Music Mastermind LITE: Learn the 7 Elements of Music

Premium beginner music theory lessons. Learn essentials: how to read, write, play, and compose music with music theory!
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Master the 7 elements of music
Understand the essentials of useful music theory
Instantly apply concepts to your songwriting!


  • An open mind that is ready to learn!
  • A rudimentary understanding of music theory is helpful, but not required
  • The ability to print the included course materials (optional)


"I thoroughly enjoyed this short course. The instructor has a lovely manner and obviously knows his stuff." - Fay

Everything about this course is fantastic especially for beginners. I highly recommend it!" - Adriana

In Music Mastermind LITE, Andrew answers the question, "What are the the seven essential elements of music theory?", but leaves out the fluffy nerd stuff.

Andrew Smith's core belief is that everyone can understand music. Now, his premium music theory course is available on Udemy! It is designed for both complete beginners and newly-established musicians who want a deeper understanding of music. You can be playing and understanding music in no time! Andrew simplifies complicated topics with straight-forward, structured, and energetic teaching - so get ready to dive into music like never before!

Are you ready to become a Music Mastermind?

Who this course is for:

  • The beginner or beginner-intermediate who wants to quickly improve their musical abilities
  • The aspiring songwriter who needs a creative boost
  • The young musician who wants a solid foundation in music theory

Course content

9 sections11 lectures28m total length
  • Rhythm - It's just Recurrence!


Professional Music Instructor & Performer
Andrew J. Smith
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 1,418 Reviews
  • 11,686 Students
  • 3 Courses

"I hope you decide to either begin or continue your musical journey today, and I would be honored to help you do that. Let's start making music!" - Andrew J. Smith

Andrew received his degree in Music Education from Bob Jones University - a regionally accredited institution, and upon graduating with honors, began touring with a Christian band. He has been teaching music for over nine years, and loves being able to share music with thousands of people across the globe through both teaching and performing. 

Andrew's musical experiences began in the 7th grade when he taught himself how to play trumpet. In high school, he competed and placed in several state-wide trumpet, voice, and music theory competitions, and band and choir competitions were the highlight of his school year. Through all of this, the fretted instrument family (ukulele, guitar, dulcimer, etc.) quickly became his primary instruments.

Andrew believes that everyone can experience playing an instrument for themselves - that it is not reserved for a select few "talented" people. He believes the secret to getting better at music is not in simply receiving quality content, but in learning that content in a way that makes sense. In other words, it's not what you learn, but how you learn it! Learning music is just like learning to walk - you have to take the first step before attempting the second. If you don't, you are going to end up frustrated and confused. That is why Andrew strives to create courses that not only provide quality course materials, but are structured in a straight-forward, sequential order.