Hi, Mike,bensonm wrote: ↑Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:41 pmRognvald,Rognvald wrote: ↑Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:40 pmMike, your statement concerning knowledge of musical theory is essential to memorization. For example, when I initially look at a piece, I work out the chord progressions which tell me immediately where the piece is going. .. . especially in appregiated pieces where it is critical. However, if you try to memorize notes in isolation, it will take you much longer and you will never really understand a piece. A musician cannot progress beyond a rudimentary level if he/she does not understand music theory. . . unless you are a savant and it is intuitive. Any savants out there?? Playing again . . . Rognvald
I know and it's on my to do list when I retire to finally get serious about learning music theory. If you have any suggestions on books, I'd love to hear them.
One of the best books on Musical Theory I own that is well-written and easy to understand is: "Basic Principles Of Music Theory," by Joseph Brye, 1965, The Ronald Press Company. The cover and pages are tattered but remains one of my best sources for Music Theory. Highly recommended. Playing again . . . Rognvald