"I like it when they play that sad note."
April 23, 2010 4:36 AM Subscribe
How do I learn to think and speak intelligently and systematically about music?
posted by PMdixon to media & arts (11 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I guess this is a request for either a book or online Music Theory 101. Right now, if you ask me why I like a particular song, the answer would be roughly on the level of "I like the part where it goes up then down/I like the twiddly bits in the guitar solo." How do I learn what it is I'm hearing? I don't want to be able to write a fugue; I want to be able to both understand and express what's going in in a song.