Music Theory

The Lexington School for Recording Arts

“Don’t play what’s there; play what’s not there.” ― Miles Davis
 

Music Theory

You’re the engineer sitting behind a $100,000.00 console. The action breaks as the producer signals cut. He tells the guitar player to change the groove on the intro into the section they were just working on. The guitar player says to you, “Roll back to where the four evolves into the six minor, just a hair before the bass hits the five. Punch me on the five.”

 


Music Theory


 

This is not your father’s theory class. This is practical theory, theory that is used everyday in the studio. Every musician and engineer needs to know the basics of music theory. Music Theory is much like a language for musicians. Theory I is foundational.
 


Music Theory


 

Theory II explores the elements of rhythm, timbre, melody, texture, etc. Theory three is rooted in composition, the writing phase. Throughout this process students discover the diverse categories and genesis of music around the world, Western, Classical, Jazz, Folk etc…
 


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