Music Theory You’ll Love to Learn, with Glory St. Germain

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We always love when we have a guest on the show is hugely passionate about their subject of expertise, and we think that goes double when the subject is music theory.

Because it’s a subject that can be so wonderful – but is so often taught in a dry, boring way, much like the ear training that we focus a lot on at Musical U. So when we discover a music theory educator who can bring it to life and make it fun, easy and effective – that’s really exciting.

Glory St. Germain is one of those people. The Ultimate Music Theory program she created and continues to co-author is one of the most widely used and well-respected resources for music teachers to learn to teach theory. And when we say that you might be thinking about dry, mathematical-type material, all very serious and academic – nothing could be further from the truth.

This is a program that teaches the true fundamentals and everything that’s important to know – but as you’ll hear in this episode Glory has a real knack for bringing it to life and making it a genuine pleasure to learn.

One quick thing to explain – Glory makes mention of the ARCT, which stands for Associate of the Royal Conservatory, a teaching qualification provided by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada.

In this conversation we talk about:

– The three ways to learn music theory and why most people are missing out by just using one

– How the combination of practical learning growing up and formal study later on let Glory understand both the “what” and more importantly the “why” of music theory

– And she shares one neglected practice which can help you learn 30-40% faster.

Links and Resources:

Ultimate Music Theory –

7 Minute “Learn Rhythm & Rests” video –

Full online courses at UMTCourses –

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Music Theory You’ll Love to Learn, with Glory St. Germain