Music Theory Classes
This course is for people who are serious about wanting to learn about how music WORKS. Now don't be scared about the word SERIOUS, cause theory is seriously COOL. And it's fun too. Last year, every single one of my theory students told me that theory was their favourite class! I kid you not.
People should expect to spend an hour or two at home between the classes working at the materials. That’s 15-20 mins 4-6 days a week, I would say. It would be fun if you had a buddy to work with between times.
Learn to read music
We will learn how to read and write music, how to write it down, just from hearing it, how to compose and improvise. We will learn the components of rhythm and how all that works too. . . that part is FUN!!! Really, I think it’s all fascinating and fun. . . but conditions apply* (see the fine print).
*it does take diligence and a personal commitment as well.
Aside from learning to read music, theory addresses the questions of why music sounds good to us, and when it’s sounding not so good, what is going wrong?
Those magical people who can improvise and make it up on the spot. . . are they really all that different from you? No; actually everyone can learn to improvise music and that is be part of the course.
And what about being able to write down what is happening on music manuscript paper just from hearing it? yes. . . you can learn that too. These are skills that everyone can learn. I have had people with no experience who started off not being able to tell if notes were going up or down and, with time, they have ALL developed a good ear.