Introduction to Music Theory

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Type classification: this resource is a course.
Completion status: Been started, but most of the work is still to be done.

Welcome to an Introduction to Music Theory!

This course is designed for students who will be entering careers in music, as well as students who seek to enrich their knowledge of music fundamentals. The purpose of this course is for students to develop skills that will lead to a thorough understanding of music theory and music composition/arranging.

This is the first course in a few courses here on Wikiversity. This particular course is for those students who have very little to no musical experience whatsoever, and simply want to start at the very basics. There are 15 lessons in this particular course along with periodic quizzes, exams, and materials to review.

Lessons[edit | edit source]

  1. What is Music Theory?
  2. Sound
  3. The Staff and Clefs
  4. Rhythm: Notes and Rests
  5. Meter and Time Signatures
  6. Notation
  7. Scales
  8. Key Signatures and the Circle of Fifths
  9. Minor Scales: Part I
  10. Minor Scales: Part II
  11. Musical Vocabulary
  12. Other Scales
  13. Scale Degrees
  14. Modes
  15. An Introduction to Singing