In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan gives an introduction to music theory. She gives an overview of the grand staff, major scales, and minor scales before discussing the names of white and black keys. She concludes the video with chords, chord progressions, and examples of each concept covered in the lesson.
The grand staff is made of both Treble and Bass clefs.
When reading notes separately from left to right, they are played in succession.
When reading notes stacked vertically on top of one another, they are played simultaneously.
One can use simple chord progressions and only a few notes to create catchy and memorable tunes.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.
This book breaks down a difficult subject in a simple way—even for those who think they have no rhythm or consider themselves tone deaf. With clear, concise language, it explains everything from bass-clef basics to confusing codas. This new edition includes: a brand-new CD, a comprehensive ear-training section, musical examples of intervals, scales, chords, and rhythms, and aural exercises so readers can test their ear training and transcription skills.
Authors: Andrew Surmani, Karen Surami, Morton Manus
Publisher: Alfred Music
This book is an all-in-one theory course which you will learn the essentials of music through 75 concise lessons, practice your music reading and writing skills in the exercises, improve your listening skills with the enclosed ear training CDs, and test your knowledge with a review that completes each of the 18 units. Answers are included in the back of the book for all exercises, ear training and review.