Why Ducks?

Barrs Theory Duck

You may be wondering why there are ducks on the Barss Music Theory Books and on this website…

Well, after years of hearing every excuse on the planet as to why her students have not practiced, Mrs. Barss decided that those who do not practice will be dead ducks! She now has well over 100 ducks portraying every profession and walk of life – courtesy of her students… and their parents! In keeping with this tradition, the Barss Music Theory Book cover pages feature a variety of ducks – obviously in different stages of musical development!



Barrs Theory Books