NEW - Music Fundamentals Lessons Library

Learn all the fundamentals of how to read and perform music in this course. You'll learn about why music is notated and how, so that you can read and understand notation on treble and bass clefs. Demystify your music knowledge.


Are you ready to enhance your music literacy skills, get a refresher on music fundamentals, or improve your musical knowledge? Then this set of courses is for you.

This video library is perfect for:
  • Individuals of all ages
  • Anyone ready to learn the basics of music
  • Music educators needing additional online resources for teaching the fundamentals of music
In this library you’ll learn:
  • How music is different from sound
  • A variety of notation types
  • How to read music
  • How to count rhythms
  • How to read notes on the piano
  • How to use the circle of fifths
  • How to transpose
  • So much more...


NEW - Music Fundamentals

By Cameron Coday
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  • Cameron Coday
  • Here's where to start.
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Music Fundamentals
  • Lesson 2: What is Music Notation?
  • The Many Types of Music Notation
  • Lesson 4: What is Pitch?
  • Lesson 5: The Staff
  • Lesson 6: Key Signatures
  • Lesson 7: Clefs
  • Lesson 8: The Musical Alphabet
  • Lesson 9: The Treble Clef
  • Lesson 10: The Bass Clef
  • Lesson 11: Whole Steps and Half Steps
  • Lesson 12: Sharps, Flats, and Naturals
  • Lesson 13: Intervals
  • Lesson 14: Major Scales
  • Lesson 15: Natural Minor Scales
  • Lesson 16: Circle of Fifths
  • Lesson 17: Chords
  • Lesson 18: Transposition
  • Lesson 19: Transposition for Band Instruments
  • Lesson 20: What is Meter?
  • Lesson 21: 4/4 Common Time
  • Lesson 22: 3/4 Time
  • Lesson 23: 2/4 Time
  • Lesson 24: 5/4 and 6/4
  • Lesson 25: 2/2 or Cut Time
  • Lesson 26: 6/8 Time
  • Lesson 27: More Complex Meters-12/8 and 9/8 Time
  • Lesson 28: Even More Complex Meters-5/8 and 7/8 Time
  • Lesson 29: What is Rhythm?
  • Lesson 30: Rhythm versus Tempo
  • Lesson 31: The Eighth Note Pulse
  • Lesson 32: Note Values-Meet the Rhythm Tree
  • Lesson 33: Rests-Beats of Energetic Silence
  • Lesson 34: Ties Rhythms
  • Lesson 35: Dotted Rhythms
  • Lesson 36: Syncopated Rhythms
  • Lesson 37: What are Dynamics?
  • Lesson 38: What is Tempo


Cameron Coday

Cameron Coday is a Band Director at Victory Lakes Intermediate in Houston, Texas. Cameron graduated High Honors with a Bachelor of Music and Minor in Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her Master of Music Education with Summa Cum Laude Honors from Central Washington University at the American Band College. Cameron has presented as a clinician for The Assisted Director and loves fostering conversation on teacher health and wellbeing. She is active in the pageantry arts, serving as brass staff for Arizona Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. She performed on baritone with The Troopers (2013, 2014), Phantom Regiment (2015), and The Cadets (2016). Outside of teaching, Cameron enjoys weightlifting and CrossFit. She coaches adult barbell classes, and loves her cat, Benjamin.


  • How do I teach myself to read music?

    There are several ways you can teach yourself to read music. There are text books, method books, and even YouTube videos. The Music Fundamentals bundle will walk you step-by-step from your basic understanding of music, through reading notes on the bass and treble clefs, and even help you understand scales.

  • How do I memorize music notes?

    There are a few different ways you can memorize music notes: through pneumonic devices, playing the notes on an instrument, or even counting them along with the musical alphabet. In Music Fundamentals you'll be taught multiple ways of memorizing music notes on bass clef and treble clef.

  • I reading music difficult?

    Reading music is quite simple once you have a strong foundation and understanding of why music is written the way it is. In Music Fundamentals we talk about how music notation simply tells us two things: what sound to make and when to make it. Once you understand the symbols, reading music is a breeze!

  • How long does it take to learn to read music?

    As with all skills, you can learn the basics in a very short time - just a few minutes! But to be really proficient at reading music it will take practice - and the more and longer you practice, the better and more efficient you will get.

  • Is reading music the same for all instruments?

    Most instruments use music notes on the bass and treble clef, but there are other options, too. Viola reads the alto clef, guitar and ukulele can read tablature, and there are different types of symbolic notation that can be used for instrumentalists to read music, too. Music Fundamentals provides you a basic understanding of all these notation types, and a few more!