Exploring Music's Complexities

Music Theory rss

Review of the theoretical elements of music including sound and pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and notation.

Music Theory Defined

August 28, 2021

Music Theory provides a practical  discipline to study the methods and concepts used to create music.

Vibrato, a Musician’s Tool

Vibrato uses the left hand to create phrasing and “musicality”.   When playing vibrato, the instrument doesn’t shake.  The instrument itself remains still.

Defining Types of Musical Compositions

Links are provided for those interested in an in-depth explanation of a particular type of music

The Piano-String or Percussion Instrument

String or Percussion   Is the piano, an instrument invented about 1700 in Italy, a string or a percussion instrument?  To begin, there is disagreement about the answer.  The following is a review the arguments. Why do People Think The Piano is a String Instrument? By definition a string or stringed instrument creates sound by… Read More ›

Role of Music Orchestration

The term Orchestration is also used by some to identify what instruments will be assigned to play specific parts of a composition.


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