“When am I ever going to use this?” While I was getting my bachelors degree, more than one fellow student asked me this question. And it’s a fair point. If you’re going to invest any amount of time or tuition learning something, you at least want to know it’ll come in handy down the road. So what’s the big deal about key signatures and time signatures? Do I really have to sometimes call G “F double-sharp?” Why bother learning four-part writing when all I need for my song is a melody and a few chords?
In short, do I have to learn a mountain of rules––if rules are made to be broken?[Read more…] about What Can Music Theory Do For Me?