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  • Shantelle
    @shanyting Shantelle I did piano for 8 years and violin for 3 years. For piano, I tested up to level 8 in the CM test (playing/music theory), ABRSM level 6 (playing), and ABRSM level 5 (music theory).

    Now I play for a hobby and I'm doing AP Music Theory next year.


    Do you think this is enough to be a founder?
    3 weeks ago
  • Serena D.
    @serena-d-2 Serena D. Does this involve jazz improv and rules as well? Or is it mainly focusing on things like circle of fifths, intervals, musical terminology, scales, four part harmony, chords, etc.?
    1 month ago
  • Pop Quiz Whiz
    @0ongli Pop Quiz Whiz I can't wait for this to get big!
    8 months ago
  • Morgan
    @morgan-h-1 Morgan I am a classically trained musician with over 10 years of experience. My primary instruments are the piano and cello, though I play the flute and saxophone as well. I am a cellist in a local symphony orchestra as well as my university's chamber orchestra, and in addition to what knowledge I have gained through private lessons and experience, I have taken classes in music theory and cultural context (of music) at my university. I currently teach private cello lessons.
    9 months ago
  • Someone from United States
    Someone from United States Hello! I am at Level 6 in Theory, but my music teacher considers me better. I have won many piano competitions, and have a decorated set of trophies and medals.
    1 year ago
  • Someone from Fort Washington, United States
    Someone from Fort Washington, United States When is this going to be launched?
    1 year ago
  • Someone from Pensacola, United States
    Someone from Pensacola, United States I signed up to be a founder. I know that the 8 has already been reached, but I would love to contribute to a subject that has added so much to my life.
    1 year ago
  • Mr. Danger
    @mr-danger Mr. Danger I signed up to be a founder. Hope I can help this subject out soon!
    1 year ago
  • Someone from Sacramento, United States
    Someone from Sacramento, United States I'm really lovin it in piano!
    It's my favorite instrument
    1 year ago
  • Someone from United States
    Someone from United States love**
    1 year ago
  • Someone from United States
    Someone from United States Noice ove music
    1 year ago
  • Someone from San Juan, Philippines
    Someone from San Juan, Philippines Hey everyone! I'm Luis and I am interested to be an founder because I have 100+ pop, hiphop ect. songs. My favorite song is in 90's like Wonderwall, Killing me Softly with his song, etc. :)
    1 year ago
  • Azhar A.
    @azhar-a Azhar A. @Rishab C. Near to the starting of the new semester of colleges and schools, this will become a beta subject!
    2 years ago
  • Rishab C.
    @rishab-c Rishab C. Why hasn't this become a beta subject yet?
    2 years ago
  • Someone from United States
    Someone from United States @fatma-a-2 I'm sorry it has taken a while to get to you. I will try to make some videos in the next couple weeks if you are interested. Is there anything specific that you would like to know? If so, please message me, and I will try to make you a special video.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Fremont, United States
    Someone from Fremont, United States Who created the subject?
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Fremont, United States
    Someone from Fremont, United States +Bio thanks
    and thanks for making me a founder
    2 years ago
  • Yonas Yohannes
    @yonas Yonas Yohannes I am really stocked up about this budget. I play guitar and the base and of course I have good Music Theory foundation and love to contribute.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Egypt
    Someone from Egypt HEY ,I WANT TO KNOW MORE A BOUT THE BASIC RULES FOR MUSIC THEORY
    2 years ago
  • Mr. Doc
    @atray-tiwari Mr. Doc I am fascinated about this subject as it had been my favourite in the recent years and I am learning how to develop a constant tone in Indian classical 6 holed flute . And I am also trying to take out tunes of various songs on flute N Keyboard (Piano).  


    So If anyone would like to get help about tunes in Keyboard and flute then I am always ready to help the person as much as I could.
    2 years ago
  • Bio
    @bio Bio The tenuto requires a note to be held slightly longer, while legato is a way of playing that connects a string of notes smoothly.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Fremont, United States
    Someone from Fremont, United States Hi, I'm a dude who loves music. Anything from classical to dubstep (especially EDM). I am kind of good at the trumpet and I want to help aspiring musicians like myself understand concepts. (FYI, I'm in 7th grade but still want to help out.)
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Fremont, United States
    Someone from Fremont, United States Hey Guys, I already have a question...though it may seem a bit basic...What's the difference between tenuto and legato?
    2 years ago
  • Truong-Son N.
    @truong-son-n Truong-Son N. I'm not great at the technical aspects of music theory, but I have been composing digital music for almost 5 years now, and I can describe things like melodic contour and textural contrast in non-technical ways. I did do some music theory when I took 8 years of piano lessons though.
    2 years ago
  • Azhar A.
    @azhar-a Azhar A. Hey, everyone! Really excited to sign up for this subject.


    This is a subject in which I got interest in the recent years when I started not just listening music, but I started recognizing patterns in it.


