Popular Music Theory Books

Popular Music Theory Books (showing 1-50 of 301)
The Study of Orchestration The Study of Orchestration (Hardcover)
by (shelved 9 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.08 — 368 ratings — published 1982
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The Study of Counterpoint The Study of Counterpoint (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.11 — 1,039 ratings — published 1965
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The Jazz Theory Book The Jazz Theory Book (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.50 — 522 ratings — published 1995
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Theory of Harmony Theory of Harmony (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.23 — 455 ratings — published 1978
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Silence: Lectures and Writings Silence: Lectures and Writings (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.32 — 2,958 ratings — published 1961
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Harmony Harmony (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.96 — 192 ratings — published 1941
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Writing Better Lyrics Writing Better Lyrics (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.13 — 286 ratings — published 1995
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Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.30 — 984 ratings — published 2004
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Hooktheory I: Music Theory Hooktheory I: Music Theory (ebook)
by (shelved 2 times as music-theory)
avg rating 5.00 — 4 ratings — published 2012
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How Music Works How Music Works (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.98 — 14,416 ratings — published 2012
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Treatise on Harmony Treatise on Harmony (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.93 — 76 ratings — published 1971
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Piano Technique Piano Technique (Paperback)
by (shelved 1 time as music-theory)
avg rating 3.91 — 82 ratings — published 1972
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“My teacher, Ben Johnston, was convinced that our tuning is responsible for much of our cultural psychology, the fact that we are so geared toward progress and action and violence and so little attuned to introspection, contentment, and acquiescence. Equal temperament could be described as the musical equivalent to eating a lot of red meat and processed sugars and watching violent action films. The music doesn't turn your attention inward, it makes you want to go out and work off your nervous energy on something.”
Kyle Gann

Arnold Schoenberg
“[If] it were possible to watch composing in the same way that one can watch painting, if composers could have _ateliers_ as did painters, then it would be clear how superfluous the music theorist is and how he is just as harmful as the art academies.”
Arnold Schoenberg, Theory of Harmony

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