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Hooktheory I

Music Theory For Songwriting

This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Multi-touch books can be read with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.


The 2nd Edition of Hooktheory I is now available on iBooks (released March 2017). We recommend purchasing the 2nd edition rather than this 1st Edition.

Ever wonder how to write a song like the ones you listen to everyday? "Hooktheory I" is an interactive guide through the rules and structure behind chord progressions, melody, and their relationship to one another, to help musicians understand the how and why behind great music.


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Customer Reviews

Worth it

Helped give me an understanding in music theory and would recommend to anyone who knows nothing about music like myself

Well Done

This is a very fast read, but full of really great foundational theory. My only wish is that the the software used the resistor color codes for scale degrees.
1 Brown
2 Red
3 Orange
4 Yellow
5 Green
6 Blue
7 Violet

My kids alreadyhave that one down.


A very thorough review of the basics of music theory and knowledge. Just what i was looking for to give me an overview of the keys to understanding the basics and more. Well done. Great to have audio examples throughout to demonstrate the lessons.

Hooktheory I
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Music
  • Published: Jun 05, 2012
  • Publisher: Hooktheory LLC
  • Seller: Hooktheory LLC
  • Print Length: 113 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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