#1
Hey guys, I have been trying to learn music theory for quite a while now, but it just doesn't seem to want to stick. I have poured over all the tutorials in the lessons section of the site to no avail. My question is, can anyone recommend a good music theory book? I figure I will just buy a book that I can sit and read anywhere. So, any books you guys may have used, or some that seem to be universally hailed as solid guides?
#5
well...


you could go to a college bookstore and buy one?
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#7
I was looking into buying a general music theory book a while back and settled on this one http://www.amazon.com/Theory-Harmony-Contemporary-Musician-Arnie/dp/0825614996/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1201670139&sr=1-1 .
I am about halfway through it and pretty happy with it. I think the lesson are fairly concise and the end of lesson review questions are helpful.
That said though, I found that I really understand some topics when I learn about them from multiple sources. So maybe you shouldn't quest for a be all end all book, but rather a few solid resources from which to learn.