Learn To Read & Write Music - Go From Beginner To Advanced
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In this course students will learn the basics of reading music, using the staff, rhythms, key changes, notation & more!
4.7 (70 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.
4,113 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $195 Discount: 95% off
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn How To Read Music
  • Go From A Beginner to A Professional
  • Understand Advanced Music Reading and Playing
  • Understand Advanced Notation
  • Understand and Use Rhythms
  • Understand and Use The Staff
  • Understand Key Signatures
  • The Treble Clef
  • Much More!
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Requirements
  • Any computer such as Mac, Windows, OSX or Linx
  • A Strong Internet connection is preferred
  • Prior Musical Knowledge Will Enhance The Learning Experience
  • An Open Mind To Learning New Things
  • Desire to learn something new and interesting
Description

Enroll In Udemy's #1 Rated Reading & Writing Music Course Today!

  • Have you always wanted to Learn how to read and write music?
  • Are you a complete beginner who is interested in learning to play a new instrument?
  • Or perhaps maybe you already have experience reading and writing music?

Then this course is for you!

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High quality videos showing you music from beginner to advanced!

"This course delivers on its promise. Its videos are high quality, easy to understand and learn, and they are a perfect length. If you want to learn how to read and write music, this course is a must take! Great for beginner or advanced musicians as well!" -Aaron Joseph

Good Course For Beginners

"Quite excellent for beginners. If you want to learn how to read music and get behind the theory of it all... this is the course you need to take." -Altamese Akiva

Great Course for beginners and also for those needing a refresher!

"I do have a little knowledge of music notation but this is a great refresher. Eric explains everything clearly and precisely. I'd recommend the course to anyone who wishes to solidify his knowledge of how to read and write music."

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Hi, My name is Joe Parys and Together working with Erich Bailey, we will take your music knowledge and understanding from Beginner to Advanced though a series of video tutorial lectures and quizzes. In this course you will learn and have a full understanding of the Staff, and how it works in relation to the musical score. You will learn about all of the notes, bars, and melodies, and we will even discuss how to notate chords. Once you have the understanding of Rhythm and notation, we will move onto the more advanced Topics like: Key Signatures and Key Changes with multiple examples of what they will look like, and then hear them being played!

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Here is What You Will Learn Throughout Our Entire Course:

  • The Basics of Reading Music
  • To understand what the Staff is, all of the notes on the staff, Treble Clef & the Bass Clef
  • Rhythm - The Basics
  • The student will understand bars and note durations
  • Rhythm - Advanced
  • Understand more advanced topics like time signatures, dotted notes, triplets, etc...
  • Key Signature
  • To gain an understanding of Key Signatures and Key Changes
  • Advanced Notation
  • Learn Alternate Note Names, various Repeat techniques, and learn about Dynamics
  • And So Much More!

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With the right mindset, understanding, and application of the teachings in this course, you will instantly begin to move towards understanding and learning how to read music!

When I learn something new about music I add it to the course - at no additional cost to you! This is a course that will continue to add more and more to every aspect of your life.

In addition to the Udemy 30-day money back guarantee, you have my personal guarantee that you will love what you learn in this course.

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What I can't do in this Course..

I can't guarantee your success – this course does take work on your part. But You Can Do It!

I am also not responsible for your actions. You are responsible for 100% of the decisions and actions you make while using this course.

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This course will not remain this price forever! It's time to take action!

Click the "take this course" button at the top right now!

...every hour you delay is costing you money...

See you in the course!

Sincerely,

Joe Parys & Erich Bailey

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for any student looking to learn how to read and understand music
  • This course is for anyone looking to enhancing their musicial abilities
  • This course is for anyone looking to understand the basics of music
  • This course is for anyone looking to understand the advanced parts of music
  • This course is not for someone looking to learn a specific type of instrument
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
02:09:22
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Welcome! Learn How This Course Will Help You Learn How To Read & Master Music
4 Lectures 04:29

In this lecture students will learn about the benefits to taking this course and how they will be able to learn how to read and write music today!

Preview 01:13

Welcome to our course on learning how to read music! Here are all of the things you will learn throughout this course!

