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date: 18 February 2019

theory. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
David FallowsDavid Fallows

The term is used in three main ways in music, though all three are interrelated.The first is what is otherwise called ‘rudiments’, currently taught as the elements of notation, of key signatures, of time signatures, of rhythmic notation, and so on. Theory in this sense is treated as the necessary preliminary to the study of harmony, counterpoint, and form.... ...

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