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110 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to musical harmony for all musicians
Highly readable if you want to understand and apply musical harmony in a wide range of musical genres. Acts either as tutotial or as reference from beginners to fairly advanced. Covers all the interesting aspects for non-experts. Explains the difference between major do-re-mi and minor scale, plus why pentatonic major and minor scales make improvising easier. Explains how...
Published on 6 May 2001 by John Aldam

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68 of 79 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good theory for the improving musician
This book has some great exercises and some neat tricks to help memorise aspects of music theory. It's nicely paced, starting very basic and going to reasonably advanced. I would have awarded more stars but for three flaws: (i) some aspects are poorly explained - the authors knew what they meant but had difficulty expressing it unambiguously, (ii) some of the answers to...
Published on 13 July 2002 by R Mellor


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110 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to musical harmony for all musicians, 6 May 2001
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John Aldam (Woodbridge, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Harmony and Theory: A Comprehensive Source for All Musicians (Essential Concepts) (Sheet music)
Highly readable if you want to understand and apply musical harmony in a wide range of musical genres. Acts either as tutotial or as reference from beginners to fairly advanced. Covers all the interesting aspects for non-experts. Explains the difference between major do-re-mi and minor scale, plus why pentatonic major and minor scales make improvising easier. Explains how you can derive from a melody line first a series of chords then harmonised parts, how to find the key centre in a chord sequence, blues harmony, blues melody, blues rhythm, chord inversions, sevenths, ninths, modes, melodic minor scale, tension and resolution, flattended fifths, modulation and lots more! Brilliant!
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68 of 79 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good theory for the improving musician, 13 July 2002
This review is from: Harmony and Theory: A Comprehensive Source for All Musicians (Essential Concepts) (Sheet music)
This book has some great exercises and some neat tricks to help memorise aspects of music theory. It's nicely paced, starting very basic and going to reasonably advanced. I would have awarded more stars but for three flaws: (i) some aspects are poorly explained - the authors knew what they meant but had difficulty expressing it unambiguously, (ii) some of the answers to the exercises are wrong (B# does not equal Cb, despite what this book says!) which does not help if you are just starting out, and (iii) there is little differentiation between what is useful theory and what is obscure. However, given that you take those caveats on board, I would still recommend this book for its accessability and well structured approach.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really easy to read, understand and learn from, 26 Sep 2011
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This book is really great. It takes you through each element of music theory gradually. As you progress step by step, the exercises are well described, easy to follow and to the point. I would recommend anyone starting out studying music theory to purchase this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 1 Aug 2014
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Instructions not as clear for me as I am only a novice.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast shipment and product was great., 16 Jan 2012
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I bought Harmony and Theory and it was great, fast shipment and new as described! I think it is a must buy for every musician who wants to learn some essential things in the theory and harmony of music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very nice book, 15 Feb 2010
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very easy to read for someone who studied music before. It is a very good summary of music theory and harmony. Overall a very good book for musicians.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 28 Jun 2014
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Excellent book, well written and easy to understand, just wish I could motivate myself to spend more time reading it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 13 Nov 2014
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3.0 out of 5 stars little confusing, 19 Jun 2013
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found this a little confusing disappointed with the content as bought for a student studying for grade six theory, it is good for those who know no theory
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