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Fundamentals of Reading Music

Develop your reading skills with nearly 3 hours of video lessons, 750 flashcards, and 220 quiz questions.

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No need to rush through the course. Take the time you need to learn the material thoroughly.

Online Flashcards

Drill yourself with 750 online flashcards that cover every section of the course.

Quizzes

Test your knowledge with 220 questions over 8 section quizzes and 1 final quiz.

$29 USD
Duration: 2 Hrs 50 Min

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Customize your learning of reading music with this comprehensive course, which covers all essential aspects of musical notation, scales, and chords. With nearly 3 hours of video lessons, 750 flashcards, and 220 quiz questions, and the ability to jump to any page in the course at any time, you can focus on the skills that you want to develop. After watching one or more videos, you can self-drill with the flashcards, then check your progress with the quizzes ending each of the course’s 8 large sections. And when you feel you’ve mastered all the material, you can try the final quiz, which has 80 questions drawn from all sections of the course.

  1. Pitch
    • The Staff and Clefs
    • Accidentals and Enharmonic Notes
  2. Rhythm and Meter
    • Note Values and Rests
    • Dotted Notes and Ties
    • Simple, Compound, and Irregular Meter
    • Tuplets and Pickups
    • Beams
    • Rules for Rests
  3. Terms and Symbols
    • Italian Terms
    • French Terms, German Terms & Symbols
  4. Scales
    • Major and Minor
    • Modes
    • Pentatonic and Blues
    • Chromatic and Whole Tone
    • Octatonic and Hexatonic
  5. Key Signatures
    • C, G, and F Major
    • Other Major and Minor Keys
  6. Intervals
    • Major and Perfect Intervals
    • Minor, Diminished, Augmented, and Enharmonic Intervals
    • Simple and Compound Intervals
    • Inversions
    • How to Identify an Interval
  7. Triads
    • Triad Structures and Qualities
    • Inversions and Spacings
    • Popular-Music Notation
  8. 7th Chords
    • Chord Structures and Qualities
    • Inversions
    • Popular-Music Notation

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