intermediate theory

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by paintballjunkie, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. paintballjunkie


    Jul 27, 2005
    all the theory i know so far i learned from a book called bass fretboard basics. it covers...
    *scales-major, minor, harmonic, melodic, pentatonic
    *how chords are derived from the scales
    *basic voice leading and turnarounds
    and other stuff like

    can any recommend any books or websites where i can build on this knowledge.
    also, what should i start to learn after this?

    thnx in advance
  2. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    I'd try to move on to compositional technique, voice leading and counterpoint. Learning why things that sound good sound good is very helpful. As my composition techer told me "You can't break the rules until you know what they are, and its how you break rules that defines your individuality as a composer".
  3. hateater

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    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    Exactly what the guy said before me. Now that you know all of that, maybe it is time for you to start playing along with some jazz standards (if you aren't already). Pretty much everything you covered goes along with jazz playing. I would also suggest that you learn every 7, 9, 11 and 13. Just arpeggiate them for every note.
  4. burntgorilla


    Jan 24, 2005
    Try The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine. It's been pimped loads here, and it is good. It covers most of that in the first part, so you should have a good grounding to approach it. It also tackles actually making music with what you've learnt, which is always good. Even reading the bits on the theory you know already is good. I find I get different takes on the same bit of info, which is very handy.
  5. rogerjeep


    Aug 10, 2005
    I agree. The Jazz Theory book is great!!!!