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Book Series
$34.98
Hooktheory Book Series on iPad

The essential techniques for crafting effective and compelling chord progressions and melodies like professional musicians.

Benefits of the Hooktheory Book Series:

  • Simple piano roll notation (no sheet music)
  • Every concept + technique demonstrated through a real song
  • 315 audiovisual examples
  • Reinforce learning every step of the way with 124 exercises
  • Designed to be used with Hookpad Music Making Software

In the Hooktheory Book Series, you’ll learn the following skills:

  • Composing music based around a scale.
  • Understanding the six basic chords that underlie all great chord progressions.
  • Writing chord progressions based on function (understanding which chords go together and which ones don’t)
  • Making melodies “chord aware”: learn why certain melodies sound good with a chord progression and why others don't
  • Controlling the natural tension and release in melodies over a chord progression
  • Composing chords and melody in minor (and other scales).
  • Using chord inversions (reordering chord tones) to create effective bass lines.
  • Using complex chord types (e.g. 7th chords, extended chords, suspended chords, and “add” chords) to enrich your chord progressions.
  • Using secondary chords (chords based on a different key) to create tension.
  • Combining melody and chords from multiple scales (modal mixture).
  • Utilizing songwriting techniques like energy control, deception, and harmonic scope to control the expectations of listeners.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

Companion Pack
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Book Series
$183.98

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Companion
Songwriting
Software

Hooktheory Book Series on iPad with Hookpad on MacBook

The complete essential toolset for crafting effective and compelling chord progressions and melodies like professional musicians.

Includes Hookpad, the intelligent musical sketchpad and companion songwriting software to the Hooktheory Book Series designed to help you get the most out of the books.

Benefits of the Hooktheory Book Series:

  • Simple piano roll notation (sheet music knowledge not required)
  • Every concept + technique demonstrated through a real song
  • 315 audiovisual examples
  • Reinforce learning every step of the way with 124 exercises
  • Designed to be used with Hookpad Music Making Software. Hookpad lets you practice every concept and tactic you learn in the books immediately.

In the Book Series, you’ll learn the following skills:

  • Composing music based around a scale.
  • Understanding the six basic chords that underlie all great chord progressions.
  • Writing chord progressions based on function (understanding which chords go together and which ones don’t)
  • Making melodies “chord aware”: learn why certain melodies sound good with a chord progression and why others don’t
  • Controlling the natural tension and release in melodies over a chord progression
  • Composing chords and melody in minor (and other scales).
  • Using chord inversions (reordering chord tones) to create effective bass lines.
  • Using complex chord types (e.g. 7th chords, extended chords, suspended chords, and “add” chords) to enrich your chord progressions.
  • Using secondary chords (chords based on a different key) to create tension.
  • Combining melody and chords from multiple scales (modal mixture).
  • Utilizing songwriting techniques like energy control, deception, and harmonic scope to control the expectations of listeners.

Benefits of Hookpad

  • Hookpad lets you practice every concept and tactic you learn in the books immediately.
  • Professionally tuned virtual instruments let you express your music in any style you want.
  • Export to sheet music, lead sheet, or guitar tab.
  • Built-in music theory, melody guides, and intelligent chord suggestions.
  • And more!

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

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Book I
$14.99
Hooktheory I cover on iPad mini

The essential basic techniques for crafting effective and compelling chord progressions and melodies.

Benefits of Hooktheory I:

  • Simple piano roll notation (no sheet music)
  • Every concept + technique demonstrated through a real song
  • 88 audiovisual examples
  • Reinforce learning every step of the way with 41 exercises
  • Designed to be used with Hookpad Music Making Software

In Hooktheory I, you’ll learn the following skills:

  • Composing music based around a scale.
  • Understanding the six basic chords that underlie all great chord progressions.
  • Writing chord progressions based on function (understanding which chords go together and which ones don’t)
  • Making melodies “chord aware”: learn why certain melodies sound good with a chord progression and why others don't
  • Controlling the natural tension and release in melodies over a chord progression

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Also available on iOS, iBooks, Android, and Kindle.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Also available on iOS, iBooks, Android, and Kindle.

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Book II
$19.99
Hooktheory II cover on iPad mini

The essential intermediate and advanced techniques for crafting effective and compelling chord progressions and melodies.

Benefits of Hooktheory II:

  • Simple piano roll notation (no sheet music)
  • Every technique and concept is demonstrated through a real song
  • 228 audiovisual examples
  • Reinforce learning every step of the way with 83 exercises
  • Designed to be used with Hookpad Music Making Software

In Hooktheory II, you’ll learn the following skills [Required reading: Hooktheory I]:

  • Composing chords and melody in minor (and other scales).
  • Using chord inversions (reordering chord tones) to create effective bass lines.
  • Using complex chord types (e.g. 7th chords, extended chords, suspended chords, and “add” chords) to enrich your chord progressions.
  • Using secondary chords (chords based on a different key) to create tension.
  • Combining melody and chords from multiple scales (modal mixture).
  • Utilizing songwriting techniques like energy control, deception, and harmonic scope to control the expectations of listeners.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Also available on iOS, iBooks, and Android.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Also available on iOS, iBooks, and Android.

