Music Lessons: Music Literacy
The hard reality is that as long as you cannot read music, you have to rely on an outside source to learn music by ear. That source can be a recording, or a teacher, or friend who does read music. If you can read, you are independent. You can translate music to or from auditory to script and vice versa.
Kit believes you should be or become independent. If you do not read he will teach you a step by step method that will eventually lead you to being able to make sense of most music on paper. He helps you do this through learning basic keyboard, guitar, or sole-fege.
The Theory of Music
- Reading Pitches
- Distinguishing beat from Rhythm
- Reading Rhythms
- Hearing pitch movement.
- Hearing pitched intervals
- Hearing beats and rhythms
Understanding and hearing harmony
- Song Forms
- Common Chord Progressions
- Reading and playing chord charts, tablature, fake books,
The Literacy of Music
- The History of (Western) music: An outline from Gregorian chant to atonality.
- The Forms of Music: Symphony, sonata, fugue, etc.
- The Language of music: Vocabulary of dynamics, tempos, pitch, harmony
- Pick your favorite period: (Baroque, Romantic, Jazz age, etc)
- Pick your favorite composer or performer:
An in depth examination of a few works by a musician of your choice.