How To Read Music Fast
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- Identify notes on the treble and bass staff.
- Count and play notes on the music staff.
- Form and play the most important chords in music, as well as extended chords on piano.
- Read notes and play the right and left hand parts of simple songs on piano (or other musical instrument).
- Apply your knowledge of basic music theory, read sheet music and play easy songs.
- No prior musical knowledge is required.
Learn How To Read Music Fast And Easily!
If you want to learn how to read music in a very short amount of time, this course is exactly what you need. Traditional music lessons can make music theory look so boring. Everything moves so slowly. This course takes a different approach.
In 4 fast and easy steps you will learn how to read sheet music.
In step one, you learn melody. This is the tune of the song. You learn all about the staff, treble clef, bass clef, ledger lines, sharps and flats and so much more. All of this is presented in a way that is fun and interesting, to keep you motivated.
Then we move to step two where you learn about rhythm. You learn all about time signatures, whole notes, half notes, quarter notes and eighth notes. Then you learn all about the different rests in music and a lot more. Everything is presented in a way that is easy to understand.
In step three, without wasting any time at all, you learn all about harmony. You learn about intervals and how to easily form the most important chords in music. You learn about extended chords, chord inversions and the list goes on.
Then finally we combine everything together, melody, music and harmony, to actually read the music of songs.
So if you want to read music fast and easily, get this course.
Here's a quick look at some of the topics that this course addresses.
- Elements of Music - Learn Melody
- Musical Notation and Pitch
- Piano Keyboard - Layout of Piano Keys
- Key Signatures and Major Keys
- Circle of Fifths
- Elements of Music - Learn Rhythm
- Duration of Notes and Rests and Time Signatures
- How to Count Notes
- Elements of Music - Learn Harmony
- Melodic and Harmonic Intervals
- Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented Chords
- Dominant 7th, Major 7th, Minor 7th and Minor 6th Chords
- Combine Melody, Rhythm and Harmony to Play Song
- Let’s Read Music
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- This "How To Read Music Fast" course is designed for beginners. It's great for someone who is new to music theory.
- This course is also meant for someone who plays by ear and needs to understand music theory basics, and learn how to read sheet music.
- It's ideal for the beginner who wants to learn how to read music quickly without wasting time and money on traditional lessons.
- If you're looking to learn more advanced theory, this course is probably not for you.
This is the introduction to your How To Read Music Fast course. We take a brief look at the "four steps to reading music quickly". These steps are 1. Learn Melody, 2. Learn Rhythm 3. Learn Harmony, and 4. Combine Melody, Rhythm and Harmony. This lecture lists the main topics covered in the course and introduces lecturer. By the end of this lecture, you will know exactly what to expect in subsequent ones. You will have a general view of the topics we will be going through and what you will be learning.
This lecture introduces you to musical notation and pitch. It's your first lesson on melody, which is the first step in "learning how to read music fast". Learn about the musical staff, the musical alphabet, the treble clef and treble staff. Learn how to identify all the notes on the treble clef. Learn about line notes and space notes on the treble clef.
In this lecture, you continue learning about musical notation and pitch. You will learn all about the notes of the lines and spaces of the bass clef. By the end of this lecture, you will be able to identify all the notes of both the treble and bass clef.
In this lecture, you will learn about ledger lines (leger lines) on the music staff. You will find out what they are. This is a continuation of the first step to learning "how to read music fast"; that first step is " Learn Melody". By the end of this lecture, you will understand why ledger lines are used in music, and the notes of various ledger lines.
Learn the names of all the black keys on the piano. What are sharps? What are flats? What are half steps and whole steps? By the end of this lecture you will understand what sharps, flats, enharmonic equivalents, half steps (semitones) and whole steps (whole tones) are. You will understand how black piano keys get their names.
You will learn what key signatures are and what their purpose is. Learn what key signatures tell you to do when reading music.
Learn about the different types of notes in music and their duration. Learn about the whole note (semibreve), half note (minim), quarter note (crotchet) and eighth note (quaver). You will know what each type of note looks like and how many counts or beats they get.
Learn about the different types of rests in music notation and their duration. Learn about the whole rest (semibreve rest), half rest (minim rest), quarter rest (crotchet rest) and eighth rest (quaver rest). You will know what each type of rest looks like and how many counts or beats they get.
Then you learn about measures and bar lines.
You will learn about dotted rests and notes and what they indicate. Learn how long to play dotted whole notes, dotted half notes, dotted quarter notes and dotted eighth notes. You will also understand the duration of dotted whole rests, dotted half rests, dotted quarter rests and dotted eighth rests.
Learn how to count eighth notes (or quavers) by counting and clapping. Also applies to eighth rests (quaver rests). Eighth notes played on piano. This will help you further understand the duration of eighth notes and rests. Play eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes and whole notes in a short musical piece.
This lecture will refresh your mind on the topics we have looked at so far. It's a recap of the elements of music (melody, rhythm and harmony) or steps you've learned about. This will get you ready for subsequent lectures in this section where you read the music of a few songs.