Essential Music Theory 1
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Essential Music Theory 1

A Foundation in Music Rudiments
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Created by Mark Sarnecki
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 11 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will be able to read, write, and understand music notation. They will be fluent in major and minor scales, intervals, chord construction and transposition. Students will understand basic music terms and signs and be able to analyze a piece of music.
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Requirements
  • Students will need to have basic computer knowledge to access the course and print Pdf files.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
Description

Essential Music Theory 1 is a comprehensive course in beginning music theory. Each section is covered with clear and concise information and followed by summaries, notes, and question and answer exercises for you to do. 

Concepts covered in this level are:

  • Music notation
  • Time values
  • Major and minor scales
  • Intervals
  • Simple time 
  • Chords
  • Transposition at the octave 
  • Music analysis 
  • Terminology and signs. 

Resources included in this course are:

  • 35 video lectures
  • 12 course section summaries and notes
  • 12 review section question sections
  • 12 answer sections

I have taught music theory to hundreds of students for years and have 12 published books on music theory that are used all over the world. This class is a collection of everything I have learned teaching and writing about music theory. 

Students taking this course will have a great foundation in music theory. 

You will learn to do the following:

  • read notes and music notation
  • understand rhythm
  • write scales and chords
  • transpose
  • understand musical terms and signs
  • analyze a musical score




Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students seeking knowledge and understanding of the inner workings of music
  • and how music is structured, created and written. It is great for complete beginners.
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
03:00:56
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Welcome to Essential Music Theory
1 Lecture 02:08

Welcome to Essential Music Theory

Preview 02:08
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Pitch and Music Notation
4 Lectures 17:08


The Treble Bass and Grand Staves
05:01

Leger Lines
03:17
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Time
3 Lectures 14:01
Note Values
09:01

Dotted Notes
02:41

Stem Direction
02:19
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Measuring Distance in Music
3 Lectures 12:36
Half Step, Whole Steps and Accidentals
05:18

Chromatic and Diatonic Half Steps
04:55

Italian Terms
02:23
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Major Scales
3 Lectures 18:04
Major Scales
05:34

Key Signatures
06:51

Scale Degree Names
05:39
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Intervals
4 Lectures 19:04
Interval Numbers
01:38

Interval Quality
05:37

Writing Major and Perfect Intervals
02:51

Minor Intervals
08:58
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Minor Scales
3 Lectures 12:43
Relative Major and Minor Keys
03:44

Three Minor Scales
05:39

Terms and Signs
03:20
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Simple Time
6 Lectures 44:48
Meter and Time Signatures
03:30

Simple Duple Time
05:32

Simple Triple Time
05:35

Simple Quadruple Time
06:56

The Incomplete Measure and the Triplet
11:21

Rests in Simple time
11:54
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Chords
4 Lectures 14:37
The Triad
02:40

Major and Minor Triads
04:11

Primary Triads
06:03

Musical Terms
01:43
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Determining the Key of a Melody
1 Lecture 06:02
Finding Keys
06:02
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Mark Sarnecki
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Accomplished Teacher, Writer and Performer

Mark Sarnecki has studied music at the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, the Mannes College of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music in New York city. He has diplomas in piano performance, music theory, and jazz studies. Mark has performed as as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America. He is the author of twelve text books on music theory used throughout the world for music study. These books are used in a variety of places, from the studios of private music teachers, to Ivy league college classrooms for university level study.