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What Will You Learn?

Music exists, first and foremost, in the soul, mind and body. It is something we feel before we understand it. Your introduction to the wonderful world of music theory, this course will help you to decipher the language used to describe the intoxicating combination of art and science that is music.

You’ll be guided through the fundamental underpinnings of modern western music theory and the building blocks used to create melodies and chords, leaving you well-prepared to tackle any piece that you might encounter in your development as a musician.

You’ll learn the 12 notes of the musical alphabet, be able to differentiate between the two systems that exist for writing music in treble and bass clefs, understand the rhythmic values of notes and discover many rhythmic concepts.

You’ll explore the major and natural minor scales, learn how to write both generic and specific intervals on the stave, and become familiar with the diatonic triads of major and minor keys.

The course provides a detailed analysis of the role played by seventh chords in western music theory, how to construct major seventh, minor seventh and dominant seventh chords, and the role of seventh chords in major and minor scales.

An introduction to the concept of modes in western music theory is also included.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn how to read music and interpret notes and intervals
  • Become familiar with the major and minor scales
  • Understand the diatonic triads of major and minor keys
  • Explore the role played by seventh chords
  • Become familiar with the concept of modes

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Musical Alphabet
  • Part 2: The Treble Clef
  • Part 3: The Bass Clef
  • Part 4: Reading Sharps and Flats
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Note Duration
  • Part 2: Rests and Rest Duration
  • Part 3: Time Signatures
  • Part 4: Reading Music in 3/4 Time
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: The Major Scale
  • Part 2: Understanding Intervals
  • Part 3: Enharmonic Spellings in Scales
  • Part 4: Scales, Triads and Chords
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Understanding Minor Tonality
  • Part 2: Seeing the Natural Minor Scale Differently
  • Part 3: The Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Part 4: The Melodic Minor Scale
  • Part 5: Building Minor Chords
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Generic Intervals
  • Part 2: Specific Intervals
  • Part 3: Diminished and Augmented Intervals
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: The Foundations of Chords
  • Part 2: Diminished Triads
  • Part 3: Finding the Diatonic Triads of the Major Scale
  • Part 4: The Roman Numeral System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: The Diatonic Triads of Natural Minor
  • Part 2: Diatonic Triads of the Harmonic Minor Scale
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: What is a Seventh Chord?
  • Part 2: Minor Seventh Chords
  • Part 3: Dominant Seventh Chords
  • Part 4: Diatonic Seventh Chords
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: Reviewing the Major Diatonic Sevenths
  • Part 2: Diatonic Sevenths of the Natural Minor Scale
  • Part 3: The Diatonic Sevenths of Harmonic Minor
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Part 1: What is a Mode?
  • Part 2: The Second Mode
  • Part 3: The Third Mode
  • Part 4: The Fourth Mode
  • Part 5: The Fifth Mode
  • Part 6: The Seventh Mode
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you’ve never studied music theory before or need a refresh of the fundamentals, this is your course. It provides an overview of the elementary concepts that a beginner needs to master before delving deeper into music theory.

By the end of the Music Theory Diploma Course, you will be well-equipped with the fundamental knowledge necessary to continue learning about music theory, having covered a wide range of essential musical concepts from staves, scales and time signatures to triads, seventh chords and modes.

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