Music Theory Level 1
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Music Theory Level 1

Learn how music works and how to write simple songs.
4.9 (7 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.
1,193 students enrolled
Created by Timothy Wurm
Last updated 2/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Have a basic understanding of how music works
  • Write a simple song
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Requirements
  • How to Read Music
  • It Helps to Know How to Find Notes on a Piano
Description

This is a introductory course into Music Theory.  If you are brand new to music, you want to check out my "Your First Course on Piano" course here on Udemy.

By the end of this course, you will know how to:

  1. Identify, understand, and write chords
  2. Identify, understand, and write in key signatures.
  3. Identify, understand, and write the most common chord progressions
  4. Identify and understand the major components of a song.
  5. Understand some basic melody and harmony concepts.
  6. Write a very basic song.

This class is for those who have a basic foundation in music and want to understand how music is put together. It is essential that those taking this class know how to read notes. It is recommended that those taking this class have a keyboard. This class will focus less on playing examples, but will focus more on assignments, observational examples, and exercises. 

Difficulty:
Easy/Intermediate

What You Need To Know

- The very basics on music such as how to read notes and note durations.
- What the staff is and the difference between treble clef and bass clef.

Join the over 1,100 students who have taken their first step learning music theory with this course.  4.80 Star Rating!


My name is Tim and I have a Bachelors of Music from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I have taught dozens and dozens of students locally and have been teaching online for about 3 years. I have taken my music knowledge and compiled it into this course for students around the world who are looking for an easy way of learning piano without spending thousands on lessons.

Did I mention that there is a 30 day money back guarantee. No risk, enroll today and begin learning to play the piano!


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to improve their understanding of how music works and how music is put together.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
02:20:28
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Welcome to the Class!
1 Lecture 02:38

This is an introduction video for Music Theory Level 1.

Preview 02:38
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Unit 1
2 Lectures 14:22

Unit 1 Concepts video for the Music Theory Level 1 course. This lesson covers beginners music theory concepts such as whole steps, half steps, harmony, and melody.

Preview 08:44

This video reviews the assignment worksheet for the first unit of music theory level 1.

Assignment Review Video - How to Complete this Unit's Assignment
05:38
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Unit 2
3 Lectures 22:43

Unit 2 Concepts video for the Music Theory Level 1 course. This lesson covers what key signatures are.

Unit 2 Concepts - Key Signatures
10:54

This video reviews the assignment worksheet for the second unit of music theory level 1.

Unit 2 Assignment Video
07:29

This lesson in the Music Theory level 1 course is designed to help students get more practice identifying key signatures.

Unit 2 Assignment Video Key Signature Practice
04:20
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Unit 3
3 Lectures 20:26

This is the unit 3 concepts video for Music Theory Level 1. It covers the order of flats, key signatures and common chords.

Unit 3 Concepts: Order of Flats, Key Signatures, and Common Chords
12:01

This is the unit 3 assignment worksheet video. The worksheets can be downloaded in the downloadable materials section. Only look at the answers once you have completed the worksheet.

Unit 3 Assignment Video
05:06

This is the key signature practice for unit 3 of Music Theory Level 1.

Unit 3 Key Signature Practice
03:19
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Unit 4
3 Lectures 23:07

Learn more about keys, chords, and chord progressions in the concepts video for unit 4 or Music Theory Level 1.

Unit 4 Concepts
15:30

This is the unit 4 assignment worksheet video for Music Theory Level 1. Only look at the answer sheets after you have completed the assignment.

Unit 4 Assignment
04:11

This is the key signature practice for unit 4 of music theory level 1.

Unit 4 Key Signature Practice
03:26
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Unit 5
6 Lectures 57:12

This is the concepts video for unit 5 of music theory level 1. This is a wrap up of the course material.

Unit 5 Concepts
15:43

This is the unit 5 assignment video for music theory level 1. Only look at the answer sheet after you have complete the assignment.

Unit 5 Assignment
03:56

This is the key signature practice assignment for unit 5 of Music Theory Level 1.

Unit 5 Key Signature Practice
02:24

This is a song writing guide video to help you write your own song!

Song Writing Guide
07:53

This is the final composition project for unit 5. Feel free to use the free composition tool at flat.io . Part 1.

Unit 5 Final Project Part 1
13:01

This is the final composition project for unit 5. Feel free to use the free composition tool at flat.io . Part 2.

Unit 5 Final Project Part 2
14:15
About the Instructor
Timothy Wurm
4.3 Average rating
54 Reviews
4,053 Students
6 Courses
WCU Graduate, Professional Piano and Theory Instructor

I went to West Chester University' School of Music and Performing Arts Center in West Chester Pennsylvania. I also have a Masters in Information Technology from Kaplan University. I have been teaching piano for over five years now and teaching online for over two years. I have developed in that time a method for making high quality instructional videos using various forms of technology.