Unlike the four week course, this one goes into greater detail and presents a more academic foundation. Still, no prior music experience is required! We start from the beginning and work our way up to more intricate subject matter such as:
- complex intervals
- circle of fifths
- less-common accidentals
- rhythmic transcription
- irregular time signatures
- triads & chords
Four-Week Music Reading Course
A primer for the beginning musician who would like to learn how to read music. And...no prior music experience is necessary! Not only do you learn theoretical concepts, but you apply them right away with the use of a portable keyboard. Some of the material covered includes:
- basic note reading
- basic intervals
- major and minor scales.
- key signatures
- time signatures
- terminology...and much more
What are people saying about
the Coffee Notes Music
Four-Week Music Theory course?
I just completed The Four Week Music Reading Course.....
came to the Course with absolutely no musical background or training
but at age 66 discovered how much fun singing in a choir could be. But
while the songs were often familiar the music itself was just a complete
mystery. So I registered for the Four Week
Music Reading Course, but with misgivings or as I expressed them
"Pre-Race Tension". But once "launched" I learned so much; but more than
that it was the way I learned. Simply the
material itself was just what I needed, with no assumptions of
knowledge; or "Leaping Tall Buildings". But more than that Lorne, our
instructor delivered the information in a way that I could understand
and was fully prepared to "pause the class" until we were all on the
same page. The Course did take time at home and
yes there was homework but the steps taken and the progression left me
feeling that "Yes" I could actually understand the music I was seeing in
my choir. Do I have all the answers..... No..... But I am "well and truly launched".
Thank you Lorne,
- Brian W.
"Lorne brought light to my theory darkness."
- Cheryl A.
"Lorne has an amazing depth of musical knowledge! (And patience!) This course is a great, short intro to the world of how music, as we know it, it written, read and then turned into sound. It's a wonderful way to shake up those brain cells by learning something quite different and yet very familiar, especially for anyone, like me, loves to sing but never learned to read music or play an instrument.
Go ahead challenge yourself! Learn something new!"
- Ginny G.
"I wish he'd eat more vegetables."
- Lorne's mom
"I was blessed to be in the first group taking
part in Lorne's Introduction to Music Theory.
"This course has helped me appreciate music so much more! Lorne is very passionate, easy to understand and listen to. He presents theory in such a way that it finally made things 'click'. Definitely one of the better courses I have taken and I would recommend it."
- Anne Edison