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Music Theory & History DVDs

Whether you're interested in diatonic theory, learning perfect pitch or even expanding your knowledge of music history, you've definitely come to the right section. What you'll find on this page is an amazing collection of music theory and history DVDs from respected music education publishers like Alfred, Berklee Press, Guitar 411, Homespun and Jamey Aebersold. Make no mistake, there's at least one music theory or history DVD here that will provide you with a wealth of musical knowledge.

The music theory and history DVDs here are so specific, you'll know the right one for you when you see its title. For example, the Homespun Metronome Power! Improve Speed, Timing and Efficiency on All Instruments DVD is exactly what it sounds like. By spending only 10 to 15 minutes a day with this DVD, you'll gain a better understanding of rhythm, build your speed and improve your practice sessions no matter what your instrument of choice or music tastes are.

Or, maybe you're a jazz musician and would like to develop your improvisation skills – in which case, look no further than the Jamey Aebersold Jazz: Anyone Can Improvise DVD. In this two hour lesson, Jamey Aebersold explains and demonstrates (at the piano) fundamental techniques used by all great jazz improvisers. Some of the many topics you'll cover with this DVD include: blues and pentatonic scales and their application, keep your place, chord/scale relationships and memorizing songs.

Now, for all you history buffs who want lessons in American popular music, you'll love the Alfred From Ragtime to Rock DVD & CD-ROM. In this two-disc package, you'll take a trip through time from the end of the Civil War (1865) to the dawn of the British Invasion (1965). Ideal for Junior High, High School and College levels, From Ragtime to Rock will be sure to give any musician a stronger appreciation of their roots.

Although practice really does make perfect, there are always going to be days when you just don't want to be in the rehearsal room. When that happens, kick back with one of these music theory and history DVDs. By the end of your viewing, you'll be racing back to the rehearsal room with your instrument feeling enthusiastic and inspired to perform.