Music Theory: Rudiments


Music theory is the fundamental language that all musicians use to communicate with each other, and it’s imperative that budding musicians have a strong foundation of knowledge in theory if they wish to take their creative talents to another level. In this course, we will introduce students to the basics of music theory, giving them an introduction to the skills necessary to read and write western music notation, as well as to understand, analyze, and listen to various musical elements. Our course will cover material such as the musical staff, clefs, pitch and rhythm, time signatures, key signatures, scales and basic harmony.

SKU: ONT-T107 Category:

Made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

Course Topics

  • The Musical Staff
  • Note Duration & Beats
  • Bars, Bar Lines & Rests
  • Accidentals
  • Major Scales & Major Key Signatures
  • Minor Scales & Minor Key Signatures
  • Chromatic & Whole Tone Scales
  • Pentatonic Scales
  • Intervals
  • Inverted Intervals
  • Triads
  • Constructing Triads and Triad Inversions