Music Theory Review: The Struggle is Real
<div><span style="font-size:18px;"><b>If you are new to chorus: </b></span><span style="font-size:16px;">This short blog explains all the basics of reading music.</span></div><div><br></div> www.ukuleletricks.com Being able to read music is an extremely powerful skill. For myself, growing up, I played piano and ukulele. I relied very heavily on my ear to learn how to play songs. I'm very thankful for my ear, but this really limited me in the types of songs I could play. So, for example, whenever I would visit my grandparents, it wasn't uncommon they would want me to play a hymn on piano for them, or if it was around Christmas, a carol. They would put the songbook in front of me, and unless I knew the hymn or carol from memory, I would freeze or have to fumble my way through it. Whenever I looked at a piece of music, I was completely intimidated by it.
<div>Here's a chart with basic note &amp; rest values in 4/4 time.</div> i.pinimg.com
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">A review about Note Duration</span></div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net musictheory.net
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;">Sharp key signatures</span></b></div><div><br></div><div>Decoding a sharp key signature is a 2-step process:</div><div>1) Find the last sharp </div><div> (the order of sharps is </div><div> F C G D A E B)</div><div>2) Go up a half step (or up a letter in the alphabet), and that's the key you are in.</div><div><br></div><div>ex) in this picture, there are two sharps, &amp; from step one, we know they are F# &amp; C#), so the last sharp is C#. Just go up a 1/2 step, and you are in the key of D</div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;">Sharp Key Signature Identification</span></b></div><div><br></div><div>Your turn to practice. Once you have 20 questions correct, move on to another component. </div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net Key Signature Identification
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;">Flat Key Signature Identification</span></b></div><div><br></div><div>Your turn to practice. Once you have 20 questions correct, move on to another component. </div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net Key Signature Identification
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;">Flat key signatures</span></b></div><div><br></div><div>Decoding a flat key signature is just a 1-step process:</div><div>1) Find the <b>penultimate</b>or second-to-last flat</div><div> (the order of flats is </div><div> B E A D G C F)</div><div><br></div><div>ex) in this picture, there are two flats, &amp; from step one, we know they are Bb &amp; Eb), so the penultimate, flat is Bb. That's it! You are in the key of Bb</div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;">Note Identification: Space Notes in the Treble Clef</span></b></div><div><br></div><div>Your turn to practice. Once you have 20 questions correct, move on to another component. </div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net Note Identification
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The Staff, Clefs, and Ledger Lines</span></div><div><br></div><div>A basic lesson in note reading.</div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net musictheory.net
<div>The space notes in the treble clef spell the word FACE.</div>
<div>The lines notes in the treble clef are E G B D F, but can easily be found if you know the space notes. For example, if you know that the first space note is F (because of FACE), then the line note right above it will be G, because G comes after F in the alphabet.</div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;">Note Identification: Line Notes in the Treble Clef</span></b></div><div><br></div><div>Your turn to practice. Once you have 20 questions correct, move on to another component. </div> www.musictheory.net Note Identification
<div>The space notes in the bass clef are A C E G and can be remembered by the saying "All Cows Eat Grass"</div>
<div>The lines notes in the bass clef are G B D F A, but can easily be found if you know the space notes. For example, if you know that the first space note is A (because of All Cows Eat Grass), then the line note right above it will be B, because B comes after A in the alphabet.</div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;">Note Identification: Space Notes in the Bass Clef</span></b></div><div><br></div><div>Your turn to practice. Once you have 20 questions correct, move on to another component. </div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net Note Identification
<div><b>Note Identification: Line Notes in the Bass Clef</b></div><div><br></div><div>Your turn to practice. Once you have 20 questions correct, move on to another component. </div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net Note Identification
<div>The note on the ledger line in between the treble and bass clef is middle C. It is sandwiched on either side by D &amp; B.</div> d2r5da613aq50s.cloudfront.net
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Generic Intervals: a review on intervals</span></div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net musictheory.net
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">Interval Ear Training</span></b></div><div>Unison, M2, m2, M3, m3</div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net Interval Ear Training
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">Interval Ear Training</span></b></div><div>P4, Tritone, P5, Octave</div> www.musictheory.net Interval Ear Training
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">Interval Ear Training</span></b></div><div>Unison - P5 &amp; Octave</div> www.musictheory.net Interval Ear Training
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">Interval Ear Training</span></b></div><div>M6, m6, M7, m7</div> www.musictheory.net Interval Ear Training
<div><b><span style="font-size:16px;">Interval Ear Training</span></b></div><div>Advanced: All Intervals</div> www.musictheory.net Interval Ear Training
<div><span style="font-size:16px;"><b>Interval Identification</b></span></div><div>Basic Mode: Look at the Interval &amp; Identify</div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net Interval Identification
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Keyboard Reverse Identification</span></div><div><br></div> www.musictheory.net Keyboard Reverse Identification
<div>Neighbor notes for the two black keys are C-D-E. Neighbor notes for the three black keys are F-G-A-B.</div> www.piano-keyboard-guide.com

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