Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I've been thinkin' 'bout the Law

...and I'll tell you about it in another post, right now I'm interested in getting out to the perfect fall day.

Also maybe I am meant to be a music teacher after all, because I walked by the Merit School of Music after grocery shopping and got super excited thinking about how I would go about conducting a Theory class. There's the thing though, I don't want to direct choir or band or any of that nonsense, I'm too much of a perfectionist to teach music to a large group of people, I want to teach theory. I know that I've expounded upon the music is cool in many ways and theory allows me to explain why it's cool before....hmm upon review of my mighty archives....what's that? I barely post 5 times a month in good times? well...whatever....I'm awesome!

Anyhow, maybe upon further examination I haven't written about this (though I'm sure that I have, I need to get on top of my labels so I know what the heck I've written about) I love theory and hate it for the same reason, it is in many ways completely self serving and potentially unnecessary, yet it explains so many of the intuitive things we do in music.

So yeah I was walking my groceries back thinking about how I would tell kids that "scales" and "triads" and such were all just different names that we give collections of notes. And I convinced myself that I could make kids like music theory! I'm goofy and really animated and get excited about things like that, and I could totally make that overcome the fact that most kids think that music theory is boring. It is only boring if you let it be, much like most other things in life.

Anyhow I'm going to go home and pack because I'm going to my parent's for the New Year, which is why I've been thinking about the Law!

Also today is my parent's 30th wedding anniversary! wowy zowy!

1 comment:

Duff said...

It is also just fun to teach something you find interesting. I find most people who are moderately social and have an interest always love teaching their interest.

Till some kids make you jaded.