Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential. -Winston Churchill
Student musical growth requires, along with a dedication to hard work, tenacity, perseverance, a certain curiosity about music and music making. What causes those goose bumps? What makes that music sound like that? How does she make such a beautiful sound? How can I do that? How can I write that? How can I play that? The purpose of these pages is to give fuel to your curiosity. Use this as a springboard to explore and expand your knowledge and understanding of music and its impact in our lives.
The most important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing-Albert Enstein.
Music theory is the study of the practices and possibilities of music. The Oxford Companion to Music describes three interrelated uses of the term "music theory."
The study of the ELEMENTS of notation such as key signatures, time signatures, rhythmic notation, and so on.
The study of writings about music from ancient times onwards.
A current musicological study that seeks to define processes and general principles in music--a sphere of research that can be distinguished from analysis in that it takes as its starting-point not the individual work or performance but the fundamental materials from which it is built.
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