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This may not be what you really want - but one of the standard textbooks for really understanding this stuff is "tonal harmony" by Kostka


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Hi I started a year ago and was really disappointed with the very poor approach to theory that I found. I got on the internet and watched heaps , lots rocky but some really ace https://www.youtube.com/user/musictheoryguy is a brilliant teacher whose videos are short - anything over 10 minutes probably covers too much when starting. I combined this with Bill ...


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There is a jazz course developed by my teacher Alexander Lavrov. You can get familiar with some his works here. The course is not standard but IMHO of good quality. It explains not only how to analyze music, but how to write your own.


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For jazz theory one of the best books I've ever read is The Chord Scale Theory and Jazz Harmony by B. Nettles and R. Graf. It explains a lot of useful theory with practical examples. If you want to get the most out of it, sit down and play through all the examples, so you can hear what all that theory is actually about.



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