This class will introduce you to the theory of music, providing the skills needed to read and write standard music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and introduce some basics of listening.
It will cover material such: •Pitches •Major scales •Minor scales •Intervals •Clefs •Rhythm •Meter •Introduction to listening •Difference of major and minor in music
Throughout the class there will be a few projects and worksheets which will be important for helping you establish the foundation of your own understanding of music theory. You will want to get MUSESCORE (which is a free notation software) which is the program I will be using when teaching. I will make all the lesson examples available for you to review and to serve as reference for concepts.
Why should you care about music theory? I get that we don’t all want to be “composers” but having a basic understanding of music theory will help you understand what you are hearing. If you write music, or produce it, having this knowledge about how to create certain impressions, or emotions, in a clear way can help raise your work to the next level.
Why do I think theory matters? Throughout my studies I was always fascinated with music theory and its application. Since completing my post-graduate certificate in music I have been active as a performer, teacher, and arranging and composing. I use theory in all aspects of my work and teach it to all my students.