Music Theory

This will be a place for me to talk about some really fun stuff:  music theory.

In the popular imagination, understanding the topic of music theory is daunting.  I’m guessing this is because of the way it’s taught.  Here, I will begin with the utter basics of music and then, I hope, I’ll talk about some of the more advanced stuff.

What makes me qualified to write about this?  I have degrees in Music Theory, I taught Fundamentals of Music for over 20 years (designed to introduce music to non-musicians), and I also taught some Music Theory (for musicians).  As a student, I’ve taken way too many music theory classes (Form and Analysis, Historical Music Theories, 20th Century Music Theory…).

I’ll go slow and be thorough.  Let’s also have fun.

 

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