OK, after seeing how the various threads on music theory have gone belly-up, I'm going to try something. Perhaps this thread could be a open question and answer session/discussion for anyone at any level to ask each other questions about points of theory. So this thread has no formal book nor specific agenda, other than to foster a safe environment for beginners to professionals alike in which they can all share knowledge or ask for help. SIMPLE RULES - 1. No whining or complaining about the nature of a response; be prepared for complex answers to simple questions because that's just how theory is. Same goes for questions, people may ask what you think is a silly or dumb question but there are no wrong questions, either, so no attacking the poster. 2. Be civil and courteous. This goes without saying, but we're just discussing music, not your mother's virtue or your own psychic validation. There is no reason to get bent out of shape about any topic in music theory, history or performance practice. That's it! The door's open.....y'all sit down and get comfy.