Why do I need music theory?
►Many of us, even college music majors, get confused when it comes to really understanding the nuts and bolts of music theory.
►These days, many of us are 'self taught' and learn everything by ear. Developing your ear is great, and in fact, its the most important thing you can do as a musician. The problem comes when you try to explain or apply that inner knowledge.
►There is a myth that if you learn music theory, you will sound like everybody else. The opposite is true. If you chose to stay self-taught, you will most likely gravitate to the same things that you already know and you won't develop a vast vocabulary.
►Are you a songwriter and find yourself stuck writing with the same few chords? Or are you a musician who just can't seem grasp theory in a way that would be useful?
My name is Alex Raykin. For the past eight years, I have been teaching hundreds of students good practice techniques on the guitar and painlessly approaching advanced music theory with them. Some of these students were people who learned some theory before, but just didn't get it. After a lesson or two with me, they finally had a firm grasp on the basics and were instantly applying it to their writing and improvisation.
Topics I cover include, but are not limited to:
♦ reading music
♦ advanced rhythm
♦ circle of fifths
♦ ear training
& much more!
With a good foundation in the above, you can compose, improvise and explore music on a level you may not have dreamed possible previously!
You can check out my website at http://www.alexraykin.net
I may be reached via call or text at 718-954-6177. You may also use the contact page on my website to email me.
Hope to see you soon. Bring a coffee!