Курс Introduction to Music Symbols (Grade 1, Level 1)

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Introduction to Music Symbols (Grade 1, Level 1) is the first course in a series of 8 courses with the objective of teaching music as a foreign language. The entire 8 courses are divided into different grade levels based on the four categories of learners, namely, (1) Beginner, (2) Intermediate, (3) Advanced, and (4) Professional. 

General Introduction
A clear view of the 8 courses based on the four levels of learners. Moreover, the answers to the three important questions provide a good motivational background to learn music as a foreign language.
General Course Overview
The General Course Overview gives you a gist of the comprehensiveness of the entire course on How To Learn Music As A Foreign Language. The Grade Progressions are designed according to the Four Level Categories of Learners.
General Introduction (Three Important Questions)
The General Introduction answers three very important questions:
  1. Why is music considered a foreign language?
  2. What is the right approach to practice?
  3. How to maximize your learning?
First Set of Music Symbols
At the end of this section you shall be able to learn the music alphabet, the music staff, the music notes and rests, and the rules on the direction and the position of the note stem.
The Music Alphabet and The Music Staff
The music alphabet consists of the first 7 letters of the English language, ABCDEFG. The music staff consists of 5 parallel lines. Notes are written on these lines and in the paces between them.
The Music Notes
For this course, we shall be recognizing 5 different kinds of notes: whole note, half note, quarter note, eighth note, and sixteenth note.
The Music Rests
The music rule says that the musician must keep the counting even if the notes are not played. In other words, counting must continue even in silence. This is where the music rests come in. Music rests are classified according to their beats or counts just like the notes.
The Note Stem Rules
Here’s the rule about the direction of the stem: If the note is written below the third line of the music staff, the stem must be written pointing upward.If the note is written above the third line the stem must be written pointing downward.If the note is on the third line, the stem can either go up or down. In other words, if you are the composer, it’s up to you where you want to direct the stem.
The Second Set of Music Symbols
At the end of this section you shall be able to learn the treble and bass clefs, the treble and bass staves, the notes on the treble and bass staves, and their respective acronyms to remember them.
The Treble Clef and The Bass Clef
The Treble Clef symbolis placed at the beginning of each staff line of music for higher sounding notes. The Bass Clef symbol is placed at the beginning of each staff line of music for lower sounding notes.
The Treble Staff and the Bass Staff
If we put the Treble Clef on the music staff, we call that staff, the Treble Staff. If we put the Bass Clef on the music staff, we call that staff, the Bass Staff.
The Notes on the Treble Staff
On the first line of the treble staff, is the note E, on the third line is the note B, on the fourth line is the note D, and on the fifth line is the note F. To easily remember these notes, use the acronym: Every Good Boy Deserves Fruit.In the first space is the note F, in the second space is the note A, in the third space is the note C, and in the fourth space is the note E. To easily remember these notes, use the letters of the word FACE.
  • This course does not require students to have prior knowledge about music or music theory; however, an open and a teachable mind is paramount in order to maximize learning.
  • It would certainly help if the student has ready access to a keyboard instrument, digital piano, or guitar in order to test some of the exercises in this course.
Что Вы изучите?
  • learn and understand the essential elements of my approach to practice.
  • readily recognize and identify the different music symbols as the basic foundation in learning music as a foreign language.
  • learn and understand the five most common types of music notes and rests with their corresponding values.
  • read and remember the notes on both the treble and bass musical staves.
  • learn and understand the main function of the grand staff and the leger lines.
  • learn and understand the basic use and the different types of bar lines and repeat signs.
  • learn more about how to count the eighth notes and how to group them together
  • learn and practice the three simple time signatures most commonly used in music.
  • learn and understand dotted notes, lead-in notes, staccato, legato and ties.
  • learn and understand the basic components and properties that make musical notes sound pleasing to the ear including dynamics in playing or singing, changes in volume and tempo, proper use of accidentals, and transpositions.
Ben Noynay
Ben Noynay
Music Teacher, Business Coach, Life Coach


I started as a choir trainer while I was still in college about 40 years ago. Over the years, I organized, trained, conducted and directed more than 50 choral groups. My career was further enhanced when I started teaching at the University of the Philippines in 1982. As a professor I taught subjects like Spanish, Philosophy and English, but my main passion has always been teaching music.

In 1991, my family migrated to Australia where I continued to train and conduct various vocal groups.

At present, I run my own music studio in Melbourne, Australia where I teach private lessons on piano, guitar, bass, drums, singing and music theory. I also offer special lessons on songwriting, music production, vocal arrangement, choir training and conducting, and music career coaching.


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