Learn Music Theory

Learn Music Theory - How To Read Music

Course Details

This course aims to equip beginners in music with the skill to read music and to understand music better. You will be introduced to the various elements on the music score, and we will guide you to learn all the basic theory topics, step by step.

We are publishing new lessons for this course regularly, so check back often!

Course Instructor: Nicole DiPaolo

  • Music Theory

  • Beginner

  • 23 Lessons

  • 3+ Hours of Video

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Notes values, meter, and rhythms
  • Pitches, clefs, and staff
  • Major and minor scales
  • Key signatures
  • Various musical symbols

WHO IT’S FOR:

Beginners or musicians who have the desire to learn how to read music.

Course Content

Module 1:

Reading Rhythm and Meter

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Note Values
  • Lesson 2 – Note Values Part 2
  • Lesson 3 – Measures, Bar Lines, System Lines
  • Lesson 4 – Time Signatures
  • Lesson 5 –Review

Module 4:

Other Musical Signs/Symbols

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – dynamics
  • Lesson 2 – Articulations
  • Lesson 3 – Tempo markings
  • Lesson 4 – Tempo changes
  • Lesson 5 – 32nd notes, Upbeats/pickups/anacrusis, tuplets
  • Lesson 6 – Ornaments (appoggiaturas/grace notes/turns/trills)
  • Lesson 7 – Advanced topics: 64th notes, double dots; Breves (double whole notes), DS/Coda, irregular meters, tremolo
  • Lesson 8 – Review

Module 2:

The Staves

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Half Steps and Whole Steps, Octaves, Letter names
  • Lesson 2 – Reading Treble Clef
  • Lesson 3 – Reading Bass Clef, the Grand Staff
  • Lesson 4 – Accidentals, Middle C and Other "odd" notes, ledger lines, 8va
  • Lesson 5 – Review

Module 3:

Key Signatures

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1 – Intro to the Circle of Fifths/Scale Discussion, Intro to Key sigs
  • Lesson 2 – Finding Sharp Major Key Sigs, Order of Sharps
  • Lesson 3 – Finding Flat Major Key Sigs, Order of Flats
  • Lesson 4 – Relative and Parallel Key Relationships,Finding Minor Key Sigs
  • Lesson 5 – Review

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