Hooktheory I

Hooktheory I

Developed 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.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 60 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $14.99
Hooktheory I App Ratings: 4.5
4.5
Based on 60 Reviews
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Hooktheory I App Description

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.

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App Reviews

  • Really the right thing for me

    5
    By Dilapidus
    Long time player, should but can’t read music. I really have enjoyed exploring with this tool. Money very well spent. I have two quibbles: 1. I want the videos to play in place so I don’t have to exit the player after each one. 2. I want hookpad on the phone and with the tap of a button, I want it loaded up with the snippet I just heard or clicked Nonetheless this is seriously a great and efficient guide to music theory.
  • Best way to learn the most important parts of music theory

    5
    By Dandarth1
    I’ve never seen it visualized so well. I can’t thank the creators enough.
  • Absolutely Fabulous

    5
    By SpaceCadet-528hz
    I've taken some music theory in college and we called "Figured Bass" what these remarkable educators call "Relative Notation" and this is exactly what blew open the curtains for me with my song writing. It doesn't matter the key you write it in, using Relative Notation or Figured Bass is truly the most elegant way to understand the inner-workings of music. Bravo and KUDOS to the developers for not only delivering the best method for approaching music, but also providing it in a way that is approachable and completely applicable! I often say to myself: "Hey, that last bit...let's explore that for a moment." Total inspiration. Thank you also to the developers for the inspiring writing style. I have never felt more empowered to lavish each new bit of understanding along the way...until now. So many song ideas...and at the end of each chapter you hold me accountable. I love the tests. They stretch my brain and help me re-discover points I may not have fully grasped before moving on to the next chapter. It honestly feels like a college course instructed at the level a small child would understand. Oh yeah! This would be great to share with kids who show interest in music. Set them free to explore their music ambitions! So anyway...Thank you!
  • Excelente

    5
    By Fralpo
    Perfecta para alguien que está empezando en la composición y para alguien intermedio llena muchos huecos
  • Mind is exploding with the amount of aha moments

    5
    By Aman Bansil
    This is so well written. I am loving this journey to understand music. It's answering questions I've felt in music but didn't have the vocabulary to ask. Amazing job. Btw, SIT WITH A PIANO/KEYBOARD WHEN READING THIS. It's a 1000x better if you are sitting with some kind of a keyboard/piano while reading so that you can try things as you are reading. Ok back to the book.
  • GREAT PRODUCT

    5
    By mojo jo jo jo jo jo
    I see people complaining about how it's $15. If $15 is so much to you maybe you don't want to learn this as much as you thought you did. The content in this app is worth much more than $15 and is taught in a way that is so easily grasped that if you are a beginner or an expert you can learn things that other videos/websites cannot teach you. Very well put together and worth the $15 if you have a true passion for music
  • Hook Theory Have Abandoned This App

    1
    By C J Olson
    Playback on almost every single clip does not work, and Hook Theory have done absolutely nothing to correct the problem. Without the benefit of audio examples, this is no different that reading the same basic principles that can be found in any music theory book, or on any music theory website.
  • Finally someone explains it easily

    5
    By Xopher30
    I've read many different sources of materials trying to explain chord progressions, Melody, etc. None of them truly sank in. This one immediately made sense and now I finally understand it. I wish I had this in the beginning.
  • Decent, with bugs...

    3
    By Mkeymont
    I had to shut down and restart every 4 - 5 pages because the "movies" stop working. P.S., they arent really movies, theyre audio examples with some animation. None are longer than 20 seconds and they are all low quality midi. That isnt really a bad thing because it forces you to listen to the harmony, not the production quality of the recording. I'll probably get the next installment, but this could be done better, given the price. More advanced folks should check out mdecks tonal harmony app. This is a great introduction to the topic though.
  • This is AMAZING!!!

    5
    By Blunix
    Flat out the best app to learn basic music theory. This app is perfect for: Beginners People who play an instrument(s) People who want to wired their own music. Music is an art form and although every rule can be broken, knowing basic form and structure will make the process more fun and less tedious. This app helped me: Start and develop a musical idea quickly Recognize what will make it a "catchy" tune And add variety in general. There is so much more I could say about this app but if you are serious about understanding music better just get is app. You can finish it in a few hours and use it as a reference as often as you need it. Best part is... You really don't need to understand "notes"per-se, music is explained with numbers so it is super easy to understand.

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