“The most brilliant, fast, easy, and fun music theory book I’ve ever seen!” –DEREK SIVERS, CD Baby founder, TED speaker, musician, author of Anything You Want
Theory is a six-letter dirty word to most musicians, but hey, musicians love dirty words, right? And just like all the other dirty words, theory is easy to learn and fun to use! After studying 'popular' and 'classical' music theory, Ray Harmony created a unique approach that he uses to compose his songs, which feature multiplatinum Grammy winners Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and many more.
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
“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
Ray Harmony has dedicated his life to using the power of music to inspire positive change in the world, which he does through his organisation, Revolution Harmony. He is a British African based in Canada via the USA, and an award-winning music lecturer, author, journalist, composer, performer, producer, runner, running columnist, are you still reading? Ray's education is a unique blend of piano and 'classical' music theory from the Royal Schools of Music (UK), and guitar and 'popular' music theory from Musicians Institute (USA). He also gained his teaching qualification from EHWL College in London. Ray makes music with multiplatinum Grammy winners – Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), and many more – then donates all the proceeds to charity. Ray Harmony believes that music education should be available to everyone for free (i.e. a human right), and not just to those who can afford it. So, please visit his Revolution Harmony website to access hours of free video lessons, which are based on his critically-acclaimed book series, Hack Music Theory.