Learn to Read Music

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3.5 часа курса
Курс от Udemy
Чему вы научились?
Identify the different elements present in sheet music
Explain the importance and meaning of each of these elements
Read any note
Read and execute rhythms
Understand the various expressive and performative instructions included in a score
Find the key of a piece of music
Identify and play various time signatures
Make sense of large complicated scores
Use notation as a means to record and store their own musical ideas
Have a strong grounding to help them pursue theory, composition, production or song-writing courses
О курсе

This course is in in-depth journey through all the things that are present in a musical score. It will help you to understand the confusing mass of dots, lines, and words that are used. Together we will be to understand how you can engage more with the written notes, so that you can find newer, more interesting ways to express yourself through music.

Understand and engage with written music with the information you will gain from this course.

  • Learn how to read the actual notes
  • Understand how to read the rhythms
  • Recognize the words that are used for speed, loudness, etc.
  • Find out what the composer wanted to piece to sound like
  • Learn how to add your own personality to the pieces that you play

Many composers and musicians choose to use musical notation to put their ideas down on paper. They have been doing this for hundreds of years, and for them, their music has endured past their death in its written form. Great musicians such as Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin have left their legacy in the form of pages of written music. Anybody that wishes to pursue a career in music would greatly benefit from knowing how to read.

Unlike other courses, which just help you to find certain notes on particular instruments, this course is designed to cover more of the music in more detail. You will finish the course with not only the ability to recognize notes, but also speed (called tempo), loudness (called dynamics), rhythms, and the expressive, emotive content of the written notes.

You will begin with learning about what each of the notes are called and how we write them in musical notation. We then proceed to look into rhythms, starting with very basic rhythms, going into more advanced examples. In each of these sections you will see numerous examples you guide you through the process.

From this basis you will start learning about things like tempo (speed) and dynamics (loudness). We will also see what other things composers use to tell you (the performer) what to do. From this, we look at a few real-life examples of musical notation, and you will see how all of the things we learnt about so far are used. The most incredible thing you will see is that most music uses the same things to say many different things.

We end up with a brief discussion of different ways of writing music, which may help you to see how any types of music can be written down.

Upon completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion from the instructor, you will be welcome to submit topics that you want to be covered in more detail, and the doors to the fascinating world of music will be opened up to you.

Introduction to Course
Understand how sheet music is made up on various elements
The introductory lecture describes the layout of the whole course, helping you to know where the program is going and where to find all the different things. You can go through the sections in any order, and this introduction will help you find what you're looking for.
A bird's eye view of a complete score
We look at a real piece of music (also called a score) and point out what all the different things are. The idea is to help you peer into the mass lines and blobs and distinguish what all of them are for.
Why each score element is important
This article goes through the same things as the previous lecture, but instead of seeing how every looks in a complete score, we take the important parts out. This allows you to get a really good look at all of the different things.
What Note Do I Play
The student will be able to identify notes in printed music
Section overview
A brief overview of the content of each of the lectures in this section. I will lay out very clearly where we are trying to go, and quickly go through each of the steps we will take to get there.
How many notes are there?
This lecture answers that question, and the answer might be surprising to you. From knowing how many notes there are, I'll show you how letter names can be used to name each of the notes.
Going from note to note
Now that you know the names of each of the notes, we will start to explore the relationships between the notes. You will start by learning how to count the distance between different notes.
Measuring distances between notes
In this quiz, we will measure the distance from one note to another. From this basic, we can figure out notes based on which notes are near to them.
The 5 lines
We see how the notes that you can name are represented on the musical score. We use a system of five lines, and mark the note that we want by putting a blob somewhere on the lines. This lecture will help you to figure out these blobs.
You now know that there are only seven notes, that the notes have letter names and that the notes are represented by blobs on a set of lines. This lecture shows you an important part of tying everything together - the clef.
Finding some notes
This article goes through a couple of examples of finding notes. We use all of the things that you've learnt so far and bring them together to figure out the names of these notes. The examples are presented as an article so that you can take your time going through each example.
  • Some basic music knowledge
  • A desire to learn more about music
Johan van Rooyen
Johan van Rooyen
Music Instructor
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