Music Theory 101
About Music Theory 101
My name is Elijah and this is my group class called "Music Theory 101". First of all, the idea isn’t to give you some scientific data. It's to give you an understanding of music using simple words. It's an alphabet of the music language. The basic doesn't mean "low level." Think ground, universal, and common. Theory means "system" and it's based on pure practice. We will all be practicing. I'll show you how to build any scale and its chords. And how to practice this knowledge with fun without drilling memorization. And you'll know how to build any scale from scratch again even if you totally forgot the notes. And if we'll have extra time we'll cover the timing issues. I'll explain where the rhythms come from and why it's so important. These two parts would be the basis for your fast memorizing music skill, improvisation, composing, even for your technique skills. So, guys, please, enroll in the class. Or, if you wanna know more about my ideas you're welcome on my Lessonface page. Hope, see you soon.
Outcome 1: Building any scale and its chords
Outcome 2: Playing beautiful musical exercise based on any scale and its chords, and as a result knowing natively scale and its chords
Outcome 3: Making your own rhythm and improvising a little with your first simple music.
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Weekly 45-min sessions on Thursdays, at 4 pm ET | 1 pm PT | 21:00 UTC.
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Heidi on January 7, 2021
Good class as always, Elijah covers the fundamentals well and always explains how they relate back to the more practical knowledge I have.
Heidi S. on February 4, 2021
Brilliant session tonight where we covered more complex ways to use rhythms. I didn't realize there were names for taking a repeated series of notes and dropping certain notes out of. Also we talked about accents, including the importance of silence in creating interest.
Heidi S. on January 28, 2021
Fun and good as always. Practicing the major scales and triads in the more complicated keys was a reminder that I still need to practice those. The melody work will be a good jumping off point.
Every student is a challenge for me. If it's a good student who has the desire and time to practice along with talent, it challenges me to switch on all the power of his nature and make him shine the shortest way possible. If a student doesn't have time to practice I always work on new exercises that could make a difference right away during a lesson. If a student doesn't have the desire to practice (which is casual with kids) I always work on new tricks to grow the interest inside his mind or heart, depends on the situation.
I graduated from the conservatory of Nizhniy Novgorod in Russia as a folk string instrumentalist. At the child school, I studied folk instruments, guitar,...