Music theory book

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Music theory book

#1 Post by Randy07 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:51 pm

Hi everyone,

Can anyone help out with some suggestions for a book on music theory. Specifically, I'm looking for something that will break down HOW and WHY to use chords and scales (i.e.to build progressions or tension).

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Re: Music theory book

#2 Post by Jeries » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:17 pm

i think you'd be better off going to a local community college and taking Music Theory 1-2-3-4 and aural perception.(if they don't integrate ear training in regular theory.)

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Re: Music theory book

#3 Post by prman » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:12 am

Levine´s "Jazz Theory Book" is great.
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Re: Music theory book

#4 Post by MasoTMN » Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:29 am

I second Levine's book, it's one of the references in theory. Keith Wyatt's Harmony and Theory can be an easier way to start, too, though less depth.

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#5 Post by Blake Dunford » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:09 pm

Ill have to check that book out.

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