I want to apologise for a potentially stupid question, but as a self-taught player I sometimes find myself in situations when I can't find a proper material.

What are the best books/websites that explain theory behind songs, i.e. not only teach which finger to put on which bar or what key to press? I have some knowledge in music theory, but I don't know how much of it I still don't know. So I want to reed some materials explaining different songs and genres to see how musicians actually apply theory to practice and how different aspects make music "distinguishable" (why Spanish music is different from Beatles songs?)

closed as off-topic by David Bowling, Todd Wilcox, Tim H, Peter, Dom Jul 17 at 16:57

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    Questions asking for off-site resources such as books are generally considered off-topic here. – Your Uncle Bob Jul 15 at 18:54
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    You wrote both "I have some knowledge in music theory" and "looking for material..." If you explain why your current theory knowledge does not help to understand a song, or specific part of a song, that will make a better question, a question that probably won't be closed as "off topic." – Michael Curtis Jul 15 at 19:36
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    Thank you very much for you comment. I've tried to edit my question and hope the question is a little bit better. – user61964 Jul 15 at 20:37
  • Somewhat relevant meta: music.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3353/… – topo morto Jul 15 at 22:38
  • If you’re asking for recommendations, your question is off topic, no matter how you word it. – Todd Wilcox Jul 15 at 22:51