Music Theory Lessons

THE BASICS

The Staff, Clefs, and Ledger Lines

Note Durations

Measures & Time Signature

Rest Durations

Dots & Ties

Steps & Accidentals

RHYTHM AND METER

Simple and Compound Meter

Odd Meter

SCALES AND KEY SIGNATURES

Major Scale

The Minor Scales

Scale Degrees

Key Signatures

INTERVALS

Generic Intervals

Specific Intervals

Writing Intervals

Interval Inversion

CHORDS

Introduction to Chords

Triad Inversions

Seventh Chords

Seventh Chord Inversion

DIATONIC CHORDS

Diatonic Triads

Roman Numeral Analysis: Triads

Diatonic Seventh Chords

Roman Numeral Analysis: Seventh Chords

Voicing Chords

CHORD PROGRESSIONS

Nonharmonic Tones

Phrases and Cadences

Circle Progressions

Common Chord Progressions

Triads in First Inversion

Triads in Second Inversion

NEAPOLITAN CHORDS

Building Neapolitan Chords

Using Neapolitan Chords

VIDEO LESSONS

Pitch

Treble Clef

Treble Clef in Detail

Bass Clef

Bass Clef in Detail

Ledger Lines

Note Values

The Note (Parts of the Note, Stem Direction)

Dotted Notes and Ties

Rests

Measures & Bar Lines

Time Signatures

Slurs & Ties

Accidentals

Enharmonics

Generic Intervals

Specific Intervals

Major Scales