Introduction to Music

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About Course

Course Curriculum

Intro
What you will do in this course and who you will be dealing with (us)

  • Welcome
  • Your instructor
  • Course Overview & Schedule
  • Teach others & Let your co-musicians shine!

Basic Concepts
We will run you throiugh all the basics you need to continue thinking about, actively listening to, and talking about music - on a musical level.

  • Basic Concepts 1
  • Basic Concepts 1 – Quiz
  • Basic Concepts 2 – Introduction to Rythm
  • Basic Concepts 2 – Note Values
  • Basic Concepts 2 – Note Values Quiz
  • Basic Concepts 2 – Pauses
  • Basic Concepts 2 – Time Signatures & the 3/4
  • Basic Concepts 2 – Pauses & Time Signatures Quiz
  • Voluntary Assignment – Basic Concepts

Harmony
In this topic we start talking about tones, chords and how they fit together by introducing the House model - A great way to think about the relations between harmonic entities.

  • Introduction to Harmony
  • Introduction to Major Keys
  • Introduction to Minor Keys
  • Summary of Chords
  • Introduction to Harmony Quiz 1
  • The Circle of Fifths
  • The Circle of Fifths Quiz

Instruments & Styles

  • Listening with new ears
  • Listening with new ears – Quiz
  • Turnarounds
  • Turnarounds Quiz
  • How to play the 1-4-5 turnaround on Guitar
  • Another 1-4-5 turnaround on Guitar

How to practice music