Piano Forum logo
March 03, 2015, 08:52:54 AM *
   Forum Home   Help Search  

Multi-Talented Stephen Hough Enters the Blog Scene

English pianist Stephen Hough has enjoyed a phenomenal recording career with over forty recordings, many of which have won Gramophone and Diapason awards and Time Magazine’s Classical CD of the Year. Read his blog at blog at Telegraph. Read more >>

Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Best Beginner Music Theory Book?  (Read 3706 times)
PS Silver Member
Jr. Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 98

« on: November 21, 2011, 12:31:15 AM »

What is the best book for a beginner to learn music theory? I have zero experience and zero musical knowledge but I want to eventually learn how to sight read music.

Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
PS Silver Member
Sr. Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 2070

« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 01:08:20 AM »

If you're an Aussie, I suggest Dulcie Holland's 'master you theory grade 1'. That shouldn't be too hard for you, although it is not 'beginner level.'
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No

A vigilante is just a man lost in the scramble for his own gratification.
PS Silver Member
Full Member
Online Online

Posts: 249

« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 06:22:23 AM »

There is a series of five theory books by Bastien.

Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
Book 4

I highly recommend this series and it coordinates very nicely with their other method books.

Primer has 4 method books and

Levels 1 through 4 have 5  method books.

For Example:

Level 1 Theory
Level 1 Sight Reading
Level 1 Piano
Level 1 Technique
Level 1 Repertoire

While this is not an "Adult Piano Course" do not let that persuade you.  You will move swiftly through the series developing your skills and can always supplement with whatever else you choose.
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
PS Silver Member
Offline Offline

Posts: 7

« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 04:33:07 PM »

I don't know about books, but I do know that Ricci Adams' web site is a superb resource for learning basic music theory. I've personally used it a ton.
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
Pages: [1]   Go Up

Need more info or help?

Search pianostreet.com - the web's largest resource of information about piano playing:

Jump to:  

Most popular classical piano composers:
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!