hi can anyone recomend a good book on the theory of music as i have started with no knowledge at all about music, i don't want anything to heavy but i want to try to get a basic knowledge,working knowledge?
but i would like to understand writen music more.
TomMapfumo;37459 " I would recommend both getting one of the books mentioned above and also finding someone to ask questions about it so that your learning is overseen in some way. I'd be happy to act as a mentor said:Hi Tom,
I would welcome this!
I know theory has been holding back my understanding & ability to improvise.
Years ago I went to the Aebersold Jazz week in Louiville Kentucky and all of the theory went over my head.
Have lately been focusing on scales learning by ear and figuring out how to get so fluid with all the various ones.
I have most of the material (I think) sometimes too much choice is overpowering & confusing, so I would welcome some advice/mentoring around theory in relation to playing through the changes including how one fits this into a practise shedule.
I think one can practise scales till the cows come home, yet don't understand the theory enough to make it really come alive in being able to play at a Jam session, for instance.
Your thoughts on this Tom!