This is an Overview of all my music theory lessons, In order with links and descriptions of what each lesson teaches. This should help A LOT when you’re looking for a particular subject.

Lesson #1

Subjects covered: Intro to the series, staff, bar lines, double bar lines, basic clefs, the grand staff.

Lesson #2

Subjects covered: Notes on the grand staff, (treble clef lines and spaces, bass clef lines and spaces, plus 3 ledger lines) This helps you learn to read sheet music.

Lesson #3

Subjects covered: Different types of note names and values, stem direction.

Lesson #4

Subjects covered: Time Signatures, counting, beats, metronome explained, and rhythm.

Lesson #5

Subjects covered: Rests explained.

Lesson #6

Subjects covered: Dotted notes, triplets, duple time vs compound time, strong and weak beats

Lesson #7

Subjects covered: Rest grouping, more on strong, medium and weak beats in duple, triple and quadruple times.

Lesson #8

Subjects covered: Semi-tones and whole tones explained, how to draw a keyboard on paper to help to visualize notes, sharps, flats and naturals.

Lesson #9

Subjects covered: Different types of semi-tones; chromatic and diatonic.

Lesson #10

Subjects covered: Major scale, formula for major scales using semi-tones and whole tones.

Lesson #11

Subjects covered: Natural, harmonic and melodic minor scales explained. Relationship between “relative” majors and minors.

Lesson #12

Subjects covered: Key Signatures explained. Order of sharps and flats.

Lesson #13

Subjects covered: Circle of fifths. Sometimes called “circle of keys”.

Lesson #14

Subjects covered: Finding the key of a piece.

Lesson #15

Subjects covered: Upbeats/pick-up beats

Lesson #16

Subjects covered: Basic Intervals

Lesson #17

Subjects covered: Intermediate intervals (major/minor/perfect  intervals), double sharps and double flats.

Lesson #18

Subjects covered: Advanced intervals (diminished/augmented intervals)

Lesson #19

Subjects covered: Major and minor Triads/3-Note-Chords, how to build chords with theory, inversions

Lesson #20

Subjects covered: Scale degrees

Lesson #21

Subjects covered: Basic melody writing tips. Q & A.

Lesson #22 (terms list)

Subjects covered: Level one terms list. Italian musical terms.

Lesson #23 ( Level 1 Theory Exam)

Subjects covered: A recap of all we’ve learned so far in exam format. (Don’t worry, it’s not too scary!)

Lesson #24

Subjects covered: Fixing errors, a check list to look for.

Lesson #25

Subjects covered: Transposition from Major to Major.

Lesson #26

Subjects covered: Cadences, Perfect, Plagal, Imperfect and Deceptive.  How to write a perfect and plagal cadence.

Lesson #27

Subjects covered: 32nd, 64th, 128th notes and rests, dots, triplet, duplet, quadruplet and more! Rhythmic lesson!

Lesson #28

Subjects covered: Modal scales. “Church modes”

Lesson #29 ( level 2 terms list)

Subjects covered: Italian terms list Level 2

Lesson #30 ( level 2 Theory Exam)

Subjects covered: Exam for Level 2

Lesson #31

Subjects covered: C clefs

Lesson #32

Subjects covered: Tetra effect, pentatonic scale, and whole tone scale.

Lesson #33

Subjects covered: Blues scale, 12 tone technique (not great detail), poly-chords, tone clusters, and quartal chords.

Lesson #34

Subjects covered: More on intervals. Enharmonic changes and inverting.

Lesson #35

Subjects covered: Compound intervals and the process of inverting them also.

Lesson #36

Subjects covered: The Roman numerals for each chord in a major, and minor scale. Plus how we number inversions in harmonic analysis.

Lesson #37

Subjects covered: Open and close chords, as well as doubling.

Lesson #38

Subjects covered: Dominate & Diminished 7th chords.

Lesson #39

Subjects covered: Transposition from minor to minor, explanation why minor to major isn’t really practical.

Lesson #40

Subjects covered: S A T B and different score types.

Lesson #41

Subjects covered: The Imperfect Cadence.

Lesson #42

Subjects covered: Melody writing techniques using perfect and imperfect cadences.

Lesson #43

Subjects covered: Hybrid time signatures.

Lesson #44

Subjects covered: Time signature changes, and also syncopations.

Lesson #45

Subjects covered: Ornaments.

Lesson #46

Subjects covered: Orchestral instruments, including how to transpose instruments like Bb Trumpet, F English Horn, and more into concert pitch!

Lesson #47

Subjects covered: Structure in music, including Binary form and Ternary form.

Lesson #48

Subjects covered: Non chord (non harmonic) tones.

Lesson #49 (Level 3 terms list)

Subjects covered: Terms list for level 3.

Lesson #50 (Level 3 exam)

Subjects covered: Final Exam for music Rudiments.