Preview 01:33

In this lecture students will learn why it is important to take notes to apply the teachings in this course

Course Essentials - Before Moving Any Further Please Read and Use This Document
1 page

In this lecture students will learn what to expect from each section of the course and how this course is structured

How To Use This Course To Gain The Maximum Form Our Teachings
01:43
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The Basics of Reading Music
9 Lectures 24:32

You will learn what the staff is, and how it is used to notate music.

Preview 03:24

Here, we will discuss what the Treble Clef is, and what it means if you see it on a staff.

The Treble Clef
02:00

You will learn all of the notes on a staff line while using the Treble Clef

The Treble Clef - Line Notes
02:30

Here we will discuss all of the notes on white spaces, while using the Treble Clef.

The Treble Clef - Space Notes
02:04

Next, we will take a look at the Bass Clef, and how it differs from the Treble Clef.

The Bass Clef
03:06

Here, we will discuss all of the lined notes on a staff with the Bass Clef.

The Bass Clef - Line Notes
02:28

Next, we will discuss all of the space notes on the Staff while using the Bass Clef.

The Bass Clef - Space Notes
02:59

We will cover Ledger Lines, and how they can be used to notate music above or below the five lines on the Staff.

Ledger Lines
03:22

In this video, we will cover how to notate multiple notes occurring at the same time, which are known as Chords.

Chords
02:39

Quiz 1
2 questions
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Rhythm Pt 1 - The Basics
10 Lectures 43:27

We will discuss the way we divide a musical score up into smaller subsections, which are known as Bars.

Bars
03:58

The first note we will cover is the Whole Note, the longest note duration we will discuss in this course.

Whole Notes
03:47

We'll take a look at the next shortest note duration, the Half Note.

Half Notes
05:14

Next, we will look at some examples containing all of the notes we've learned, so far.

Whole and Half Note Melodies
04:00

Next, we will continue to divide the notes down further, this time giving us a Quarter Note.

Quarter Notes
04:16

Next, we will look at some more examples containing all of the notes we've learned, so far.

Whole, Half and Quarter Note Melodies
04:52

We will divide the Quarter Note down to get our next note duration, the 8th note.

Preview 04:13

Next, we will look at some more examples containing all of the notes we've learned, so far.

Whole, Half, Quarter and 8th Note Melodies
04:31

Finally, we will discuss the shortest note duration that we will cover in this course, the 16th note.

16th Notes
03:55

Next, we will look at some more examples containing all of the notes we've learned, so far.

Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th and 16th Note Melodies
04:41

Quiz 2
3 questions
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Rhythm Pt 2 - Advanced
6 Lectures 25:03

Here, you will learn how to read a Time Signature, and understand what it means in relation to the number of beats per bar.

Time Signature
09:14

In this lesson, we will cover how to tie notes together, adding their duration to each other.

Ties
03:00

Here, we will discuss Dotted Notes, and how the dot alters their length.

Dotted Notes
03:25

This lesson covers Slurs, or how we connect notes of a different pitch together.

Preview 02:00

You will learn about Rests, and how they are used to notate silence. We will cover the corresponding Rest for each note value we've looked at.

Rests
04:24

After this lesson, you will understand what Triplets are, and how they are notated.

Triplets
03:00

Quiz 3
3 questions
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Key Signature
3 Lectures 09:16

We will discuss how we can raise or lower the pitch of a note by using Sharps and Flats.

Sharps and Flats
02:38

This video will teach you what a Key SIgnature is, and how it is used to determine the notes used in a score.

Key Signature
04:17

In this lesson, we will discuss how to change key in the middle of a piece of music.

Key Changes
02:21

Quiz 4
3 questions
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Advanced Notation
5 Lectures 17:13

Earlier, when we learned the note names, we used the US naming convention. It is common to hear notes referred to with the British naming convention, which we will discuss here.

Alternate Note Names
01:37

Here we will discuss how to repeat a section of music within a score without writing the whole section again.

Repeats
05:21

Here we will cover what DC al Fine means, and how you can use it to repeat a section of music.

DC al Fine
02:43

Here, we will discuss DS al Coda, and how it can be used to jump around the score.

Preview 02:50

Notes are not always played at the same volume, which is covered in this lesson on Dynamics. We will cover the various Dynamic levels that you may find within a score.

