Music Theory For Songwriting
Ryan Miyakawa and Others
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.
Loved this book! The explanations are easy to understand. Also having sample made internalize the concepts more deeply.
It would be great if you expand the book to include minor keys too.
A great explanation of music theory, and the relationship between melody and chord progressions. Having the video/audio examples built-in makes this book really stand apart from others I have read. I wish all music books were made this way!
Great for MIDI and Computer Musicians
This is a great compliment to Music Theory for Computer Musicians. I look forward to subsequent volumes in this series.