I've just started on this one, seems straightforward enough: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?
I'm on dial-up. I actually downloaded this video to see what it was like. Well, this is way too basic for me. At the rate this guy teaches it's going to be a very long time before he gets into anything interesting.
I think the secret to that is to play from the written music, lookup the things you don't know, and eventually you'll be able to hear the tune in your head from reading. Takes some of us (like me) a long time, though. It may help if you do some interval training/exercises. Good stuff on the site I posted a link to earlier.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!