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Have you ever wanted to read and write music?
Is there an instrument that you've always wanted to play?
Do you love to create music but need more training?
Have you tried learning music theory but found it boring, difficult, and irrelevant?
If you want to play an instrument, if you want to compose every tune that pops into your head, if you just want to learn music theory that's interesting and useful, then this course is for you.
Learn the simple and straightforward secrets of how to get a basic grip on reading music in just a few days.
The simple steps in this course have been tried and tested over seven years of one-to-one teaching with hundreds of students ranging from 4 to 70 years old.
This course will take you step-by-step through beginner music theory. I have included musical examples throughout so that you can see and hear the results of what I'm teaching.
No previous musical training is required. You don't need a piano. You can be any age and any standard on your instrument: you don't need to be a 5 year old musical prodigy!
NEW! Now includes aural and composition tests. Learn to train your ear and compose amazing music.
About this course:
- More than 600 very happy students
- No previous musical training is required
- Completely free lifetime access
- All new lectures and tests are always included for free
- Multiple 5 Star Reviews from students who are VERY pleased
- 30 day money-back guarantee - that's how confident I am that you'll love my course!
- Now includes a mock test for Grade 2 ABRSM. The course is therefore perfect preparation for this internationally recognised musical qualification
LEARN HOW TO:
- Read and write every musical note
- Compose your very own music
- Find out how to play every single scale you can imagine using my very own formula
- Rewrite any music to suit your own instrument
- Spice up your compositions by using dynamics, articulation, and ornaments
Today, you can start to make, read and write music, easily, with no previous experience and without having to be the next Mozart apparent!
My name is Liam Hindson. I am the founder and owner of the music service Teach Tutti that offers lessons on all instruments in person and online.
This course is aimed at people that want to learn how to read and write music with no prior experience.
In this course, I will discuss:
- How to use a stave to write music
- Which clef you need to use for your instrument (focussing on the treble and bass clef)
- The different note names and rhymes to help you remember their placement on the stave
- The use of ledger lines when a note is so high or low that it can't fit on the stave
- How to change the length of a note and include silences in the music
- The rules of writing music, focussing on bars, time signatures, meter, and note groupings
- What sharps and flats are and how these accidentals increase the pitch range of your instrument
- What a tone is and what a semitone is
- The formula to working out the notes belonging to any scale, major and minor
- All the key signatures that you can use in music
- How you can use an understanding of intervals to transpose the music for any instrument
- How to decorate the music using dynamics, articulation, ornaments, and tempo markings
- Using structural markings to shorten the length of the music
- What I recommend you do to cement your understanding of what is covered
I thought it was important to include this document so that you know what we won't be discussing in the course. This includes advanced music theory and the musical qualities of the different music genres.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions. I will aim to answer any questions within a few hours of them being posted.
If it takes longer for me to reply, it may for reasons including that I'm asleep! If that's the case, I'll reply as soon as I can.
A stave/staff is five vertical lines of the same length. You place notes on these lines to create music.
Pitch means how high or low a sound is. If you place a note high on the stave, the pitch will be higher than if you placed the note lower on the stave.
When the stave ends it will continue below from left to the right. Essentially, the stave follows the same rules as if you were reading text: left to right, line below, left to right, line below, left to right, and so on.
- Treble clef - FACE (each letter is a line on the stave)
- Bass clef - All Cows Eat Grass
- Treble clef - Every Green Bus Drives Fast
- Bass clef - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge Always (the note for "Every" is through a line below the stave. This is called a "ledger line" and will be discussed in the next lecture.)
- You should love to play, write, or listen to music (or all of the above). That's it!