Music Fundamentals

  • 39 Lessons
  • 2.2 hours

Learn the basics of music notation and performance in this essential course!

Course Overview

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What You'll Learn

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Course curriculum

  • 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 Houston area Band Director. She currently teaches band at Deer Park Junior High, where she instructs the Non-Varsity band as well as beginner students on all wind instruments. She is passionate about beginner brass and reed pedagogy, and loves breaking down music into its simplest components. Cameron graduated High Honors on a full-tuition academic scholarship with a Bachelor of Music and Minor in Leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied clarinet under Dan Silver. She received 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 was a marching member of The Troopers (2013, 2014), Phantom Regiment (2015), and The Cadets (2016) where she played baritone, euphonium, and trombone. She previously worked with The Oregon Crusaders, and continues to teach Houston-area marching bands. Outside of teaching, Cameron enjoys weightlifting and CrossFit. She coaches adult barbell classes, and loves her cat, Benjamin.

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