RT @horseysurprise : All atonal composers do is throw the white keys and black keys in a cardboard box and shake them around and then they l… 2 months ago
Someone behind me in line at the taco place is singing A Flock of Seagulls. 2 months ago
If we reflect that theory must follow practice, rarely preceding it except by chance, we must realize that musical theory is not a set of directions for composing music. It is rather the collected and systematized deductions gathered by observing the practice of composers over a long time, and it attempts to set forth what is or has been the common practice. It tells not how music will be written in the future, but how music has been written in the past.