Music Theory Books
Producers, Musicians, Songwriters and Artists…wondering how to Learn Music Theory Easily?
If You Want to Learn Music Theory, You’ve got three options:
- Spend time listening, imitating, practicing and developing your craft
- Spend money gaining knowledge through university degrees, online courses, lessons and learning resources
- Take advantage of free learning resources, e.g. YouTube
Sounds time-consuming, and the pitfalls don’t end there.
For one, as Malcolm Gladwell says, it takes 10,000 hours of intense practice to achieve mastery. But not all learning is created equal and if you’re not learning the ‘right’ things, you could practice for countless hours and never be as good as you want to be.
And if you’re spending money on expensive courses, you’re most likely being drip-fed knowledge gradually – after all, the educational institution or company wants to keep you, a paying customer, for longer. And what about your teachers? It’s their knowledge and expertise you are ultimately paying for and I know I’d happily endure the worst facilities if I had skilled teachers who told me exactly what I needed to work on!
And finally, the free resource. Sounds amazing at a first glance, doesn’t it? In reality they don’t really teach you anything and instead act as a hook to get you to sign up for a paid product. It’s marketing in action! Real progress takes a little more than a 10-minute Youtube video, unfortunately.
So where does that leave you?
Out of all these methods, you need someone who has grafted hard to perfect their craft, who has made all the mistakes and who has the knowledge to know how to fix them. Someone who can point you in the right direction.
And as for “intense practice”, what does that mean anyway? I’m a fan of a different saying, ‘work smarter, not harder’.
It’s time to level up. Join me as I show you how.
I’ve been playing and teaching music for over 10 years. Along the way, I’ve met many other musicians who have tried to improve but never quite managed to. Why? Because they want to run before they can walk. They try to learn advanced concepts before knowing the basics and attempt things without knowing what they are trying to accomplish. Trust me, if you’re learning something as complex as music, you can’t possibly build knowledge on top of confusion!
When I started teaching bass guitar, I quickly realised that my pupils learnt more when the information was given gradually and step by step, ensuring there is a solid foundation before progressing further. Each complicated concept is broken down into simple bitesize chunks, written in a sequence to maximise understanding.
And it worked.
But why should you even listen to me?
Because I’ve been there.
I’ve spent countless painful hours and 10+ years of dedicated learning to get where I am. I’ve got a degree in music industry practice and a master’s with distinction in international events management. And while my career is young, I have studied hard and want to share what I’ve learnt with the rest of the world… we all know it would be a much better place with more musicians! If I can make music simple and easy to understand (in a more efficient way), it should help break down some barriers and help more musicians gain success and recognition.
And now I’ve distilled my knowledge into a book, making learning music accessible for everyone with ‘The Ultimate Music Theory Book.’
Why Should You Buy This Book?
“This book will save you ££££’s in tuition fees.”
I’ve put in the work, so you don’t have to. I’ve spent money studying music at university, and I’ve bought, read and applied knowledge from every theory book going. Now I’ve written everything I’ve learnt down so that you too can benefit!
“You’ll be able to progress much more efficiently and see results faster.”
Learn at your own pace and progress as quickly, or slowly, as you want. With my book, you’ll achieve results faster as you won’t be drip-fed information.
“You’ll be at the top of your class.”
If you are at university and read this book, I guarantee you’ll be top of your class. Leave your peers in the dust with ‘The Ultimate Music Theory Book’.
“The book is useful for exams in ABRSM, RGT, Rock School, and any other area of music.”
We all know the problems with exams. Often, they are a memory test rather than a knowledge test. This book will provide you with complete understanding so that you’re not relying on how good your memory is for your ABRSM grade 5 theory exam! Do yourself a favour in the long term and seek understanding.
“The book will help you become a master of your craft…or at the very least…best your competition!”
This is the ultimate goal of a musician.
- To be at one with music.
- To have no separation between yourself and your instrument.
- To speak the language fluently, coherently and artistically.
The only way to do this is to be your own artist and not imitate anyone else. And this is how you best your competition. No one else will be able to copy your authenticity. If you’re looking for a career in music, I genuinely believe this is the way.
Get the ultimate music theory book, delivered straight to your door. Guaranteed to improve your music theory or your money back!
When you buy the paperback, you also get a free download of the ebook so you can start learning straight away.
Not sure if this book is for you? Get the first 30 pages for free! Simply enter your email address and receive a pdf instantly to your mailbox.
I really believe this book will help every musician to use for years to come. It’s a stand-out product. Unlike most theory books, it’s finished in colour on premium white paper, and with a glossy cover – something to be proud of on your bookshelf!
To accompany the book’s exercises, I’ve also created audio tracks for you to practice with. The audio files can be downloaded along with the ebook upon purchase. You can also view them on this youtube playlist, which is a more helpful way to practice as you can slow the video speeds and navigate the exercises more easily!
Bought the book and have a question? You can message me via email anytime; I’m more than happy to answer any questions you may have about music and offer a form of personalised teaching to your needs!
In the ultimate music theory book, you will also seek the benefits from:
An essential listening guide
Provides compelling inspiration and enjoyment from listening to some fantastic music, handpicked by me.
Rhythms and note values explained
Gives you in-depth understanding and will allow you to play any rhythm from any genre.
Interval ear training
Identify and analyse different chord types by ear, so you always know what scales to play, including:
- Melodic minor
- Harmonic minor
- Lydian Dominant
- Half Diminished
It will also help you analyse music.
Melodic concepts to create musical ideas (great for soloing!)
Never struggle to create musical ideas again. Excellent for anyone wanting to make melodic music, but especially instrumentalists looking to improve their improvisation.
Scale and playing diagrams for piano, guitar & bass
Perfect for aspiring multi-instrumentalists who want to be able to play piano, guitar and bass. Be like The Beatles, who famously played instruments they weren’t familiar with to gain more creative ideas!
Harmonic concepts to aid songwriting and composition
Unlock the secrets of harmonic concepts and learn how to write better chord progressions for your compositions and songs.
Guaranteed to improve your Music Theory or your money back!
Hit a brick wall with music? This book will help. So, if you’re stuck in a rut and need a hand, look no further than The Ultimate Music Theory Book.
P.S If you’re a bass guitarist, I have specific tuition books that contain that same information as this book, but in more detail for the bass!
P.S.S. Still not sure if this book is right for you? Drop me an email to discuss your unique learning needs.