This one song teaches you basically everything you need to know about music theory

3 December 2015, 12:33

Music theory song

Put away those boring Rudiments of Music text books. This song, penned by David Rakowski and a few friends, will teach you music theory as you sing. Ingenious.

Music theory. Why do this:

When you can do this?

A new way to learn those music theory fundamentals is being shared on social media, and all you have to do is sing.

A sequence of motifs and harmony (mostly explained in the lyrics) takes you through the countless music theory rudiments and compositional devices. Intervals, tonality, modality all explained - all in one song.

Here it is (click for the original size). Go on, learn it, sing it, dance to it. Way to out-geek everyone in your glee club.

Music theory song

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