#1
I was never taught any theory, not even scales and the likes (my first song was stairway to heaven. Suffice to say my teacher ddnt last long b4 I decided to learn the guitar myself) but I think I have an acceptable knowledge of guitar music theory at current. I've been playing for what, 7 months or so? and I now really want to push on with my playing. I'm grateful to all the online sources for music theory, especially here on UG, but I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations as to any books that could teach me full, deatiled guitar theory, just as a sorta physical reference to push on my playing. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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#3
http://www.berkleemusic.com/store/product?product%5fid=11250&usca%5fp=t

There you go. I used that one and it includes a lot of stuff I learned in classes and through private lessons at Berklee. No book will be an "end all" book, but that one is pretty inclusive and a great place to really get into it.

An important thing to keep in mind, though, is that a book like this is geared towards the guitar player and not necessarily a general music student looking to learn broad theory. It all relates, but the approach to studying theory as a standalone is a little different than learning it as it strictly relates to guitar.
#4
dummies book of music theory its amazing
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http://www.berkleemusic.com/store/product?product%5fid=11250&usca%5fp=t

There you go. I used that one and it includes a lot of stuff I learned in classes and through private lessons at Berklee. No book will be an "end all" book, but that one is pretty inclusive and a great place to really get into it.

An important thing to keep in mind, though, is that a book like this is geared towards the guitar player and not necessarily a general music student looking to learn broad theory. It all relates, but the approach to studying theory as a standalone is a little different than learning it as it strictly relates to guitar.


Mate, thanks this looks really good. Yeh, I would prefer it to be specifically geared towards the guitarist tbh, so yeh this looks great. I think I might just get myself a copy

@Conca- Is that just general music theory or is it useful for simple guitarists too?
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#6
I recommend "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Music Theory" by Michael Miller.
You are like a hurricane
There's calm in your eye.
And I'm gettin' blown away
To somewhere safer
where the feeling stays.
I want to love you but
I'm getting blown away.
#7
Yeah that's a good book .A follow up purchase would be the penguin dictionary of music.

helped me with my GCSE's (hopefully, i'll find out next thrusday)
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