Music Theory Comprehensive: Part 1 – How To Read Music
- 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.
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Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Fundamentals Guide!
This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to dive into 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 memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords 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 2017 the 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
- The White Keys
- The Black Keys (not the band!)
- Half-Steps and Whole-Steps
- Naming Octaves
- Identifying Notes on the Staff
- Identifying Notes on the Keyboard
- Beat and Beat Divisions
- Downbeats and Upbeats
- Dotted Rhythms
- Time Signatures
- 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 on 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 is included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences – not just academic theory.
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This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.
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Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.
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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts for all future classes in the series.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for students who have either never tried to learn music theory before, or tried and couldn’t come grasp the concepts.
- This is a course for students who want to understand everything about music theory, for the ground up.