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.

rocket science music theory
Music theory/rocket science meme

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 taught Fundamentals of Music for over 20 years.  This course is designed to introduce music to non-musicians.  I also taught some Music Theory (for musicians) and, as a student, have 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.