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Welcome to WikiProject Music theory! This project is a collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage and organization of music theory topics. If you would like to help, please join the project and inquire on the talk page.
If you are new to Wikipedia, the first thing to do is to join. See Wikipedia:How to log in. There is also a FAQ at Wikipedia:Contributing FAQ.
This project was created by User:4meter4 on July 18, 2008.
  • Expand coverage of music theory topics in Wikipedia.
  • Establish a basic set of guidelines for music theory articles.
  • Recruit Wikipedians into the music theory project.
The scope of this WikiProject includes:
  1. The mechanics of music and how music works.
  2. Elements of music such as melody, harmony, rhythm, pitch, texture, etc.
  3. Compositional form and structure.
  4. Theories of harmonization.
  5. Music notation.
  6. Music and mathematics.
  7. Musical analysis.
  8. Sight singing and ear training.
  9. Music theorists

The scope of this project covers Western music only and does not cover notation systems or terminology created or used in other cultures.

Code of Conduct
The project believes in collaboration and compromise. Edit warring will not be tolerated. Take the initiative and be bold, but if you encounter opposition discuss matters calmly, either with the user in question on the article's talk page, or the project talk page if a wider audience is desirable. Please don't indulge in a revert-war.
If a member of WikiProject Music theory engages in conduct specified above, please contact that user. If the situation does not resolve, please see the dispute resolution page.



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This is the list of members of WikiProject Music Theory. Feel free to add your name on our list of members

Active participants[edit]

  1. Ninja Wizard (talk · contribs)
  2. LtPowers (talk · contribs) 19:20, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
  3. jmclark (talk · contribs)
  4. Feline Hymnic (talk · contribs) (Interested in article readability for beginners, consistency of article structures, etc.) 16:29, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
  5. Niklas R (talk · contribs) (i'm mostly on svwp, but will gladly pitch in here as often as possible)
  6. theadorerex (talk · contribs) (I'm into some of the 20th century theory, like set theory and Neo-Riemannian, and I would love to make those articles more readable for beginners) 20:50, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
  7. violarulez (talk · contribs) (interested in romantic and 20th century periods.)19:44, 4 July 2011 (UTC)
  8. Ace of Spades (talk · contribs) (Can pitch in wherever I'm needed) 16:33, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
  9. Mahlerlover1 (talk · contribs) 00:18, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
  10. kosboot (talk · contribs) (Schenker-related material and general history of music theory)
  11. Devin.chaloux (talk · contribs) (Interested in Romantic and early 20th century American music, Schenker, Form, Grundgestalt, and making articles readable for audiophiles.)
  12. Toddlertoddy (talk · contribs) (Disambig pages) 21:35, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
  13. Justlettersandnumbers (talk · contribs) (JLAN for short). History of music theory, treatises, performance practice, C18 French tempo etc.
  14. Jerome Kohl (talk · contribs) (Medieval, Renaissance, and 20th-century theory) 22:20, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
  15. Jeffrey Blinks (talk · contribs) (Interested in Medieval through Romantic Theory) 04:45, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
  16. Hearfourmewesique (talk · contribs) (Interested in establishing convention for naming chords, progressions, scales etc. in a way that should be as intuitive as possible) 18:56, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
  17. BobbyBoykin (talk · contribs) (Accuracy, Simplicity, Accessibility) 14:15, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
  18. Double sharp (talk · contribs) 03:28, 9 May 2012 (UTC)
  19. Dominiktesla (talk · contribs) 16:34 19 May 2012 (UTC)
  20. Maniacal Lemon (talk · contribs) (Accuracy, Citing, Stubs, and Pages that don't exist) 03:30, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
  21. CPGACoast (talk · contribs) – CPGACoast (talk) 17:19, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
  22. Fauban (talk · contribs) (Interested in common practice, impressionist, and jazz harmony; also interested in unifying criteria and merging pages) 14:19, 10 November 2012 (UTC)
  23. Kiefer.Wolfowitz (talk · contribs) <big>(</big>A mathematical statistician teaching himself guitar and fundamentals of music, especially tonal harmony: guitar tunings (regular tuning, repetitive tuning, major-thirds tuning of Ralph Patt, new standard tuning of Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft); guitar chord. I'd like to learn fundamentals of scales and key signatures. I can help with mathematical and statistical questions.)<big></big>
  24. Geomusica (talk · contribs) (Guitar theory on fretboards is three-dimensional!-I have full mappings freely available at and would love to get it confirmed by others)09:13, 13 December 2012 (UTC)
  25. Tal Brenev (talk · contribs) (Interested in musical form, harmony, and classical music theory)
  26. AndrewVerbus (talk · contribs) (Interested in contributing in any way I can) 03:29, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
  27. JBailhe (talk · contribs) (Jacques Bailhé - accuracy, simplicity, clarity)--Jbailhe 21:21, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  28. Hucbald.SaintAmand (talk · contribs) (History of theory from the Middle Ages to Schenker; Schenkerian theory and analysis; Theories of modality) 09:03, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
  29. haganR (talk · contribs) (I am interested in publishing a work on Wikipedia. It is a method of showing the relationship of the Major scale to the more complex 'Jazz' scales using a 'Cycle of Fifths' methodology. I have posted the charts describing this system on the Jazz Guitar forum, Theory Subsection, but think that Wikipedia would be more appropriate) 15:35, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
  30. BassHistory (talk · contribs) (I am interested in cleaning up the more crucial articles, some reorganizing, introducing better sources, basically getting everything up to the level of an encyclopedia and making it useful)
  31. IsaacMalitz (talk · contribs) (I am interested in providing cutting-edge perspective on music theory topics. For instance, limitations of analysis/theory that models music as notes. I will need some guidance where and how to fit in to this Project.) 15:08, 18 April 2915(UTC)19:35, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  32. MidnightPhoenix7 (talk · contribs)
  33. Xavier enc (talk · contribs) (In the past 18 years I have come to learn just about every subject related to music. Music theory is one subject with high regard for me. I want to help on all subjects. P.S. I have been reading WP articles since WP's birth and I am truly sorry I have not joined sooner. I am very active now.) 00:46, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
  34. Intelligent Student (talk · contribs) (I am a 3rd year music student and am being trained under professional guidance. Obviously, you can send me any kind of project you would like. Music has always found a place of high respect from where I come as my whole family learns and teaches music so I'm dedicated towards this subject.)

Occasional participants[edit]

  1. Phembree (interested counterpoint, harmony, 20th/21st century music, music cognition, electronic music, and more...) 01:19, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
  2. bgranat (Question: Is this a typo? In the I-vi-ii-V turnaround with approach chords in G, the notation seems to be for D# Major 7, not D#7. Thanks for clarifying. I don't know how else to ask this question other than post here. This is the URL in question: [User: bgranat; Date: August 4, 2013]..) 18:27, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
  3. Evertype (interested in notation, chiefly) 01:23, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Rburtonresearch (interested in the perceptual elements of sound and music) 05:05, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
  5. Pluto6520 (talk · contribs)
  6. Theodore Kloba (talk · contribs) 14:22, 8 August 2017 (UTC)

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