Music is a language, and music theory is its vocabulary and its grammar. Whether your goal is to compose new music, to transcribe or arrange music by others, to prepare for music school, to become a better reader or improvisor, or just to work on your overall musicianship skills, learning the language of music is the key.
This course covers 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.
While there are many resources for learning music theory, this online course is unique in a few significant ways:
- Video lectures are designed for online delivery and are thorough and yet focused, direct, and clear
- Each lecture is accompanied by an interactive handout that can be read and played back online or within MuseScore, or printed for reference
- Lessons are also accompanied by worksheets in the same interactive format, with answers provided as well
- Customized exercise from musictheory.net are included for additional practioce
- Discussion areas for collaborative learning are provided for each lesson
- Graded online quizzes are provided for each section
- All materials (site, videos, handouts, worksheets, quizzes) are designed to be as accessible as possible for blind and visually impaired musicians
- Concepts are presented in historical context, with reference to Renaissance, classical, jazz, and rock traditions
- Coverage of the material is deep, providing valuable insight even in seemingly simple topics
With this course, you are getting over ten hours of video instruction, plus an interactive textbook and workbook (with answers), and the equivalent of a CD containing the musical examples, all integrated together and offered to you for one incredibly low price!