Music Theory for Beginners - Piano, Guitar Violin, etc.
What you'll learn
- You will learn the fundamentals of music
- You will learn how music is constructed
- You will learn how to best phrase and perform your songs, by understanding the mechanics behind the songs that you play
- How to read music
- Understand rhythm
- What are scales
- What are semitones & whole tones
- What are accidentals
- Major scales
- Minor scales
- What is key signature
- Determining the key signature for scales
- Finding the key
- Chromatic scales
- Whole tone scales
- Pentatonic scales
- The blues scales
- Octatonic scales
- What are modes
- Simple time
- Simple duple, triple, and quadruple time
- Compound time
- Compound duple, triple, and quadruple time
- Hybrid meters
- What are chords
- Major & minor chords
- The dominant 7th chord
- The diminished 7th chord
- What are cadences
- Perfect cadence
- Plagal cadence
- Imperfect cadence
- Transposing to another clef
- Transposing to a new key
- Transposing for other instruments
- Short score Vs open score
- Writing Melody
- Writing a response to the melody
- Key terms to know
- No prior experience required
- All the basics covered in the course
Hi there, my name is Shervin House. I am a Violin Instructor, and I am certified in the Advanced Rudiments of Music Theory & Harmony by the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Have you always wondered how music is made, or have you ever aspired to one day write your own song? In this course you will learn everything that you will need to know about Music Theory, starting from the very basics and covering everything up to the Advanced Music Theory material, as categorized by the RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music).
Jack: "Very thorough, everything is explained clearly and using visuals to make the learning experience easier. Loved the course, could not be happier. I would recommend it to anyone"
This course is for beginners. You don't need to know anything about Music Theory in order to follow along. In fact we even cover how to read music from the basics in the first unit in order to make sure everyone is able to keep up without any prior knowledge. Furthermore, you can learn and follow the material regardless of what instrument you play; whether you play the piano, the guitar, the violin, or any other instrument.
You will learn how elements such as the key signature and the time stamp can be used as powerful tools in writing music, and how they will set up a blueprint for our song. You will discover how to construct chords, how to write melodies, how to begin and end phrases, how to adjust your music based on the instrument you want to use or the key you wish you play in, and much more..
Ben: "Easy to follow, clear, engaging, thorough. If you want to learn music theory, this instructor is your guy"
By the end of this course, you will have a complete understanding of the fundamentals of music theory, as well as gaining the ability to start composing songs like a pro. My aim with this course was to break down all of these complicated concepts and explain them by using visuals and piano keys, so that you will have a far easier time wrapping your head around these confusing topics; in short, I will take you by the hand and walk you through all of these fundamentals step by step.
Jamie: "This was a very in depth and interesting course. I didn't know much about Music Theory, but I was able to follow along no problem. Definitely recommend it.."
What can you expect from this course?
The most in depth music theory course online
A complete guide for those who are beginners to music theory, or even music in general
All the basics covered, material such as how to read music, how rhythm works, etc.
All questions answered within 24 hours
All the fundamentals covered, all through beginner, intermediate, and advanced rudiments of music theory
And of course... 30 day money back guarantee! (No questions asked)
If you don't know music theory, or if you have tried learning on your own and found it to be super confusing and difficult to understand, then let me reassure you that you have nothing to worry about; follow me, and I will be your humble tour guide into the crazy world of music.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for people who have little to no knowledge of Music Theory
- For people who tried learning Music Theory on their own but struggled with some of the confusing and tough concepts
- For all music lovers; whether you play the piano, the guitar, the violin, some other instrument, or even if you don’t play any instruments… there’s something for everyone here
- Those who want to learn how music works and how it is constructed at a core level
- Those who want to write their own songs, or learn how others go about writing their songs
Hi there! My name is Shervin, and I am a Best-Selling Instructor and YouTuber.
I have been an instructor all my life. When I was in middle school I tutored my classmates, in high school I organized and lead my school's strings band, and in college I started teaching music part-time at may local music institution.
I have always found it effortless and incredibly rewarding to walk people through how to do something, and help them break down how to learn and improve in whatever it is that they are trying to accomplish.
Since I started teaching on Udemy, I have been amazed at how easy it is to reach thousands of students all over the globe and to share my expertise with them. My aim with each course is to provide them an experience as similar as possible to the experience that people who take private lessons with me get. What I love the most about the video format is that I can explain each of the topics using visual guides and demonstrations that may be harder to do in person compared to on video, therefore making it easier for the student to follow along.