#1
Do they explain theory right from the very basics that a student would get in their first lesson, up to advanced theory that top musicians would use? And how applicable are they to guitar?
#2
theory is the same with every instrument, but with his books, its shown in sheet music (you'll have to find your own fingerings).

and it does start off pretty basic, scales and intervals > triads > progressions

(piston's harmony is what im talking about)

Edit: nothing else to do..

intro
1. scales and intervals
2. triads
3. harmonic progression
4. tonality and modality
5. harmonic rhythm
6. the harmonic structure of the phase
7. harmonization of a given part
8. modulation
9. chords of the sixth - the figured bass
10. nonharmonic tones
11. the six-four chord
12. cadences
13. the dominant 7th chord
14. secondary dominants
15. irregular resolutions
16. the diminished 7th chord
17. the incomplete major ninth
18. the complete dominant ninth
19. the sequence
20. nondominant harmony - 7th chords
21. 9th, 11th and 13th chords
22. the raised supertonic and submediant
23. the neapolitan 6th
24. augmented 6th chords
25. other chromatic chords
conclusion.

also, its more of a classsical approach, you wont find any blues in here.
Last edited by MapOfYourHead at Aug 17, 2009,
#3
Quote by tom1thomas1
Do they explain theory right from the very basics that a student would get in their first lesson, up to advanced theory that top musicians would use? And how applicable are they to guitar?


Well, it covers alot of ground, but I would suggest that something like this might be better (easier to understand) for you.

http://www.amazon.com/Music-Theory-Dummies-Michael-Pilhofer/dp/0764578383

(no offense intended by the title)
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