10 Best Music Theory Books

Last Updated December 2019 Based on 3387 Reviews
1 Best of the Best!
Music Theory: From Beginner to Expert - The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly
Music Theory: From Beginner to Expert - The Ultimate Step-By-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly
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Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method)
Hal Leonard Music Theory for Guitarists: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask (Guitar Method)
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  • Tablature: Yes
  • 104 pages
  • Size: 12" x 9"
  • Author: "Tom Kolb"
  • ISBN: 063406651X
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Barron's AP Music Theory: with Downloadable Audio Files
Barrons Educational Series Barron's AP Music Theory: with Downloadable Audio Files
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  • Barron s Educational Series Inc U S
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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Complete (Lessons * Ear Training * Workbook)-------------- (CD's Not Included)
Alfred Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Complete (Lessons * Ear Training * Workbook)-------------- (CD's Not Included)
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  • Designed For Students Of Any Age.
  • Provides A Better Understanding Of The Language Of Music.
  • Learn The Essentials With Lessons And Exercises.
  • Offers A Review Section At Each Ending To Test Your Knowledge.
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Berklee Music Theory Book 1
Berklee Press Publications Berklee Music Theory Book 1
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  • Berklee Press Publications
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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)
Alfred Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)
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8.8 Very good
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  • Book and 2-CD set
  • 75 exercises, 18 units
  • Authors: Andrew Surmani, Karen Farnum Surmani, Morton Manus
  • This practical, easy-to-use self-study course is perfect for pianists, guitarists, instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters, arrangers, and composers, and it includes ear training CDs to help develop your musical ear
  • In this all-in-one theory course, you will learn the essentials of music through 75 concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the enclosed ear training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each of the 18 units
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Music Theory For Dummies, 4th Edition
Music Theory For Dummies, 4th Edition
8.4 Very good
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The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists: The complete guide to music theory from a guitarist's point of view (Guitar theory)
The Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists: The complete guide to music theory from a guitarist's point of view (Guitar theory)
8.3 Very good
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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Bk 1
Alfred Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory, Bk 1
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8.1 Very good
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  • Additional InformationTeacher Answer KeyThere are five reproducible Activities in each of the six Units, which correlate specifically to the six Units in Book 1 of "Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory
  • " The wide variety of Activities includes Music Crossword, Puzzles, Note Naming, Matching Games, Musical Math, Word Scrambles, and others for a total of 30 Activities in all
  • There is also one Test per Unit that covers all the theory concepts introduced in that Unit
  • Each reproducible page includes scoring boxes to help the instructor grade the page
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Music Theory for Computer Musicians
Cengage Learning Music Theory for Computer Musicians
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7.8 Good
Product Highlights
  • Music Theory For Computer Musicians
  • Many DJs, gigging musicians, and electronic music producers understand how to play their instruments or make music on the computer, but they lack the basic knowledge of music theory needed to take their music-making to the next level and compose truly professional tracks
  • Beneath all the enormously different styles of modern electronic music lie certain fundamentals of the musical language that are exactly the same no matter what kind of music you write
  • It is very important to acquire an understanding of these fundamentals if you are to develop as a musician and music producer
  • Put simply, you need to know what you are doing with regard to the music that you are writing

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