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Introduction to Music Theory - Basics of Functional Harmony

Music is both a written and spoken language! And just as all written languages, music has rules to follow in order to understand it (like grammar or syntax). This course is designed to help students with a basic knowledge of music notation begin to understand the inner contructs, mechanics, and relationships within written music!

In this course we will cover many different contructs of music each including multiple smaller elements. These include:

•Intervals
-what are semitones
-what are scale degrees
-consonance vs. dissonance
-how to distinguish intervals

•Chord Structure (all qualities)
-how chords are constructed
-differences in chord qualities e.g. major, minor, diminished, augmented
-what are inversions
- what are 7th and 9th chords

•Key signatures (Major and Minor)
-what they are
-how they work
-their relationships to each other
-how to distinguish them

•Time signatures
-how to count compex and compund meters
-differences between simple, complex, and compound meters
-How to count time changes

Extra information

Students need a notebook and pencil.
(Printing capability is recommended but not necessary)

Location

At teacher's location: Bosscherweg, Maastricht, Netherlands
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Intermediate
Duration:
30 minutes
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

Hello,

I am Tristan, I am 24 years old and I have been playing music for 19 years. I have a unique and broad understanding of music that has stemmed from multiple facets including my participation in music throughout my public education, my formal music education from UNM, my ongoing involvement in musical theatre, and my personal endeavors in music composition and performance.
I believe that music has a powerful way of bringing people together and I'm passionate about using it to communicate, teach, and empower people of all levels and ages.

Education

I earned my Bachelor's of Liberal Arts in 2017 from the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque focusing in Music Theory and Composition, Theatre, and Dance.

Private Voice lessons with instructor Aaron Howe 2018-2020

Experience / Qualifications

I worked as the Music Director for Big Fish the Musical at Musical Theatre Southwest Albuquerque, NM. January-March 2020
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