Learn to Read & Write Music to play Piano & more instruments
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Piano / Music Course with lessons that can help you to learn how to play the piano , violin , guitar & many Instruments
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Includes:
  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will know how to Read (& Write) Music
  • You will understand what Modulation and Transposition is
  • You will have a good understanding of Pitch, Bass & Treble Clefs, Stave Ledger Lines and Musical Notes
  • You will have a good understanding of Key Signatures and how they (Key Signatures) are derived from Scales
  • You will be able to understand these topics: Duration of notes, Tempo & Tempo Instructions, Beamed notes and Dotted notes
  • You will be able to read Music Sheets and hence play what you see on a music sheet on an Instrument
  • You will know how to easily Recognise Key Signatures on a Music Sheet
  • You will understand what Time Signatures are
  • You will understand how Time Signatures relate to the Rhythm of a Song
  • You will understand what ties, slurs and chords are
  • You will understand how to identify the names of notes and their durations on a music sheet
  • You will have a good understanding of Sharps and Flats
  • You will be able to understand and interpret several musical symbols on a music sheet
  • You will be able to play one or more Instruments by using a Music Sheet
  • You will understand other things that relate to the reading (& writing) of music
  • You will know what Accidentals and Cautionary Accidentals are
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Requirements
  • No prior Knowledge is needed in order to take this course
Description

This Course was published on the 27th of December 2016.  

This course has more than 10 hours of content

JOIN OVER 10, 000 STUDENTS THAT HAVE ENROLLED IN MY 3 MUSIC COURSES:

  1. "Learn to Read & Write Music to play Piano & more instruments" Course
  2. "How to play Piano - Go from a Beginner/Intermediate to a Pro" Course
  3. "Intermediate to Advanced Piano Course; Become a Top Pianist" Course

Why should you Enroll in this Course that has over 10 Hours of Video Content? You should Enroll in this Course because:

  1. Learning how to read and write music is a fundamental and important aspect of Music that can help you to learn many musical instruments (e.g. Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and other instruments) faster than you would if you didn't know how to read music. This is because the 'Grammar' of music is the same for many musical instruments.
  2. Learning how to read music will enable you to read off a music sheet and hence play an instrument. Knowing how to play an Instrument by ear is good. But knowing how to play by EAR and by MUSIC SHEET is even better.  It's better to be an all-rounder Instrumentalist that can both play by Ear and by reading a Music Sheet.
  3. Learning how to read and write music can help you to write your own song.
  4. Learning how to read music prior to learning an instrument will make the learning process easier.
  5. Learning how to read and write music can help you if you are an artist or if you want to be one.
  6. Learning how to read and write music can help you to become a music teacher/tutor.
  7. The Knowledge you are going to gain in this Course can be applied to many instruments because the reading and writing of music is the same for many instruments. 
  8. Learning how to read and write music can help you if you are someone that sings or if you are in a band or in the choir.

This course features the following sections:

  • Introduction of the Course
  • Pitch, Bass & Treble Clefs, Stave, Ledger lines and Musical Notes
  • Sharps and Flats
  • Duration of notes, Tempo & Tempo Instructions, Beamed notes and Dotted notes
  • Time Signatures & Rhythm
  • Key Signatures and How they (Key Signatures) are derived from Scales
  • How to easily Recognise Key Signatures on a Music Sheet
  • Accidentals and Cautionary Accidentals
  • Modulation
  • Transposition
  • Rests, Ties and Slurs
  • Repeat Marks and Glissando
  • Chords
  • The Circle of Fifths
  • Conclusion

This Course is a Step - By - Step Guide on how to read music. Knowing how to read & write music is a valuable skill. Knowing how to read music will aid your learning of many musical instruments. Knowing how to read music can also help you to write your own song. The skill of knowing how to read music is something that can be applied to playing many instruments because the music theory behind many instruments is the same. Knowing how to read music will help you to know how to play many instruments like the Piano, the Violin, the Saxophone and other instruments.

This course is for anyone who would like to read (& write) music. This course consists of more than 10 hours of Video Content. This course will teach you the music theory behind many musical instruments. This course will also help you to learn many musical instruments faster because understanding music theory prior to learning an instrument will make the learning process easier. Having said that, you don't have to be an instrument player or someone who wants to learn an instrument in order to take this course. You may have other reasons for wanting to learn how to read music. For example, maybe you sing or maybe you're in the choir and you're required to learn how to read music.

In this course you will learn about several things like Key Signatures, Major Keys and their Relative Minor Keys, the Stave (or the Staff), the treble clef & the bass clef, Accidentals, Time Signatures, Ties and Slurs, Sharps and Flats, Duration of notes and other musical topics.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that wants to learn how to read (& write) music
  • Anyone that knows how to play an instrument by ear but that doesn't know how to read Sheet Music
  • This course is also suitable for anyone that wants to learn the Piano, Guitar, Violin, Saxophone or various other instruments because the music theory behind many musical instruments is the same
  • Anyone that is in the choir
  • Anyone that sings
  • People that can play 1 or more Instruments by ear but that don't how to use a Music Sheet to be able to play
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Curriculum For This Course
85 Lectures
10:40:04
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Introduction of the Course
1 Lecture 02:01
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Pitch, Bass & Treble Clefs, Stave, Ledger lines and Musical Notes
5 Lectures 54:41

How to name the notes on a Music Sheet
06:07

The'Middle C' and what is an Octave?
06:41

How to easily remember the notes on a music sheet
20:19

How the notes on a Music Sheet are represented on the Piano | Middle C | Octaves
12:37
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Sharps and Flats
2 Lectures 27:12
What are Sharps and Flats notes?
08:06

