Music theory is the study of the theoretical elements ofmusic including sound and pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, and notation. Understanding music theory means knowing the language of music.
This class covers the very basics of music theory such as reading different clefs, identifying key signatures, identifying scales and basic chords, and understanding rhythmic notation. This class is ideal for current musicians who aren't comfortable reading music, people who used to study music but may have forgotten things over the years, and anyone else looking to understand the basics of music.
About the teacher:
Taylor Brown is currently Principal Double Bass of the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera. Prior to his appointment to the CSO in 2012, Taylor was Principal Double Bass of the Youngstown (OH) Symphony Orchestra, and was a section member of the Canton (OH) and West Virginia Symphonies. In addition to his orchestral and outreach work with the CSO, Taylor is a member of the Huntsville Symphony and regularly performs as an extra musician with the Pittsburgh and Nashville Symphonies. In 2017, Taylor made his solo debut with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, performing Giovanni Bottesini’s concerto No.2 in B minor. Taylor earned a Bachelor’s degree in Double Bass Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. He also holds a Master’s degree and Artist Diploma from Duquesne University. His primary teachers were Jeffery Turner and Micah Howard of the Pittsburgh Symphony and John Hood of the Philadelphia Orchestra.