Music Theory

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Tubby, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Tubby

    Tubby Member

    Whilst I was at school and indeed sixth form college I learnt alot on music theory through classroom lessons and extra lessons on Tuba. Now I haven't really practised the theory conciously for many years even though I have been playing so what music books could be recommended to me?
  2. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Rudiments theory of music
    This would get you from Grade 1 to Grade 8 Associated Board. The cheapest on Amazon is £22.00!
  3. euph77

    euph77 Member

    The AB Guide to Music Theory, Parts 1 and 2 are referenced in the Music Theory in Practice workbooks. If you are intending to do an exam, you can't go wrong with these.

  4. pbirch

    pbirch Active Member

    try here, you could also trawl the charity bookshops, it sometimes turns up there at a bargain price
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  5. cornyandy

    cornyandy Member

    Have a look at the Trinity website there's some free exam paper down loads which might sharpen you up to go further
  6. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    If I was yhou mate, I'd go and ask jack for a couple of lessons. You could probably learn more from him in an hour, than a month of studing thiose books mate. Failing that, ask Andrew, if he's still got the shop.
  7. Tubby

    Tubby Member

    Andrew is now perri teaching and has closed the shop, as for Jack he is now 90 and his is probably more precious than ever.
  8. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    If you're happy to self-teach, the AB guides already mentioned are probably your best place to start (they got me through Grade 6 with no teacher and no internet!) You can get them, workbooks, past papers and the classic red 'Rudiments and Theory' book all from Amazon.
  9. pbirch

    pbirch Active Member

    just found my little red book, the price tag was 40p :)
  10. Chris Lee

    Chris Lee Member

    While you're browsing round the charity shops look out for the 1970s Trinity equivalent of the ABRSM little red book. It is 'A Handbook of Musical Knowledge' (by James Murray Brown) parts 1 and 2. It is a mauve, A5 sized paperback and even more condensed than the red book, for those who don't like too many words in betwen the facts.
  11. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

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