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Terry Sneed

From: El Dorado, Arkansas, USA

posted 09 October 2005 01:20 PM     profile     
I just wanted to put my two cents worth in about Mike's book on music theory. I just got it yesterday, and I can see this book is what I've been needing to help me understand music theory. After all the posts I've read here on the forum about how much steel players need to learn music theory, and how much it will help their playing and their abillity to understand what their playing, I decided I was goin to do my best to learn as much as possible about music theory.
Mike's book is easy to understand(something that really helps my 55 yr old mind), and it covers all you need to know about music, and music theory. Mike writes everything in easy to understand terms. And if I can understand it, beleive me, anyone can. He gives examples in music notation, and examples of scales using the picture of a keyboard. Finally, after all the web-surfing I've done trying to find info on music theory, I've found all I need to know in Mike's book. If your wanting to learn music theory, then I highly recomend Mike Perlowin's book (music Theory In The Real World). And at a price anybody can afford. Thanks a bunch Mike.


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Don Benoit

From: Okanagan Falls, BC

posted 09 October 2005 01:41 PM     profile     
Great book. I have it.


Mike Perlowin

From: Los Angeles CA

posted 11 October 2005 02:25 AM     profile     
Thanks guys. I appreciate the heads up.
Bob Smith

From: Allentown, New Jersey, USA

posted 11 October 2005 03:44 AM     profile     
Ive got a copy myself, just starting on it. Picked it up at Barnes and Noble bookstore. bob
Ray Minich

From: Limestone, New York, USA

posted 11 October 2005 05:37 AM     profile     
Don't forget to take a note to lunch
Fred Shannon

From: Rocking "S" Ranch, Comancheria, Texas

posted 11 October 2005 06:34 AM     profile     
It's a super read. I've had my copy for some time. It works well with students.
Herb Steiner

From: Cedar Valley, Travis County TX

posted 11 October 2005 08:18 AM     profile     
Mike has a good command of the language and puts the basic necessities of theory out in a way that anyone with enough intelligence to play steel guitar could certainly understand.

It's a real asset and a worthy addition to the literature of music, IMHO.

I recommend the book to my students, telling them "you can pay me 50 bucks an hour to write this stuff down on a blackboard for you and lecture, or you can get this book and understand it in a few hours of concentrated reading."

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Mike Perlowin

From: Los Angeles CA

posted 11 October 2005 08:51 AM     profile     
Once again I'd like to mention that I've written a special supplement for the E9 tuning, with many examples of from the book tabbed out.

I will E-mail the file of the supplement for free to any forum member who wants it.

(Note- some people have had trouble opening it or seeing all the graphics, so some of you might have to copy the file to a disk and take it to a place like Kinkos.)

Jay Fagerlie

From: Lotus, California, USA

posted 12 October 2005 07:23 AM     profile     
Can I get the book from your website?
If so, can you post a link?
Mike Perlowin

From: Los Angeles CA

posted 12 October 2005 08:32 AM     profile     
Jay, the book (entitled "Music theory In the Real World, A practical Guide For today's Musicians") is published by Mel Bay publications and is available wherever Mel Bay books are sold. This includes your local music store, on line stores like Barnes and Nobel, and Scottys.

I prefer that people buy them from Scotty. He deserves the support of the entire steel guitar community.

My web site is . You are invited to visit the site, and listen to the MP3s there, but I'm not set up to sell the book directly. It's probably something I should do, but I'd rather just direct people to Scotty's.

[This message was edited by Mike Perlowin on 12 October 2005 at 08:34 AM.]

Brent LaBeau

From: North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

posted 12 October 2005 11:14 AM     profile     
Maybe you could host the E9 supliment for download on your website? Just a thought.

Thanks for the excelent book.

Rev. LaBeau

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