want to really
learn music theory?

want to
really learn
music theory?

Well, congrats – you’re home!

No more jumping from site to site, from one music theory book to another, trying to slowly gather up bits and pieces of musical knowledge and then figure out some way to staple it all together. All the information you need is right here, presented in a step-by-step approach, with ultra-clear explanations and tons of examples. And we’re gonna have some fun along the way, too!

want to really
learn music theory?

want to
really learn
music theory?

Well, congrats – you’re home!

No more jumping from site to site, from one music theory book to another, trying to slowly gather up bits and pieces of musical knowledge and then figure out some way to staple it all together. All the information you need is right here, presented in a step-by-step approach, with ultra-clear explanations and tons of examples. And we’re gonna have some fun along the way, too!

want to
really learn
music theory?

Well, congrats – you’re home!

No more jumping from site to site, from one music theory book to another, trying to slowly gather up bits and pieces of musical knowledge and then figure out some way to staple it all together. All the information you need is right here, presented in a step-by-step approach, with ultra-clear explanations and tons of examples. And we’re gonna have some fun along the way, too!

Visual Approach

Tons of images, diagrams, music notation examples and more to help bring the concepts to life.

Clear Presentation

Crystal clear explanations, including audio examples, music notation, practice tips and more.

Take Control

Acquire the skills you need to boost your creativity, and really take your music to the next level!

Whether you’re a total beginner or someone who’s been at it for years but wants to take it to the next level, there’s something here for everyone!

Music Theory Made Easy

So, you wanna understand music better, right?

Well, the good news is, it’s not rocket science. The key is to find an approach to music that makes it easy to understand, explains how the concepts connect to actual music, and gets you on a path where you’re improving every day.

For some reason, music theory is often made way more complicated than it should be. Even worse, it’s not usually explained in a way that teaches you how to use it, how it applies to real music. But music and “music theory” aren’t supposed to be two separate things! Music theory is about learning what makes good music sound good, and how to improve your musical ear.

Imagine someone wants to learn to play baseball, so they start by spending ten years memorizing the rule book. That’s not exactly a winning strategy!

But unfortunately, it can be super easy to get sidetracked like that while trying to learn music. In fact, it’s literally possible to study music for years, and still not improve one’s musical skills in a significant way.

And let’s face it – ain’t nobody got time for that!

Cut Through The Noise

Our goal here at All About Music Theory is to “cut through all the noise” that’s out there, with clear and down-to-earth explanations, and an ear-based approach that will help you get results.

Don’t just learn the basic information about scales, but understand why they’re so important, how they’re actually used in music, and how they relate to how we hear music. Learn about time signatures and rhythm, not just so you can read notes, but to apply the knowledge to improving your listening and performing skills. Get to the heart of what’s really happening in a chord progression, so you can understand music you listen to, and make your own solid chord progressions.

I like to call it “actually knowing what you’re doing.” (Think I can trademark that?)

No over-complicating simple ideas, or endless memorization with no endgame in sight. Get yourself on a direct path toward real musical development, and before you know it you’re going to start hearing music better every day, and feel yourself getting better and more confident!

Boy sitting and playing guitar by an empty road
Boy sitting and playing guitar by the road

If you’re interested in any of the following,
this site was totally made for you:

Deepening your understanding of the music you listen to

Eliminating confusion about musical concepts

Mastering scales, from the basics (major, minor, pentatonic, and blues) through modes and other advanced scales

Truly understanding chords and chord progressions

Finally getting on the path to reading music

Improving your sight singing

Ear Training!!!

Learning to hear, read and write rhythms and time signatures

Understanding musical form

Increasing your appreciation of music

If you’re interested in any of the following,
this site was totally made for you:

Deepening your understanding of the music you listen to

Eliminating confusion about musical concepts

Mastering scales, from the basics (major, minor, pentatonic, and blues) through modes and other advanced scales

Truly understanding chords and chord progressions

Finally getting on the path to reading music

Improving your sight singing

Ear Training!!!

Learning to hear, read and write rhythms and time signatures

Understanding musical form

Increasing your appreciation of music