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How to Read Music For Busy People

Learn to read music with short, effecient lessons from the One Minute Music Lesson with Leon Harrell
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  • Music Instructor Leon Harrell Composer, Pianist and Educator

    Hi, I’m Leon Harrell and I teach people how music really works by explaining the basic fundamentals so they can learn how to read & write music and play better, one minute at a time.

    The One Minute Music Lesson with Leon Harrell is dedicated to teaching music step by step to anyone who wants to truly understand how music works from the ground up.

    To learn more about Leon visit his personal website at www.OneMinuteMusicLesson.com/about

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How to Read Music For Busy People

Learn to read music with short, effecient lessons from the One Minute Music Lesson with Leon Harrell
11 reviews

In this course you will learn how to read music and beginning music theory concepts from Leon Harrell, author of "How To Read Music Easily In 30 Days " and founder of the One Minute Music Lesson.

For more information visit http://OneMinuteMusicLesson.com

    • The desire to learn to read music and the willingness to commit one minute per day to learning.
    • Over 27 lectures and 58 mins of content!
    • In this course you will learn how to read music with one minute lessons and exercises.
    • You will also learn some basic music theory concepts including notation, rhythm and scales
    • Beginning or intermediate musicians with limited time who want to develop the skill of reading music.

CURRICULUM

  • SECTION 1:
    Introduction
  • 1
    Welcome
    Text

    Hi & Welcome Udemy Students!

    My name is Leon Harrell and I want to welcome you to the "How To Read Music For Busy People" course from my website OneMinuteMusicLesson.com.

    This course is specifically designed to teach you how to read music from the very beginning step-by-step using lessons and exercises that take about one minute to complete.

    Get your FREE book and a Special Coupon just for Udemy Students

    This course is based on concepts from my e-book "How To Read Music".

    You can get a free copy of this e-book by signing up for my newsletter. Click here to get your free e-book.

    Also as a member of this Udemy course you can get 25% off my complete 30 program called "How to Read Music Easily in 30 Days" with the discount code UDEMY. This e-book course dives much deeper into reading music and sight-reading skills. Click here to learn more about "How to Read Music Easily in 30 Days".

    Getting help

    If you need help or have questions at anytime you may ask questions inside the course or email me at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    Good luck with the course and let me know if you have any questions.

    - Leon Harrell (about Leon)

    PS. BEFORE YOU MOVE ON, Click the check box below after you have printed your "Progress Tracker" for completing this introduction.

  • SECTION 2:
    How to Read Music - Part 1 - Pitch
  • 2
    Lesson 1 - Pitch
    01:57

    Lesson 1 - Pitch

    In this lesson we will learn how the first 7 letters of the alphabet are used to indicate musical pitch.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for pitch letter names.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/24/how-to-read-music-lesson-1-pitch

  • 3
    Lesson 2 – Treble Clef
    01:33

    Lesson 2 - Treble Clef

    In this lesson we will learn the pitches of the treble clef.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the treble clef.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/24/how-to-read-music-lesson-2-treble-clef/

  • 4
    Lesson 3 – Bass Clef
    01:38

    Lesson 3 - Bass Clef

    In this lesson we will learn the pitches of the bass clef.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the bass clef.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/26/how-to-read-music-lesson-3-bass-clef/

  • 5
    Lesson 4 – Piano Keyboard
    01:52

    Lesson 4 - Piano Keyboard

    In this lesson we will learn the placement of the pitches on the piano keyboard.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the piano keyboard.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/28/how-to-read-music-lesson-4-piano-keyboard/

  • 6
    Lesson 5 – Enharmonics
    02:12

    Lesson 5 - Enharmonics

    In this lesson we will learn the placement of the sharp and flat (enharmonic) pitches on the piano keyboard.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the enharmonics.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/30/how-to-read-music-lesson-5-enharmonics/

  • 7
    Lesson 6 – Accidentals (sharps, flats and naturals)
    01:47

    Lesson 6 - Accidentals

    In this lesson we will learn more about sharps and flats (accidentals).

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the accidentals.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

    http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2010/09/17/how-to-read-music-lesson-6-accidentals/

  • 8
    Lesson 7 – Ledger Lines
    02:03

    Lesson 7 - Ledger Lines

    In this lesson we will learn more about ledger lines.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the ledger lines.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

    http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/06/how-to-read-music-lesson-7-ledger-lines/

  • 9
    Lesson 8 – Alto Clef, the movable clef
    01:25

    Lesson 8 - Alto clef

    In this lesson we will learn more about the alto clef.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the alto clef.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

    http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/07/how-to-read-music-lesson-8-alto-clef/

  • SECTION 3:
    How to Read Music - Part 2 - Rhythm
  • 10
    Lesson 9 – Rhythmic Values
    02:32

    Lesson 9 - Rhythmic Values

    In this lesson we will learn more about rhythmic values.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for rhythmic values.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

    http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/09/how-to-read-music-lesson-9-rhythmic-values/

  • 11
    Lesson 10 – The Note (stems, flags and beams)
    02:22

    Lesson 10 - The Note

    In this lesson we will learn more about the note.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the note.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/10/how-to-read-music-lesson-10-the-note/

