Welcome to Music Theory Lessons in Mississauga
This is probably the least-liked part of learning to play an instrument – music theory – because it is thought to be boring and tedious – but it is the most important aspect of music education. Why?
Because without it, you would not fully understand how music works, (remember, music is a language, and you can’t know a language without understanding its grammatical structure).
Music Theory allows you to listen to music critically; write and perform music accurately; detect errors; be able to “sight read”; understand different genres of music; and be exposed to unfamiliar music.
So, this all means what for the young student of music? It simply means that music theory is mostly about how music is written on a page, and how to interpret that written music. This can include understanding what a note is, what a scale is, what a key is, and what sharps and flats are. Composers use written music to communicate which notes should be played, for how long, and in which key.
(Bored now? Read our other pages on this website for a laugh!)