I don’t know how many times I have found a student using a pen or inappropriate pencil for their music theory homework. Music is an art form, and when writing music on manuscript the dots, lines and curves are a graphical representation of that art. Therefore students need to develop a manuscript style of their
At its core, Music Theory is the study of the written music notes. It is the understanding of the dots and scribbles that make up written music, and the ability to effectively translate them into sounds. An understanding of theory really helps musicians, not because it makes them play better, but because it helps them
Today I’d like your opinion on an important question - should we be putting our students through music theory exams? This article examines the pros and cons of theory exams for music students and describes two different experiences with it.