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!
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.
Beginner Music Theory is for:
- Music enthusiasts
- New musicians
- Anyone interested in learning about how music theory works
What will You Get from Beginner Music Theory
- 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
What You can Expect from the Course
In Beginner Music Theory, you’ll start with a broad overview of what the field of music theory is and does. You’ll see that it’s not just a set of rules and is instead a set of many different tools that you can switch out based on what you’re investigating in a piece of music.
You’ll then learn how to use a tool, SHMRG, for dipping your toes into music analysis that works with any piece of music.
You’ll discuss your findings with other members of the course and dive into learning more about the music you’re interested in.
You can complete this overview of music theory in a weekend, but it’ll change the way you think of music forever.
You’ll feel more connected to the music you love, and you’ll have more appreciation for the music others love.
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.
Ryan Kayrell (verified owner) –
This course was great! Amy does an excellent job of teaching a real fundamental tool for musical analysis, and she does so in a way that is accessible to both musicians and non-musicians alike. I would totally recommend it to anyone who wants to deepen their appreciation of music.
Greg deMena (verified owner) –
Very informative course with a great teaching style.