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Music Theory Intervals

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Music Theory Rudiments | Comments Off on Music Theory Intervals

Music Theory Intervals

What are music theory intervals? Well learning individual music notes is just the beginning. By stacking notes you can create intervals, which are nothing more than patterns which represent the space or distance between notes. Music Theory Interval Sounds These two pair note combinations have distinctive sounds from dissonance to harmony. When two notes are played close together the sound is tense or dissonant, meaning they clash to some degree. This close note interval is neither good nor bad; however, it may sound bad to you at first. When...

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Practical Music Theory

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012 in Understanding Music Theory | Comments Off on Practical Music Theory

Practical Music Theory

Practical Music theory is what most music students need when they begin their music lessons. Many students feel overwhelmed with the thought of studying something as grand as the theory of music. They are intimidated by this idea of studying some college level music lessons. What students really need to understand is that they are learning practical music theory principals. What Are The Principals Of Music Theory? Taking a practical approach to learning music involves learning symbols and meanings. Simply figuring out what a symbol means and...

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Which Music Theory Method?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Understanding Music Theory | Comments Off on Which Music Theory Method?

Which Music Theory Method?

“Which or who’s music theory method should I use to learn music?” is one question that is asked by many students trying to learn music on their own. Actually there are a few teachers asking this same question. Of the available full teaching methods, most incorporate music theory as a byproduct of teaching songs, performance, and technique. Some have separate music theory books, but these are designed to only provide the necessary amount of information to work the other parts of the course materials. The result of this approach is a poor...

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Learn Music Theory Free?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Understanding Music Theory | Comments Off on Learn Music Theory Free?

You’ve been looking for an easy way to learn music theory free. As you’ve searched around you find pieces and bits that help you learn a little here and a little there. Here’s the rub you probably haven’t found a free online music theory course that’s making it easy to follow a sequential set of steps to master and become proficient at learning the music doctrine. Get Online Music Theory Free Principles Over at the Music Learning Workshop you can find many of the music theory principles laid out in easy to understand format and you can work...

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Learn Music Theory Online?

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in Understanding Music Theory | Comments Off on Learn Music Theory Online?

Learn Music Theory Online?

When you try to learn music theory online directly, you have a tendency to not follow a structured lesson plan. Although there are many music theory online sources for reading up on a specific principle of music the issue is that there is no cohesive approach to learning the language of music with these sites. In other words they don’t provide you with anything better than a reference like many of the hard cover books that are available. Many of the music theory online approaches are the symbolic approach. Where you can find what all the clef...

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How to Learn Music Theory

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in Understanding Music Theory | Comments Off on How to Learn Music Theory

How to Learn Music Theory

How to learn music theory is often the question which many beginning musicians are tasked with when starting out their music journey. Typical Methods of Learning Music Theory There are a number of books and reference materials you’ll find at the music stores. However, how would you know which is the best way to learn music theory? They all are methods developed over the years based on the one teacher or another need to teach the music principles. The problem is that their focus is on just teaching music theory, it’s on exploring technique as...

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Why Learn Music Theory

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in Understanding Music Theory | Comments Off on Why Learn Music Theory

Why Learn Music Theory

Learning music theory is twofold reward. Structure of Music First you learn structure of music by reading notes, figuring out rhythm, developing skills with key signatures and scales, and creating chords. Which is called music theory, but really is only a set of rules and a new language as math was for you at one time. Music is a language, notes are letters, chords or words, combination of notes and chords are phrases, and phrases make a song or a paragraph. Acquiring this fundamental skill set allows you to get past the slow slide to boredom...

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Music Notes Workshop

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Understanding Music Theory | Comments Off on Music Notes Workshop

www.musiclearningworkshop.com – An overview of the Getting It Down Cold Music Notes Workshop and what is covered.

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What is Music Theory

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in Understanding Music Theory | Comments Off on What is Music Theory

What is Music Theory

Music theory seems to be this nebulous idea of complicated structures and rules that seems impossible to learn. It actually can get very complicated for the music student if taken at too broad a stroke to be comprehended by the mind. In reality, music theory is a set of principles and rules that allow you to create frameworks for your song and music pieces. These principles do not need to be difficult to understand if we break them into manageable parts and sections. By concentrating on specific principles, using a bigger to smaller drill in...

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Improvisation in F major

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 in Understanding Music Theory | Comments Off on Improvisation in F major

Here was an improvisation based solely on picking a key and a scale. Then applying the Kenny Werner idea of just letting go and see what happens. I found myself running chords in the key somewhat random, then pulling myself into some familiar progression occasionally. My take is from a key signature and a scale, with an expansion into the extended jazz chords, although not so much in this sitting. Be sure to check out Improvisation for Real, I'll be using this new course to expand my...

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