#1
what are some books to check out for music thoery??? b/c i want to learn what key to use when playing certain chords and i want to learn what scales to use??

i want to play the blues...

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Squirrels>all other animals group

Quote by Prophet of Page
I don't recommend passive pickups for any kind of blues tone. Ideally, you'd want a passive pickup with a reasonably low level of output.
Last edited by eahilder at Dec 22, 2008,
#2
The Art of Playing Rock Guitar By: Richard Daniels is a great book. a great, great, great book. However, my copy is very old and i do not know if they are still printing copies.
#3
Squirrels>all other animals group

Quote by Prophet of Page
I don't recommend passive pickups for any kind of blues tone. Ideally, you'd want a passive pickup with a reasonably low level of output.
#4
not to be mean but there are tons of threads on this, and there are even more music theory books... a lot of which are good. it really depends on how you absorb the information personally, id recommend just looking around until you find one that gives the information in such a way that you can easily (at least relatively) understand.
#5
"Complete idiots guide to music theory"

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Mark Levines Jazz theory book

What you mentioned (about changing scales) is called playing the changes. It's complex, interesting and very few non-jazz/blues musicians do it.
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#6
You recommend Mark Levine's book as a second book for someone that's completely clueless? Ehhh. I disagree.


TS, start with his first book and stick with it for a good while. Check out the crusade articles, the links in Freepower's sig and www.musictheory.net.


Leave the jazz theory for later.
#8
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...are made for a reason. Please re-type your post coherently. I don't understand a lick of, "b/c i want to learn what key and all that stuff is... and like if you play the chords g g d d c c as rytm what key you do?? like all g key or once it changes chords you change keys??", but I want to help out.
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perhaps a grammar book should be your first priority

lol yea srry about that
Squirrels>all other animals group

Quote by Prophet of Page
I don't recommend passive pickups for any kind of blues tone. Ideally, you'd want a passive pickup with a reasonably low level of output.
#13
Theory for the contemporary guitarist. GREAT BOOK!!!! and pretty much the other stuff that was suggested.