Reading notes does not have to seem like reading another language. It can be easy. Upon completing this course you will be able to recognize what those dots and scribbles are on a piece of music. This course covers the basics of notes reading. This is not for advanced students and does not discuss scales and keys.
This course is presented in 9 short video lectures, totalling almost an hour. Each lecture builds on the previous lecture, creating a good foundation for recognizing and reading notes. The first 8 lectures will cover how to read notes on the page, and how to count notes. Lecture 9 is an overall review of what the student just learned in lectures 1-8. Additional lecture practice materials are also available for download. What's more is that there are short quizzes through out the course to test your knowledge.
Accompanying this course is the most important material of the, which is a downloadable PDF workbook. The workbook contains over 40 pages of information and exercises, including answers, that will help the student practice and apply what they learned throughout the course.
The workbook has a study guide that will help you find a suitable plan for completing the book in your own pace.
- There is no experience necessary to take this course. This course includes video lessons and a workbook which will require a printer. This is so you can actively do exercises in a workbook.
- Read notes on the page!
- Count Rhythm patterns
- Discover how beats are grouped
- Apply what you learn on playing an instrument
I am a music teacher. Specifically, teaching private lessons in Piano, Violin, Guitar, Bass, and Saxophone, to name a few. I have been teaching for over 25 years and my students range from ages 3 to early 80s. I was classically trained through the Royal School of Music and Trinity School of Music. I enjoy teaching music theory and the concepts of reading music.
In addition I am also a composer and song writer. I have written scores for short student films and projects.