#1
Right, so lately I've been interesting myself in harmony and composition and I was thinking I might get a big book to help me a bit. Now I've searched around a bit on the forum and I've found this:

http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Harmony-Theory-Voicing-Guitar/dp/B00065PWCU/ref=sr_1_32?ie=UTF8&s=musical-instruments&qid=1229944787&sr=8-32


http://www.amazon.com/Harmony-Voice-Leading-Edward-Aldwell/dp/0155062425/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1229944923&sr=8-1


Any more suggestions? I'm looking for a dense book that I can work with slowly and over a large amount of time. Hopefully it should serve me as a reference as long as I have it. I want to have my hand at more serious composition in the future (as in not only guitar music but maybe chamber music and similar stuff) and I feel that I definitely need more theoretical knowledge to do this.


#2
http://www.amazon.com/Harmony-Fifth-Walter-Piston/dp/0393954803 is the one I'd recommend.

I believe the edition I have isn't the one linked which has been revised; but provided they haven't re-written it completely then I don't know of any better text on harmony. It is very dense and will take you a long time to understand and digest it all; given that, some basic knowledge is pre-requisite. I wouldn't recommend it if you're not au fait with basic theory and harmonic conventions.
#3
The Mel Bay book is certainly dense, but if that's what you want, then sure. Other than being a bit to dense, it's actually a nice book.
#4
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0155062425/ref=s9sims_c1_14_img3-rfc_g1_si8?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=1TR0QXZD82DECDXEHKBA&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=463383391&pf_rd_i=507846


Anyone familiar with this one? Any more suggestions? Perhaps from those of you have completed or are in the process of completing uni courses?