"Accent" to "Verse"  

Learning the Language of Music


When you started on this path towards learning an instrument, you may not have realized that you also committed to studying a musical alphabet and language.  Some of you may have started your musical education early in you life, whether it was playing a trumpet or flute in the junior high school band. Others may have started their musical training later in life and now feel that you are beginning your education all over again.


The language of music begins with an musical alphabet from "A" through "G" and continues with learning various terms and phrases, such as the words "triad", "clef", "tempo" or "stacato".  So in addition to learning how to play your guitar, banjo or mandolin, you also must learn the theory and language involved in reading and playing music.  In addition to the musical alphabet, you must also become acquainted with the musical symbols, standard notation and tablature, and a numbering system that is of equal importance if not sometimes of greater value.  Some of you may find this a daunting task, while others may rise up to that challenge of studying and continuing your education later in life.


FretMentor offers a Classroom that will allow you to learn various theoretical concepts.  Take the time to browse this studio and learn the basic theory.  Then apply these concepts to your particular instrument.  As a member, you will also receive more in-depth knowledge including access to a comprehensive music terminology section and lessons which will expand on the basic theoretical concepts to a more advanced stage. To access the musical terminology page, click here:  MUSIC TERMINOLOGY


Keep and open mind when learning the theory and you will soon discover the true value of how this knowledge will make you a better musician.



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