Rock & Pop Theory: the essential guide offers musicians of all ages and levels a practical and relevant guide to music theory today.  With a special focus on popular music, this indispensable guide: 

  • introduces key musical concepts such as pitch, tempo, rhythm, harmony, scales, instruments,   musical forms and structure
  • outlines the conventions governing music notation, applying these specifically to rock & pop music
  • provides interesting facts and real music examples to contextualise music theory
  • offers practical tips on how to identify intervals, make up melodies and rhythms, set words to   music and much more
  • with foreword and chapter introductions by renowned educationalist Paul Harris
  • contains quick-reference tools including an appendix, list of further repertoire examples, table   of instruments, periods of music history, table of scales and modes and summary keys and time signatures.

Rock & Pop Theory: the essential guide is a joint publication, published by Faber Music and Edition Peters.