Popular Music Theory Books

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Hooktheory I: Music Theory Hooktheory I: Music Theory (ebook)
by (shelved 28 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.73 — 99 ratings — published 2012
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The Jazz Theory Book The Jazz Theory Book (Spiral-bound)
by (shelved 18 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.44 — 1,375 ratings — published 1995
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The Study of Counterpoint The Study of Counterpoint (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.14 — 2,171 ratings — published 1965
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Theory of Harmony Theory of Harmony (Paperback)
by (shelved 13 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.30 — 1,241 ratings — published 1978
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The Study of Orchestration The Study of Orchestration (Hardcover)
by (shelved 12 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.24 — 946 ratings — published 1982
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Harmony Harmony (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.13 — 492 ratings — published 1941
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The Jazz Piano Book The Jazz Piano Book (Spiral-bound)
by (shelved 6 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.48 — 447 ratings — published 2005
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What to Listen for in Music (Revised Edition) What to Listen for in Music (Revised Edition)
by (shelved 6 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.96 — 19,111 ratings — published 1939
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Silence: Lectures and Writings Silence: Lectures and Writings (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.26 — 6,040 ratings — published 1961
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Writing Better Lyrics Writing Better Lyrics (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.21 — 655 ratings — published 1995
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Music Theory for Dummies Music Theory for Dummies (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.70 — 864 ratings — published 2007
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Basic Music Theory Basic Music Theory (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.60 — 214 ratings — published 2001
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Harmony and Voice Leading Harmony and Voice Leading (Hardcover)
by (shelved 4 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.90 — 172 ratings — published 1988
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Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.20 — 2,290 ratings — published 2004
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Hooktheory II Hooktheory II (ebook)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.81 — 35 ratings — published
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New Musical Resources New Musical Resources (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.04 — 86 ratings — published 1996
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The Structure of Atonal Music The Structure of Atonal Music (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.88 — 83 ratings — published 1977
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Counterpoint Counterpoint (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.84 — 155 ratings — published 1972
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Orchestration Orchestration (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.06 — 236 ratings — published 1955
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How Music Works How Music Works (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.95 — 34,844 ratings — published 2012
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How to Write Songs on Guitar How to Write Songs on Guitar (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.14 — 341 ratings — published 2000
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Music Notation Music Notation (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 4.34 — 172 ratings — published 1969
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Treatise on Harmony Treatise on Harmony (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.76 — 133 ratings — published 1971
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Listen to This Listen to This (Hardcover)
by (shelved 2 times as music-theory)
avg rating 3.95 — 4,398 ratings — published 2010
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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

Ludwig van Beethoven
“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
Ludwig van Beethoven

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