• Michelle Ostrove

What is Music Theory?

Music theory is the study of music, examining all of the components that are used in writing a piece of music. It is the compilation of methods and concepts musicians use in creating music. The four key elements are music notation (written music for playing piano or sung by a human voice), time signature, key signature and chord progressions.

The seven elements of music: Pitch (high or lowness of a note), Duration (how long the note lasts), Dynamics (how loud or soft a note is played or sung), Tempo (how fast or slow to play or sing a song), Timbre (different sound like a piano vs. a singer singing the same note), Texture (the layers of a song – all the instruments and vocal harmonies) and Structure (verse, verse, chorus, verse etc.).


What's the difference between a musician and a large pizza? A pizza can feed a family of four!

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