How sharps and flats are written on a Music Sheet
19:06
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Duration of notes, Tempo & Tempo Instructions, Beamed notes and Dotted notes
5 Lectures 01:04:39
Different types of notes and their durations
13:47

Tempo (i.e. indicating how fast or slow music should be)
19:07

Tempo instructions in words
06:38

Beamed notes
11:38

Dotted notes and Dotted Beamed notes
13:29
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Time Signatures & Rhythm
10 Lectures 01:19:18
Time Signatures (Part 1)
19:21

Time Signatures (Part 2)
01:12

Time Signatures (Part 3)
17:32

Using the "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Song to demonstrate Time Signatures
02:16

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Music Sheet
00:00

Time Signatures demonstrated on the Piano
08:02

Another demonstration of a Time Signature on the Piano
02:10

3rd Demonstration of a Time Signature on the Piano
01:30

More about Time Signatures
14:04

The joining together of 2 staves and the direction of notes' tails
13:11
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Key Signatures and How they (Key Signatures) are derived from Scales
23 Lectures 02:58:32
Introduction to "Key Signatures"
02:34

What are Major Scales? | The C Major Scale
13:15

Sharps and Flats Explained Further | Double Sharp and Double Flat
16:27

How a Double Sharp and a Double Flat is written on a music sheet
02:55

C#, D and E flat Major Scales
14:50

E, F and F# Major Scales
05:48

G, A flat and A Major Scales
06:11

B flat and B Major Scales
04:07

Document for All 12 Major Scales
01:49

Natural Minor Scales
10:52

C, C# and D Natural Minor Scales
06:58

D#, E and F Natural Minor Scales
06:45

F#, G and G# Natural Minor Scales
05:23

A, A# and B Natural Minor Scales
05:04

Document for all 12 Natural Minor Scales
01:48

What it means for a Song to be in a particular "Key"
07:13

Key Signatures (Part 1)
18:54

Key Signatures (Part 2)
11:34

How to figure out whether a song is in a Major or Minor Key
12:22

D flat, G flat & C flat Major Scales and their Relative Natural Minor Scales
16:54

Document for Lecture
01:02

Key Signatures (Part 3)
01:49

How to write the Sharp and the Flat signs for Key Signatures
03:57
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How to easily Recognise Key Signatures on a Music Sheet
2 Lectures 23:55
How to recognise Key Signatures that have Sharps
14:08

How to recognise Key Signatures that have Flats
09:47
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Accidentals and Cautionary Accidentals
2 Lectures 22:40
Accidentals
18:54

Cautionary Accidentals
03:46
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Modulation
1 Lecture 09:01
Modulation
09:01
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Transposition
2 Lectures 31:10
Transposition (Part 1)
17:18

Transposition (Part 2)
13:52
5 More Sections
About the Instructor
Oluwayanmife (Also Known as Yummy) Akintola
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10,873 Students
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Best-Selling Instructor, Pianist & Computer Engineer

My name is Oluwayanmife Akintola although you can also call me Yummy. I am a teacher at udemy. I am also an experienced Pianist/Keyboardist and I have been playing for many years. Furthermore, I also have a Computer Engineering Degree.

Currently, I have 3 courses on Udemy and those 3 Courses are: 

1. "How to play Piano - Go from a beginner/intermediate to a Pro"

2. "Learn to Read & Write Music to play Piano & more Instruments"

3. "Intermediate to Advanced Piano Course; Become a Top Pianist " 

"How to play Piano - Go from a beginner/intermediate to a Pro" Course - Paying for offline lessons with a teacher for Music lessons can be expensive and there are people that can't afford it; this course offers a better alternative for offline lessons and at a cheaper price. This course is for everyone that wants to learn how to play the piano or/and for people that want to learn about Music Theory.  This course is designed to teach you how to play the piano by taking you from a beginner level (with absolutely no experience) to a professional level. In this course, you will learn about many Scales, Chords, how to play by ear, Music Theory, Modulation, Transposition, Rhythms, Modes, Improvisation & more skills. By the end of this course, you will be able to play any song you like. By the end of this course you would have mastered all the different topics that the course includes.

"Learn to Read & Write Music to play Piano & more Instruments" - Knowing how to read & write music is a valuable skill. Knowing how to read music will aid your learning of many musical instruments. Knowing how to read music can also help you to write your own song. The skill of knowing how to read music is something that can be applied to playing many instruments because the music theory behind many instruments is the same. Knowing how to read music will help you to know how to play many instruments like the Piano, the Violin, the Saxophone and other instruments.

"Intermediate to Advanced Piano Course; Become a Top Pianist " Course - This Piano Course is a Course that teaches Intermediate and advanced topics. The purpose of the first section of this course is to go over the basics, the fundamentals and the things that you should already know as an intermediate or an advanced player. The other sections of this course consists of intermediate and advanced content. The first section of this course is designed to refresh your minds and to make sure that you haven't forgotten certain things that you should know as an intermediate or an advanced player.

Although this course is not completely ideal for an absolute beginner, an absolute beginner can still take this course because I do go over certain basic things that intermediate and advanced piano players should know in the first section of the course. This course can also be seen as a part 2 of one of my other courses that is called "How to play Piano - Go from a Beginner/Intermediate to a Pro". The "How to play Piano - Go from a Beginner/Intermediate to a Pro" is more ideal for Beginners because it takes you from a Beginner to an advanced level on the Piano. The "Intermediate to Advanced Piano Course; Become a Top Pianist " Course can be seen as a part 2 of the previously mentioned course; hence this course is more suitable for Intermediate and advanced players than it is for an absolute beginner.