Why study Music Theory?

[I love music theory. That probably goes without saying, considering I make a video about it every week. But should you? What’s the point? Especially if you’re not a musician yourself, it probably seems like learning theory is more trouble than it’s worth. But I’m here to convince you that you should care: Music theory,…

Music is a Language

Solresol is a language, invented out of whole cloth by Jean-Fran├žois Sudre in the 19th century, that used seven musical notes to create all the words that he thought you’d ever need. It did work: so why aren’t we all speaking in notes right now?