The latest edition of the book review series is here, and we’ve collected our picks for the best books for learning music theory.
In this post, we’ll start with an introductory primer on the subject and move on to the more practical topics.
Read more: How to learn music theory with music theory books,Why you should buy your first book in 2018,Which books are worthwhile to read for 2018?
The most interesting books for 2018 were:What are the best musical books for beginners?
The first two questions in the title above suggest a straightforward answer: there are some good books to read, but the books that are the most fun and interesting to learn are the ones that are geared towards learning the music theory theory and the music history behind music.
Here are a few picks for learning the theory behind classical, jazz, country, and other popular music.
We’re not sure what to make of the second question: what are the top ten books to buy in 2018 for beginners, and why?
This is an interesting question, and it seems that the first two books to recommend are actually two different books.
First, the book The Basics of Music Theory by Dave McGraw Hill is a good introduction to classical music theory, but there’s no reason to buy it if you don’t want to read music theory at all.
Second, the most recent edition of The Best Music Books for Beginners by David McGraw, which is now available for purchase, focuses on jazz music theory and covers a lot more territory.
There are several reasons to buy both books:The best music books for beginnerThe first book to recommend is a textbook rush book: a book that covers the fundamentals of the subject, but it also covers the theory that underpins it.
McGraw’s book is a classic, but its introduction is somewhat more accessible.
The new edition of McGrawHill, which has the same name as the original book, is another textbook rush.
The book, by contrast, is aimed at the general public and has more depth, but both books have a similar premise.
If you’re looking for a book for beginners but don’t have the time or inclination to read through it all, this is the book for you.