Hooktheory logo
Book Series
$34.98
Hooktheory Book Series on iPad

The essential techniques for crafting effective and compelling chord progressions and melodies like professional musicians.

Benefits of the Hooktheory Book Series:

  • Simple piano roll notation (no sheet music)
  • Every concept + technique demonstrated through a real song
  • 315 audiovisual examples
  • Reinforce learning every step of the way with 124 exercises
  • Designed to be used with Hookpad Music Making Software

In the Hooktheory Book Series, you’ll learn the following skills:

  • Composing music based around a scale.
  • Understanding the six basic chords that underlie all great chord progressions.
  • Writing chord progressions based on function (understanding which chords go together and which ones don’t)
  • Making melodies “chord aware”: learn why certain melodies sound good with a chord progression and why others don't
  • Controlling the natural tension and release in melodies over a chord progression
  • Composing chords and melody in minor (and other scales).
  • Using chord inversions (reordering chord tones) to create effective bass lines.
  • Using complex chord types (e.g. 7th chords, extended chords, suspended chords, and “add” chords) to enrich your chord progressions.
  • Using secondary chords (chords based on a different key) to create tension.
  • Combining melody and chords from multiple scales (modal mixture).
  • Utilizing songwriting techniques like energy control, deception, and harmonic scope to control the expectations of listeners.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

Companion Pack
Hooktheory logo
Book Series
$183.98

+

Companion
Songwriting
Software

Hooktheory Book Series on iPad with Hookpad on MacBook

The complete essential toolset for crafting effective and compelling chord progressions and melodies like professional musicians.

Includes Hookpad, the intelligent musical sketchpad and companion songwriting software to the Hooktheory Book Series designed to help you get the most out of the books.

Benefits of the Hooktheory Book Series:

  • Simple piano roll notation (sheet music knowledge not required)
  • Every concept + technique demonstrated through a real song
  • 315 audiovisual examples
  • Reinforce learning every step of the way with 124 exercises
  • Designed to be used with Hookpad Music Making Software. Hookpad lets you practice every concept and tactic you learn in the books immediately.

In the Book Series, you’ll learn the following skills:

  • Composing music based around a scale.
  • Understanding the six basic chords that underlie all great chord progressions.
  • Writing chord progressions based on function (understanding which chords go together and which ones don’t)
  • Making melodies “chord aware”: learn why certain melodies sound good with a chord progression and why others don’t
  • Controlling the natural tension and release in melodies over a chord progression
  • Composing chords and melody in minor (and other scales).
  • Using chord inversions (reordering chord tones) to create effective bass lines.
  • Using complex chord types (e.g. 7th chords, extended chords, suspended chords, and “add” chords) to enrich your chord progressions.
  • Using secondary chords (chords based on a different key) to create tension.
  • Combining melody and chords from multiple scales (modal mixture).
  • Utilizing songwriting techniques like energy control, deception, and harmonic scope to control the expectations of listeners.

Benefits of Hookpad

  • Hookpad lets you practice every concept and tactic you learn in the books immediately.
  • Professionally tuned virtual instruments let you express your music in any style you want.
  • Export to sheet music, lead sheet, or guitar tab.
  • Built-in music theory, melody guides, and intelligent chord suggestions.
  • And more!

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers.

Hooktheory logo
Book I
$14.99
Hooktheory I cover on iPad mini

The essential basic techniques for crafting effective and compelling chord progressions and melodies.

Benefits of Hooktheory I:

  • Simple piano roll notation (no sheet music)
  • Every concept + technique demonstrated through a real song
  • 88 audiovisual examples
  • Reinforce learning every step of the way with 41 exercises
  • Designed to be used with Hookpad Music Making Software

In Hooktheory I, you’ll learn the following skills:

  • Composing music based around a scale.
  • Understanding the six basic chords that underlie all great chord progressions.
  • Writing chord progressions based on function (understanding which chords go together and which ones don’t)
  • Making melodies “chord aware”: learn why certain melodies sound good with a chord progression and why others don't
  • Controlling the natural tension and release in melodies over a chord progression

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Also available on iOS, iBooks, Android, and Kindle.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Also available on iOS, iBooks, Android, and Kindle.

Hooktheory logo
Book II
$19.99
Hooktheory II cover on iPad mini

The essential intermediate and advanced techniques for crafting effective and compelling chord progressions and melodies.

Benefits of Hooktheory II:

  • Simple piano roll notation (no sheet music)
  • Every technique and concept is demonstrated through a real song
  • 228 audiovisual examples
  • Reinforce learning every step of the way with 83 exercises
  • Designed to be used with Hookpad Music Making Software

In Hooktheory II, you’ll learn the following skills [Required reading: Hooktheory I]:

  • Composing chords and melody in minor (and other scales).
  • Using chord inversions (reordering chord tones) to create effective bass lines.
  • Using complex chord types (e.g. 7th chords, extended chords, suspended chords, and “add” chords) to enrich your chord progressions.
  • Using secondary chords (chords based on a different key) to create tension.
  • Combining melody and chords from multiple scales (modal mixture).
  • Utilizing songwriting techniques like energy control, deception, and harmonic scope to control the expectations of listeners.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Also available on iOS, iBooks, and Android.

Read on hooktheory.com. Supports all modern desktop and mobile browsers. Also available on iOS, iBooks, and Android.