Music Theory Vol.I : Basic Terminology

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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2016 English

Course Description

Do you want to start playing a musical instrument? Maybe you are already studying by your own or you are a self-taught person. Perhaps you are curious person and you want to understand music language better. If this is your case, this course is for you.

In this course you will understand the basic elements of music language. Music as a language has its own symbols and writing rules (gramar, a way of saying), sometime we think that is not necessary or too difficult but it is not! This course will guide you in the process.

Some of the terminology that you will learn in this course is:




Grand Staff

Rhythmical Figures

Time Signature

Tempo Markings


Major Scale

Through very easy to follow lectures you will understand all this concepts and you will have a chance to prove yourself with the exercises that this course includes.

Join thsi course and start learning music theory today!

What are the requirements?

  • You do not need to have any music instrument.
  • Previous knowledge is not required.
  • A good internet connection and a computer or mobile device is necessary in order to watch all the lectures without interruptions.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the basic music terminology in order to understand music language.
  • Get the knowledge to start reading music.
  • Keep learning music theory and playing an instrument understanding music better.
  • Understand what you already play if you pay by ear.

Who is the target audience?

  • Any person that is interested in understanding what music terminology is about.
  • If you are planning to start playing any instrument, this course is for you.
  • If you are already studying music but you have some doubts maybe because you are a self-taught student.
  • Professional musicians and students that know the basics about music theory will find this course too elemental.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Staff and Clefs
1. Staff
2. Treble Clef
3. Bass Clef
4. Grand Staff
Section 3: Rhythmical Figures and TIme Signatures
5. Rhythmical Figures
6. Accidentals
7 Intervals
8 Measure, Time Signature
Section 4: Scales and Accidentals
11. Major scale
12 Enharmonics
13. Circle of Fifths
14. Circle of Fourths
15. Order of Flats and Sharps
16. Key Signature
17. Key Signature -Exercises-
Section 5: Tempo and Dynamics
Section 6: Bonus Lecture: More info, courses and discounts.
Bonus Lecture: More info, courses and discounts.

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Instructor Biography

Ilse Lozoya, University Professor, Piano Teacher, Course Designer.

Ilse Lozoya has been a piano teacher for the last 17 years, her experience teaching young kids includes the Yamaha Program and now she is a Certified Suzuki Piano Teacher

For the last 7 years she has been a higher education teacher in local music universities. Her academic degrees include:

Music Bachelor´s Degree by Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG)

Master´s Degree in Education by Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC)

University Teaching 101 by Johns Hopkins University through Coursera

Liderazgo en gestión educativa estratégica a tráves del uso de la tecnología by Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Foundations of Teaching for Learning Specialization Program by Commonwealth Education Trust

Virtual Teacher Program Specialization by UCI Extension Continuing Education

Currently besides her daily academic activities, she is developing virtual piano courses in order to reach people who don´t have the opportunity to take regular piano lessons, she has a blog and she is preparing an E-book

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