Pitch

 

 

This lesson details the very basics of music theory including the stave, notes, the treble clef, the bass clef, middle C and ledger lines.

 

 

 

Rhythm

 

 

It is very important to learn the basics of rhythm. This lesson goes through simple time,

compound time, bar lines and rests.

 

 

 

Meter

 

 

It is useful to know how a rhythm is grouped before we start learning the melody of a piece.

Three must-know time signatures are looked at: 4/4, 3/4 "waltz time" and 2/4.

 

 

 

Intervals

 

 

The difference between two notes is called an interval. This lesson goes through the octave,

whole tones and semi-tones and sharps, flats and naturals.

 

 

 

Major Scale

 

 

Every serious musician will tell you it's vital to know your scales.

This lesson will teach you the basics.

 

 

 

Minor Scale

 

 

More difficult than the major scale, the minor scale is just as important.

This lesson goes through the harmonic minor and the melodic minor scale.

 

 

 

Key Signatures

 

 

Knowing the key signatures is very helpful when learning how to sight read music.

All the sharp and flat major keys are included in this lesson.

 

 

  Chords

If you want to learn songs by ear, it is important to know the major chord and minor chord shapes.

 

 

 

 

Circle of Fifths

 

 

 

 

A great way of remembering the order of the key signatures.