How to Read Music For Busy People
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How to Read Music For Busy People

Learn to read music with short, effecient lessons from the One Minute Music Lesson with Leon Harrell
4.4 (318 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
21,215 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2014
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • In this course you will learn how to read music with one minute lessons and exercises.
  • You will also learn some basic music theory concepts including notation, rhythm and scales
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Requirements
  • The desire to learn to read music and the willingness to commit one minute per day to learning.
Description

In this course you will learn how to read music and beginning music theory concepts from Leon Harrell, author of "How To Read Music Easily In 30 Days " and founder of the One Minute Music Lesson.

For more information visit http://OneMinuteMusicLesson.com

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginning or intermediate musicians with limited time who want to develop the skill of reading music.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:22

Hi & Welcome Udemy Students!

My name is Leon Harrell and I want to welcome you to the "How To Read Music For Busy People" course from my website OneMinuteMusicLesson.com.

This course is specifically designed to teach you how to read music from the very beginning step-by-step using lessons and exercises that take about one minute to complete.

Get your FREE book and a Special Coupon just for Udemy Students

This course is based on concepts from my e-book "How To Read Music".

You can get a free copy of this e-book by signing up for my newsletter. Click here to get your free e-book.

Also as a member of this Udemy course you can get 25% off my complete 30 program called "How to Read Music Easily in 30 Days" with the discount code UDEMY. This e-book course dives much deeper into reading music and sight-reading skills. Click here to learn more about "How to Read Music Easily in 30 Days".

Getting help

If you need help or have questions at anytime you may ask questions inside the course or email me at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

Good luck with the course and let me know if you have any questions.

- Leon Harrell (about Leon)

PS. BEFORE YOU MOVE ON, Click the check box below after you have printed your "Progress Tracker" for completing this introduction.

Welcome
01:22
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How to Read Music - Part 1 - Pitch
8 Lectures 14:27

Lesson 1 - Pitch

In this lesson we will learn how the first 7 letters of the alphabet are used to indicate musical pitch.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for pitch letter names.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/24/how-to-read-music-lesson-1-pitch

Lesson 1 - Pitch
01:57

Lesson 2 - Treble Clef

In this lesson we will learn the pitches of the treble clef.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the treble clef.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/24/how-to-read-music-lesson-2-treble-clef/

Lesson 2 – Treble Clef
01:33

Lesson 3 - Bass Clef

In this lesson we will learn the pitches of the bass clef.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the bass clef.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/26/how-to-read-music-lesson-3-bass-clef/

Lesson 3 – Bass Clef
01:38

Lesson 4 - Piano Keyboard

In this lesson we will learn the placement of the pitches on the piano keyboard.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the piano keyboard.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/28/how-to-read-music-lesson-4-piano-keyboard/

Lesson 4 – Piano Keyboard
01:52

Lesson 5 - Enharmonics

In this lesson we will learn the placement of the sharp and flat (enharmonic) pitches on the piano keyboard.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the enharmonics.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2009/06/30/how-to-read-music-lesson-5-enharmonics/

Lesson 5 – Enharmonics
02:12

Lesson 6 - Accidentals

In this lesson we will learn more about sharps and flats (accidentals).

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the accidentals.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2010/09/17/how-to-read-music-lesson-6-accidentals/

Lesson 6 – Accidentals (sharps, flats and naturals)
01:47

Lesson 7 - Ledger Lines

In this lesson we will learn more about ledger lines.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the ledger lines.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/06/how-to-read-music-lesson-7-ledger-lines/

Lesson 7 – Ledger Lines
02:03

Lesson 8 - Alto clef

In this lesson we will learn more about the alto clef.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the alto clef.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/07/how-to-read-music-lesson-8-alto-clef/

Lesson 8 – Alto Clef, the movable clef
01:25
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How to Read Music - Part 2 - Rhythm
11 Lectures 27:59

Lesson 9 - Rhythmic Values

In this lesson we will learn more about rhythmic values.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for rhythmic values.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/09/how-to-read-music-lesson-9-rhythmic-values/

Lesson 9 – Rhythmic Values
02:32

Lesson 10 - The Note

In this lesson we will learn more about the note.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for the note.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/10/how-to-read-music-lesson-10-the-note/

Lesson 10 – The Note (stems, flags and beams)
02:22

Lesson 11 - Dots and Ties

In this lesson we will learn more about dots and ties.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for dots and ties.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/13/how-to-read-music-lesson-11-dots-and-ties/

