunset Blvd,etc. Teacher/Administrator Miles Clark Endowed Chair, Music, College of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC 2001-2004 Chairman Music Department Cazenovia Central School Cazenovia, NY 1965 – 1988 Director Of Instrumental Music Chapel Hill High School Chapel Hill, NC 1988 - 1993 Instructor Applied Music Cazenovia College Cazenovia, NY part-time 1978 – 1981 Deaconate St. James Church Cazenovia, NY, (candidate) Diocese of Syracuse, NY 1980 - 1988 Awards/Honors I am indexed. Listed in the Londeix as ‘Compositeur Americain’ in “150 Years Of Music For Saxophone” International Publication by Jean-Marie Londeix, Roncorp 1994 pg.212, pg.293 Teacher Of Guitarist T. Maxwell heard in TV’s Magnum P.I., The Rockford Files, Kojak Awarded membership in American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers 1987 Top 25 International and Award Of Excellence Music City Song Festival Nashville, TN 1986/1988 Recording Artist Award International Competition By Columbia Records and ASF 1982 Full Tuition Scholarship Conservatory Of Milan, Italy 1964 Conductor Scholarship Boston Symphony Orchestra (1 of 16 from 22 countries) 1963 Candidate Woodrow Wilson and Danforth Foundation Fellowships 1963 Publications Joe Procopio “Live In Concert” , “Saxology”, “All In My Life” “Pethoven” Special Music For Pets And People “Theme And Three Variations For Saxophone Alone” Premier at World Congress Saxophones 1974; “Barbie”, “St. Mary’s Song” JB Linear Music “Looking For The Good Life” Bear Down Pub; Title song for Dirty Dancing II Vestron 1988 “Arietta”; Flute Solo Lake State Publications Grand Rapids, MI; “Sudden Loneliness”, “Let Me Try” Kama Sutra NY, NY; “Love Believes” Sunrise Recs, Hollywood, CA; “Making Sense With Music”, “Saxology”, The Easy Way To Read Music” etc. books/ solos Published by Gordie Music Chapel Hill, NC; Terry Tickle and His Swing City Big Band, Ravensong Records Education B.S. 1963 Education, Crane School Of Music, SUNY Potsdam, NY M.S. 1973 Education, Crane School Of Music, SUNY Potsdam, NY Certificate Of Music Conducting and Clarinet Boston Symphony Orchestra 1963 Certificate Of Music Conservatory Of Milan, Giuseppe Verdi Milan Italy 1964 Teachers Conducting: Robert Shaw, Igor Stravinsky, Eric Leinsdorf, Eugene Ormandy; Saxophone: Earl Bostic, Dr. James Stoltie; Clarinet: Gino B. Cioffi Principal Clarinet Boston Symphony Orchestra, A. Prisco Conservatory Of Milan, G.Boralli RAI Italia, Louis Marucci (protégé Pinti/ Toscanni); Guitar: Frank Vaccaro; Composition: Aaron Copland, Gunther Schuller