This book discusses tonal music theory, specifically of the common practice period onwards, including jazz, blues, rock, and other modern styles. It focuses mostly on Western (i.e., Western European, Euro-American, and Afro-American) styles, however, all styles of music are discussed.
Common Practice Styles
Tones, overtones, and harmonics
Beyond the Basics
- Folk, Old Time, Bluegrass, etc.
- Hip Hop, Rap, etc.
- Jazz, incl. Swing
- New Age
- Pop, Pop/Rock, etc.
- Punk Rock, Hardcore, Pop-Punk, etc.
- Rock, Hard Rock, etc.
- Miscellaneous Styles
Styles in the Western Classical Tradition
Traditional and Folk styles