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theory books

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Jherrera, May 9, 2005.

  1. Jherrera

    Jherrera Guest

    Sep 25, 2004
    anybody know of any good theory books. I have the Bass Grimoire, which is awesome for scales and has some theory but I'm talking about a theory bible that i can just dive into for about a year and surface everyonce in awhile for a bowl of frosted flakes.
  2. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    There are many theory books. Most theory teachers will tell you that it is hard to teach theory from a book but here are two suggestions:

    1: stefan Kostka
    2: Walter Piston

    just google their names along with "music theory " and the titles will come up.

    I used the Kostka book most of the way through college except for 20th C. music and counterpoint.
  3. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Moved to General Instruction.
  4. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
  5. Jherrera

    Jherrera Guest

    Sep 25, 2004
    thank you thank you thank you now i just need to pick
  6. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    there is a book i use to use some years ago! "elementary rudiments of theory" it's a working book you use a pencil erace come back at a later date and do it over very handy;i don't recall the author,try google hope this helps.

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