Syllabus   



INTRODUCTION:
Video: What is Music Theory?

CHAPTER 1: RHYTHM
Defining rhythm • Beats and note values • Measures and barlines • Rests • Writing notes and rests

CHAPTER 2: METER
Defining meter • Time signatures and what they mean • Tempo

CHAPTER 3: PITCH
Defining pitch • The staff • Clefs • Notating pitch •
Accidentals • Enharmonics • Whole steps and half steps

CHAPTER 4: THE CHROMATIC SCALE
Defining scale • Defining ascending and descending • Building chromatic scales using sharps •
Building chromatic scales using flats • Making music with chromatic scales

CHAPTER 5: MAJOR SCALES
Scale degrees • Structure of the major scale • Creating and recognizing major scales •
Making music with major scales

CHAPTER 6: MINOR SCALES
Structure of the minor scale • Creating and recognizing natural, melodic, and harmonic minor scales • Relative minor and relative major • Making music with minor scales

CHAPTER 7: INTERVALS
Defining interval • How intervals are named and labeled • Interval quality •
Building intervals based on scales • Hearing and recognizing intervals

CHAPTER 8: KEYS
Defining key and key signature • Notating key signatures •
Circle of fifths • Hearing and recognizing keys

CHAPTER 9: TRIADS
Definition of chord and triad • Triad quality • Building triads based on scales •
Building triads by stacking thirds • Naming triads • Roman numerals •
Triads built on scale degrees • Scale degree names

CHAPTER 10: CADENCES
Phrases and Sections • Authentic, half, plagal, and deceptive cadences •
Identifying and hearing cadences