• Music Theory: from Absolute Beginner to Expert

  • The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Learning Music Theory Effortlessly
  • By: Nicolas Carter
  • Narrated by: Bryan Howard
  • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-08-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Nicolas Carter
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (110 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Discover the beauty of music theory and become a better musician through the power of understanding!
Have you ever wanted:

To unlock the mysteries of notes, intervals, music scales, modes, keys, chords and chord progressions and other important concepts in music?
To understand where chords and scales come from, all the different types that exist and how they're built?
To master your rhythm and time skills and understand how to practice and play easily in any time signature?
To know what's behind all the beautiful music and learn how you can (re)create it?

Have you ever been put off by music theory or thought that is too hard to learn?
If you find yourself in any of this, then this book is the answer for you. It covers everything that anyone who plays (or wants to play) music, and wishes to become better as a musician, should know. This is the most comprehensive book on music theory that you can find today.
Not only that, but this book is written in a way that is really easy to follow, understand and internalize all the concepts explained. You don't have to be a college degree music student in order to understand and use this - anyone can do it!
It also doesn't matter what instrument you play (because music theory is universal) and it also doesn't matter what is your knowledge level or playing ability!
This book will give you all the information necessary to become a true expert in music theory without frustration and feeling overwhelmed, and this will have innumerable benefits to your playing!
Download this book now and solve all your problems with music theory!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Nicolas Carter (P)2016 Nicolas Carter
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2 out of 5 stars
By JS on 02-25-17

Title is misleading & no audio examples

The title of this book is very misleading. I think it is too complicated for an absolute beginner and it will not make a listener of any level an expert. I consider myself an advanced beginner and there is very little content with which I was not already familiar. It is a solid summary for someone with some musical experience to help them gain a better understanding of basic theory.

Also, being an audio book, I was expecting audio examples of the concepts, but there isn't a single one. There are a number of places where this would have been helpful. For example, when talking about major and minor scales, it would have been helpful to have an audio example demonstrating why major scales are considered to be happy and minor scales sad. To not go beyond simply reading the text of the book is a big miss on the opportunity to take advantage of the audio medium. There are a number of very good free resources on the internet that provide the same content and include audio examples. For me, there wasn't the 'value add' I expected for the price.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Prashantha on 01-27-17

very hard to follow the concepts on the audio.

for almost everything he keeps saying this will be covered later. which is fine but he keeps using those terms and goes on talking without explaining the terms or concepts he is using..

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3 out of 5 stars
By Charles L. on 03-18-17


Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. I purchased this expecting that sound examples would be audible - i.e. played on a piano. Instead, the audible book refers to figures and diagrams which are not available to me. I order to see these, I have to purchase an additional kindle version. I feel swindled!

Has Music Theory: from Absolute Beginner to Expert put you off other books in this genre?

Yes - the book is fine, but I'm only getting half the story which reduces the effectiveness by a considerable percentage

Would you be willing to try another one of Bryan Howard’s performances?

Not via Audible

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?


Any additional comments?

There should be a notification on the purchase page, warning that essential material from the publication will not be available without an additional purchase

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Unknown on 08-02-17

Great book to expand ur knowledge on music theory

Narrations was clear. Pacing is good but I need to relisten to absorb entirely. only problem was referencing a pdf which I don't have.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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