Dynamics
04:42

Quiz 5
4 questions
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Course Summary and Conclusion! What Have We Learned In This Course?
3 Lectures 03:22

In this lecture students will learn and review a quick summary of the course preparing them for their final examination in our next lecture

Course Recap & Summary - What We Learned Throughout This Entire Course!
01:56

In this lecture students will take their final exam in our course!

Course Conclusion and Final Exam - Special Bonus in Our Next Lecture!
01:26

A Special Bonus For All of My Udemy Students Who Finish Our Course!

Course Conclusion and Special Bonus and Offer Exclusive To My Udemy Students
1 page
About the Instructor
Joe Parys
4.4 Average rating
16,381 Reviews
294,367 Students
66 Courses
Bestselling Instructor, 66 Courses, Serving 290,000 Students

Why are 290,000+ students enrolled in my online courses?

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About Joe Parys: 

Joe is a certified life coach, professional motivational speaker, entrepreneur, licensed psychology teacher and head basketball coach for USA Basketballs Pilot Program. His main areas of expertise are teaching, coaching, public speaking, personal development, personal transformation, the human mind, maximizing human potential, motivation and goal setting.

My CV:

Joe has his bachelor’s degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. He was a four-year varsity letter winning college athlete in the sport of men's basketball. He is also a coach for USA basketball.

He is a Licensed Psychology, History and Government teacher for grades 5-12. He has been teaching High School for the past three years.

Joe is also a licensed and certified professional life coach and motivational speaker from the Fowler Institute.

Business:

Joe Parys is an entrepreneur running his own online academy, Joe Parys Academy. Joe has spoken and taught his courses in numerous high schools in the United States and continues to travel around the country inspiring students of all ages.

Mission Statement- Joe Parys Academy is committed to superior life coaching. Our products and services are created and marketed with the purpose of helping others worldwide prosper and improve their lives.

Vision Statement- Our vision at Joe Parys Academy is to help each client find their purpose in life, reach their goals and fulfill their lifelong dreams.

Erich Bailey
4.7 Average rating
70 Reviews
4,113 Students
1 Course
Guitarist and Composer, Voice Actor, Producer

Music has always been a passion in my life, ever since I was young. I started playing drums when I was 6, and shortly after moved on to playing guitar, bass, and then piano. As an adult, I've produced and written songs, of many different styles. I have a solid background in the theory, and the production aspect of making music.

I'm excited to be able to share what I know about Music and Music Theory here on Udemy. I look forward to teaching and continuing to learn more about this art.

Joe Parys Academy
4.4 Average rating
16,381 Reviews
294,367 Students
66 Courses
Best-Selling Instructor & Founder of the Joe Parys Academy

Why are 200,000+ students enrolled in our Udemy courses?

1) Purpose: We teach with passion and purpose! Every course is delivered with our students in mind.

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3) Commitment: My dedication to Udemy and teaching online. Udemy has named me one of its top instructors!

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Joe Parys Academy is a Leader in Online Education with more than 30+ Co-Authored Courses

The Founder of Joe Parys Academy, Joe Parys, is a Bestselling Udemy instructor with more than 200,000+ students from more than 200 countries around the world! 

Mission Statement:

Our Mission at Joe Parys Academy is to create the highest quality online courses available anywhere in the world. We are focused on producing competent professionals and supplying them with the knowledge and skills they need. 

Vision Statement: 

Our Vision at Joe Parys Academy is for our students to have the opportunity to learn about the subjects of their choosing, taught by our highly qualified teachers. 

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About The Founder of Joe Parys Academy:

Joe Parys is a Bestselling Udemy instructor, certified life coach, professional motivational speaker, entrepreneur, licensed psychology teacher and head basketball coach! His main areas of expertise are teaching, coaching, public speaking, personal development, personal transformation, the human mind, maximizing human potential, motivation and goal setting.

Joe Parys' CV:

Joe has his bachelors degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA. He was a four year varsity letter winning college athlete in the sport of men's basketball. He is also a coach for USA basketballs pilot program.

He has been teaching Psychology, History and American Government for grades 5-12 the past three years. 

Joe is also a licensed and certified professional life coach and motivational speaker from the Fowler Institute of Life Coaching. 

Business:

Joe Parys is an entrepreneur running his own life coaching and motivational speaking business. Joe has spoken and taught his courses in numerous high schools in the United States and continues to travel around the country inspiring students of all ages.