This guide is a no-frills look at music theory that skips the less important details and goes straight to the essential information. You’ll learn about rhythm, harmony, and melody, including building chord progressions and writing instrumental hooks.
The best part about this book is the song analyses. For every section, there are several songs that are broken down in terms of the chapter topic. With this guide, you’ll learn the theory behind:
Elevators – OutKast The Otherside – The Roots
Apache Rose Peacock – RHCP Blow My High – Kendrick Lamar
Xxplosive – Dr. Dre Call Tyrone – Erykah Badu
Get Lucky – Daft Punk Let Me Watch – MF DOOM
Ms. Jackson – OutKast Poundcake – Drake
Hol’ Up – Kendrick Lamar Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi/Ratatat
Seventeen Years – Ratatat Big Poppa – Notorious B.I.G.
Stan – Eminem Kids – MGMT
Breaking Away – Ratatat Girl – Destiny’s Child