Hooktheory is a truly innovative site. It looks at harmony from a completely different perspective than traditional music theory. This is what happens when you bring together three engineers with a shared passion for music.
By analysing the underlying chord progressions of thousands of pop songs – these guys are not simply learning what makes for a hit. They’ve also developed new ways of teaching music theory so that students can see their instrument as a toolbox to be explored.
The approach the guys at Hooktheory have taken is so inspiring. I’m delighted to be having them on the show today to talk about their journey and their philosophies on music education.
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Have you looked around the Hook Theory site? What do you think of their approach to pop music and music theory?
Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.