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I like this book
on 19 April 2017
I like this book, especially because of the different chordal voicings presented. It's a must for people who love harmony. However, one must bear in mind what is it that one is trying get from such a book. I bought it because I was hoping to find some tips on improvisation. It did provide some insight but it didn't develop as much as I've wanted it too. I understand this book is old and for that reason I won't hold much against it.
Nowadays, you can go on Youtube and learn these and more, the difference is that, with books, the pace is yours.
This book, as I see it, is good mainly for raising awareness on certain topics that might need further investigation, so if you want to buy it, be wary that this isn't an all round music theory course - this is for the intermediate or advanced musician looking for new heights of expression, improvisation/composition for example. You won't get hints of diatonic scales or major triads here. And finally, I appreciate the author's comic relief narrative, people tend to get too serious/technical about music and forget that in essence, making music should be about having a jolly good time. Thank you for reading.