When tutoring music theory at the university-level, I would often see students who struggled in the classroom setting. Much of the time this is because everyone thinks and learns in a different way. What makes sense to some students, might have to be explained another way to others. I have designed this course to address this problem by explaining concepts through several different mediums and in various ways.
This course is a standard, university-level music theory class. The material covered at universities in beginner music theory classes is the same material covered here, but here it does not cost nearly as much. Another benefit of this format is one can go through it at their own pace and are not rushed to complete everything throughout one semester. Once purchased, the student will have access to this class for life. So, students will be able to regularly review any concepts they might struggle with.
This class is comprised of:
- Written lectures that operate as chapters for a simplified textbook
- Video lectures that cover the written material in depth
- Quick definitions guides for each lecture
- Exercises to test one’s understanding and answer guides to check each exercise
- Quizzes for each section
Examples of topics covered in this course include:
- Reading pitch
- Reading rhythm
- Reading most other symbols in music notation
- Time signatures
- Key signatures
- Keyboard pitch labeling
- Dynamic indicators
- Scale degree numbers
- Major and minor scales
- Modes and pentatonic scales
- Seventh chords
- Figured bass
- Lead-sheet notation
- Chord progression construction
- And many more subjects pertaining to the aforementioned material
This course is the first in a series that will cover the entirety of undergraduate level music theory classes. Students enrolled in this class will receive discounts on future courses of mine.
- This course is at the beginner level. All a student requires is the willingness to learn.