Music Theory

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This book discusses tonal music theory, specifically of the common practice period onwards, including jazz, blues, rock, and other modern styles. It focuses mostly on Western (i.e., Western European, Euro-American, and Afro-American) styles, however, all styles of music are discussed.

Common Practice Styles

Tones, overtones, and harmonics

Basics

Beyond the Basics

Harmony

Modal Harmony

Modern Styles

Styles in the Western Classical Tradition

Traditional and Folk styles

Composing

Further Reading

Appendices