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Beginner Music Theory and Aural Skills (Music Theory 1301)

This course will give you the information needed to be competent as a musician and listener. We will go over the basic concepts of Music Theory as well as introduce Aural Skills or Ear Training to train you ear to pick up on certain aspects of music.

Lectures
  1. Lecture 1: Parts of the Staff

    Lecture 1 discusses the parts of the musical staff

  2. Lecture 2: Notes, Their Values, and Simple Meter

    Lecture 2 discusses the types of notes, their values, and simple meter.

  3. Lecture 3: Notes of the Treble and Bass Clef

    Lecture 3 discusses the note names on the treble and bass clefs

  4. Lecture 4: Rests

    Lecture 4 discusses the different types of notated rests on the staff

Prerequisites

Have access to a piano or online piano Know the notes of the keyboard or have a chart of where the notes are

Syllabus

We will be using the created Subreddit and Dropbox for listening assignments and worksheets. I believe these two methods will be best because of the ease of having a forum to discuss the class materials as well as having a place to submit and host materials.

Additional information

Although this is UReddit online course, as an educator, I do hold a certain standard to my students. Please DO NOT take part in the class unless you take it seriously and will out forth the effort TO LEARN. If you have no experience at all, or a professional musician, I'm here to show you the ropes and cannot learn the material for you. If you want to learn, you must practice the materials on your own time as well and ask questions if you have them. I AM HERE FOR YOU! PMs and posts on the subreddit are okay!

Teacher qualifications
Latest Update
Lecture 2 changes (2014-01-09 02:54:33)

"Hey everyone,

I just realized I forgot to include dotted rhythms in the Lecture 2 slides so it has been re-uploaded with 2 new additional slides!"

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