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#1055163 - 07/03/04 02:40 PM Re: Learning Music Theory
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Registered: 06/13/04
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Loc: Midwest
I love music theory and have been learning the exact things you have, sleepingcats. The book I work in is great. I love it. It is Keith Snell's "Fundamentals of Piano Theory." I highly recommend it. It goes from prep. level to level 10. I would guess from what you said you are learning, that would be level 6, which is the book I have been working in.

My 2 kids are doing the prep. level and level 2. I help them with theirs. They learn similar things, but not as much or as advanced, just on a smaller scale, but it surprises me how much they teach even at the lowest beginning levels.

Also, when looking for a teacher, I would ask them what they would teach me, their philosophy, and I also told them what I wanted to learn to see if they could and would teach me that. I told my teacher that I wanted to learn theory.

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#1055164 - 07/10/04 08:03 AM Re: Learning Music Theory
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I was trying to remember the names of the different scale modes the other day (for instance, the relative minor of any major is the aeolian mode), so I decided to poke around the web, and found this site:
http://www.dolmetsch.com/theoryintro.htm
found what I was looking for at:
Chapter 25
some interesting stuff about what the Greeks were doing with theory on that page.
FWIW.

HM
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#1055165 - 07/10/04 02:52 PM Re: Learning Music Theory
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HermanM,
I love your signature line! Boy, How many times have I told my teacher that!!

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#1055166 - 07/10/04 03:16 PM Re: Learning Music Theory
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OK, a little story to tell about my signature line. I just finished Piano Lessons[/b] by Noah Adams. In it, he attends a one week piano camp for adults (which sounds like a lot of fun - all levels can attend), and tells the tale of seeing someone wearing a button that says "I played it better at home." How many times have I told my teacher that! Well, I'm trying not to any more. Told her the same story, and she laughs - says she hears it all the time.
Performance anxiety, even for ones' teacher, is a powerful thing. I must (nae, we must!) make attempts to conquer, or at least, control it.

HM
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#1055167 - 07/10/04 08:07 PM Re: Learning Music Theory
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Like I said, I tell my teacher that all the time...It is performance anxiety in front of her. I get nervous. I hadn't thought before that a lot of people must tell her that too. She's never told me that other people say it too. I guess I should stop saying it. \:\)

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