Studying music is about understanding the relationships between…

… written music and improvisation

… improvisation and scales

… scales and melody

… melody and chords

… chords and musical texture

… musical texture and stylistic genres

… stylistic genres and the piano

… the piano and you

There are many relationships like these. Some other would include sound and emotion, modal jazz and classic rock, church hymns and Elton John, and Bach and Mozart.

Which ones will you add to your list?

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