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Music Makers Calgary is the perfect place for young kids, teenagers, adults and seniors to take Music Theory lessons. High qualified teachers ready to give you the best learning experience possible, respecting your own pace and ability.

All individual lessons are prepared to fit your needs, being that for deep theoretical understanding or just to learn how to play a specific music that you love.

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Music Makers - Music Theory Lessons
Music Makers - Music Theory Lessons

Why Learn Music Theory

  • To understand how music work
  • To be able to critically listen to music.
  • To write and perform music accurately.
  • To be able to detect errors (and other deviations from the score).
  • To be able to sight read well.
  • To understand the styles and genres of Western music.
  • To be exposed to unfamiliar music.
  • To be familiar with the masterworks of Western music.
  • To improve critical reasoning skills.
  • To develop excellent scholarship.

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Pythagoras: 582–507 B.C.
Pythagoras: 582–507 B.C.

Music Theorist You Should Know About

  • Pythagoras: 582–507 B.C.
  • Nicola Vicentino: 1511–1576
  • Harry Partch: 1901–1974
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen: 1928–2007
  • Robert Moog: 1934–2005

Elements of music

Music is composed of aural phenomena, and “music theory” considers how those phenomena apply in music. Music theory considers:

  • Pitch
  • Scales and modes
  • Consonance and dissonance
  • Timbre
  • Texture
  • Rhythm
  • Dynamics
  • Melody
  • Chord
  • Harmony
  • Form or structure
  • Analysis
  • Expression
  • Musical semiotics
  • Serial composition and set theory
  • Mathematics
  • Genre and technique
Elements of Music Theory
History of Music Theory


The earliest known examples of written music theory are inscribed on clay tablets found in Iraq and Syria, some of which contain lists of intervals and other details from which “…musicologists have been able to produce credible reconstructions of the Mesopotamian tonal and tuning systems.”

Over time, many cultures began to record their theories of music in writing by describing practices and theory that was previously developed and passed along through oral tradition.

As Western musical influence spread throughout the world in the 1800s, musicians adopted Western music theory as an international standard—but other theoretical traditions in both textual and oral traditions remain in use.

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