About this Course
This course is a brief introduction to the elements of music theory for those with little or no music theory experience. We will explore pitch, rhythm, meter, notation, scales, keys, key signatures, meter signatures, triads, seventh chords, and basic harmony. If you listen to music or play music by ear, and you want to know more about how music is organized and notated, this course is for you.
By the end of the course, you should know all major and minor keys, how to read and write in treble and bass clef using standard meters and rhythmic values, and how to notate and harmonize a simple melody. This course can serve as a stand-alone basic music theory course, or it can be a springboard to more advanced theory and composition courses.
Basic Materials: Overview, Tonality, Notation
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this module, you should be able to:
(1) discuss the elements of music,
(2) explain the difference between tonal and atonal music,
(3) sing the tonic in tonal music,
(4) identify the fundamental and partials of a note,
(5) explain the difference between chord and harmony,
(6) explain the five-line staff,
(7) read and write notes using treble and bass clefs, and
(8) identify rhythmic values in notation. You should be able to
(9) distinguish between pitch and pitch class,
(10) describe octaves and how to label pitches based on octave placement,
(11) identify and write accidentals and find them on the piano keyboard,
(12) and define equal temperament (the artificial scale used on the modern piano) and tell how it differs from other tuning systems.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 8 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language Albanian
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes