Beginner Music Theory: Your Quick-Start Guide

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Beginner Music Theory: Your Quick-Start Guide

Beginner Music Theory: Your Quick-Start Guide is for all of you out there who want to learn more about music theory but don’t know where to start!

Did you know that every single person experiences music differently?

Some people picture scenes, some see colors, some feel strong emotions, some think mathematically, and many other perspectives. Music theory gives language, vocabulary, to patterns and structures in music, so we can connect those specific moments in music to our different experiences. It helps us see from other people’s perspectives and appreciate music the way they would.

Basically, music theory is a way for people to connect more deeply than even just listening to or creating music.

A single piece of music has an overwhelming number of moving parts: melody (notes coming one after the other, harmony, rhythm, meter, volume, form, phrasing, and much more. This mini-course breaks music down into smaller pieces for you to look at like music theorists do.

This means, not only will you come out having a better idea of what music is and does, you’ll also be able to connect more deeply with music as a listener, composer, or performer.

The course also includes a couple of short assignments (discussion posts), which means you’ll be part of a community who are learning with you.

Assignments in an online course are especially helpful, as you get to receive feedback and see how much you really are understanding about the topic. Being part of this course means you not only get feedback from the community but also personalized feedback from the instructor.

Beginner Music Theory: Your Quick-Start Guide is for

  • Music enthusiasts
  • New musicians
  • Songwriters
  • Composers
  • Anyone interested in learning about how music theory works

What will You Get from Beginner Music Theory: Your Quick-Start Guide

  • An easy-to-follow framework that you can use to analyze any song/piece of music
  • A deeper connection to the music you listen to every day
  • A language to discuss your favorite aspects of music with others
  • A community of people who are learning the same
  • An idea of what interests you the most in music and how to learn more about it

It’s much easier to learn a topic when there is a clear process or framework to follow. A rule of curiosity is also at play in courses by Girl in Blue Music: the framework ensures you don’t miss any important information, and it allows you to explore what you’re most interested in music theory.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this really for anyone?

Yep! It’s for anyone interested in a brief overview to music theory. It covers what you’d learn in the eginning of a music appreciation or introduction to music theory course.

What if I get stuck?

That’s why you have direct access to me and a community of people who are working through the same problems as you!

All of us are ready to answer any questions that come up for you.

How much time do I need to invest?

This course can be done in as little as a an hour, but you’re always welcome to take your time to mull it over and participate in the discussions. In fact, I hope you do!

How do I access the course materials?

You’ll automatically create an account when you sign up, so you can access the 10-Day Play by Ear Coursein your personal dashboard.

Do you give refunds?

Every product (course, guide, book, sheet music) has a 30-day money-back guarantee. If this course and its community don’t answer your introductory music theory needs, just let me know.

What Are You Waiting for?

This mini-course will get you going on the road to understanding how music influences you and connects you to others.

About the Author

Amy King is a music theory and piano instructor currently residing in the Chicago area.

  • Master of Music in Music Theory and Cognition from Northwestern University (June 2020)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and English Literature from High Point University (May 2016)
  • where she received the Outstanding Senior Music Major Award, which is awarded to one single graduating music student per year

Amy has been teaching private piano lessons for 12+ years, taught classroom music theory for 5 years, directed choirs spanning ages 4–25, led and arranged for a university a capella group, and composed and arranged music for various soloists and ensembles.

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