Edly's Music Theory for Practical People

by Ed Roseman, with illustrations by Peter Reynolds

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“A light-hearted yet no-nonsense approach to a subject that often plagues the music hobbyist and professional alike. The book proves that music theory doesn't have to be a hair-pulling, nail-biting experience; it can actually be fun!”

Sheet Music Magazine

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Edly's Music Theory for Practical People has accomplished the near-impossible: a book that makes you giggle while giving you an absolutely solid foundation in music theory.

“Edly's explanations of tricky concepts—from scales and modes, to secondary dominants, to improvisation—are some of the clearest I've ever encountered. Last summer, when my Sightsinging for Scaredy-Cats students in Maine were bombarding me with music theory questions, I went straight to Edly. He teaches theory so that you can understand it, remember it, and use it, right away. His humorous, conversational writing style, combined with an enthusiasm for all kinds of music from blues to Gustav Holst, will keep you reading, learning, and making music with intelligence and imagination.”

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— Anna Dembska

“So unusual and fun, even an ex-grad student can get excited … could make all the difference to the student whose eyes glaze over at the mention of theory.”

— Ernie Rideout, Keyboard Magazine


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