Music Theory 101

Why Should You Learn Music Theory?

Learning music theory or not? There seems to be a lot of debates about whether it’s something one should do or not. I hear a lot of against learning it because they think it will remove creative power from them, but in this video I explain the reasons why I think every musician should at least try to get basics of it. And more than trying to convince, I’m explaining what are the reasons behind the idea of music theory itself. “What is music theory?” is the ultimate question we should try to answer.

Music theory isn’t as much as a rigid frame as it seems, it’s only there to serve as a framework to help us understand “what makes tonal music sound like tonal music?”. And from there, anything creative is possible. Music theory is to music like grammar is to a spoken language.

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