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Old 03-18-2012, 11:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Well venj at first I did not think you were here to actually discuss anything but to advertise but after those 2 posts I can say you are an awesome poster.

Thanks for taking the time to answer. You and gb.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thank you very much, RezZ. I hope our joined posts were enough to answer your question. Let me know if you have anything else you're not 100% on.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I hope this enlightened you and answered your question, GuitarBizarre. This is quite a detailed question. I didn't just give you highlights for a final or otherwise semester project, did I? o.O
Haha, no, I'm finishing up a music degree so I grabbed some questions from my reference materials (I handed in a Radiohead Essay on the 16th) to try and trip you up. :P

Wasn't expecting you to actually go ahead and do it, and in such detail, I have to say. I'm with RezZ, I got the wrong impression first off. Welcome to MB.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thank you kindly. I appreciate the kind words.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Good answers, venjacques and GB

Kinda makes me wish I had a question about music theory!
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:14 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Good answers, venjacques and GB

Kinda makes me wish I had a question about music theory!
I wish I had a question too... the sad truth is I'll probably be answering more questions in here I might ask.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Do y'all know any good books for learning theory?
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Do y'all know any good books for learning theory?
Amazon.com: Elementary Rudiments of Music (9781554400119): Barbara Wharram, Kathleen Wood: Books

I have no idea why Amazon is listing new ones as $250. That's ridiculous. I got my copy new for $30.

Oh here, check this out: http://www.musicianswebstore.com/pro....asp?prod=WT01. And they ship worldwide, not just in Canada.

Try this one too: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/...inners/4940009
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What kind of theory level are you talking, balstingas10?

There are many kinds of books, so consider level, instrument, and purpose at least.

Level can be beginner, intermediate, advance, and then something like.. the 20th century stuff where composers are still making up rules and all.

Instrument can matter. For example, a guitar teacher teaching guitar theory will approach the subject differently than would a flute teacher teaching flute theory. If you're not learning a specific instrument (or many), then piano theory is a safe bet, since everything is based on the musical keyboard's layout, and it's easy to make chords, play scales, and all that.

Purpose is also a defining factor. Do you want to be a composer? You'll have to know a lot of theory. If you want to learn drums, then you might not need scales or chords, as the drums doesn't have a way to really play a traditional scale or chord.

So anyway, can you narrow it down before we recommend something your way? Thanks!
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What kind of theory level are you talking, balstingas10?

There are many kinds of books, so consider level, instrument, and purpose at least.

Level can be beginner, intermediate, advance, and then something like.. the 20th century stuff where composers are still making up rules and all.
Sure, and then there is also modal theory and tonal theory. I'm assuming he means learning tonal theory. Working with modes is just a bitch sometimes

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Instrument can matter. For example, a guitar teacher teaching guitar theory will approach the subject differently than would a flute teacher teaching flute theory. If you're not learning a specific instrument (or many), then piano theory is a safe bet, since everything is based on the musical keyboard's layout, and it's easy to make chords, play scales, and all that.
Piano theory is pretty standard, though, isn't it? When you are learning stuff like four part choral writing (SATB), chord progressions, mixture, diatonic modulation, applied chords, chord substitution, etc., piano theory is generally used.
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