Music Theory in One Lesson
Discover How Easy Music Theory Can Be!
Table of Contents
1. The Musical Alphabet
Notes are the foundation of music theory. In this chapter, you will learn what makes up a note as well as what to call them. This foundational piece of knowledge will empower you to grasp larger concepts within music.
Scales are used to create melodies, chords, progressions and more. In this chapter you will learn the basic patterns that create the Major and Minor scales.
Intervals are an integral building block of melodies as well as chords, and must be understood before venturing into more complex musical topics.
Melodies are the center of all of western music. They stick in our minds, they outline our structure, and they define our musical experience.
Learn about triads, our most basic chord. Build these chords from their root scale, and take one further step forward to writing your own music.
Learn how to voice your chords and intervals differently, and expand your musical vocabulary. Inversions will multiply your musical vocabulary exponentially.
Learn the mysteries of the Tritone, music's most dissonant and beautiful interval. This interval is at the center of every spicy chord, and beautiful resolution.
8. Other Types of Chords and Their Functions
Expand your chord vocabulary, and create new types of musical tension to resolve. Add on to basic triads using intervals, and learn the naming conventions in modern and classical music.
9. The Circle of Fifths
Learn about the most essential building block for chord progressions, and how scales relate to each other. The circle of fifths is one of the most powerful tools a musician can have.
10. Borrowing Across Keys
Learn to modulate to new keys, and how to borrow to create extra tension within your current key.
Destroy the asteriods that belong to the listed scale, save the planet, and memorize your key signatures!