Course Description

This Course is a Step - By - Step Guide on how to read music. Knowing how to read & write music is a valuable skill. Knowing how to read music will aid your learning of many musical instruments. Knowing how to read music can also help you to write your own song. The skill of knowing how to read music is something that can be applied to playing many instruments because the music theory behind many instruments is the same. Knowing how to read music will help you to know how to play many instruments like the Piano, the Violin, the Saxophone and other instruments.


This course is for anyone who would like to read (& write) music. This course consists of more than 11 hours of Video Content. This course will teach you the music theory behind many musical instruments. This course will also help you to learn many musical instruments faster because understanding music theory prior to learning an instrument will make the learning process easier. Having said that, you don't have to be an instrument player or someone who wants to learn an instrument in order to take this course. You may have other reasons for wanting to learn how to read music. For example, maybe you sing or maybe you're in the choir and you're required to learn how to read music.


In this course you will learn about several things like Key Signatures, Major Keys and their Relative Minor Keys, the Stave (or the Staff), the treble clef & the bass clef, Accidentals, Time Signatures, Ties and Slurs, Sharps and Flats, Duration of notes and other musical topics.


Why should you enrol in this Course that has over 11 Hours of Video Content? You should enrol in this Course because:

  • Learning how to read and write music is a fundamental and important aspect of Music that can help you to learn many musical instruments (e.g. Piano, Violin, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and other instruments) faster than you would if you didn't know how to read music. This is because the 'Grammar' of music is the same for many musical instruments.


  • Learning how to read music will enable you to read off a music sheet and hence play an instrument. Knowing how to play an Instrument by ear is good. But knowing how to play by EAR and by MUSIC SHEET is even better. It's better to be an all-rounder Instrumentalist that can both play by Ear and by reading a Music Sheet.


  • Learning how to read and write music can help you to write your own song.


  • Learning how to read music prior to learning an instrument will make the learning process easier.


  • Learning how to read and write music can help you if you are an artist or if you want to be one.


  • Learning how to read and write music can help you to become a music teacher/tutor.


  • The Knowledge you are going to gain in this Course can be applied to many instruments because the reading and writing of music is the same for many instruments.


  • Learning how to read and write music can help you if you are someone that sings or if you are in a band or in the choir.

Course curriculum

This Course has 11 Hours+ of Content

  • 1

    How to Read and Write Music

    • Introduction

    • Pitch, Bass and Treble Clefs, Stave, Ledger lines and the positioning of notes

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    • How to name the notes on a Music Sheet

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    • The'Middle C' and what is an Octave?

    • How to easily remember the notes on a music sheet

    • How the notes on a Music Sheet are represented on the Piano | Middle C | Octaves

    • What are Sharps and Flats notes?

    • How sharps and flats are written on a Music Sheet

    • Different types of notes and their durations

    • Tempo (i.e. indicating how fast or slow music should be)

    • Tempo instructions in words

    • Beamed notes

    • Dotted notes and Dotted Beamed notes

    • Time Signatures (Part 1)

    • Time Signatures (Part 2)

    • Time Signatures (Part 3)

    • Using the "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Song to demonstrate Time Signatures

    • "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" Music Sheet

    • Time Signatures demonstrated on the Piano

    • Another demonstration of a Time Signature on the Piano

    • More about Time Signatures

    • The joining together of 2 staves and the direction of notes' tails

    • Introduction to "Key Signatures"

    • Musical Intervals

    • What are Major Scales? | The C Major Scale

    • Video for how to name the musical notes within a Major or Minor Scale Correctly

    • Sharps and Flats Explained Further | Double Sharp and Double Flat

    • How a Double Sharp and a Double Flat is written on a music sheet

    • C#, D and E flat Major Scales

    • E, F and F# Major Scales

    • G, A flat and A Major Scales

    • B flat and B Major Scales

    • Natural Minor Scales

    • C, C# and D Natural Minor Scales

    • D#, E and F Natural Minor Scales

    • F#, G and G# Natural Minor Scales

    • A, A# and B Natural Minor Scales

    • What it means for a Song to be in a particular "Key"

    • Key Signatures (Part 1)

    • Key Signatures (Part 2)

    • How to figure out whether a song is in a Major or Minor Key

    • How to find the key of a song (Part 1)

    • Part 1b of How to find the Key of a Song

    • Part 1C of How to find the Key of a Song

    • Part 1D of How to find the Key of a Song

    • Part 1E of How to find the Key of a Song

    • Part 1F of How to find the Key of a Song

    • Practical example of how to find the Key of any Song that is in a Minor Key

    • D flat, G flat & C flat Major Scales and their Relative Natural Minor Scales

    • Key Signatures (Part 3)

    • How to write the Sharp and the Flat signs for Key Signatures

    • How to recognise Key Signatures that have Sharps

    • How to recognise Key Signatures that have Flats

    • Effective technique that allows you to quickly tell which Key a music sheet is written in

    • Accidentals

    • Cautionary Accidentals

    • Modulation

    • Transposition (Part 1)

    • Transposition (Part 2)

    • Rests

    • Ties

    • Slurs

    • Anacrusis

    • Staccato

    • Repeat Marks (Part 1)

    • Repeat Marks (Part 2)

    • Glissando

    • Triplet

    • Introduction to Chords

    • Chord Symbols

    • Major, Minor and Perfect Intervals

    • Augmented and Diminished Musical Intervals

    • Definition of Triad Chords

    • Major 7th Chord

    • Minor 7th Chord

    • Dominant 7th Chord

    • Diminished 7th Chord

    • Half-Diminished 7th Chord

    • What is the Circle of Fifths and how do you build one?

    • How to find the relative major and natural minor scales via the Circle of Fifths

    • How to build a Major Triad Chord using the Circle of Fifths

    • How to build a Minor Triad Chord using the Circle of Fifths

    • How the Circle of Fifths shows how many sharps & flats are in 12 Major Scales

    • Conclusion