Can you teach yourself guitar or music theory? Listen to this five minute audiocast and find out.


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Book reference info:

Guitar for Dummies, 2nd Edition

by Mark Phillips and Jon Chappell

Dummies Press

ISBN 978-0-7645-9904-0

381 pages, standard format, with CD

$24.99 US, $29.99 CN, £15.99 UK

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar

by David Hodge

Idiots Guides

ISBN: 978-1-61564-021-8

333 pages, large format, with CD

$22.95 US, $28.80 CN, £13.99 UK

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Music Theory for Dummies

by Michael Pilhofer and Holly Day

Dummies Press

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7838-0

336 pages, standard format, with CD

$24.99 US, $29.99 CN, £13.99 UK

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Music Theory, 2nd Edition

by Michael Miller

Idiots Guides

ISBN: 978-1-59257-437-7

314 pages, large format, with CD

$19.95 US, $22.00 CN

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2 Responses to Audiocast: Learning Guitar and Music Theory

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  2. Scott Leger says:

    Many people grimace at the Sound of Music theory. It can conjure up bad memories of grade School music classes, Rattle the brains of College students, and make self-taught musicians feel self-defeated. Music Theory may seem tedious and unnecessary, especially since not many people can read music. Luckily , Music Theory for Dummies shows you the fun and easy way to understanding the concepts needed to compose, deconstruct, and comprehend music.
    This helpful guide will give you a great grasp of: *Note value and counting notes *Treble and bass clefs *Time signatures and measures *Naturalizing the Rhythm *Tempo and dynamic *Tone, color, and harmonics *Half steps and whole steps *Harmonic and melodic intervals *Key signatures and circles of fifths *Scales, chords, and their progressions *Elements of form *Music theory s fascinating History This friendly guide not only explores these concepts, it provides examples of music to compliment them so you can hear how they sound firsthand. With a bonus CD that demonstrates these ideas with Musical excerpts on Guitar and piano, this hands-on resource will prove to you that music theory is as enjoyable as it is useful. Don t get discouraged by the seemingly complicated written structure. With Music Theory for Dummies , understanding music has never been easier! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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