Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Have you noticed?

When piano teachers instruct their students, they often include music theory as well as piano technique. Why does this idea seem rare in the teaching of other instruments?

My theory of teaching guitar involves integrating music theory so that the student learns not only how, but also why, the music comes out sounding like it does.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

High concept for my NEXT next project

I have a tune I've been working on that is built on a loop in the key of A. The working title for this little ditty is of course "A Loop"; which means it is "a loop" or "a loop in the key of A."

Now I have come up with another little piece built on a loop in the of G. The working title became "G Loop", and then I realized that it could simply be titled "Gloop", which sounds like a brand of super-glue or something.

The next idea that entered my head was using each available key for a loop, and what happens when you put the letters of the musical scale in front of the word "loop"...

Aloop - I'm all in a tizzy!
Bloop - Video games in 1985.
Cloop - I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a word.
Dloop - I don't know how to pronounce that, but it could be a word.
Eloop - A wedding in Vegas.
Floop - The sound of a cartoon character slipping on a banana peel.
Gloop - Already discussed.