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Musical Notation / Basic Music Theory
This FREE musical notation and basic music theory course is
designed for people ages 8-88 that have always wanted to have a basic
understanding of music theory!
Whether you want to learn to write pop music, play rock music or just gain a deeper appreciation of listening to classical music, this course is for you.
are 31 topics on notation, time signature, staff identification,
dynamics and basic major and minor scales with some chord building.
This is an introduction to musical notation and theory, but some intermediate and advanced concepts are explored. We talk about basic music scales and music symbols. There are also links to various sites if you want to delve deeper into any one subject.
In addition, I have created 31 video clips
to summarize each topic as I demonstrate the concepts with guitar, bass, piano and voice.
For deeper understanding, watch the videos in order.
Here is the Syllabus
We will discuss the basic ingredients needed to create music.
1. Music Theory for Dummies
We will learn the basic staves needed for piano, voice and guitar.
2. Treble Staff
3. Bass Staff
4. Ledger Lines
5. Grand Staff
We will discuss notes/rests, their durations and what they look like.
6. Whole Note
7. Half Note
8. Quarter Note
9. Eighth Note
10. Whole Rest / Half Rest
11. Quarter Rest / Eighth Rest
We will discuss and learn what measures/bars are, how they look and how they relate to time signature.
12. Measures or Musical Bars
We will learn about tempo and popular time signatures, what they look like and what they mean.
14. Common Time or 4/4 Time Signature
15. Waltz Time or ¾ Time Signature
16. 6/8 Time Signature
17. Cut Time or 2/2 Time
18. Putting it All Together 1
19. Putting it All Together 2