Foundations of Written Music I

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Unit 1

0 Welcome to Foundations of Written Music I 01:59

A course introduction video

1 Lesson 1 - The Musical Alphabet 07:33

Students will learn the names of the letters of the musical alphabet.

2 Lesson 1 Exercise Review 05:51

A review of lesson 1 exercises

3 Lesson 2 - The Origins of Written Music 05:32

Students will learn the origins and purpose of Western Europe Music.

4 Lesson 2 Exercise Review 02:46

A review of lesson 2 exercises

5 Lesson 3 - The Music Staff 04:33

Students will learn the meaning of the lines and spaces of the music staff. The first step to reading music fluently.

6 Lesson 3 Exercise Review 02:40

A review of lesson 3 exercises

7 Lesson 4 - Treble Clef Middle C 05:57

Students will learn the meaning of the treble clef and the effect it has on the music staff.

8 Lesson 4 Exercise Review 03:09

A review of lesson 4 exercises

9 Lesson 5 - Treble Clef On-Staff Line Notes 06:36

Students will learn how to identify notes on the lines of the treble clef staff.

10 Lesson 5 Exercise Review 02:30

A review of lesson 5 exercises

11 Lesson 6 - Treble Clef On-Staff Space Notes 06:37

Students will learn how to identify notes in the spaces of the treble clef.

12 Lesson 6 Exercise Review 05:35

A review of lesson 6 exercises

13 Lesson 7 - Bass Clef Middle C 06:34

Students will learn the meaning of the bass clef and the effect it has on the music staff.

14 Lesson 7 Exercise Review 02:53

A review of lesson 7 exercises

15 Lesson 8 - Bass Clef On-Staff Line Notes 06:25

Students will learn to identify notes on the lines of the bass clef.

16 Lesson 8 Exercise Review 02:34

A review of lesson 8 exercises

17 Lesson 9 - Bass Clef On-Staff Space Notes 06:14

Students will learn to identify the notes in the spaces of the bass clef.

18 Lesson 9 Exercise Review 04:50

A review of lesson 9 exercises

19 Unit 1 Quiz 00:00

This quiz is a review of all lessons in Unit 1.

Unit 2

20 Lesson 10 - The Grand Staff 09:46

Students will move beyond the basic treble clef and bass clef staff and learn about the purpose and function of the grand staff.

21 Lesson 10 Exercise Review 02:17

A review of lesson 10 exercises

22 Lesson 11 - Bar Lines and Measures 08:43

Students will learn how to divide the grand staff using bar lines and measures.

23 Lesson 11 Exercise Review 03:21

A review of lesson 11 exercises

24 Lesson 12 - Music Notes I 07:19

Students will learn about music notes and their time values.

25 Lesson 12 Exercise Review 05:55

A review of lesson 12 exercises

26 Lesson 13 - Music Notes II 05:33

Students will learn about music notes with values less than 1 beat.

27 Lesson 13 Exercise Review 04:57

A review of lesson 13 exercises

28 Lesson 14 - Music Rests I 05:10

Students will learn about music rests and their time values.

29 Lesson 14 Exercise Review 03:53

A review of lesson 14 exercises

30 Lesson 15 - Music Rests II 08:00

Students will learn about music rests with time values less than 1 beat.

31 Lesson 15 Exercise Review 02:49

A review of lesson 15 exercises

32 Lesson 16 - Beat and Tempo 13:18

Students will have a better understanding of beat and tempo with regards to music.

33 Lesson 16 Exercise Review 03:07

A review of lesson 16 exercises

34 Lesson 17 - Ear Training (Tempo) 04:47

Students will listen to classical music excerpts to get a better understanding of how to identify Tempo

35 Lesson 18 - Ear Training (Rhythmic Reading) 10:26

Students will learn to clap melodic patterns based on music notes and rests. This Lesson is based on Music Notes I and II; Music Rests I and II from lessons Lessons 12 - 15.

36 Lesson 19 - Ear Training (Rhythmic Identification) 02:04

Students will listen to and select melodic patterns based on music notes and rests. This Lesson is based on Music Notes I and II; Music Rests I and II from lessons Lessons 12 - 15.

