‘Intervals Roasting’ – The Most Educational Christmas Carol Ever

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | theory


Music theory has never sounded so catchy with this witty remake of the holiday classic The Christmas Song (with apologies to Mel Torme) Try not to laugh at the ending.

Though it is a bit humorous, this version titled ‘Intervals Roasting’, with lyrics by David Rakowski, attempts to encapsulate the fundamentals of music theory in just over two minutes.

It does a good job of explaining the intervals and harmonic structure of the song and also gives you an idea of how to use music theory to analyze or compose music.

The O'Connor Music Studio has a copy if anyone wants to learn this :)

Reading the Notes on the Treble Clef

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | theory


 This is the high notes' answer to "All About That Bass (Clef)". 

This video teaches the lines and space notes of the treble clef.

The Cool Bass Clef

Saturday, September 16, 2017 by Mary O'Connor | theory


An educational parody of Meghan Trainor's music "All About That Bass" that teaches the notes of the bass clef. 

 Learn the notes of "The Cool Bass Clef" by watching this cool animated video. Music by Karl Hitzemann. Animation by Bill Belongia. 

The song originally appeared in Music K-8 magazine, Vol. 22, No. 3.