Theory for Performers is designed to teach anyone how to read and understand music. Volume I covers the staff, basic notes and rests, reading notes on the treble and bass clef, counting rhythms, dynamics, articulation, tempo, and different ways to navigate the musical score. This book is completely interactive with hundreds of examples and illustrations, video and audio, and practice exercises with instant feedback. This text can be used in a performance-based music class or as the primary text in an introduction to music theory class. This book is a perfect starting point for anyone who wants to learn how to read and understand music. For those of you with some knowledge, this book will help to clarify key ideas and develop a deeper understanding of music theory.