Learning Music Theory Effectively

Understanding Music Theory

Questions as to why and what music theory is important.

Why Learn Music Theory

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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...

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Music Notes Workshop

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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

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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...

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Improvisation in F major

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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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