I'm 14 and going to be a freshman in high school next year, and I'm going to be in the string orchestra as a string bassist, and Jazz Lab (which is a small all instruments included class covering, you guessed it, basic jazz techniques) as a guitarist. Freshmen can't take Music Theory, but I'm certainly going to take it the last 3 years of high school. My question is a) can anyone give me an idea of what will be covered and b) is there anything I can actively prepare for now? I'm taking a slew of other tough classes (including Accelerated Algebra, AP English, and French), so any leg up on music classes I can get is golden. Also, I'd be grateful if anyone can give me similar answers regarding college level courses. I'm planning on entering college as a guitarist. Oh, and to anybody who has taken high school music classes: what does it take to get into AP courses? I wanna get as much under my belt as possible before college.
Thanks and much love,