How do composers know which sounds to choose at what time of the piece? Why does a certain melody sounds good and how did the composer come up with it? What are intervals, time signatures, cadences and chords? Which of these things is a vertical and which is a horizontal structure? What does that even mean? And why is that important to know at all?
All of these questions and more will be answered in the Music Theory course.
While many of us play most of their music from sheet music, maybe you have already started to wonder about some of the questions above. Music Theory might sound boring and uninteresting first. But after giving the topic a chance you might realize how much more you will understand about music when getting to know the theory behind it all. And how much more fun playing and listening to music can be once you understand more about its structure and natural mechanisms.
- The course will cover both, theoretical and practical aspects of music theory:
- Listening, analyzing, understanding and singing:
- Melodies, intervals, rhythms, different scales and modes, cadences (for singing: the different guidetone lines that are hidden within), chord structures.
- Understanding the circle of fifths
- Analyzing different pieces you play and/or listen to and understanding why the composer chose to write what at which time and why.
- Becoming aware of different fashions/rules/tendencies composers had in different times in different styles of music.