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100 Books on Music Theory

For your convenience, I've gathered a list of 100 books on music theory. You can order any of these books online. Just click on the title. For best results, please search from this page and click on the book you want to order.

What Makes Music Work -- Phil Seyer's acclaimed introduction to music theory.

Practical Theory Complete : A Self-Instruction Music Theory Course

Basic Music Theory : How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music

Temperament : The Idea That Solved Music's Greatest Riddle

1st Steps for a Beginning Guitarist Volume One: Chords and Chord Progressions for the Guitar

Fretboard Logic SE: Volumes I & II Combined

Serious Electric Bass : The Bass Player's Complete Guide to Scales & Chords (Contemporary Bass Series)

Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume One : Guitar chords and chord progressions for the guitar

Basic Music Theory : How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music

Temperament : The Idea That Solved Music's Greatest Riddle

Music Theory Workbook for Guitar Volume One

Basic Materials in Music Theory: A Programed Course

Hearing and Writing Music : Professional Training for Today's Musician

The Cosmic Octave : Origin of Harmony, Planets, Tones, Colors, the Power of Inherent Vibrations

Basic Guide to How to Read Music

An Introduction To Music Therapy: Theory and Practice

All About Chords : A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Contemporary Chordal Structures and Progressions Through Solid Drills in Suggested Study: questions, keyboard drills, and ear-training exercises

Harmonic Materials in Tonal Music a Programmed Course, Part 1

African Polyphony and Polyrhythm : Musical Structure and Methodology

New Directions in Music

The "Guitar Book" - For Those Who Have Just Landed On The Planet Earth! - Learn How To Play Guitar!


Learn to Read Music

Anthology for Musical Analysis

Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter : A Programmed Course in Elementary Music Theory, With an Introduction to Partwriting (Norton progr

Choral Conducting : Focus on Communication

Music in Theory & Practice; Volume 1 w/ cassette

The Psychology of Music (Academic Press Series in Cognition and Perception, 2nd Ed)

Contemporary Music Theory : Level One

The Responsibility of Forms : Critical Essays on Music, Art, and Representation

The Study of Orchestration

Instant Scale and Chord Guide for Keyboards

Style and Idea : Selected Writings of Arnold Schoenberg

Chord Workbook for Guitar Volume Two:Guitar Chords and Chord Progressions For The Guitar

Super Sight-Reading Secrets: An Innovative, Step-By-Step Program for Musical Keyboard Players of All Levels

Acoustics and Psychoacoustics (Music Technology Series)

The Creator's Handbook For The Guitar

Essentials of Music for Audio Professionals : A Concise Course in Music Fundamentals for Engineers, Producers, Directors, Editors, Managers, and other


Fractals in Music : Introductory Mathematics for Musical Analysis (Inmusic (Salt Lake City, Utah), No. 1.)

Theology, Music and Time (Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine, 4)

Postmodern Music/Postmodern Thought (Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture)

Elementary Harmony : Theory and Practice

The Shaping Forces in Music : An Inquiry into the Nature of Harmony, Melody, Counterpoint, Form (The Dover Series of Study Editions, Chamber Music, or

Tonal Pitch Space

Music, the Brain & Ecstasy : How Music Captures Our Imagination

The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures

The Choral Experience : Literature, Materials, and Methods

Serial Composition and Atonality : An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern

Fretboard Logic : The Reasoning Behind the Guitar's Unique Tuning System

Musical Meaning in Beethoven : Markedness, Correlation, and Interpretation (Advances in Semiotics)

Modal and Tonal Counterpoint : From Josquin to Stravinsky

A Practical Approach to Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint

Music in the Medieval World

The Possessor and the Possessed: Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, and the Idea of Musical Genius

Where Analysis Meets the Arts: The Integration of the Arts Therapies With Psychoanalytic Theory

Music and Memory

Film Music : Screencraft (Screencraft)


Study of Counterpoint


Modal Counterpoint, Renaissance Style

ABC of Music : A Short Practical Guide to the Basics (Oxford Paperback Reference)

Student Workbook for use with Music In Theory And Practice, Volume 1

Rethinking Music

Solfege, Ear Training, Rhythm, Dictation, and Music Theory : A Comprehensive Course

Contemporary Music Theory : Level 2

Practical Pentatonics : An Introduction to Pentatonic Patterns, Theory & Usage

Music Since 1945 : Issues, Materials, and Literature

Theory of Harmony

A Rhythmic Vocabulary : A Musician's Guide to Understanding and Improvising With Rhythm

Norton Manual of Music Notation

Structural Functions of Harmony

The Quest for Voice : Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy : The 1997 Ernest Bloch Lectures (Ernest Bloch Lectures)

Harmony & Theory : A Comprehensive Source for All Musicians (Essential Concepts (Musicians Institute).)

Emotion and Meaning in Music

Guitar Clinic

Learning Sequences in Music : Skill, Content, and Patterns : A Music Learning Theory 1997

Horns, Strings, and Harmony

Science and Music

Advanced Harmony: Theory and Practice with CD Package

Boogie Woogie Hanon

New Perspectives In Music Theory

Music Theory for Non-Music Majors

The Secret Power of Music

Music Theory Made Easy

Guitar Quickstart : A Guide to Playing and Understanding Music Reading and Chord Techniques

Myth of Invariance : The Origins of the Gods, Mathematics and Music from the Rg Veda to Plato

Twentieth-Century Harmony

Linkin Park : Hybrid Theory

My Only Comfort : Death, Deliverance, and Discipleship in the Music of Bach (Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies Series)

Image, Music, Text

Music As Medicine

Chicago Blues : The City and the Music

Hearing Film : Tracking Identifications in Contemporary Hollywood Film Music

Music and the Silent Film : Contexts and Case Studies, 1895-1924

Film Music : A Neglected Art : A Critical Study of Music in Films

Multiple Meaning Techno : An Artistic and Political Laboratory of the Present

Film Music : Critical Approaches

Critical Entertainments : Music Old and New


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