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Overview

This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly. It will cover material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony.

This course covers the fundamentals of Western music theory, from the absolute basics to some more advanced concepts and, as such, is the perfect course for beginners and more experienced musicians alike.

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Syllabus

Pitches, Scales, Modes and Chords

Keys, Minor Scales, Intervals and Clefs

Rhythm and Form

Harmony 1: Functional Harmony

Harmony 2: Inversions, Cadences and Sequences

Final Exam