Although there are hundreds of different instruments, for what we know as “Western” music there are only a total of seven different notes that are used.
They’re produced by different mechanisms so the noise is different, but the notes remain the same whether you’re playing an oboe or a banjo.
The included diagrams and explanations make it easy to see how similar all the stringed instruments are and how they all relate to the keyboard and the quiz at the end will ensure you’ve learned the info.
This is one chapter taken from Garage Band Theory, so you may want to consider the entire thing, will save you money.
This is non Academic, practical, useful theory for living-room pickers and working musicians who want to be able to think coherently about music in order to ask questions and understand answers about the music they want to play.
The stuff in GBT is about understanding The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington, The Grateful Dead and Vampire Weekend.
It’s NOT about analyzing Bach Fugues… but you’ll be able to if you want to.
It was written for the 99% of musicians who are NOT music majors by a incorrigible honky-tonk guitar player who plays by ear … but understands the relevant vocabulary and what’s sensible and useful for MOST players.
“Garage Band Theory is a must for any musician.” Rodney Crowell
“Don’t be put off by this giant book – Duke’s got the secrets of the universe in here. Quite simply, this is the most comprehensive book on music theory I’ve ever seen.”
Bill Payne (Little Feat)
“Something for every musician at any level. Especially helpful is the musical notation and tablature for a variety of instruments. This book inspires me to learn and practice more.”
“Garage Band Theory is a veritable encyclopedia of useful tools and tips.This book lifts the lid off the “black box” of music theory and let’s the light shine in – and in a fun, practical way.
This is a book which should be left handily lying around the living room, bedside, studio, classroom, (restroom?) – ready to be dipped into at any time for reference purposes or just to improve or refresh one’s fluency in the language of music.
A great resource for musicians young and old no matter what your training. For the price of a one-hour lesson, GBT offers a lifetime of learning.”
“Garage Band Theory let me know how little I know… but in a good way. It’s a great book!” Sterling C Ball CEO, Ernie Ball Inc.
“This book is written in the people’s key.” Kostas
“Garage Band Theory offers you everything you need to know to understand, play and make your own music. Because he is both an accomplished musician and teacher, Sharp’s Garage Band Theory is an excellent guide for beginners and more advanced players alike.”
Sam Barry, author, musician