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#926332 - 05/12/04 10:22 PM Theory Book  
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a music theory book - modes, harmony, counterpoint, maybe progressing to beginning composition? I am a beginning player - I can read music (slowly), do the major scales, and most 7-chords, but not much else yet. What theory books are used at the conservatory level and what should I read first so I can understand them?

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#926333 - 05/14/04 01:37 PM Re: Theory Book  
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Have you checked this out with your teacher? He/she would be familiar with your current skill level and be in a good poistion to make an appropriate recommendation.

#926334 - 05/14/04 01:57 PM Re: Theory Book  
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Basic Materials in Music Theory
by Harder, 9th edition

You may work in this as a self-study theory book. Answers included

#926335 - 05/14/04 01:59 PM Re: Theory Book  
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#926336 - 05/14/04 07:30 PM Re: Theory Book  
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Ariette,

This certainly looks like a good book, have you used it?.

Regards,
Steve


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#926337 - 05/14/04 11:16 PM Re: Theory Book  
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$64.80 seems too much for it.
Is there something simpler that is lower priced?


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#926338 - 05/14/04 11:37 PM Re: Theory Book  
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Thanks all!

#926339 - 05/15/04 08:38 AM Re: Theory Book  
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Good books have always been expensive. If it offers valuable input $80.00 will be money well spent.

Has anyone used this book with the CD?.

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#926340 - 05/15/04 01:32 PM Re: Theory Book  
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The most widely used theory books at he university level have been:

Piston, Walter
Harmony
Fifth Edition (Revised and Expanded by Mark DeVoto)
0-393-95480-3 / cloth / 1987

Piston, Walter
Counterpoint
0-393-09728-5 / cloth / 1947

Piston, Walter
Orchestration
0-393-09740-4 / cloth / 1955


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#926341 - 05/15/04 01:33 PM Re: Theory Book  
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"Te Jazz Theory Book" by Mark Levine is an excellant work.

The Jazz Theory Book

Also The Jazz Piano Book .


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#926342 - 05/15/04 03:32 PM Re: Theory Book  
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In addition, the other commonly used university level texts are Kostka/Payne and Aldwell/Schachter.

For a less expensive text, check out Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory. It doesn't realy have any counterpoint and only covers really basic harmony, but it's good for the basics.


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#926343 - 05/24/04 08:44 PM Re: Theory Book  
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How about the Max Cook books on technical excercises are really good. I don't know how these compare but i recommend them. cool


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#926344 - 05/24/04 08:46 PM Re: Theory Book  
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How about the Max Cook books on technical excercises are really good. I don't know how these compare but i recommend them. cool


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#926345 - 05/30/04 11:09 PM Re: Theory Book  
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Petros - Thanks. I just ordered the books!

#926346 - 06/13/04 12:14 AM Re: Theory Book  
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Ariette, Petros,

Thanks for these recommendations.

#926347 - 06/25/04 01:43 PM Re: Theory Book  
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1st book to read:

Learn to Read Music
by Harry Baxter/Michael Baxter (Barns&Noble)


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