Lesson 11 – Dots and Ties
02:07

Lesson 12 - Rests

In this lesson we will learn more about rests.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for rests.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/15/how-to-read-music-lesson-12-rests/

Lesson 12 – Rests
02:25

Lesson 13 - Bars and Bar lines

In this lesson we will learn more about bars and bar lines.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for bars and bar lines.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/17/how-to-read-music-lesson-13-bars-and-bar-lines/

Lesson 13 – Bars and Barlines
02:18

Lesson 14 - Time Signatures

In this lesson we will learn more about time signatures.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for time signatures.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article:

http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/20/how-to-read-music-lesson-14-time-signatures/

Lesson 14 – Time Signatures
02:49

Lesson 15 - Time Signatures

In this lesson we will learn more about simple meters.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for simple meters.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email atoneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/22/how-to-read-music-lesson-15-simple-meter/

Lesson 15 – Simple Meter
02:26

Lesson 16 - Compound Meter

In this lesson we will learn more about compound meters.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for compound meters.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/24/how-to-read-music-lesson-16-compound-meter/

Lesson 16 – Compound meter
02:37

Lesson 17 - Eastman Counting System (Simple Meters)

In this lesson we will learn more about counting simple meters.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for counting simple meters.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/27/how-to-read-music-lesson-17-eastman-counting-system-simple-meters/

Lesson 17 – Eastman Counting System (Simple Meters)
03:04

Lesson 18 - Eastman Counting System (Compound Meters)

In this lesson we will learn more about counting compound meters.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for counting compound meters.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/06/29/how-to-read-music-lesson-18-eastman-counting-system-compound-meters/

Lesson 18 – Eastman Counting System (Compound Meters)
02:47

Lesson 19 - Triplets and Duplets

In this lesson we will learn more about counting triplets and duplets.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for counting triplets and duplets.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/07/06/how-to-read-music-lesson-19-triplets-and-duplet/

Lesson 19 – Triplets and Duplets
02:32
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How to Read Music - Part 3 - Basic Music Theory
7 Lectures 14:27

Lesson 20 - Generic Intervals

In this lesson we will learn more about generic intervals.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for generic intervals.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email atoneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/07/08/how-to-read-music-lesson-20-generic-intervals/

Lesson 20 – Generic Intervals
01:36

Lesson 21 - Specific Intervals

In this lesson we will learn more about specific intervals.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for specific intervals.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2011/07/21/how-to-read-music-lesson-21-specific-intervals/

Lesson 21 – Specific Intervals
02:11

Lesson 22 - Overtones

In this lesson we will learn more about overtones.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for overtones.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/06/04/how-to-read-music-lesson-22-overtone-series/

Lesson 22 – Overtone Series
01:57

Lesson 23 - Octaves

In this lesson we will learn more about octaves.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for octaves.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/06/08/how-to-read-music-lesson-23-octaves/

Lesson 23 – Octaves
01:56

Lesson 24 - Octave Equivalence

In this lesson we will learn more about octave equivalence.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for octave equivalence.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email atoneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/06/27/understanding-music-theory-lesson-24-octave-equivalence/

Lesson 24 – Octave Equivalence
02:13

Lesson 25 - Major Scales

In this lesson we will learn more about major scales.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for major scales.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email atoneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/07/02/understanding-music-theory-lesson-25-major-scales/

Lesson 25 – Major Scales
01:57

Lesson 26 - Minor Scales

In this lesson we will learn more about minor scales.

After you watch the video download and complete the worksheet for minor scales.

Once you have completed your worksheet check it of on your progress tracker.

If you have questions feel free to post them here on Udemy or contact me by email at oneminutemusiclesson@gmail.com.

This lesson comes from the original post from the OneMinuteMusicLesson.com article: http://oneminutemusiclesson.com/2012/07/09/understanding-music-theory-lesson-26-minor-scales/

Lesson 26 – Minor Scales
02:37
About the Instructor
Music Instructor Leon Harrell
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21,215 Students
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Composer, Pianist and Educator

Hi, I’m Leon Harrell and I teach people how music really works by explaining the basic fundamentals so they can learn how to read & write music and play better, one minute at a time.

The One Minute Music Lesson with Leon Harrell is dedicated to teaching music step by step to anyone who wants to truly understand how music works from the ground up.

To learn more about Leon visit his personal website at www.OneMinuteMusicLesson.com/about

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