This online course curriculum will begin teaching you how and why music works.

This course introduces the topic of Diatonic Theory, or more easily, Major Scale Theory and will build a solid foundation for you and your understanding of music theory in general moving forward.

Be sure to download and print the class materials referenced in the training using the link below before beginning the course.

Click here to download the course materials

Please remember this link and all the content contained within this page are for your benefit and should not be shared with anybody. Enjoy!

Goals for this Online Course

  • Understand the basic principles of music terminology as covered in this specific course
  • Understand how a major scale is constructed using half-steps and whole-steps
  • Understand and apply general rules relating to the musical alphabet
  • Determine scale tones for popular guitar keys: C major, A major, G major, E major and D major

Getting Started

  1. Download and print the course materials
  2. Click on video one “01-Intro” below and begin watching with your course materials ready to follow along and take notes
  3. Watch each video in order

01-Intro

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02-Definitions Part 1

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03-Definitions Part 2

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04-Birth of a Major Scale

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05-Application: Building a Major Scale

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06-General Rules

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07-Questions

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08-Application: Individual Study

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Review of Goals for this Online Course:

  • Understand the basic principles of music terminology as covered in this specific course
  • Understand how a major scale is constructed using half-steps and whole-steps
  • Understand and apply general rules relating to the musical alphabet
  • Determine scale tones for popular guitar keys: C major, A major, G major, E major and D major

Moving Forward:

The ball is now in your court. By watching these materials and doing the Individual Study portions of this specific course, you should gain a much needed foundational element to learning and understand music theory that most other teaching methods leave out.

Questions:

If you have questions as you move through this learning course, please make a note of them by writing them down. Chances are your questions, relating to the scope of this specific course, may be answered in another section of teaching. If not, feel free to bring the question(s) to your instructor after you have watched all the above video lectures and completed the Individual Study exercise to the best of your ability. Being able to wrestle through these concepts on your own will serve you well as you grow in your musicianship.

Have fun:-)

 

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This online course curriculum will begin teaching you how and why music works.

This course introduces the topic of Diatonic Theory, or more easily, Major Scale Theory and will build a solid foundation for you and your understanding of music theory in general moving forward.

Be sure to download and print the class materials referenced in the training using the link below before beginning the course.

Click here to download the course materials

Please remember this link and all the content contained within this page are for your benefit and should not be shared with anybody. Enjoy!

Goals for this Online Course

  • Understand the basic principles of music terminology as covered in this specific course
  • Understand how a major scale is constructed using half-steps and whole-steps
  • Understand and apply general rules relating to the musical alphabet
  • Determine scale tones for popular guitar keys: C major, A major, G major, E major and D major

Getting Started

  1. Download and print the course materials
  2. Click on video one “01-Intro” below and begin watching with your course materials ready to follow along and take notes
  3. Watch each video in order

01-Intro

Unable to view video? CLICK HERE

 

02-Definitions Part 1

Unable to view video? CLICK HERE

 

03-Definitions Part 2

Unable to view video? CLICK HERE

 

04-Birth of a Major Scale

Unable to view video? CLICK HERE

 

05-Application: Building a Major Scale

Unable to view video? CLICK HERE

 

06-General Rules

Unable to view video? CLICK HERE

 

07-Questions

Unable to view video? CLICK HERE

 

08-Application: Individual Study

Unable to view video? CLICK HERE

 

Review of Goals for this Online Course:

  • Understand the basic principles of music terminology as covered in this specific course
  • Understand how a major scale is constructed using half-steps and whole-steps
  • Understand and apply general rules relating to the musical alphabet
  • Determine scale tones for popular guitar keys: C major, A major, G major, E major and D major

Moving Forward:

The ball is now in your court. By watching these materials and doing the Individual Study portions of this specific course, you should gain a much needed foundational element to learning and understand music theory that most other teaching methods leave out.

Questions:

If you have questions as you move through this learning course, please make a note of them by writing them down. Chances are your questions, relating to the scope of this specific course, may be answered in another section of teaching. If not, feel free to bring the question(s) to your instructor after you have watched all the above video lectures and completed the Individual Study exercise to the best of your ability. Being able to wrestle through these concepts on your own will serve you well as you grow in your musicianship.

Have fun:-)