This is pretty standard advice in the academic world. Whether it’s in a school classroom or in a self-taught setting, taking notes helps us to internalize what we learn. I talk about taking notes in a music journal in this article.
But music is not made with the words we write about it. Music is the art we create with sound. So, in addition to taking notes on the inner workings and theories of music, it’s also important to make use of the theory by writing our own music. In other words, write music while you learn music!
In this article, we’ll discuss 3 big reasons to write music while you learn music: