Fundamentals of Music Theory
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Fundamentals of Music Theory

Reading, Writing, and Understanding Music
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Last updated 6/2017
English
Price: $70
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 18 Articles
  • 57 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Read and Write Basic Music Notation and Chord Symbols
  • Know Differences Between Each Time Signature
  • Build Major and Minor Scales
  • Form Modes, Pentatonic Scales, and Chromatic Scales
  • Understand Simple and Intermediate Chord Structures
  • Construct Strong Chord Progressions
  • Analyze Basic Harmonic Progressions
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Requirements
  • This course is at the beginner level. All a student requires is the willingness to learn.
Description

When tutoring music theory at the university-level, I would often see students who struggled in the classroom setting. Much of the time this is because everyone thinks and learns in a different way. What makes sense to some students, might have to be explained another way to others. I have designed this course to address this problem by explaining concepts through several different mediums and in various ways.

This course is a standard, university-level music theory class. The material covered at universities in beginner music theory classes is the same material covered here, but here it does not cost nearly as much. Another benefit of this format is one can go through it at their own pace and are not rushed to complete everything throughout one semester. Once purchased, the student will have access to this class for life. So, students will be able to regularly review any concepts they might struggle with.

This class is comprised of:

  • Written lectures that operate as chapters for a simplified textbook
  • Video lectures that cover the written material in depth
  • Quick definitions guides for each lecture
  • Exercises to test one’s understanding and answer guides to check each exercise
  • Quizzes for each section

Examples of topics covered in this course include:

  • Reading pitch
  • Reading rhythm
  • Reading most other symbols in music notation
  • Tempo
  • Time signatures
  • Tuplets
  • Key signatures
  • Keyboard pitch labeling
  • Dynamic indicators
  • Tone-color
  • Solfège
  • Scale degree numbers
  • Intervals
  • Quality
  • Major and minor scales
  • Modes and pentatonic scales
  • Triads
  • Seventh chords
  • Figured bass
  • Lead-sheet notation
  • Chord progression construction
  • And many more subjects pertaining to the aforementioned material

This course is the first in a series that will cover the entirety of undergraduate level music theory classes. Students enrolled in this class will receive discounts on future courses of mine.

Who is the target audience?
  • Musicians and those interested in music
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
04:42:06
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Introduction
5 Lectures 29:20
Introduction
04:52



Essential Musical Terms
10:37

Exercises for the Introduction
00:17

This quiz covers the names of pitches.

Quiz 1
24 questions
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Notation
5 Lectures 29:45
Notation
04:41

Naming Pitches
04:11

Pitch Notation
17:20

Writing Notation
03:23

Notation Exercises
00:10

This quiz covers the material from lecture two.

Notation
10 questions
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Rhythm
5 Lectures 41:52
Rhythm
05:44

Rhythmic Notation
10:47

Time Signatures and Meters
17:51

Bonus Lecture
07:03

Rhythmic Exercises
00:26

This quiz covers the material from Lecture 3.

Quiz 3: Rhythm
20 questions
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Intervals
3 Lectures 22:56
Intervals
02:14

Intervals and Inversions
20:32

Interval Exercises
00:10

Intervals
15 questions
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Major and Minor Scales
5 Lectures 50:28
Major and Minor Scales
05:32

Major and Minor Scales
18:21

Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths
22:20

Chromatic Scale
03:59

Major and Minor Scale Exercises
00:15

This quiz covers section 5.

Major and Minor Scales
21 questions
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Modes and Pentatonic Scales
4 Lectures 22:45
Modes and Pentatonic Scales
02:20

Modes
15:10

Pentatonic Scales
04:58

Modes and More Scale Exercises
00:17

Modes and More Scales
11 questions
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Triads
4 Lectures 27:45
Triads
03:14

Triads
15:37

Chord Inversions
08:39

​Triad Exercises
00:15

Triads
21 questions
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Seventh Chords
4 Lectures 44:08
Seventh Chords
03:43

Seventh Chords
14:34

Figured Bass and More
25:23

Seventh Chord Exercises
00:27

Seventh Chords
20 questions
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Chord Progressions
3 Lectures 16:03
Chord Progressions
03:05

Basic Chord Progressions
12:29

Chord Progression Exercises
00:29

Chord Progressions
16 questions
About the Instructor
Kalynn Daniel Fleischman
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Dear student,

My name is Kalynn and I have nearly two years experience tutoring. I currently hold a Bachelor's in Music with Emphasis in Piano Performance from Grand Canyon University (GCU). I graduated Summa Cum Laude and received GCU's highest academic honor, the Ray-Maben award.

Throughout my time at GCU I developed both my abilities as a musician and as a teacher. When working in the GCU Learning Lounge, I was in charge of running walk-in sessions for people seeking help with their Music Theory classes. During this time I taught Music Theory I-IV, Class Piano I-IV, and Worship Arts Music Theory. All of these classes are at the university level. I essentially aided both students and professors by covering the material that could not be covered well enough during class. This position not only tested my knowledge, it also helped me build a strong foundation of teaching experience.

I am passionate about music, teaching, and creative writing. The courses I offer will help you become a better musician and will grow your understanding of how music works.

Thank you for visiting and I cannot wait for you to get started!

Sincerely,

Kalynn D. Fleischman