About This Course

Welcome to Basic Music Theory! In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of music literacy - pitch, meter, rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, etc. These are the core concepts that provide the foundation for any deeper understanding of music. Completion of this course will prepare you for more advanced courses and give you the knowledge and confidence you need for further musical growth.

Each lesson in this online course features:

  • a video lecture to present the material
  • a handout for further reference
  • a worksheet for practice, with answers provided separately to check your work
  • an area for discussion to facilitate collaborative learning among students

In addition, there are some interactive exercises interspersed with the lessons, and a quiz at the end of each section.

The course materials are designed to be accessible to blind and visually impaired students and have already been used successfully.

I encourage you to dig deep into this course and take advantage of all the resources it has to provide. I especially recommend completing the accompanying worksheets and checking your answers. Hands-on practice is the best way to learn any theoretical concept!