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Last reply by: r bennett
Wed Dec 2, 2015 9:16 PM

Post by yufan huang on October 24, 2015

do u recommend which keyboard to buy

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Last reply by: Naana Hanson
Wed Apr 8, 2015 4:21 PM

Post by Naana Hanson on April 8, 2015

Laura I can not ge the auditor how do I get starte with the introductory

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Tue Oct 7, 2014 7:15 PM

Post by Kyoung-Hee Kim on October 7, 2014


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Last reply by: Professor Ryan
Thu Jun 6, 2013 10:32 AM

Post by John Culjak on December 23, 2012

Do you put a brace on each line or is one at the beginning enough? Is it just for the piano?

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Post by Monis Mirza on October 9, 2012

help i hav test tomorro

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Last reply by: Monis Mirza
Tue Oct 9, 2012 9:23 PM

Post by Monis Mirza on October 8, 2012

i need to know something about the clarinet. why is the Bb major scale important in the national anthem of canada? what do we learn from it and all that .... can you please tell those answers to me because i m new for playing a clarinet and i never did his in my life ... if you tell me about this because i have a test of it on wednesday ill be very thankful of you.

Music Theory

  • 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.

Music Theory

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:04
  • Grand Staff 0:16
    • Difference Between Single Staff and Grand Staff
    • A Brace
    • Drawing a Treble Clef
    • Remembering the Lines of a Treble Clef
    • Remembering the Spaces of a Treble Clef
    • Remembering the Lines of a Bass Clef
    • Remembering the Spaces of a Bass Clef
    • Drawing a Bass Clef
  • Major Scales 3:54
    • Using a Pattern of Intervals to Find a Major Scale in Any Key
    • Playing a C Scale
    • Playing a Series of Whole and Half Steps
    • Counting Intervals on the Keyboard
    • Writing a Major Scale
    • Writing Below the Staff
  • Minor Scales 8:09
    • Counting Whole and Half Steps of a Minor Scale
    • Listening to A Minor
    • Finding the Interval Pattern of a Minor Scale
    • Writing a Scale in Both Treble and Bass Clefs
    • Listening to A Minor
  • Names of White Keys 11:25
    • Matching Keyboard Notes to Notes on the Staff
    • Finding Middle C on the Keyboard
    • Finding Middle C on the Grand Staff
    • Stem Directions
  • Names of Black Keys 13:28
    • Black Keys Can Have Two Different Names
    • Sharp = Raise Half Step
    • Flat = Lower Half Step
    • White Key Half Step Example: E and F
    • Finding Black Keys on the Staff
    • Writing Sharps and Flats on the Staff
    • Writing Sharps and Flats After Letters
  • How to Play Chords 17:44
    • Playing a C Major Chord
    • Playing Every Other Key to Form a Chord
    • Writing Chords on the Staff
  • Chord Progressions 19:24
    • Chord Progressions are a Series of Chords
    • Writing Chord Progressions on the Staff
    • Playing Chord Progressions on the Keyboard
  • Example 1: Grand Staff 22:07
  • Example 2: Major Scale on Keyboard 22:52
  • Example 3: Minor Scale on Keyboard 23:49
  • Example 4: Naming White and Black Keys 25:14
  • Example 5: Chords 27:33
  • Example 6: Exploring Chord Progressions 28:47