AP 6.1 HISTORY
Music theory has a long and exalted history as a pedagogical topic. Below are some significant music theorists (and in some cases composers who have had an enormous influence on music theory) throughout that history. The list is primarily from Western culture and the musicians were chosen for their relationship to Western art music. The links will take you to more information about their lives and their work.
AP 6.2 ANCIENT THEORISTS
AP 6.3 MIDDLE AGES
AP 6.4 RENAISSANCE
AP 6.5 COMMON PRACTICE PERIOD
AP 6.6 20TH CENTURY
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