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Lessons in This Class

210 Lessons (4h 17m)
    • 1. Course Promo

      1:06
    • 2. Music's Elements

      3:35
    • 3. Supplemental Article - Defining Music

      0:17
    • 4. Notating Duration

      4:28
    • 5. Memory Questions for section 2

      0:17
    • 6. Quiz for section 2

      0:17
    • 7. The Definition of Beat

      4:52
    • 8. Beat vs Tempo

      2:56
    • 9. Memory Questions for section 3

      0:17
    • 10. Quiz for section 3

      0:17
    • 11. The Definition of Meter

      2:49
    • 12. Time Signatures

      1:45
    • 13. Occurrence of Strong Beats

      3:16
    • 14. Memory Questions for section 4

      0:17
    • 15. Quiz for section 4

      0:17
    • 16. Relative Duration of Silence

      1:40
    • 17. Memory Questions for section 5

      0:17
    • 18. Quiz for section 5

      0:17
    • 19. Adding on Duration

      2:46
    • 20. Memory Questions for section 6

      0:17
    • 21. Quiz for section 6

      0:17
    • 22. Adding Notes Together

      1:21
    • 23. Ties vs. Dots

      1:27
    • 24. Memory Questions for section 7

      0:17
    • 25. Quiz for section 7

      0:17
    • 26. Three Eight and Six Eight Meters

      2:42
    • 27. Strongest Pulses

      0:51
    • 28. Memory Questions for section 8

      0:17
    • 29. Quiz for section 8

      0:17
    • 30. The Half Note as Unit

      2:57
    • 31. Memory Questions for section 9

      0:17
    • 32. Quiz for section 9

      0:17
    • 33. Simple Meter

      2:03
    • 34. Compound Meter

      3:46
    • 35. Complex Meter

      0:17
    • 36. Memory Questions for section 10

      0:17
    • 37. Quiz for section 10

      0:17
    • 38. Artificial Divisions

      0:17
    • 39. Memory Questions for section 11

      0:17
    • 40. Quiz for section 11

      0:17
    • 41. More About Tuplets

      0:17
    • 42. Artificial Divisions & Meter Type

      0:17
    • 43. Memory Questions for section 12

      0:17
    • 44. Quiz for section 12

      0:17
    • 45. Sound Waves

      3:57
    • 46. Pitch Experiments

      0:17
    • 47. Memory Questions for section 13

      0:17
    • 48. Quiz for section 13

      0:17
    • 49. Staff Lines

      1:01
    • 50. Ledger Lines

      2:28
    • 51. Clefs

      2:23
    • 52. Types of Movement on the Staff

      1:50
    • 53. Memory Questions for section 14

      0:17
    • 54. Quiz for section 14

      0:17
    • 55. The Musical Alphabet

      1:18
    • 56. The Grand Staff

      1:15
    • 57. Direction of Note Stems

      1:42
    • 58. Memory Questions for section 15

      0:17
    • 59. Exercises for section 15

      0:17
    • 60. Quiz for section 15

      0:17
    • 61. Letter Names of the Keys

      2:14
    • 62. Relation to the Staff

      1:07
    • 63. Half Steps & Whole Steps

      1:22
    • 64. Memory Questions for section 16

      0:17
    • 65. Quiz for section 16

      0:17
    • 66. Sharps

      2:16
    • 67. Flats

      1:48
    • 68. Memory Questions for section 17

      0:17
    • 69. Quiz for section 17

      0:17
    • 70. Reading Sharps on the Staff

      2:20
    • 71. Reading Flats on the Staff

      1:48
    • 72. The Natural Sign

      1:30
    • 73. Memory Questions for section 18

      0:17
    • 74. Quiz for section 18

      0:17
    • 75. Measuring Musical Distance

      3:15
    • 76. Musical Ratios of Intervals

      0:17
    • 77. Memory Questions for section 19

      0:17
    • 78. Quiz for section 19

      0:17
    • 79. Steps of the Scale

      3:13
    • 80. Tetrachords

      0:17
    • 81. Memory Questions for section 20

      0:17
    • 82. Exercises for section 20

      0:17
    • 83. Quiz for section 20

      0:17
    • 84. The Definition of a Key

      0:17
    • 85. Key Signatures

      3:40
    • 86. Major Keys with Sharps

      3:52
    • 87. Major Keys with Flats

      3:43
    • 88. Enharmonic Keys

      0:17
    • 89. Memory Questions for section 21

      0:17
    • 90. Exercises for section 21

      0:17
    • 91. Quiz for section 21

      0:17
    • 92. Number vs Quality

      3:48
    • 93. Intervals and the Scale

      2:47
    • 94. Memory Questions for section 22

      0:17
    • 95. Exercises for section 22

      0:17
    • 96. Quiz for section 22

      0:17
    • 97. Augmented Intervals

      3:01
    • 98. The Double Sharp

      1:44
    • 99. Diminished Intervals

      2:18
    • 100. The Double Flat

      1:34
    • 101. The Tritone

      3:49
    • 102. Memory Questions for section 23

      0:17
    • 103. Exercises for section 23

      0:17
    • 104. Quiz for section 23

      0:17
    • 105. Complementary Intervals

      3:03
    • 106. Compound Intervals

      2:45