37 Unit 2 Quiz 00:00

This quiz is a review of all lesson in Unit 2.

Unit 3

38 Lesson 20 - Simple Duple Time Signatures 13:38

Students will learn the meaning of simple duple time signatures and how they are placed on the music staff.

39 Lesson 20 Exercise Review 04:10

A review of lesson 20 exercises

40 Lesson 21 - Simple Triple Time Signatures 10:40

Students will learn the meaning of simple triple time signatures and how they are placed on the music staff.

41 Lesson 21 Exercise Review 02:05

A review of lesson 21 exercises

42 Lesson 22 - Simple Quadruple Time Signatures 10:10

Students will learn the meaning of simple triple time signatures and how they are placed on the music staff.

43 Lesson 22 Exercise Review 02:14

A review of lesson 22 exercises

45 Lesson 23 - Ear Training (Simple Time Signatures) 04:02

Students will listen to excerpts of music to identify the correct time signature of each.

46 Lesson 24 - Compound Duple Time Signature 09:38

Students will learn the meaning of compound duple time signatures and how they are placed on the music staff.

47 Lesson 24 Exercise Review 03:51

A review of lesson 24 exercises

48 Lesson 25 - Compound Triple Time Signature 10:54

Students will learn the meaning of compound triple time signatures and how they are placed on the music staff.

49 Lesson 25 Exercise Review 01:53

a review of lesson 25 exercises

50 Lesson 26 - Compound Quadruple Time Signature 10:49

Students will learn the meaning of compound quadruple time signatures and how they are placed on the music staff.

51 Lesson 26 Exercise Review 01:49

A review of lesson 26 exercises

52 Lesson 27 - Ear Training (Compound Time Signatures) 03:00

Students will listen to excerpts of music to identify the correct time signature of each.

53 Lesson 28 - Dynamics 12:19

Students will learn the meaning of dynamics and some common terms associated with dynamics used in music.

54 Lesson 28 Exercise Review 01:42

A review of lesson 28 exercises

55 Lesson 29 - Ear Training (Dynamics) 06:04

Students will listed to excerpts of music and select the correct dynamics used in each.

56 Unit 3 Quiz 00:00

This quiz covers all topics in Unit 3.

Unit 4

57 Lesson 30 - Accidentals 14:52

Students will learn the three accidentals used in music to alter notes.

58 Lesson 30 Exercise Review 02:27

A review of lesson 30 exercises

59 Lesson 31 - Key Signatures 12:30

Students will learn the key signatures of all the major and minor scales used when composing music.

60 Lesson 31 Exercise Review 02:12

A review of lesson 31 exercises

61 Lesson 32 - Major Scales 14:22

Students will learn to build the major scales used in Western European Music.

62 Lesson 32 Exercise Review 11:03

A review of lesson 32 exercises

63 Lesson 33 - Natural Minor Scales 10:19

Students will learn to build the natural minor scale used in Western European Music.

64 Lesson 33 Exercise Review 06:32

A review of lesson 33 exercises

65 Lesson 34 - Ear Training (Major vs Natural Minor Scales) 06:49

Students will listen and identify major and natural minor scales.

66 Lesson 35 - Harmonic Minor Scales 12:18

Students will learn to build the harmonic minor scale used in Western European Music.

67 Lesson 35 Exercise Review 03:37

A review of Lesson 35 Exercises

68 Lesson 36 - Melodic Minor Scales 12:44

Students will learn to build the melodic minor scale used in Western European Music.

69 Lesson 36 Exercise Review 08:54

A review of Lesson 36 Exercises

70 Lesson 37 - Ear Training (Harmonic vs Melodic Minor Scales) 07:57

Students will listen and identify harmonic and melodic minor scales

71 Lesson 38 - Writing Major Scales 07:34

Students will practice writing major scales with and without key signature.

72 Lesson 38 Exercise Review 02:13

A review of Lesson 38 Exercises

73 Lesson 39 - Writing Natural Minor Scales 11:16

Students will practice writing natural minor scales with and without key signature on music staff.

