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nosuchmanasmole 01-18-2013 08:19 AM

recommend me some reading
Hit a major plateau in my theory learning over the last 3 - or 4 months and i cant seem to find any information. Pretty much ive realised that il now how to pay for some brain food instead of getting my info from the web.

Anyway ill start but letting you know the things i do know so you can tell me where to go>

Major and Minor keys including commonly use chord substitutions (although i would like to learn more about this)
Chord construction + inversion - (limited when it come to sharpening on flattening certain degrees)
Basic cadences ( perfect , imperfect deceptive)
Very basic harmony principles

If anyone could advise me on a book to read to build of this knowledge it would be much appreciated

Deadds 01-18-2013 08:47 AM

Originally Posted by nosuchmanasmole

Chord construction + inversion - (limited when it come to sharpening on flattening certain degrees)

Go back and relearn Chord Construction. Knowing chord shapes is not the same thing.

Look at your voicings and learn the intervals that give that chord it's quality.



5 x 5 6 7 7

intervals of that chord:

R x 7th 3rd 13th 9th

now you can get a flat13 and a flat9 by just moving your pinky down a fret. So, go study your voicings.

nosuchmanasmole 01-18-2013 08:54 AM

sorry should elaborated , i know how to flatten degrees , i know the fretboard in note and I play like , what I meant was is I don't really know to much about there harmonic function, i understand them as i use them for instance I get basically why a G#4 works well in B minor,, im really just looking for a book that will go into more detail then internet recources

Deadds 01-18-2013 09:14 AM

music theory . net > Lesson > Diatonic Chords and Chord Progressions.

nosuchmanasmole 01-18-2013 10:22 AM

lol a book please if anything , ive been through everything on many times

jazz_rock_feel 01-18-2013 11:36 AM

Perhaps try the recommended reading thread.

Angusman60 01-18-2013 11:39 AM

In the past, I've used the Benward Music Theory books. I like them. They also have good exercises.

nosuchmanasmole 01-18-2013 11:43 AM

Originally Posted by jazz_rock_feel
Perhaps try the recommended reading thread.

haha cheers

nosuchmanasmole 01-18-2013 11:51 AM

60 for harmony by walter piston ? is it really worth that price tag

i end up up getting fundamental of music composition to start me of

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