MattBlackLamb Posted February 24, 2008 Share Posted February 24, 2008 You're surprised at the content of the theory? In what / which way?For example... There is a formula to make learning all the major scales easier, it may seem a little abstract at first but any music theory is a very abstract thing until you put it into practice on an instrument of some sort.(T = tone ST = semitone, one T is equal to 2 ST) ... To play a major scale you take a note & play: T, T, ST, T, T, T, ST. It seemed very clinical for an art. I understand why it's there, and essentially the concept of it, but I was surprised at first that it did exist at all.I prefer to listen than play, and it has been many years since I was taught music, but even then it was not to this level; we were given sheet music and told to play, or told to create something of our own imagination along the lines of some theme. Nothing like this. Perhaps once, to think of it, but once in three years of compulsory music is not much. Having said that, I had heard of some of this being taught at GCSE where a more in-depth understanding of playing was clearly required. I think that part of the reason that people learning music theory that don't get it or like it to begin with is because musicians rarely take well to regimented things like theory, classical musicians get it as part of their training, but a lot of the people that I've met find music theory does their heads in, even if they're good at maths. Quote dA Son, someday you will make a girl happy for a short period of time. Then she'll leave you & be with men that are ten times better than you can imagine. These men are called musicians. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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