In this 4 week course, we will learn the basics of music theory and then learn how to analyze popular music chord progressions as well as classical music. This class will help students in band, choir, or wherever their music takes them!
A Multi-Day Course meets multiple times over one or more weeks. Learners join the teacher in live video chat sessions at scheduled times. Outside of these sessions, they can take part in a classroom discussion group and message the teacher directly. Longer courses create more opportunities: real-time activities, engaging projects, and interaction with diverse classmates from other states and countries.
This is a course on music theory basics for your child who is in band, choir, or interested in learning and gaining skills in music. I will cover not only note identification and names of the parts of the staff, but also chord names, the inversions, and how to read a musical score. Each week we focus on a different topic:
Week 1: Introduction and Staffs,
Week 2: Note names, and harmonies,
Week Three: Chords and how to identify in music,
Week 4: Aural Skills (how to do you hear differences),
Week 5: Writing Your Own Chord Progression,
Week 6: Sharing Progressions and Analyzing Music (popular music will occur later on, but we will analyze some classical music here!),
Week 7: Analyzing Popular Music (such as The Beatles, Counting Stars, Daft Punk, or Dua Lipa).
I will teach as though everyone is physically in the same room, addressing questions, and providing opportunities for discussions. I always organize my classrooms (online and in person) based on the needs of the individuals. We will play games using musictheory.net to enhance learning. It would help if students have some background in music already, or a generally familiar with performing or actively listening to music.