Udemy Music Theory TUTORIAL

Udemy Music Theory TUTORIAL

Udemy Music Theory TUTORIAL

This course introduces students to the basics of music notation, including rhythm, pitch, and expressive markings. Students also learn to construct and identify rudimentary harmonies, including intervals (two-note chords), triads (three-note chords), and seventh chords (four-note chords).

During and after each lesson you will be given short tasks to complete. Some will be available for download in the resources of the lesson. There will also be a test for a few lessons.

Assumes no previous familiarity with Western musical notation. However, each lesson in this course assumes familiarity with all preceding lessons; for that reason, it is recommended that chapters are studied in order. This course is designed for a wide audience, including high school students (and those taking AP Music Theory), collegiate non-music majors (and musical theater majors), and collegiate music majors.


  1. Introduction to Western Musical Notation
  2. Notation of Notes, Clefs, and Ledger Lines
  3. Reading Clefs
  4. The Keyboard and the Grand Staff
  5. Half Steps, Whole Steps, and Accidentals
  6. American Standard Pitch Notation (ASPN)
  7. Other Aspects of Notation
  8. Rhythmic and Rest Values
  9. Simple Meter and Time Signatures
  10. Compound Meter and Time Signatures
  11. Other Rhythmic Essentials
  12. Major Scales, Scale Degrees, and Key Signatures
  13. Minor Scales, Scale Degrees, and Key Signatures
  14. Introduction to Diatonic Modes and the Chromatic “Scale”
  15. The Basics of Sight-singing and Dictation
  16. Intervals
  17. Triads

What you’ll learn

  • Encouragement to think ways they can write (or jot down) theirs favorite song or composition
  • Learning notation of heights and the expressive and stylistic conventions of the Western musical notation.
  • Introducement to the conventions of Western rhythmic notation
  • Learning identification of scales, key signatures, the diatonic modes, and the chromatic collection

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