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An Understandable Guide to Music Theory
An Understandable Guide to Music Theory

An Understandable Guide to Music Theory

The Most Useful Aspects of Theory for Rock, Jazz, and Blues Musicians


74 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $11.95 (CA $14.95) (US $11.95)

Publication Date: January 1994

ISBN 9781884365003

Rights: WOR

See Sharp Press (Jan 1994)


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This guide explains the most useful aspects of theory in clear, nontechnical language. Areas covered include scales (major, minor, modal, synthetic), chord formation, chord progression, melody, song forms, useful devices, (ostinato, mirrors, hocket, etc.), and instrumentation. It contains over 100 musical examples.


"For rock, pop, and jazz musicians...the $9.95 Guide crams a remarkable amount of information into 74 pages."  —Guitar Player

"Extremely user-friendly without being condescending to the reader. I highly recommend it."  —Jazz Player

"It's not a textbook, but a handy reference for rock, jazz and blues musicians."  —Arizona Daily Star

Author Biography

Chaz Bufe is an accomplished guitarist, has performed for many years in blues and jazz groups, and holds a degree in music theory and composition.