#1
Howdy,

I've read "The Idiot's Guide to Music Theory" and "The Idiot's Guide to Music Composition". They are both good books but they left me wanting more. What should I read next?

Thanks,
#2
A Creative Approach to Music Fundamentals - William Duckworth has lots of exercises and you will understand more deep with this book.
#3
Idiot's guide is good, Theory for Dummies, Berklee Music Theory.

Nothing beats lessons though.
#4
Tonal Harmony: With an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music

Its what I took my college class for Music Theory kinda hard to understand but decent book it'll teach you a lot
#7
This is your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin is great.
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#8
Quote by Reckd
Tonal Harmony: With an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music

Its what I took my college class for Music Theory kinda hard to understand but decent book it'll teach you a lot


+1 It's also our first year theory book. I didn't recommend it because I didn't think he would understand a word of it since he has read only Miller's book. Duckworth's book would give the introduction to it.
#9
"Theory For The Contemporary Guitarist"

if you dont know much this is a great starter.
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#10
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This is your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin is great.

I would call that less a theory book, more a neuroscience/ how sound works book

Sure there's theory in it, but its just to set a base for people who have no clue
Its not a 'theory book'
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#11
Quote by Reckd
Tonal Harmony: With an Introduction to Twentieth-Century Music

Its what I took my college class for Music Theory kinda hard to understand but decent book it'll teach you a lot


+1

I've used a couple theory textbooks, and Tonal Harmony pwns.
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#15
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Piston's Harmony.


+1

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definitely JAZZOLOGY


+1

both are very good books. If you want classical theory go with walter piston's Harmony, if you want jazz go for Jazzology, but i recommend you get both.
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