Free Music Theory Tutorial – Music Theory Comprehensive: Part 1 – How to Read Music Intro

A Complete College-Level Music Theory Curriculum. This is Part 1: Reading Music & The Symbols of Music Notation – Free Course

What you’ll learn

  • Read Music Using Proven Techniques
  • Understand All the Symbols (Not Only the Notes) of a Music Score
  • Read, Play, and Count Rhythms Accurately
  • Chords on the guitar
  • Augmented triads
  • Diminished triads
  • Finding fifths by finding thirds
  • The thirds inside of a chord
  • Finding chords by formula
  • Inversions
  • Roman numeral analysis
  • Diatonic chord progressions
  • Building triads (chords)
  • Popular song analysis
  • How to identify key signatures
  • What it means to be "in key"
  • Analyzing melodies
  • Writing melodies with major scales
  • Solfege
  • Scale Degrees
  • The pattern of a Major Scale
  • Ordered Pitch Class Collections
  • Chromatic and Diatonic scales
  • Accidentals
  • Ties
  • Time Signatures
  • Dotted Rhythms
  • Downbeats and Upbeats
  • Tempo
  • Beat and Beat Divisions
  • Identifying Notes on the Keyboard
  • Identifying Notes on the Staff
  • Naming Octaves
  • Intervals
  • Clefs
  • Half-Steps and Whole-Steps
  • The Black Keys (not the band!)
  • The White Keys
  • Pitch Classes
  • Pitch Names
  • The elements of the Score

Requirements

  • I'll be using a piece of software in this course that I would like students to get. Don't worry – it's free! And works on Mac and PC programs. I'll tell you more in the first few videos.

Description

** UDEMY BESTSELLER **This is an introductory class that leads to the complete Music Theory Comprehensive:Part 1 – How to Read Music. The complete course is a Udemy Best Seller, has over 230 4+star reviews, nearly 2000 students, and has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Welcome to the COMPLETE DJTechniques Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to dive in to music! Whether you are a beginning musician, an active musician, or an aspiring musician – this class is perfect for you.

For years I’ve been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I’m making for Udemy use the same syllabus I’ve used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory – and cost shouldn’t be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize the memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understandingwhychords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you’ve tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out – this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017the Star Tribune featured him as a “Mover and a Shaker,” and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes.

Throughout this class,If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I’ll back to it as fast as possible.

This class is Part 1: How To Read Music.In it we will work through all the elements of notated music, and how it all works.

In this class, we will cover:

  • My approach to Music Theory

  • Tools you will need to learn Music Theory quickly and efficiently

  • Music software: Notation programs

  • The elements of the Score

  • Pitch Names

  • Pitch Classes

  • Octaves

  • The White Keys

  • The Black Keys (not the band!)

  • Half-Steps and Whole-Steps

  • Clefs

  • Intervals

  • Naming Octaves

  • Identifying Notes on the Staff

  • Identifying Notes on the Keyboard

  • Beat and Beat Divisions

  • Tempo

  • Downbeats and Upbeats

  • Dotted Rhythms

  • Time Signatures

  • Ties

  • Accidentals

  • Form in Music Notation

  • …and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for Part 1 – Reading Music & The Symbols of Music Notation, you automatically get huge discounts to all the upcoming parts of this class.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this.

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences – not just academic theory.

Test Prep:

This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETSPraxis Music), TheABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), APMusic Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.

Please click the “Take This Course”button so you can launch your music career today.

** Iguarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHEREon the market – or your money back (30 day money back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

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Author(s): Jason Allen

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