Music Theory Level 1

Learn how music works and how to write simple songs.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2015 English

Course 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.

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What are the requirements?

  • How to Read Music
  • It Helps to Know How to Find Notes on a Piano

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Have a basic understanding of how music works
  • Write a simple song

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to improve their understanding of how music works and how music is put together.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to the Class!
02:38

This is an introduction video for Music Theory Level 1.

Section 2: Unit 1
08:44

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.

05:38

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

Section 3: Unit 2
10:54

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

07:29

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

04:20

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

Section 4: Unit 3
12:01

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

05:06

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.

03:19

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

Section 5: Unit 4
15:30

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

04:11

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.

03:26

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

Section 6: Unit 5
15:43

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

03:56

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

02:24

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

07:53

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

13:01

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

14:15

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

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Instructor Biography

Timothy Wurm, 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.

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