Think Music Theory Is Too Hard? Here's Why 

As I would see it (as a 35+ year music proficient), the music hypothesis is instructed in the most befuddling and agonizing way possible. In one case of this, understudies are frequently stood up to with numerous 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. Over and over again, the understudy has no clue every one of these frameworks is alluding to a similar essential thing, scale degrees. Also, 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 clear?

Truly it can. All it truly brings is coming hypothesis down to its least intricate structure. At that point, present it uniformly, a lot more noticeable. 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 use 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 scholarly. We get directly down to business utilizing a framework each understudy is now acquainted with, the numbers 0-9. Once more, this is only one model.

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

As shown previously, this is just a single model how something that can be clarified so basically has gotten superfluously perplexing.

Along these lines, the arrangement is to make the music hypothesis less complicated, 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, gain proficiency with a significant scale. At that point, utilize a considerable level to get the hang of everything else. Sounds truly easy to me!

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