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Post by EMT-911 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:01 pm

I was looking for some theory books for My Girlfriend, And I don't know what to get!! Any Ideas?
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Post by Hostrauser » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:27 pm

Beginning theory? Advanced theory? Orchestration theory?

In college I was taught theory with the "Music: In Theory and Practice" books by Bruce Benward and Gary White (Fifth Edition). Volumes 1&2 are good starting points for theory.

The Fifth Edition was put out in 1993, so they're probably up to edition seven or eight by now. Still, I recommend them, and you can probably find them at a college bookstore.

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Post by EMT-911 » Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:49 pm

Phantom Phan wrote:Beginning theory? Advanced theory? Orchestration theory?

In college I was taught theory with the "Music: In Theory and Practice" books by Bruce Benward and Gary White (Fifth Edition). Volumes 1&2 are good starting points for theory.

The Fifth Edition was put out in 1993, so they're probably up to edition seven or eight by now. Still, I recommend them, and you can probably find them at a college bookstore.
Well, that was the one I was looking at. Actually, I think it was either te first or second edition. How would I get it?
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Post by swuster » Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:28 pm

i learned my music theory with the keith snell series of piano theory books...just my two cents...i found them helpful, but they get quite repetetive from book to book.
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Post by Hostrauser » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:23 am

Penguin Gunner wrote:
Phantom Phan wrote:Beginning theory? Advanced theory? Orchestration theory?

In college I was taught theory with the "Music: In Theory and Practice" books by Bruce Benward and Gary White (Fifth Edition). Volumes 1&2 are good starting points for theory.

The Fifth Edition was put out in 1993, so they're probably up to edition seven or eight by now. Still, I recommend them, and you can probably find them at a college bookstore.
Well, that was the one I was looking at. Actually, I think it was either te first or second edition. How would I get it?
I dunno. Read my message again. ;)

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Post by PGOK » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:26 am

Phantom Phan wrote:
Penguin Gunner wrote:
Phantom Phan wrote:Beginning theory? Advanced theory? Orchestration theory?

In college I was taught theory with the "Music: In Theory and Practice" books by Bruce Benward and Gary White (Fifth Edition). Volumes 1&2 are good starting points for theory.

The Fifth Edition was put out in 1993, so they're probably up to edition seven or eight by now. Still, I recommend them, and you can probably find them at a college bookstore.
Well, that was the one I was looking at. Actually, I think it was either te first or second edition. How would I get it?
I dunno. Read my message again. ;)
Of course it would have to a college that uses that book. Before you drive out to SDSU or Point Loma, etc. Give the book store a call. You would also have to go at a time when the books are in stock.

An even better idea would be to go to Amazon.com. They have it listed
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Post by EMT-911 » Thu Jun 23, 2005 2:26 pm

Phantom Phan wrote:
Penguin Gunner wrote:
Phantom Phan wrote:Beginning theory? Advanced theory? Orchestration theory?

In college I was taught theory with the "Music: In Theory and Practice" books by Bruce Benward and Gary White (Fifth Edition). Volumes 1&2 are good starting points for theory.

The Fifth Edition was put out in 1993, so they're probably up to edition seven or eight by now. Still, I recommend them, and you can probably find them at a college bookstore.
Well, that was the one I was looking at. Actually, I think it was either te first or second edition. How would I get it?
I dunno. Read my message again. ;)
The thing is, I don't go to college, don't even know where the college book store is, so I think I will just have Alans Music order it. Would that work?
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Post by PGOK » Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:48 pm

Penguin Gunner wrote:
Phantom Phan wrote:
Penguin Gunner wrote: Well, that was the one I was looking at. Actually, I think it was either te first or second edition. How would I get it?
I dunno. Read my message again. ;)
The thing is, I don't go to college, don't even know where the college book store is, so I think I will just have Alans Music order it. Would that work?
You have got to read the reponses to your questions. :?


I responded this morning.....go to Amazon.com they have it listed!!!! :)
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Online sites also

Post by Wildabeast » Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:28 pm

There are some online sites available:

http://www.dolmetsch.com/theoryintro.htm
http://www.musictheory.net/
http://www.musicarrangers.com/star-theory/

I'm sure there are others, but take a look at those.
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