More Homework

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

So I've taken two bass lessons now, and my teacher has recommended this book to help me along in my desire to read the bass clef instead of using tabs.

Since one of the reasons I want to learn bass is to help stave off the Mad Cow, learning to read the music is important.

But really, is there anything more boring than musical theory?

If you need me, I'll be learning to read bass clef and drooling all over myself.

7 comments:

Michelle K said...

But really, is there anything more boring than musical theory?

Yes. Yes there is. Social and Behavorial Theory is more boring than musical theory.

Lots more boring.

Janiece Murphy said...

Don't get me wrong - I want to learn how to read the bass clef, because once I do, I'll be making better progress on what I really enjoy - playing my bass.

Just the nasty groundwork that has to be done to become competent.

Zzzz....

And I've never taken Social and Behavioral Theory before, so I'll have to take your word for it.

Michelle K said...

Trust me.

Distill common knowledge and then give all these different bits of common knowledge a specific name, and then try and memorize all those names for things that are common sense.

One of the few classes I straight up hated.

If it helps, try and think about the physics behind the music theory.

Jeri said...

My vocal musician son was complaining about music theory last night - he's just getting started in it and already is unimpressed. I sympathize!

I'd have to say the academic study of project management is pretty darn boring too. (Sorry, Tania!)

Shawn Powers said...

Music is such a strange, wonderful thing. It's so mathematical, and yet such a creative art. The two seem so in conflict, yet, obviously it works.

Michelle K said...

I almost forgot to ask: how are your fingers?

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, they're doing just fine. I'm building up my callus' slowly so I don't have to skip a day of practice.