This is a class to introduce beginners or novices to piano or guitar, the fundamental etiquette of playing an instrument, the basic music theory behind the instruments, and revealing the application of theory into songwriting through song analysis and actual songwriting projects.
- Lesson 1
Lesson 1 PDF and Podcast have been uploaded!
Basic Etiquette and Assignment 1
- Lesson 2
Lesson 2 PDF and Podcast have been uploaded!
Chord Recognition and Assignment 2
- Lesson 3
Lesson 3 Assets have been uploaded!
Chords In The Major Scale And Key Transposition
You will find the PDF, Podcast, and all necessary reference materials for the lesson within the compressed file at this link:
- Lesson 4
Lesson 4 Assets have been uploaded!
The Major Scale, Chord Construction, And The Music Staff
Lesson PDF and all required assets are downloadable here:
Submit all completed assignments to the class DropBox folder. PM me any questions you have about the assignments.
- Lesson 5
Lesson 5 has been uploaded!
Your First Creative Melody [Class Project]
Lesson PDF and assets are downloadable here:
All submissions go to the class DropBox. If you haven't signed up, PM me your email and we can get it sorted out.
It is highly recommended that you have either:
-Mac with built-in camera, built-in mic, and Garageband
-PC with built-in camera, built-in mic, and an audio editor.
If you don't have an audio editor, Audacity is a free program which is basic in function and allows you to record in about the same way Garageband or a standard DAW will. Any issues with how to use Audacity will be addressed when the time comes around to use it.
If you don't have a functioning built-in camera, a built-in mic, or either on your Mac/PC, there will be a work-around when it comes to assignments and projects.
Class syllabus is available to view and download here:
This is an updated version of the syllabus seeing that I was missing just a couple details.
You may contact me through the official class subreddit for all questions pertaining to this class. The first lesson will go live no later than 9/16.
A bonus to users who still use chat service like AIM or iChat, my screen name is songtheory. I will try to be logged on whenever I can if you need help with anything.
Subscribe to the class subreddit (class location) to keep up with updates and lesson releases outside of UReddit.
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I have been playing the guitar for about 8 years (playing's a bit rusty recently due to school). I attended music school at the RI Philharmonic for the first two years of guitar playing. I have done (still doing, counting roommate) private guitar tutoring sessions for beginner guitar players. I am attending Full Sail and have experience with Logic, Garageband, Pro Tools, and MIDI. My musical tendencies lean towards metal/alternative rock music.