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Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) and Apple Sales Professional (ASP).

Microsoft Windows SBS 2008 (Small Business Server) Network Administrator, supporting Windows 7 clients.

Volunteer business administrator for the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.

I have also been a technical writer, computer magazine tech journalist, music critic and music journalist, copywriter and publicist, and professional musician.

Languages: English, with some German (Deutsch), Spanish (español), and French (français)


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comment What is the technology where two vocals overlap simultaneously in songs?
I added the YouTube link. It explains how artificial double-tracking was invented, in technical detail.
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comment Book or reference for music theory with deep explanations?
@ksha, since this is getting unwieldy, you can Google me and send me a regular email if you want to ask specific questions.
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comment Book or reference for music theory with deep explanations?
As to whether you are "doomed" or not, I would say no. As explained by others, some musicians are perfectly satisfied by learning to play songs accurately and nothing else, or to read sheet music without needing to know why it's written the way it is. Others want to know the whys and the wherefores. There are even successful songwriters who never learn much of any theory. Then there are college music theory professors who like to study music theory for its own sake. Many musicians fall in the middle.
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comment Book or reference for music theory with deep explanations?
Rameau's Treatise on Harmony was written in 1722, in French. goo.gl/GEG8fs Let's just say it was an influential classic but it's not up-to-date and was not written in language easily adaptable to the 21st century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rameau. You would do better to get a modern college textbook, which will certainly include some Rameau in it.
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comment Book or reference for music theory with deep explanations?
Start with common practice period diatonic harmony and learn something about its historical context. I like this link from @n.m. tobyrush.com/theorypages/index.html
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I think what @ksha is saying is that he wants to begin to learn the theoretical basis along with learning to play music on the instrument. And I think it's beneficial to pursue both together, especially for an adult.
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comment Book or reference for music theory with deep explanations?
Have you looked at music theory and ear training college textbooks? Perhaps a college textbook on the physics of sound (acoustics) would be helpful as well.