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Music Theory for Non-Musicians: How We Do What We Do

For many people, making music might seem inaccessible and impossible. However, contrary to popular belief, no one needs to be "born musical" to understand and make music! Here, Patrick and his trio break down some of the essential elements of music making for the layman's ear. 

Using the lenses of classical, jazz, and popular music, Patrick teaches:  

  • Reading music

  • Time Signatures

  • Basic Improvisation

  • Listening while playing

  • Harmony and melody 

Of course, as any good music educator should, Patrick makes sure to encourage active audience participation while teaching.  Audience volunteers will be waltzing, creating drum beats with their bodies, and, in some cases, even playing the piano right along with Patrick! 

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