Hooktheory I

Hooktheory I

By Hooktheory

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2014-04-25
  • Current Version: 1.1.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 66.97 MB
  • Developer: Hooktheory
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 14 Ratings


There has never been a music book like this. Hooktheory I is a smart, fun, skill-building journey that concretely teaches you how to craft melodies and chord progressions like professional musicians and gain a deep understanding and intuition for how music works. Validated by 16,435 musicians like you, Hooktheory I is the best selling how-to music book for instrumentalists, songwriters, producers, and DJs around the world for a reason. This exploration of melody and chord creation is fun to read, easy to understand, and full of practical knowledge. It contains 41 interactive exercises and 94 audiovisual examples from artists like: Avicii, Beyonce, Journey, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, and The Beatles, that make it easy to see the tactics these successful artists use. Reading Hooktheory I doesn’t require any previous music knowledge or the ability to read music. On average, it takes about five hours to read (but more to fully absorb) so it isn't a huge time commitment. Dedicate only a few hours to reading this book and gain a lifetime of skills that will give your music that professional edge. We wrote this book because we were tired of all of the “songwriting” websites and books that talk vaguely of “finding your inspiration” rather than providing concrete tools to improve your music. With Hooktheory I, we have created an approachable, intuitive resource that directly answers the hard questions: Why do certain chords fit together easily, and others not so easily? How can I get from this chord to that chord? How can I create a great melody? Hooktheory I is a book that will make you say “ah ha!” many times over.



  • Excellent Info

    By temporalspaceclub
    This app / course will give you a good understanding of the pop / rock harmony that makes up the majority of the hit songs you hear. What you do with that information is up to you, whether you’re a guitarist, keyboard player, singer, songwriter or you program EDM a basic understanding of how chord progressions function is vital and it’s all in here.
  • Solid Introduction to Theory

    By dharmajazz
    A clear and concise intro to basic theory that takes a refreshing approach and is instantly usable.
  • Disappointing if you don't play chords

    By Washington Red
    Whilst appreciating that chords are fundamental to all music this book claims to simplify music theory but focuses on chord types without really relating these to instruments such as brass or wind. I was hoping, based on the promotional blurb, to learn the theory I need to understand improvisation/jamming. Although the graphics are intended to simplify I found them of limited value as for a given key one still has to work on and memorise the notes that form the chord.
  • Pamphlet

    By Nadeem Inayat
    This 'book' should be described as a pamphlet as opposed to a book. Having seen the website I was so excited that a book had been published explaining music theory in a very simple way for a reasonable price of £10.49 being similar to comparable BOOKS on the subject Although this pamphlet scratches the surface of basic music theory, it's very disappointing that this is all it does. Feeling very let down and conned to be honest and do not recommend.
  • Hook theory

    By JamesBooth
    I can't recommend this app enough. It's given me such a great understanding of music structure. I'm excited to try out the knowledge I've learned.