This course is about to change how you think about music! Whether you’re a ear-player, hobbyist, or beginner, this course will help kickstart your understanding of everything you didn’t know you needed to know about music theory.
This course is for those who are looking for an easy transition into learning Music Theory who don't want to be overwhelmed by all the extra and unnecessary content provided from other courses. Through my perfected methods in teaching High school music for over 8 years, I will take you through all the beginning concepts and help you learn the fundamentals of music theory. In 10 efficient and highly valuable lessons, we will cover reading notes, rhythm, accidentals, semitones, scales, and key signatures. Trust me, you will learn a lot!
Learn all about how the staff became the medium we use to create music on everyday. Explore how notes are positioned on the staff and more importantly, how to name them.
Learn how rhythm works through discovering how note values are applied to music. This lesson will explore counting and the concept of measures.
Time signatures help us figure out how the music is organized and felt. This course will cover these structures in more depth, preparing the learner to understand some of the intricacies of musical performance.
Learn how composers place notes on the staff when they need more range than the five lines and four spaces. Examine how ledger lines are used and what is required to read them.
Music wouldn’t sound as intricate as it does without the ability to change notes slightly to get more variety of sound. This lesson will cover what accidentals are and how they are applied to music so they can be played by musicians.
As an extension from the accidentals lesson, discover how two notes can create new musical elements called semitones and tones. Explore how these concepts become integral when creating more complex structures such as scales, intervals, and chords.
Building on knowledge from previous lessons, this course delves into creating the ever-popular major scale that is found in music everywhere in the world. Discover how to build major scales using tones and semitones and why they are important to musicians.
Key signatures are found in virtually every piece of music. This lesson will go over how to identify, write, and label key signatures as well as how they work and why we use them.
There are many ways to think about this complex concept. This lesson acts as a supplement to help you fully grasp what key signatures are.
- Students do not need any prior knowledge to taking this course