    • 107. Reducing a Compound Interval

      0:17
    • 108. Open and Close Harmony

      0:56
    • 109. Quality of Compound Intervals

      0:17
    • 110. Memory Questions for section 24

      0:17
    • 111. Quiz for section 24

      0:17
    • 112. Major and Minor Chords

      3:28
    • 113. Ratio of Major & Minor 3rds

      0:17
    • 114. Memory Questions for section 25

      0:17
    • 115. Quiz for section 25

      0:17
    • 116. The Augmented Chord

      3:47
    • 117. The Diminished Chord

      3:20
    • 118. Memory Questions for section 26

      0:17
    • 119. Quiz for section 26

      0:17
    • 120. The Harmonic Mean

      0:17
    • 121. The Arithmetic Mean

      0:17
    • 122. The Geometric Mean

      0:17
    • 123. Memory Questions for section 27

      0:17
    • 124. Quiz for section 27

      0:17
    • 125. Chord Roots

      1:14
    • 126. Chord Qualities of the Major Scale

      1:58
    • 127. Roots of Scales and Keys

      2:25
    • 128. Memory Questions for section 28

      0:17
    • 129. Quiz for section 28

      0:17
    • 130. Comparing Major and Minor Scales

      3:02
    • 131. Memory Questions for section 29

      0:17
    • 132. Exercises for section 29

      0:17
    • 133. Quiz for section 29

      0:17
    • 134. The Harmonic Minor Scale

      2:29
    • 135. The Melodic Minor Scale

      2:18
    • 136. Memory Questions for section 30

      0:17
    • 137. Exercises for section 30

      0:17
    • 138. Quiz for section 30

      0:17
    • 139. Relative Keys

      6:09
    • 140. Shared Key Signatures

      1:43
    • 141. Parallel Keys

      1:15
    • 142. Memory Questions for section 31

      0:17
    • 143. Quiz for section 31

      0:17
    • 144. Natural Minor Scale Chords

      1:43
    • 145. Harmonic Minor Scale Chords

      1:27
    • 146. Memory Questions for section 32

      0:17
    • 147. Quiz for section 32

      0:17
    • 148. Naming with Roman Numerals

      2:55
    • 149. Memory Questions for section 33

      0:17
    • 150. Quiz for section 33

      0:17
    • 151. Chord Relationships

      5:25
    • 152. Memory Questions for section 34

      0:17
    • 153. Quiz for section 34

      0:17
    • 154. Reordering Chord Pitches

      1:55
    • 155. Location of the Root

      1:41
    • 156. How to Identify Chord Inversions

      2:01
    • 157. Memory Questions for section 35

      0:17
    • 158. Exercises for section 35

      0:17
    • 159. Quiz for section 35

      0:17
    • 160. Transition Between Chords

      5:14
    • 161. Memory Questions for section 36

      0:17
    • 162. Quiz for section 36

      0:17
    • 163. Naming Scale Degree Roles

      3:59
    • 164. Memory Questions for section 37

      0:17
    • 165. Quiz for section 37

      0:17
    • 166. Extension of the Triad

      2:08
    • 167. Dominant Seventh Inversions

      3:00
    • 168. Memory Questions for section 38

      0:17
    • 169. Quiz for section 38

      0:17
    • 170. The Major 7th Chord

      1:41
    • 171. The Minor 7th Chord

      1:12
    • 172. The Diminished 7th Chord

      1:50
    • 173. Memory Questions for section 39

      0:17
    • 174. Quiz for section 39

      0:17
    • 175. Musical Punctuation

      0:17
    • 176. The Authentic Cadence

      3:54
    • 177. The Half Cadence

      1:13
    • 178. The Plagal Cadence

      0:45
    • 179. The Deceptive Cadence

      1:19
    • 180. Memory Questions for section 40

      0:17
    • 181. Quiz for section 40

      0:17
    • 182. The Whole Tone Scale

      2:10
    • 183. The Chromatic Scale

      1:28
    • 184. Supplement Article

      0:17
    • 185. The Pentatonic Scale

      1:06
    • 186. Memory Questions for section 41

      0:17
    • 187. Quiz for section 41

      0:17
    • 188. Polytonal Music

      3:09
    • 189. Atonal Music

      0:17
    • 190. Memory Questions for section 42

      0:17
    • 191. Quiz for section 42

      0:17
    • 192. The Ancient Greek Modes

      0:17
    • 193. The Church Modes

      0:17
    • 194. The Modern Modes

      3:59
    • 195. Memory Questions for section 43

      0:17
    • 196. Quiz for section 43

      0:17
    • 197. Overtones

      6:11
    • 198. Hearing Overtones

      0:17
    • 199. Memory Questions for section 44

      0:17
    • 200. Quiz for section 44

      0:17
    • 201. Natures Hierarchy of Harmonic Sounds

      4:59
    • 202. The History of Consonance

      4:28
    • 203. Memory Questions for section 45

      0:17
    • 204. Quiz for section 45

      0:17
    • 205. Tuning Pitches

      0:17
    • 206. Pythagorean Tuning

      0:17
    • 207. Just Intonation

      0:17
    • 208. Equal Temperament

      0:17
    • 209. A Brief History

      0:17