Music Theory

Music is made up of notes and rests on a staff. There are many aspects that define what it sounds like, such as time signatures, tempos, and what key the music is in. If you find a piece of sheet music, you wouldn’t know how to read it without knowing music theory. Moreover, if you write music, it tells you what fits within it’s boundaries.

With that said, Theory is exactly what the name implies; a theory. You can always go outside of theory and there are always exceptions to theory. However, almost all songs stay within theory, so it is a safe place to start. Below are some links that will get you started and beyond. In some advanced lessons, we’ll even explore going outside of theory.

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Key Signatures

Key Signatures   Key Signatures are defined by the accidentals that naturally occur in the ...

Why Reading Music is So Important

Why Reading Music is So Important? Why Reading Music is So Important? Author: Teresa Rose Reading ...

What is Music Theory

What is Music Theory? Author: John Classick What is music theory? I had thought it reasonable to ...

List of Musical Terminology

List of Musical Terminology Author: Shine Music 8eva – an octave higher A tempo – resume the ...

Minor Scales

Lesson 8   Minor Scales The Natural Minor Scale: There are other minor scales (i.e. Melodic ...

Scales

Lesson 7   Scales The Major Scale: A scale is a set sequence of steps in ascending or ...

Sharps, Flats, and Naturals

 Lesson 6   Sharps, Flats, and Naturals We are going to touch on sharps, flats, and ...

Dotted and Tied Notes

Lesson 5   Dotted and Tied Notes This Lesson will explain what a dotted note and what a tied ...

Rests

Lesson 4 Rests In a lot of ways, rests are like notes. Actually, they are the counterpart of ...

Time Signatures

Lesson 3   Time Signatures Time signatures define the feel of the song as well as some ...

Notes and Their Values

Lesson 2   Notes and Their Values Notes last for a certain duration of time depending on what ...

Music Theory Basics

Lesson 1   Music Theory Basics The Basics If you already have a working knowledge of music, ...

 

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