Music Theory

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  • Music Theory: Basics 1

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 1! This course is designed to introduce students to the foundational concepts and building blocks of music and how to apply these ideas to their instrument. More importantly, it is designed for students to acquire the vocabulary and knowledge needed to communicate with other musicians and to apply the principles learned to better convey their musical ideas. Throughout this course students will learn to read, write, and create their own music. They’ll also learn about pitches as well as major and minor scales. Finally, students will also learn where modern music theory came from and how it’s evolved over time. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester. By applying the principles and lessons learned in this course, students will become better musicians and will open themselves up to new worlds of learning and playing music.

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-01
    Course Details
  • Music Theory: Basics 2

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 2! This course is a continuation of Music Theory: Basics 1 and builds on the concepts of reading and writing music. Students will learn more about the function of keys, scales, and chords, enabling them to better understand how music works. This semester also targets ear training for intervals and chords, giving students the tools to better identify and transcribe what they hear everyday when listening to music. Students can expect to learn about theoretical concepts, hear clear examples of these ideas in real world settings, and then test their comprehension of the topics through practical assignments like composition and listening assignments. Students will be taken through minor scale construction up through seventh chords (and their inversions), harmonic rhythm, and popular chord progressions. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! By taking this course students are preparing themselves to enjoy music on levels they never knew possible!

    $250.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-02
    Course Details
  • Music Theory: Basics 1 (non-credit)

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    This is the non-credit version of Music Theory: Basics 1, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 1! This course is designed to introduce students to the foundational concepts and building blocks of music and how to apply these ideas to their instrument. More importantly, it is designed for students to acquire the vocabulary and knowledge needed to communicate with other musicians and to apply the principles learned to better convey their musical ideas. Throughout this course students will learn to read, write, and create their own music. They’ll also learn about pitches as well as major and minor scales. Finally, students will also learn where modern music theory came from and how it’s evolved over time. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester. By applying the principles and lessons learned in this course, students will become better musicians and will open themselves up to new worlds of learning and playing music.

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-01-1
    Course Details
  • Music Theory: Basics 2 (non-credit)

    Authored by Mark Frandsen

    This is the non-credit version of Music Theory: Basics 2, and will not provide high school credit or instructor feedback/communication. 

    Welcome to Music Theory: Basics 2! This course is a continuation of Music Theory: Basics 1 and builds on the concepts of reading and writing music. Students will learn more about the function of keys, scales, and chords, enabling them to better understand how music works. This semester also targets ear training for intervals and chords, giving students the tools to better identify and transcribe what they hear everyday when listening to music. Students can expect to learn about theoretical concepts, hear clear examples of these ideas in real world settings, and then test their comprehension of the topics through practical assignments like composition and listening assignments. Students will be taken through minor scale construction up through seventh chords (and their inversions), harmonic rhythm, and popular chord progressions. Students can expect to encounter a variety of listening and composition assignments, as well as lesson quizzes and exams. By the end of the course, students will have a portfolio of work that reflects the progress they made and will be ready for the next semester! By taking this course students are preparing themselves to enjoy music on levels they never knew possible!

    $95.00
    Course ID: EA-THE-NC2
    Course Details