ok. ive actually been playing guitar for 5 years now and dont know really any musi theory. i know very VERY basic stuff. but every book i look at i am lost in 5 minutes. is there any book out there that starts from ground zero and gives you an easy to understand overview on the subject?
"Tuning... who the f*** needs tuning?!"
I like "Music Theory" by Tom Kolb.
New To Town With A Made Up Name

In The Angel's City

Chasing Fortune And Fame
Music Theory Workbook for Guitar by Bruce Arnold

Volume 1 is on Interval and Chord Construction
Volume 2 on Scale Construction and Application
Volume 3 on Diatonic Chords of a Key

Amazing Books! Tons of exercises that really ingrain what you learn.

Fractal Axe-Fx Ultra
EBMM JP7 Dargies Delight II
Manuel Rodriguez C Cedar Top
I think you can get most of these on torrents *just for preview reasons obviously*

UG Mods really have no sense of humour.....

complete idiot's guide to music theory

i think the author is michael miller, can't be arsed to find my book and check
Main gear
  • ESP Eclipse II Standard (BK Cold Sweat)
  • ESP Horizon NT-II Standard (SD '59/JB)
  • Marshall JVM 410 Combo
Although not a book, one app I've found deliciously fun (as well as seriously informational) is The Guitar Scales Method....as mentioned earlier, can be 'previewed' via torrents.

Explains music theory, chord construction, modes, etc... As well as many exercises to 'play along with' to aid in your learning.