Music theory for musicians (and normal people), in 50 genius graphics

16 September 2016, 20:45

Get to know the rudiments of music in infographic form, thanks to these beauties...

Put down those dusty music theory books! Send that bearded lecturer packing! Allow us to introduce a new way of presenting everything you need to know about modes, counterpoint and keys... 

Music theory guru and graphic designer Toby W. Rush strips away the academic fluff and presents it all in this beautiful and easily understood series of graphics. And we say bravo to him...

Whether you're a newcomer with an interest in getting under the bonnet of your favourite pieces or a student wanting to find an elegant cheat-sheet, here's music theory for the online infographic generation. 

He's put together the rudiments of music in graphics equal in their logic and beauty (like any grand infographic). Here, Toby outlines his series on musical notation. Click on the images below for a full view. 

Music theory graphics by Toby W. Rush

Music theory graphics by Toby W. Rush

Music theory graphics by Toby W. Rush

Music theory graphics by Toby W. Rush

 

See all the graphics here.

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