5 Great Reasons To Learn Music Theory
If you thought music theory was a waste of time and unnecessary to furthering your musical goals, here are 5 great reasons to prove otherwise:
1. Music Literacy
Knowing how to read sheet music enables you to be able to play from any piece of sheet music. Even if the musical piece is challenging to play, you’ll still be able to read it!
2. Music Transposition
Let’s say you are playing a piece from the sheet music. You can read it, but you think it sounds too high or too low, or just not right. With music theory, it allows you to transpose the song into your desired key and play the music to your liking.
You will be able to, with a few quick moves of the fingers, move your music into a new key with a succession of notes. This can easily bring smiles to your listener’s faces.
4. Music Improvisation
Learning music theory will improve your improvisation skills and help in those instances where you want to freestyle.
Knowing music theory will help you recreate the sounds you enjoy in your favorite songs: those awesome chord progressions, the parts that give a song that certain sound! Whether it be Gospel music or Contemporary, the world of music is literally at your fingertips.
To learn music theory you don’t have to become a scholar on the subject. Just at least learn the basics. Getting a good music theory book and spending a few minutes a day reading from it and doing any included exercises can jump start your music playing.