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Music Theory Vol.I : Basic Terminology

Understanding the Basics
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Created by Ilse Lozoya
Last updated 11/2016
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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!

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.
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What Will I Learn?
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.
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  • 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.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 56:56
1 Lecture 01:47
Rhythmical Figures and TIme Signatures
4 Lectures 15:31
5. Rhythmical Figures

6. Accidentals

7 Intervals

8 Measure, Time Signature
Scales and Accidentals
7 Lectures 20:39
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-
Tempo and Dynamics
2 Lectures 08:24

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1 Lecture 01:02
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About the Instructor
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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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