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Why is teaching music theory to students so important?

When teachers say they “teach music,” they most often mean that the introduce people to a specific instrument and instruct them on how to play it. But sometimes the underlying structure of the music we’re playing goes overlooked. When do students learn to understand what the composer was actually doing when putting certain groups of notes together? Is it necessary or even important to students to understand these things? The Ultimate Music Theory course creator Glory St. Germain answers these questions.

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Glory St. Germain Nov 9, 2021 Music Theory
“But it’s cheating!” – The musical way to read music

Are the rhymes and mnemonic devices for remembering the order of the notes really the best way to help students read music?

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Brandon Pearce May 21, 2012 Music Theory