This is a hacks-only version of Part 1 in the series: Hack Music Theory. Each hack delivers all the vital info you need to know about each topic. Read through all these hacks in a half hour, and you'll be making good music in less than an hour from now. However, you'll miss out on a bunch of bad jokes and deep insights that are only revealed in its companion, so go grab a copy at HackMusicTheory.com
Ray Harmony is an award-winning music lecturer and multi-instrumentalist, who draws on his two decades of teaching experience to break down music theory into its simplest form. After studying 'popular' and 'classical' music theory, Ray created a unique approach that he uses to compose his songs, which feature multi-platinum Grammy winners Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and many more.
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'This is the kind of book I wish I had when I first started out.' -IHSAHN, Emperor
'Trust Ray, and in no time you'll have a watertight music theory skillset you once thought impossible to obtain.' -PAT LUNDY, Modestep, ex-Funeral for a Friend
'Ray manages to make learning music theory fascinating, digestible, and damn right cool!' -JOE COPCUTT, AxeWound, Zoax
'If you have been put off music theory in the past, then this is the book to inspire and empower you.' -VICTORIA WILLIAMSON, PhD, Vice Chancellor's Fellow Researcher and Lecturer in Music at the University of Sheffield, UK, author of You Are the Music
'Ray has a totally unique approach of hacking music theory, which gives you the essentials in a fraction of the time.' -VESPERS, Warp Academy founder, music producer