This summer one of the classes I’m taking as a 6-week course is Intro to Music Theory. It’s an easy class for me, or at least relatively so. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve studied music (piano, cello, percussion, etc) for as long as I can remember. I’ve also taken several music theory courses as part of spending summers studying music. One of the things that never ceases to amaze me, though, is the fact that so much of what I’m having to sit back and think about is just second nature to me playing on the cello. We’re covering major and minor scales right now and although normally I could have gone through all of the major and minor scales at least three times by the time I finished my homework tonight, I really had to think about what I was doing. It’s amazing how my fingers just naturally travel across the fingerboard when I play music. My music theory class has really made me appreciate so much of what is second nature to me now. It’s nice every once in a while to take a class like that that makes me appreciate what I take for granted so often.
Now, it’s time for me to crash for the day. I’ve still got another two days before the weekend’s here. That, and I have a dental appointment tomorrow to go to. Blech.