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Lesson 1: The Grand Staff
The combination of a staff line with a treble clef and bass clef is called the grand staff. A staff has five lines with four spaces...
 
Lesson 2: Notes
Do you know the alphabet? One important thing about musical note-names: they follow the letters of the alphabet when ascending...
 
Lesson 3: The Keyboard
A solid understanding of the principles of music theory requires a solid understanding of the piano keyboard...
 
Lesson 4: Note Durations
In order for someone to play music, and not just the notes in a random way, they will need a kind of map to tell them which note to play, when to play it, and for how long...
 
Lesson 4.1: Fingering the keyboard
In order to play notes on the piano and not trip over your own fingers, there are methods shown on the staff to help you know which finger (or thumb) to use to start playing the notes you see written...
 
Lesson 5: Note Durations, Part 2
Adding a dot to a 2-beat note (half note) results in a note that is three beats long...
 
Lesson 5.1: Books And Hand Practise
For the finishing touch to these lessons, you need to go to your local music store and purchase a book...
 
Lesson 6: Measures
Music is often divided up into units called measures or bars. Each measure has a certain number of beats...
 
Lesson 7: Small Intervals
An "interval" is the space between two notes. Shall I be obvious? A small interval is a situation where there are two notes close together...
 
Lesson 8: Major Scales
A scale is a series of notes that proceed up or down by step. ('Step' means by tone or by semitone)...
 
Lesson 9: Key Signatures
We've all seen key signatures - they're the collection of sharps or flats at the beginning of each staff. We also know what they mean. When we see the following key signature...
 
Lesson 10: Intervals
In Lesson 7, you learned how to name "small" intervals. These were intervals that occupied the space of a "second" - the semitone, whole tone, and the tone-plus-semitone. Now we are going to learn how to name intervals that are larger than a second...
 
Lesson 11: Inverting Intervals
In the previous lesson you learned how to write intervals, and how to identify given intervals. In this lesson, you will learn how to invert them...
 
Lesson 12: Minor Scales
So to find the relative minor of a major scale, find the sixth note of the major. That note is the note upon which the relative minor would be built...
 
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