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Music Theory

Basic Fundamentals (Beginner) For Ages 13-18

  • 45 minutes
  • 15 US dollars
  • Online Session

Service Description

This introduction to music theory will introduce you to music staves, clefs, rhythmic and pitch values, rhythmic meters and time signatures. Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation. Learners will be provided opportunities to apply concepts learned in class. Each lesson is a combination of lecture, listening, and discussion about the material covered in the lesson. SYLLABUS Lesson 1 An Introduction Learners will be introduced to pulse and meter, notes, and rests. They will also learn about double bar lines, lines of the bass staff, spaces of the bass staff, grand staff, writing clefs & braces, and ledger lines. Lesson 2 Rhythm, Notes, and Rests Learners will be introduced to eighth notes and rests, beaming of eighth notes, dots and ties. They will learn about the relationship between notes and rests, writing notes, relative note and rest values, dotted notes, measures & time signatures, 3/4 time signature, 2/4 time signature, and note stems. Lesson 3 Notation and Time Signatures In this lesson, learners will be learning about pitch notation, the treble clef, bass clef, and the grand staff. In addition, accidentals, key signatures, and enharmonic equivalents will be discussed. Lesson 4 The Staff, Accidentals, and Key Signatures Learners will learn about half steps and whole steps, the chromatic scale, and the whole tone scale. Lesson 5 Half Steps and Whole Steps Learners will learn about the major scale, different scale degrees, major scales that use sharps, major scales that use flats. Lesson 6 Major Scales Learners will be introduced to the natural minor scale, the relative major/minor relationship, and the minor scale syllable names. Lesson 7 Minor Scales Learners will be introduced to the harmonic minor scale, ascending melodic minor scale, descending melodic minor scale, and minor scale key signatures. Lesson 8 Harmonic and Melodic Minor Scales (Part 1) Learners will continue to develop their skills with intervals, perfect and major intervals, and understand the difference between major and minor. Lesson 9 Major and Minor Scales (Part 2) Learners will learn more about the relationship between major and minor scales, perfect and diminished intervals, augmented intervals and compound intervals. Learners will do in-class exercises on different intervals that had been learned in the lesson. Lesson 10 Final Composition Learners will compose a short piece using the concepts learned in class.

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