What is Music Theory?
Understanding music theory means knowing the language of music. Music theory is simply a way to explain the music we hear. Greater understanding promotes better practice, greatly benefitting your musical learning. Theory is what enabled music to develop beyond basic forms. Don’t however, think that you can’t be a good musician just because you’ve never taken a theory class. At South End Music School we encompass elements of music theory in your practical learning. For those seeking further understanding of music however; whether you are playing or composing music, dedicated theory lessons can be the key to unlocking a much greater knowledge and appreciation of music.
The principles which form music theory are very much like the grammatical rules we learn when we are taught to read and write. Learning to read music is just like learning a language and as your knowledge increases, so does your ability to understand and communicate a greater range of musical ideas. This enables you to more fully understand the music you are playing and develop your own compositions. The value of understanding how music theory relates to your playing cannot be overstated, just ask any musician who has managed to get themselves out of trouble after making a mistake in a performance!
Music Theory Lessons in Croydon at South End Music School
For many of our students, music theory is an integral part of understanding and enjoying their chosen instrument which benefits even the casual learner. Every student learning an instrument with South End Music School is taught the essentials of music theory to aid their practical progress and for advanced students it is an essential requirement in passing the higher grade exams.
Always taught in an accessible way, music theory at South End Music School will help a student gain the skills necessary to improvise and compose their own music. Given a little application, this stuff is really easy to learn!