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Edly's Music Theory for Practical People
revised & expanded 3rd Edition
in paperback, and now in PDF, or Nook, Kindle, and iBooks editions!!*

General Info | Page Samples | Contents | PDF Edition
 Endorsements | Peter Reynolds | Corrections
 
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Over 60,000 copies in print!

"Every so often a music theory book comes along that takes an approach so unusual and fun that even an ex-grad student can get excited about the subject. A book like this could make all the difference in the world for the kind of student whose eyes start to glaze over at the mere mention of the word "theory." ~ Ernie Rideout, Keyboard Magazine

Edly's Music Theory for Practical People is the music theory book that makes learning theory easy and fun. It is written for anyone wanting to understand what's going on inside music, regardless of musical style or instrument. The writing is clear and informal; friendly and fun. The whimsical illustrations add to the effect.

If in the past you've been put off by boring theory books, you owe it to yourself to check this book out. If you thought that learning music theory had to be a nail-biting, hair-pulling affair, or that you didn't have what it takes to understand how music works, Edly's will change your mind.

Whether you play jazz, classical, rock, or any other style of music—even if you don't know how to read music—Edly's makes theory approachable, enjoyable, and more easily understood than any other theory book.

Don't take my word for it; see what others have said about this book.

Ed "Edly" Roseman, author and publisher

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Paperback (3rd edition):

  • 25% longer than the 2nd Edition:
    seven new chapters (fortyish new pages)…
    for more advanced readers
  • Original chapters heavily revised, with updated and improved
    layout and graphics… for everyone
  • Still $25 plus shipping
  • $37 plus shipping for paperback & PDF when ordered together
PDF (3rd edition):
  • Same as paperback, plus…
  • Hyperlinked contents, index, glossary, and page & chapter references
  • Pix in living color throughout
  • Reformatted especially for tablets or computer
  • $20 (free email delivery)
  • $37 plus shipping for paperback & PDF when ordered together
  • Workbook exercises available (free) online for printing

eBooks (3rd edition) (Nook, Kindle, & iBooks):

  • The book in two volumes: Level 1 & Level 2: $9.99 each
  • New extra chapter in Level 1: Triad Construction for Impatient People
  • Reflowable, resizable text; zoomable notation examples
  • Extensively hyperlinked
  • eReader-friendly
  • Available directly from the companies' respective online stores
  • Workbook exercises available (free) online for printing

* Paperback and PDF editions available directly from me, the author, on this site. Nook, Kindle, and iBooks editions are available directly from their respective online stores.