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Bobtheboat

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Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« on: January 28, 2013, 11:42:19 AM »

Hi folks,
I've reached the point in my learning where the big gaps in my knowledge of music theory is becoming a hindrance to my progress, not to mention leaving me baffled when reading some of the post here!
So, can anyone recommend a book on the subject that assumes no prior knowledge (though I have some) ,starts at the basics and progresses on to the more complex stuff please? Bob.
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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2013, 12:35:44 PM »

I'm a fan of the Rudiments of Music

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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2013, 12:52:29 PM »

Here's a really usefull online reference

http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory1.htm

If you search for 'music theory' lots of help comes up

try this one:    http://www.mymusictheory.com/
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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2013, 12:57:45 PM »

I'm a fan of the Rudiments of Music

I agree - I've had mine since I was 7   (:)
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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2013, 10:17:53 PM »

Thanks fellas. Why didn't I think of t'internet?! Bob
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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2013, 08:24:06 AM »

Another good on line resource is 8notes.
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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2013, 08:31:55 AM »

Thanks fellas. Why didn't I think of t'internet?! Bob

  Because a certain Sir Timothy "Tim" John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA got there first!  :|glug

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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 09:00:09 AM »

If you want a book (rather than a computer screen) then "ABRSM The AB Guide To Music Theory Part 1" is a reasonable starter.  It presents the material in a logical and progressive way.  Covers music theory up to grade 5 standard.  Part 2 covers the really advanced stuff.  Easy to find second hand, I paid a couple of quid for my copy.

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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 12:07:53 PM »

Thanks fellas. Why didn't I think of t'internet?! Bob

  Because a certain Sir Timothy "Tim" John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA got there first!  :|glug

Tee hee !  Btw he didnt. JANET predated him.
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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2013, 12:40:17 PM »

The ABRSM book is good. You can get work books as well, with questions and excersises.
 http://www.musictheory.net/ is good as well. The excersises are quite addictive.
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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2013, 02:42:27 PM »

a certain Sir Timothy "Tim" John Berners-Lee OM KBE FRS FREng FRSA got there first!  :|glug
Tee hee !  Btw he didnt. JANET predated him.

Considered being more complex in my quip but went for brevity. I suspect Bob knows more about his, but I agree. Sir TB-L actually only invented links ..  "But didn't he do WELL"!

As a onetime computing MSc registrant at Newcastle I 've also used JANET, wrote up my Med School project in 'A'-ML and vaguely recall that a major programming language in those legendary days was ... 'B'!  :|glug
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Re: Recommendations for Music Theory Book
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 05:22:58 PM »

There is a music theory book in the "For Dummies" series which I found very helpful.
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