Theory Books You've Loved and Hated

We have multiple threads that get into this but no central place to send new people who are interested in learning more about music theory. That’s what this thread is for.

So, tell us here. Which books (or other resources) have you loved, which ones have you hated, and which ones have helped you the most.

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Here is some of what I’ve picked up around the forum.

@JoshFossgreen recommends this book for music theory.
All About Music Theory By Mark Harrison
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Josh also recommends this website.
musictheory.net

Many people on BassBuzz have bought this book.
Music Theory for the Bass Player (arisbassblog.com)
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@gcancella started this thread and created the below web site for exploring scales, modes, chords, and intervals.
https://fretful.io/ .

@juli0r started this thread and created the below website for practicing your scales.
Groove and Scale Workout (for Beginner and BadAsses)

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Music Theory for Dummies was the first book I read when I started learning bass and it was extremely helpful. After that I moved on to Ariane Cap’s music theory for bass players.

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I tried reading this theory book about 5 times and never got past chapter 3. I guess that’s why I work in construction?
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However, Music Theory for the bass player makes sense to my undeveloped brain!

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Just purchased the music theory app you mentioned there recommended by Josh https://www.musictheory.net/
Looks promising and less than a cup of coffee

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