Music Fundamentals 101

Hello and welcome to Music Fundamentals 101!

If you play an instrument or have often wanted to learn an instrument or how to play music and have no previous experience at all, then this course is for you!

This course is open to anyone who has an interest in learning music theory and it is an easy introduction into the world of notated music.   No experience or previous knowledge is required or necessary.  This course starts from the very beginning and we proceed and a very relaxed pace so everyone develops a solid and complete understanding of the materials.  This course prepares you sufficiently for taking further courses such as Harmony I, II, III and IV.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • What notes are and how to write notes
  • What rhythms are and how to feel different beats and timing
  • How to draw music on music paper so other people can play or sing it
  • Knowledge of scales – Major, Minor,  Chromatic, Wholetone and Diminished
  • Knowledge of Intervals
  • Knowledge of Triad chords
  • Introduction to Triad Chord Inversions
  • Basic Triad Chord progressions and Cadences