  • 12
    Lesson 11 – Dots and Ties
    02:07

    Lesson 11 - Dots and Ties

    In this lesson we will learn more about dots and ties.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for dots and ties.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/13/how-to-read-music-lesson-11-dots-and-ties/

  • 13
    Lesson 12 – Rests
    02:25

    Lesson 12 - Rests

    In this lesson we will learn more about rests.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for rests.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/15/how-to-read-music-lesson-12-rests/

  • 14
    Lesson 13 – Bars and Barlines
    02:18

    Lesson 13 - Bars and Bar lines

    In this lesson we will learn more about bars and bar lines.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for bars and bar lines.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/17/how-to-read-music-lesson-13-bars-and-bar-lines/

  • 15
    Lesson 14 – Time Signatures
    02:49

    Lesson 14 - Time Signatures

    In this lesson we will learn more about time signatures.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for time signatures.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

    http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/20/how-to-read-music-lesson-14-time-signatures/

  • 16
    Lesson 15 – Simple Meter
    02:26

    Lesson 15 - Time Signatures

    In this lesson we will learn more about simple meters.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for simple meters.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email atoneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/22/how-to-read-music-lesson-15-simple-meter/

  • 17
    Lesson 16 – Compound meter
    02:37

    Lesson 16 - Compound Meter

    In this lesson we will learn more about compound meters.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for compound meters.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/24/how-to-read-music-lesson-16-compound-meter/

  • 18
    Lesson 17 – Eastman Counting System (Simple Meters)
    03:04

    Lesson 17 - Eastman Counting System (Simple Meters)

    In this lesson we will learn more about counting simple meters.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for counting simple meters.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/27/how-to-read-music-lesson-17-eastman-counting-system-simple-meters/

  • 19
    Lesson 18 – Eastman Counting System (Compound Meters)
    02:47

    Lesson 18 - Eastman Counting System (Compound Meters)

    In this lesson we will learn more about counting compound meters.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for counting compound meters.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/29/how-to-read-music-lesson-18-eastman-counting-system-compound-meters/

  • 20
    Lesson 19 – Triplets and Duplets
    02:32

    Lesson 19 - Triplets and Duplets

    In this lesson we will learn more about counting triplets and duplets.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for counting triplets and duplets.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/07/06/how-to-read-music-lesson-19-triplets-and-duplet/

  • SECTION 4:
    How to Read Music - Part 3 - Basic Music Theory
  • 21
    Lesson 20 – Generic Intervals
    01:36

    Lesson 20 - Generic Intervals

    In this lesson we will learn more about generic intervals.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for generic intervals.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email atoneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/07/08/how-to-read-music-lesson-20-generic-intervals/

  • 22
    Lesson 21 – Specific Intervals
    02:11

    Lesson 21 - Specific Intervals

    In this lesson we will learn more about specific intervals.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for specific intervals.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/07/21/how-to-read-music-lesson-21-specific-intervals/

  • 23
    Lesson 22 – Overtone Series
    01:57

    Lesson 22 - Overtones

    In this lesson we will learn more about overtones.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for overtones.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/06/04/how-to-read-music-lesson-22-overtone-series/

  • 24
    Lesson 23 – Octaves
    01:56

    Lesson 23 - Octaves

    In this lesson we will learn more about octaves.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for octaves.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/06/08/how-to-read-music-lesson-23-octaves/

  • 25
    Lesson 24 – Octave Equivalence
    02:13

    Lesson 24 - Octave Equivalence

    In this lesson we will learn more about octave equivalence.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for octave equivalence.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email atoneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/06/27/understanding-music-theory-lesson-24-octave-equivalence/

  • 26
    Lesson 25 – Major Scales
    01:57

    Lesson 25 - Major Scales

    In this lesson we will learn more about major scales.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for major scales.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email atoneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/07/02/understanding-music-theory-lesson-25-major-scales/

  • 27
    Lesson 26 – Minor Scales
    02:37

    Lesson 26 - Minor Scales

    In this lesson we will learn more about minor scales.

    After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for minor scales.

    Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

    If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

    This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/07/09/understanding-music-theory-lesson-26-minor-scales/

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REVIEWS

  • Mark Rodgers
    Exceptional!

    Leon really does explain things clearly and keeps everything short and simple. I came hear specifically to learn sight reading and got a refresher on music theory, but still I can't complain.

  • Juliano Denner
    Básico, mas muito bom!

    O curso apresenta os conceitos básicos porém bem detalhados.

  • Ramalingam Sivaramakrishnan
    Everything about music in one hour

    The author has made music look very simple. I am pretty new to the music world and just started learning guitar.. considering i am a newbie this course is very comfortable for me to follow. Excellent effort Leon!!

  • Pooja Dubey Srivastava
    Its nice for getting an overview

    It was really nice the way every concept was wrapped up in one minute but certain topics that were little complicated needed more explanation and could have been split into lessons for better understanding

  • Douglas Warren
    Very Good Course! Explains the Basics Well.

    For anyone wanting to learn the very basics of reading music,you cannot go wrong with Leon Harrell's course.The audio examples (which I feel are a must) are a nice touch.If you take this course i would recommend also getting Leon's ebook "How To Read Music Easily in 30 Days." This book covers more ground on music fundamentals in the same easy to follow fashion as this course does.

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