According to physics, if a tree falls it makes a sound, even if no one can hear it. Sound is a mechanical wave of pressure and displacement through a medium such as air or water. We don’t have to perceive a sound to know the laws of physics are in play.
Music theory is the framework on which music rests. It’s like the algorithm or language that explains music. It’s not necessary to play music to understand music theory. Like all other arts and sciences, theory, experiment, and application go hand-in-hand.
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Stephen Sondheim can be considered “the father of the modern American musical”. Sondheim evolved the traditional American musical instead of adopting the more contemporary style of his peers.
To quantize is to restrict something to a set of values. In digital music notes can be quantized to beats, in physics energy is quantized energy states.