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Absolutely! Aside from the plethora (never used that word before!) of videos on YouTube and courses on sites like EdX, you can pick up the theory books from Gloria St. Germain, grab a pencil, and go through them :) I use them in my classes with several students with good success, and my wife has been using them for years and years and years to teach theory as well. Those books will actually get you up to the level of being able to challenge (and pass) the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) theory exams if you want to go that far.



Thanks so much for your answer! :)

How and what exactly should I search on YT or EdX? Just "music theory" will do? Also, it'd be amazing if you could point to me which book would be most appropriate to start with: https://www.amazon.com/Glory-St.-Germain/e/B00J4ZOF6W :D


The yellow->blue->brown series of books is a slower paced way to learn theory. It's more thorough and is meant for people with essentially zero musical knowledge. You'll spend a big chunk of time on each thing.

The white book is a compressed version of the previous three and is much faster paced. It's meant for people with some musical experience and exposure to theory. That said, it also doesn't spend a huge amount of time on any one thing, so while it has all the same basic information as the other 3 books, it spends less time exploring each concept.

The green and purple books are more for when you want to get your theory certification from some authority (like RCM) and are more advanced :)

https://ultimatemusictheory.com/ also has some online courses and info available.


I actually don't know what you'd search on those sites - I just know my recommendations list seems to cycle through a mostly endless series of music theory videos.

But yes, searching for "music theory" and things like the circle of fifths, intervals, modes, scales, pitch, standard notation, and keys would likely turn up useful results. Mostly they'll assume you have an instrument (usually a piano) handy.




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