Music theory teaches us how to communicate well through studies of order, harmony, relationships, ratios, dissonance, consonance, tension, and time. These studies push us past the mere notes and ideas of a musical score to discover more of music’s grand purpose: to glorify our God and discover His beauty.
To study the history, the philosophy, or even the theology of music, we must first familiarize ourselves with its language. Just as we study English grammar in order to speak and argue well, so, too, we should begin with the “grammar” of music in order to practice it well and fully appreciate its history and philosophy.
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