Hi TC members,
I have sensed that some members here would like to understand some music theory things a bit better. In effort to provide what I know best in the classical music world (which is theory) I'd love to help educate those who have questions. I will put time and effort into these with those who have serious questions - ones that I feel that would be beneficial for the average listener to know to even get more out of their listening experience.
As some of you may know, I got more into classical after studying music theory. Learning how it works helps make me understand and comprehend what I am hearing better. I had a lot of trouble digesting larger classical works, but with a bit of theoretical knowledge, now it becomes like an appetizer to bigger and better things!
At the moment, I am teaching freshmen level music theory. Any of those basic questions should be easy for me to answer at this point. (Including sophomore level questions.) The more advanced we get, the best I will try to answer the questions as according to my education. If I don't know the answer, I'll ask around my colleagues to make sure I can give you the best possible answer. Some of these answers may be opinions - just as a warning that not everything is absolute.
So unlike the Music Theory from Square One thread, I am going to try to answer questions as they come up rather than try to teach from the beginning.