Key Signatures and Scales

Key Signatures and Scales

Key Signatures and Scales Everyone has played sports at one time or another and experienced what happens when you don’t know the basics of the game. It is frustrating! Whenever I used to play basketball, I wanted to have all of the moves. I wanted to be able to...
Why Music Theory Is Important

Why Music Theory Is Important

Why is Music Theory Important? Music is a creative art form. Many people look to it for an outlet from their troubles or pains and lean on it to find something positive. Many artists look to paint pictures with sound. Sometimes they will attempt to depict a boat...
Top 10 Film Scores – Mat Edition

Top 10 Film Scores – Mat Edition

Might as well keep things focused on getting to know us better. I just happen to be a pretty big fan of the art of film scoring. Haven’t taken a crack at it myself and I certainly don’t have an “art house” level of a taste, but that’s why I’m picking my favorite...
Listen Up!

Listen Up!

A common question I am asked as a musician usually concerns what I listen to and how I find the music that I enjoy. I assume people ask because they think I must have a sixth sense for finding top-notch tunes of all styles due to my experience with music theory....
Meeting Mat

Meeting Mat

Before we even bother diving into my long-winded rants on music theory or teaching philosophy, I figured a proper introduction to my background as a musician would be in order. My earliest exposure to music was split between school and private piano lessons as is the...