Having a basic understanding of Music Theory is essential to becoming a proficient musician (no matter what instrument you play!). MusicProfessor's Theory curriculum will help you gain valuable knowledge about how sound is made, an understanding of scales, key signatures, and rhythms, and learn how to read, write, and interpret musical notation.
Learning Music Theory can seem challenging and boring, but we promise that our course will keep you motivated and fill your head with tons of useful musical know-how. MusicProfessor’s Music Theory course provides an entire year’s worth of private instruction, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, the course is taught by a leading University Professor, Dr. Blaise Ferrandino.
MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. No where else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy’s 30-day guarantee.
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“I have enjoyed the Music Theory course. It has enabled me to get a basic understanding of scales, time signatures, and reading ledger lines. I started piano 40+ years ago and I wish something like this would have been around then. A great resource.”
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Dr. Blaise J. Ferrandino is Professor and Division Chair of Music Theory and Composition at Texas Christian University where he has been since 1990. Besides his work as a composer, Ferrandino is a Music Theorist and Double Bassist. His degrees are from Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and the Hartt School. He is active in publishing, presentation, and composition/performance. At TCU he has served as Interim Director of the School of Music and Chair of the Faculty Senate. Beyond TCU, Dr. Ferrandino has served as President of the Texas Society for Music Theory and has served as a member of the National Arts Advisory Committee of the College Board. He is a College Board consultant for Music Theory in the Southwest Region.
Dr. Ferrandino is active in AP Music Theory teacher training, teaching week long courses for twenty years at TCU, and in Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Little Rock, Taos, and Chicago. He has organized and presented at one and two-day workshops at the College Board regional AP Music Theory Conferences. He is lead editor and author of The AP Vertical Teams Guide for Music Theory.
Compositions include song cycles, orchestral pieces, a wide-ranging assortment of chamber music, an opera, and solo works. His most recent published works are Song and a Dance for Double Bass and Piano commissioned by the International Society of Double Bassists to serve as the compulsory piece for their 2011 competition andCrucible, commissioned for the TCU Trombone Summit quartet competition. The musical drama Retrieving the Spirit premiered in April of 2012. Symphony for Wind Ensemble is due to premiere in Fall 2013.
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Learn how to build Major scales
Learn what a Major scale looks like on the keyboard
Learn how to build Minor scales
Learn how to build a deviation of the minor scale, the Harmonic Minor
Learn what a Minor scale looks like on the keyboard
Learn what a Harmonic Minor scale looks like on the keyboard
Learn to figure out and name the different parts of a scale
Continue learning about various key signatures
Learn how to create Minor key signatures
Learn why some key signatures look like others
Learn how notes are manipulated with various signs
Continue learning about rhythm and meter
Learn why rhythms are named the way they are
Learn how to extend certain notes just a little bit longer
Learn how to interpret various meter types
Continue learning how to interpret various meter types
Learn how to recognize and notate meter
Learn how meter is translated into time signatures
Learn about an unusual time signature, 3/8
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EXTRACURRICULAR: Music Theory, Conducting, Percussion
MusicProfessor launched in 2012 with a single instrument series, 'Bassoon 101,' but has since expanded to over 12 instrument series with just over 5000 video lessons. Our curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world.
Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum. Fulfill your musical destiny by signing up today!
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