Book's driving me nuts...

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by raito, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. raito

    raito Poster Extraordinaire

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    So I picked up a 1997 copy of this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Country-Guitar-Music-Sales-America/dp/186074138X/

    at the local used book place for a couple bucks. One bit has me hopping. The guy goes on about modes and other theory stuff, but messes up something pretty simple.

    He's got a bit on country using thirds and sixths, and not only doesn't bother to relate them, practically says that they don't relate.

    Well friends, they do relate. A sixth is nothing more than a going a third lower, and inverting the resulting interval. In A, C is the third. In C, A is the sixth. So from his perspective, sixths are just the thirds of the relative minor, inverted.
     
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    Books, waste of time. Never trust them.
     
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