Music Theory is the study of the structure and notation of music. Students of music theory learn about the building blocks of music: scales, intervals, chords, rhythm patterns, and form. The ability to recognize these elements, both in written music and by ear, helps performers with sight-reading, memorization, and interpretation.
Music theory is an important part of the music curriculum at Ellington. All vocal and instrumental music majors take music theory each year. On this website you can find information about the theory classes we offer, as well as music theory reference materials and links to music theory drill websites. Advanced Placement Theory students can access assignments and exam information here.
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Welcome to the
Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Music Theory Website.