Music Theory Fundamentals (AP Music Theory Part 1)

The only course you'll need to get started!
English
Basic Terminology
Key Signatures
The Circle of Fifths
Scales
Solfege
Intervals
Rhythm and Meter
Modes
Triads and Inversions
Scale Degrees
Roman Numerals
Seventh Chords
More topics to come!

Requirements

  • Read and write standard musical notation
  • Knowledge of treble clef
  • Knowledge of bass clef

Description

Whether you're a complete beginner or just want to brush up on your fundamental music theory knowledge, this course is for you! This course covers topics including basic terminology, key signatures and the circle of fifths, scales and solfege, intervals, rhythm and meter, modes, triads and inversions, scale degrees, roman numerals, and seventh chords. More topics to come soon! Information is delivered in manageable, easy-to-digest video lectures.

This course covers approximately the first quarter of the AP Music Theory curriculum!

Who this course is for:

  • Whether you're a complete beginner or just want to brush up on your fundamental music theory knowledge, this course is for you!

Course content

9 sections9 lectures3h 20m total length
  • Lesson 1: The Basics of the Basics
    19:53
  • Lesson 1 Quiz (The Basics of the Basics)
    9 questions

Instructor

Piano and Vocal; Advanced Music Theory, Analysis, Composition
Sherwin Lai
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Music has always been a big part of Sherwin's life. He's been avidly pursuing classical piano since the age of five, now accumulating over ten years of experience; he also has over a decade of experience in choir. Sherwin focuses on classical piano literature, advanced music theory and analysis, sight reading, and aural training. Now, he has even begun composing original piano and choral music.

Sherwin passed Level 10, or the highest (“Advanced”) level, of the Certificate of Merit piano program, scoring 98% on the Theory and Aural Exam, and ultimately earning a 5+ (maximum) rating with Honors. He also scored a perfect 5 on the AP Music Theory Exam, including a 5 on both Aural and Non-aural subscores.