Making Music with Marshall Part one
Beats, Tempo, Rhythm and Bars
Posted: 29 October 2019
You’ve bought your instrument. Now you need to learn how to play it.
The importance of music theory will waver depending on who you speak to. Some say you don’t need it and to trust your ears whilst others will disagree and put theory up on a pedestal. Your ears may get you so far but it’s also well worth learning what has been proven to work.
In this series, we’ll be breaking down the basics of music theory to help you gain a better understanding of music and improve your writing, starting with beats, tempo, rhythm and bars. Going forward, do keep in mind that music theory is essentially a guide. It doesn’t hurt to break away from theory from time to time and get creative. Sometimes you need to trust yourself. If it sounds good to your ear, go for it.