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Offline 1 Cal

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MUSIC THEORY anyone? ... no really!
« on: November 06, 2007, 05:25:52 PM »
Dreadman started a thread not long back asking about the Chord Wheel.  Greg chipped in with the Harmony Wheel.  I ended up buying both! [:0]

I found them both a little helpful; more so the Chord Wheel.  I suspect they are produced by musicians (with theoretical knowledge) as quick reference guides for other musicians.  So... with my main problem being lack of musical knowledge, they did help, but ONLY a little.

Along with the Chord Wheel, Amazon recommended Edly's Music Theory for Practical People.  After reading ALL the reviews I eventually purchased it.
Hey, I've been reading (and working on) one small chapter (thankfully they're all small) each lunchtime for the past eight working days and my musical knowledge has increased EXPONENTIALLY.  (OK, I guess if you start at zero that's not too hard. [:I])
But this book is FUN! [8D]

I just had to share that with you.  Being an engineer I know that if you've got the foundation right... the rest of the way up is easy!
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...so unusual and fun, even an ex-grad student can get excited... could make all the difference to the student whose eyes glaze over at the mention of theory.
Here's some more info on Edly's book and other stuff: www.edly.com
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007, 05:41:30 PM »
Okay. I just ordered Edly's Music Theory for Practical People. I better improve expotentially. [:D]

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007, 06:53:49 PM »
So I hope you two keep up with it and let us know if it's something we should recommend to all the newbie's and the beginners, and maybe if you can explain how it has helped you to improve your playing ability and if it has helped you to say read music more and understand how and why chord progressions work and so forth, so keep us posted Cal and Dreadman( by the way where have you been Dread,working too much or too hard buddy)Ship
I took a better look and maybe I should order one also for my students, it looks like it maybe something that could benefit them also.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 10:16:28 PM »
August Watters, who teaches music theory at Berklee (sp?), has a book that he uses in his class.  I'll get to seeing if I can find it this weekend.  

He says to buy an old cheap copy off Amazon instead of a new one because music theory never changes--no matter how many editions they print.[:)]


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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007, 05:19:25 PM »
I have just ordered this as well.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2007, 05:21:14 PM »
I liked the cover
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