Reading Music Made Easy : Basic Music Theory for Everyone!

Learn how to read music with this short course and quizzes.
4.3 (5 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.
398 students enrolled
57% off
Take This Course
  • Lectures 11
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works


Find online courses made by experts from around the world.


Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.


Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

This course will help you to learn how to read music by covering

  • treble clef notes
  • bass clef notes
  • rhythm values
  • basic music terminology
  • hand position on piano.
  • reading sheet music

In this course, lectures are in video format and there are quizzes at the end of every lecture to improve your learning experience.

This course is short and effective at the same time. I teach kids so this is really simplified and designed for everyone with no prior knowledge requirement.

You do not need to know anything about music, this course is designed for everyone. Having a music notebook is a plus for you so that you can practice more.

At the end of this course you will be able to read music in a short time and you will start your musical journey.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a music notebook and a pencil.
  • No music or instrument background is needed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Read the notes on the treble clef
  • Read the notes on the bass clef
  • Read sheet music
  • Understand different rhythm values
  • Understand basic music terminology
  • Find the correct hand position on piano

Who is the target audience?

  • Everyone who wants to have a basic understanding of reading music

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

This is a brief introduction video to this course.


Staff consists of 5 lines and 4 spaces. We use it to write the notes on it.

Section 2: Note Values and Rhythm

There are many different rhythm values of a note. In this lecture we will learn whole,half and quarter notes.


In this lecture we will learn dotted half note, eighth notes and sixteenth notes. We will briefly cover rests.

Note Values and Rhythm
5 questions
Section 3: Reading Notes

In this lecture, we will start learning treble clef notes.

Here, our reference note is G ( Sol) on the second line.

We usually play treble clef notes with right hand since they are higher notes/keys on the piano.


We will continue reading notes on treble clef with intervals.


In this lecture, we will cover bass clef notes.

Our reference note is F ( Fa ) on the 4th line.

We usually play bass clef notes with left hand because they are lower notes/keys on the piano.


In this lecture, we will briefly cover Let it go from Frozen and try to read the notes.

Reading Notes
8 questions
Section 4: Finding hand position on piano

In this lecture, we will learn where to position our hands on the piano according to the given finger numbers.

Section 5: Bonus : Music terminology

In this lecture, we will briefly cover some important music terms.


In this lecture, we will cover the sheet music of Una Mattina by Ludovico Einaudi and study the music terms.

Music terminology
4 questions

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Dilhan Sener, Piano Teacher

I am 25 years old computer engineering graduate. I've been playing piano since I was 8. I've graduated from a conservatory in Turkey, then I continued private lessons with my instructor from there. 5 years ago I stopped taking private lessons and instead I practiced on my own. I have started teaching kids piano 4 years ago when I was a college student and I've had 15-20 students during this time.

Ready to start learning?
Take This Course