Since music is such a huge topic, managing learned information can be difficult and consequentially inefficient; too many categories and subcategories can be confusing- for early beginners especially.
Worry no more, A to G has come up with the most relatable way to start sorting through this array of information!
Here at A to G, we learn how to categorize music into 5 of the most relatable categories imaginable:
Using categories helps students accumulate knowledge and differentiate important concepts.
What: Pitches, Tones, Chords, Key Signatures, etc.
Where: Finger numbers, hand positions, etc.
When: Note durations, rhythm, etc.
How: Dynamics, volume, accentuation, etc.
Why: To Learn
and Have Fun!!!
The Big Picture by A to G
If you were to pick one category to be the most important, inclusive, and "relatable" which would it be?
We would say "WHEN".
Time and Music are tremendously interconnected.
The speed of the frequencies in sounds (pitches) is what gives the sounds their remarkable tones.
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