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Im looking into purchasing FL studio to make some music for my games and I was wondering if anyone in here knows where I can get training in both FL and music theory

it can either be books or online(digital) training

thank you

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From my experience, very few books over both training in a certain DAW (be it FL Studio or otherwise) AND in depth music theory. I think you'll probably be best going for a college level music theory book (many come with workbooks so you can work through the material and really apply it. For FL Studio training I'd check out the FL Studio Power series. While I haven't read the one for FL Studio (I don't use that DAW) I've read and own two of the books in this series covering other DAWs. They've always been helpful.

Music Theory

Tonal Theory:

http://www.amazon.com/Tonal-Harmony-Stefan-Kostka/dp/0073401358/ref=sr_1_1/189-6428117-3304720?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225245114&sr=8-1

20th Century:

http://www.bestwebbuys.com/Materials_and_Techniques_of_Twentieth-Century_Music-ISBN_9780139240775.html?isrc=b-search

For the best results when learning theory, get a book that comes with a work book or assignments in the text. Both of these should. Music theory is best learned by testing yourself and not just reading.

Orchestration

http://www.amazon.com/Technique-Orchestration-Recording-Package-Book/dp/0130771619

Counterpoint

http://www.amazon.com/Counterpoint-4th-Kent-Kennan/dp/013080746X/ref=pd_sim_b_5


Scores

http://www.amazon.com/Norton-Anthology-Western-Music-Ancient/dp/0393979903/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225245498&sr=1-1


http://www.amazon.com/Norton-Anthology-Western-Music-Twentieth/dp/0393925625/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225245498&sr=1-2


Musical History

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/titles/music/grout7/

Musical Dictionary

http://www.amazon.com/Harvard-Dictionary-University-Reference-Library/dp/0674615255/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225245562&sr=1-2


Scales Reference

http://www.amazon.com/Thesaurus-Scales-Melodic-Patterns-Text/dp/082561449X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225246600&sr=8-1

Musical Resources (for other texts)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/713ANETWN2L._SL500_AA240_.gif


Thanks,

Nathan

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wow, so many interesting links :)
There is information that I have known for the first time. Very useful !
Thanks all for sharing :D



[Edited by - celia19O5 on September 15, 2010 2:59:06 AM]

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Here's a book I think might be interesting for those with some theoretical grounding but no composition practice: Composing Music: A New Approach - William Russo.

Right from the first exercise (a few pages from the start) you can see the entertaining (and motivational!) way the author proposes the exercises.
Definitely recommended.

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A lot of people gave examples of history books. You could also start out by looking through the Wikipedia page on Pythagoras (arguably the most important theoretical musician to have ever lived).

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