74 Lesson 39 Exercise Review 02:43

A review of Lesson 39 Exercises

75 Lesson 40 - Writing Harmonic Minor Scales 10:38

Students will practice writing harmonic minor scales with and without key signature on music staff.

76 Lesson 40 Exercise Review 04:18

A review of Lesson 40 Exercises

77 Lesson 41 - Writing Melodic Minor Scales 10:48

Students will practice writing melodic minor scales with and without key signature on music staff.

78 Lesson 41 Exercise Review 05:49

A review of Lesson 41 Exercises

79 Lesson 42 - My First Composition 07:05

Students will use this lesson for their first composition. By using elements from Lessons 1 - 41, students will put it all together and explore their creativity in writing music.

80 Unit 4 Quiz 00:00

This quiz is a review of all lessons in Unit 4.

Foundations of Written Music I is a video course that covers all the contents students need to understand basic music theory.  Units 1 and 2 are ideal for students K-2nd Grade; and Units 3 and 4 for students in Grades 3-5.The course has emphasis on reading, writing and notating music in both the treble and bass clef.  This practical course covers the requirements for music standards and goes beyond by ensuring that students gain a deeper understanding of music theory helping develop young musicians that are able not only to speak the language of music but also to read and write music as well. 

 

This course includes:

4 Units

41 video lessons

41 exercises with answer sheet

33 exercise review videos

8 guided ear training (listening) activities

1 guided lesson on composition

4 online quizzes

Course Goals

Upon completion, students will be able to use music elements such as tempo, meter, rhythm, dynamics and major/minor tonality to compose a simple melody and notate it on the grand staff.

 

Target Audience

This video course is primarily intended for all students that have a desire to understand how music works and how to write music accurately.  This video course will also help students to sight read music well and gain better understanding of Western Music.

 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

 

Course Topics

Unit 1

The Musical Alphabet

Origins of Written Music

Introduction to Note Reading - The Music Staff

Middle C (Treble Clef)

Treble Clef On-Staff Line Notes

Treble Clef On-Staff Space Notes

Middle C (Bass Clef)

Bass Clef On-Staff Line Notes

 

Unit 2

The Grand Staff

Bar Lines and Measures

Music Notes I

Music Notes II

Music Rest I

Music Rests II

Beat and Tempo

Ear Training - Tempo

Ear Training - Rhythmic Reading

Ear Training - Rhythmic Identification

 

Unit 3

Simple Time Signatures - Duple

Simple Time Signatures - Triple

Simple Time Signatures - Quadruple

Ear Training - Identifying Simple Time Signatures

Compound Time Signatures - Duple

Compound Time Signatures - Triple

Compound Time Signatures - Quadruple

Ear Training - Identifying Compound Time Signatures

Dynamics

Ear Training - Dynamics

 

Unit 4

Accidentals

Key Signatures

Major Scales

Natural Minor Scales

Ear Training - Identifying Scales (Major vs Natural Minor)

Harmonic Minor Scales

Melodic Minor Scales

Ear Training - Identifying Scales (Harmonic Minor vs Melodic Minor)

Writing Major Scales with Quarter Notes

Writing Natural Minor Scales with Half Notes

Writing Harmonic Minor Scales with Whole Notes

Writing Melodic Minor Scales with Whole Notes

My First Composition

 

  • Teacher: Nikki
  • Areas of expertise: Piano
  • Education: BA, Piano and Western European Music History
  • Interests: Beading, Yoga
  • Skills: Classically trained pianist, flautist, ESOL/EFL Teacher
  • Associations: Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada
  • Issues I care about: Climate Change, Equal Rights

I am a dedicated and passionate teacher of classical music. For more than 20 years, I have taught piano, flute, theory and composition to students from many countries, ranging in age, from preschool to retirees. Some of my students have continued their music studies at the university level and at least one, is now a Middle School Band Teacher. I am happy to share this musical journey with my students, guiding them to appreciate music and grow as individuals. I can't stress enough, just how proud I am of my students' achievements, not only in music, but in their life choices as well.

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Foundations of Written Music I - The Complete Course

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Foundations of Written Music I - Lesson Exercises Answer Sheet

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