    Music theory is really the patterns. The Scales, Chords, etc.


    I play piano and I also create Electronic music in various DAWs. Hope I will help the community!
    2 years ago
  • Roella W.
    @roella-w Roella W. I have been playing various musical instruments since I was in primary school, and passed Grade 8 from the Royal Schools of Music in both Music Theory and Classical Guitar. I currently play oboe and recorder and have a basic ability on the piano.
    I have done a lot of work in transcribing music for different instrumentation and have also worked a lot with choirs.
    When I worked in South Africa I spent a lot of time converting pieces from staff notation to sol-fa and sometimes back again for a couple of choirs I sang with while there. I currently belong to a very good community choir and am responsible for my church choir.
    2 years ago
  • Bio
    @bio Bio Hello! I'm Bio and I would like to contribute to Music Theory by being a founder. I have played the piano for nearly 20 years and I would love to help those who are weak in Music Theory. I look forward to the launch of Music Theory on Socratic.
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Halifax, Canada
    Someone from Halifax, Canada I am a retired high school music teacher and part-time professional musician. While completing music programs at college and university, I studied performance, music theory, harmony, composition, and arranging. I continue to write and arrange music for small and large ensembles. I would love to be a part of the Socratic team so I can offer support to those who are studying music.
    2 years ago
  • ruthvera
    @ruthvera ruthvera HI there! My name is Ruth and I know a lot about Music Theory. I am very good at sight-reading and I have been professionally singing, writing and producing my own songs. I can play the piano, guitar and alto saxophone. I would love to be a founder of Music Theory to help others who are struggling with it. Thank you!
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Oviedo, United States
    Someone from Oviedo, United States Hi! I'm Emily, and I've studied Music Theory informally for five years and formally for one, via the AP Music Theory class. I've been actively learning the violin for 11 years, and various other instruments for about 1-3. I'm first violin in my incredibly selective youth orchestra, am semi-professional, and often play in the pit for school musicals. I'm not a professional at music theory, but I'd be happy to lend my knowledge to help others' grow!
    2 years ago
  • jigglypuff314
    @jigglypuff314 jigglypuff314 My name is Emily. I have studied music theory for 2 years with piano and I have performed and competed for 8 years on Flute and Piccolo. I have been Principle Piccoloist and Second Chair Flutist in my high school (audition only) Wind Ensemble for 4 years - with whom I have performed in Carnegie Hall. Although my main musical strengths are in music performance, I would like to offer what I know about music theory to anyone that might need help :)
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Mountain View, United States
    Someone from Mountain View, United States My name is Jake. I love music. I have been playing piano for eight years. I also have been playing the violin for for years. I am also learning to play in groups and orchestras. Although I'm not a professional at music theory, I understand the basic very well and am good at helping people understand concepts of science, history, math, and music. I also like to help people learn. I would love to be a founder for Music Theory. 
    2 years ago
  • Someone from United States
    Someone from United States My name is Francesca. I play improv piano, and I LOVE music theory! It not only helps to pull everything together when playing an instrument, but it also helps me to better my improv style. I am very passionate about music, and although I have not studied music theory in depth, I do believe that I could be of help to some people. While many people turn to YouTube or Google for help, Socratic Music Theory will be more of a help to most people with many others to support them.
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. @Tiffany Quach it sounds like you have a great background for this! You could always wait until we get 8 founders, and then see what the questions are like, and if you can answer them.

    You can always sign up as a founder then, when you know more about the questions and the time committment. Either way, thrilled to have you as a supporter :)
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. Welcome, @elle-4! I love your note about your background and why Music Theory matters. I think it will be amazing to have this subject on Socratic :)

    Since this is a niche subject, it may take a bit of time to attract 7 more founders. I'm going to share this out to my networks to see if I know anyone who could help — you should feel free to do the same!
    2 years ago
  • Tiffany Quach
    @tiffanyquach Tiffany Quach I would like to be a founder, but I don't know if I know enough. I took piano lessons for about 6 years, and I played in an orchestra, so I know a lot, but I hope that's enough. I also don't know if I have enough time. :(
    2 years ago
  • Elle
    @elle-4 Elle I am a classically trained guitarist for most of my life. I have taken an AP Music Theory Course, and loved it. Music theory is something that really interests me, and is something I'm very passionate about. Music Theory deserves to be on Socratic because it's something people should be able to know more about, and I believe many could find Socratic Music Theory a wonderful resource.
    2 years ago
  • Becca M.
    @becca Becca M. Hi @brooklynn! Founders don't need to make videos, so as long as you can answer questions about music theory, you can help out! Do you know anyone else who knows a lot about music theory that might want to help out?
    2 years ago
  • Someone from Jewett City, United States
    Someone from Jewett City, United States I want to become a founder because I LOVE music and music theory, but I don't have time, or anything to make videos. :( I could answer questions though. :)
    2 years ago
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