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Think Music Theory Is Too Hard? Here's Why

As I would like to think (as a 35+ year music proficient), music hypothesis is instructed in the most confounding and agonizing manner possible. One case of this, understudies are frequently gone up against with various arrangements of frameworks to depicted something very similar in various classes.

For instance, Scale Degrees are referenced utilizing numbers (0-9) in private exercises, roman numerals (both upper and lower case) in investigation, terms like Tonic, Submediant, Dominant, and so on when you get to hypothesis class, and something many refer to as "Solfege" (Do-Re-Mi) in ear preparing. Time after time the understudy has no clue every one of these frameworks are alluding to a similar fundamental thing, scale degrees. What's more, this is only one model!

Scale Degree Naming Schemes...

Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Names: Tonic, Supertonic, Mediant, Subdominant, Dominant, Submediant, Leading Tone

Roman: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII

Solfege: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti

Could Music Theory be made more obvious?

Truly it can. All it truly brings is coming hypothesis down to its least difficult structure. At that point, present it in a uniform way, a lot more obvious. For instance. How about we adopt a superior strategy to Scale Degree introduction referenced previously.

Rather than utilizing various frameworks for private exercises, investigation, music hypothesis class, and ear preparing, we could utilize standard numbers (0-9) for every one of them. We've expelled the snags of learning solfege (counting all the solfege names for notes not in the scale), english names for each scale degree, legitimate utilization of upper and lower case roman numerals, and so on., BEFORE any usefulness of music can be educated. We get directly down to business utilizing a framework each understudy is as of now acquainted with, the numbers 0-9. Once more, this is only one model.

With consistency no matter how you look at it, the majority of this can be learned and held effectively. On the off chance that anticipating going to school where every one of these terms will be required, you can generally get familiar with these terms and frameworks AFTER you see how music functions. Trust me, it is MUCH EASIER that way!

As showed previously, this is just a single model how something that can be clarified so essentially has turned out to be superfluously perplexing.

Along these lines, the arrangement is to make music hypothesis less complex, not the present pattern of making it harder. I accept the investigation of how music functions can be diminished to these two fundamental ideas... To start with, become familiar with the significant scale. At that point, utilize the significant scale to pick up everything else. Sounds truly easy to me!


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