7 notes and 6 chords, or music theory for geeks - how to decide which music web site is right for you

  • neither site
    • requires you to be able to read music or play an instrument
    • teaches teach music theory and harmony as it is taught in music school
      • no mention of terms like 'sub-dominant' or 'E flat minor'
      • no Italian words (ex: 'arpeggio', 'allegro', 'diminuendo')
    • teaches you to play a musical instrument
  • either site
    • would help you improvise or compose music
  • music theory for geeks
    • assumes a basic background in science
    • demonstrates that much of music is based in simple physics
    • uses graphs and basic math (logarithms, ratios, etc.)
  • seven notes and six chords
    • assumes no basic background in science or math