Music Theory

Learning to read music is a like learning a new language. There are supplemental home study programs to speed up the process of learning music. Here are some suggestions.

Music emotion has been my subject of interest lately and has made me reflect on over the past years of how the musician adds emotion to the music. As expressed before this reflection has been coming form my reading of "The Music Lesson" by Victor Wooten. The Struggle of Music Emotion One of the biggest […]

I think music concepts should be taught first as a big picture, then drilled down to build back up. Wouldn’t it be better if you found one trial that lead to the next to the next and got you to the top of that music mountain, where you see everything?

Recently I got some very difficult questions on learning music and it was hard to give a direct answers. Today I’ll share a little of that with you. My impression is that the age of instant gratification is creating a frustration with the new generation of musicians that have yet to understand that music is a life long journey.

The study of music theory allows you to put emotion into your playing. What a bold statement! Let me explain.

Rhythm is not only about working with notes played, but also about notes not played. These are called rests. That is you take a break from playing and allow silence to enter into your playing. Let’s explore.

Music theory skills book the “Materials of Music” to teach music concepts with tested and proven material used in the classroom over several years.

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