Udemy Music Theory I TUTORiAL
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Udemy Music Theory I TUTORiAL
Music Theory I is designed for any person interested in learning the basics of western music theory. It is specifically tailored to students in a college or university setting, but it is perfect for anyone simply looking to learn, or improve their understanding of, music theory.

What are the lessons like?
Lessons are presented in short, information-dense modules with many quizzes and downloadable worksheets accompanying them. Each video is written and constructed to be as concise as possible so that no time is wasted. The lessons are structured to build on each other making the flow seamless and easy to understand.

Who teaches the course?
Max Keller is currently a full-time lecturer in the areas of music theory and composition at the Mahidol University College of Music. If you have any questions while studying this course Max personally responds to all discussions and messages.

Who should take this course?
Anyone who took the previous course, "Music Theory Foundations”
College or university students taking the first year of music theory
Anyone who can read music a little and wants to understand more about music theory
A producer or composer that is looking to improve their craft
People who want to take the best online courses for music theory there are

What are the requirements?
Know the concepts taught in Music Theory Foundations
Be able to read music notation
Have a pdf reader

What am I going to get from this course?
Over 17 lectures and 1 hour of content!
Master the first semester of college music theory
Notate different types of rhythms
Understand functions of notes within the major and minor scales
Understand diatonic chord functions
Correctly resolve dominant 7th chords to tonic
Realize figured bass lines
Harmonize a precomposed melody

What is the target audience?
This is a college level course. It is meant for students who already know how to read sheet music and understand basic music theory including: treble and bass clefs, intervals, triads, major and minor scales, and key signatures.
If any of these areas are unknown or are perhaps weak then students are highly encouraged to take my course entitled "Music Theory Foundations” which was created to help absolute beginning students prepare for Music Theory I.

Section 1: Introduction
Lecture 1 Introduction 00:30
Section 2: Interval Review
Lecture 2 Interval Review 03:44
A review of reading intervals with guidance on ways to read them faster.

Quiz 1 Interval Review 9 questions
Section 3: Rhythmic Notation
Lecture 3 Metric and Intermetric Rhythmic Notation 03:38
This lesson shows some rhythmic notation guidelines and how to beam various beat subdivisions.

Quiz 2 Metric and Intermetric Rhythm 6 questions
Lecture 4 Notating Syncopations 04:50
Sometimes ties are needed to notate rhythms that cross the beats

Quiz 3 Syncopation 7 questions
Section 4: Chords
Lecture 5 Functional Tendencies 07:16
Learn how tendency notes shape chord progressions and functions within a scale.

Quiz 4 Functional Tendencies 5 questions
Lecture 6 7th Chords 03:00
This lesson teaches all the possible tertian 7th chords and how to notate their figured bass inversions

Quiz 5 7th Chords 9 questions
Lecture 7 Diatonic 7th Chords 05:24
A rundown of all the 7th chords created by the diatonic scales along with explanations as to why some of them are avoided and/or are extremely rare in the common practice era.

Quiz 6 Diatonic 7th Chords 8 questions
Lecture 8 Roman Numeral Analysis 03:04
Put all the tools learned so far to use by analyzing a Bach excerpt.

Quiz 7 Roman Numeral Analysis 7 questions
Section 5: Chorale Part Writing
Lecture 9 Contrapuntal Motions 01:20
Learn the terms for vertical motions created by two notes

Quiz 8 Contrapuntal Motions 7 questions
Lecture 10 Chorale Harmonization Rules Part 1 03:52
This lesson introduces many of the rules of chorale (4 part) harmonization: ranges, spacing, voice crossings, overlaps, and intervals to avoid.

Lecture 11 Chorale Harmonization Rules Part 2 04:33
This lesson continues teaching the rules of chorale harmonization: parallel octaves and 5ths, hidden octaves and 5ths

Quiz 9 Chorale Harmoization Rules Quiz 7 questions
Lecture 12 Chord Doublings 03:03
When notating triads using 4 voices a note must be doubled. This lesson explains the preferred doublings for different chord inversions.

Quiz 10 Chord Doublings 10 questions
Lecture 13 Dominant 7th Resolutions 04:49
Now its time to apply the lessons of tendency notes to the strongest progression in tonal music, the dominant 7th to tonic resolution.

Quiz 11 Dominant 7th Resolution 8 questions
Lecture 14 Figured Bass Realization 03:45
Put all the skills learned to the test by writing music from a single figured bass line.

Lecture 15 Composing with 1st Inversion Triads 03:23
Quiz 12 Composing with 1st Inversion Triads 2 questions
Lecture 16 Harmonizing a Melody with Diatonic Chords 03:25
We learn the process of choosing chords to accompany a melody, and are then used to write in a 4 part setting.

Lecture 17 Minor Considerations 02:38
Looking at some of the differences to consider when writing in a minor key

Quiz 13 Minor Considerations 3 questions

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