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How To Read And Write Music For Beginners
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4h 16m

This course is designed for those interested in learning how to read and write music.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • People who want to learn more about reading and writing music

What you’ll learn:

  • How to read and write music
  • What written notes are
  • Major and minor scales


  • No prior knowledge required to take this course

Are you interested in advancing your musical talents?

Learning how to read and write music can be one of the most beneficial steps in improving your skills.

This is a comprehensive course intended for beginners wanting to learn how to read and write music. Through video lectures, you will learn how to read and write music.

Here are some of the topics covered in this course:

  • What is a written note?
  • Treble and Bass Clefs
  • Grand Staff
  • Rhymes and Mnemonics
  • Octaves and Frequency Doubling
  • Whole, Half, Quarter, Eighth and Sixteenth notes
  • Measures and Barlines
  • Compound Time
  • Definition of Terms
  • Major and Minor Scales
  • Flats and Sharps
  • And much more!

Take this course today and learn how to read and write music.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to read and write music.

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About the Instructor:

David Brogan M.Mus.

Hi, my name is David Brogan. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn the piano. Today, the internet makes this possible. You can master the keyboard on everything from a phone app to a grand piano.

Why learn from me? Well, I hold a Masters Degree in Music. It has been my life since turning professional 32 years ago. I am not only a teacher, but a touring musician also. I walk the walk as well as talking the talk.

My dream is very simple. To help create success stories one student at a time. On my piano courses have already helped 1000’s of students reach their goals. Why not join us?

You know that great feeling you get when you hear your favorite song? Now imagine learning how to play it as well. Allow me to offer you the best solution. Put my courses to the test. Invest in your future self. Hit the “Take this course” button now. You won’t regret it.

“I wish I had never learned to play the piano.” Said no-one…Ever.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Course Overview & Welcome
Course Welcome And Overview 00:00:00
Your Brain On Music 00:00:00
Music & The Brain 00:00:00
Fur Elise Piano Score 00:00:00
PDF Documents 00:00:00
Section 2 - Who, What, When, Where, Why & How
What Is A Written Note? 00:00:00
Six Key Questions 00:00:00
From Say To Play 00:00:00
From 6 to 3 00:00:00
What To Play – Pitch 00:00:00
When To Play -Value & Duration 00:00:00
How To Play – Signs & Symbols 00:00:00
Recap So Far! 00:00:00
2D Music Model 00:00:00
3D Music Model 00:00:00
Onto The Page 00:00:00
Section 3 - What To Play
Introduction 00:00:00
Pitch 00:00:00
Treble Clef 00:00:00
Bass Clef 00:00:00
Grand Staff 00:00:00
Treble Clef Lines 00:00:00
Treble Clef Spaces 00:00:00
Bass Clef Lines 00:00:00
Bass Clef Spaces 00:00:00
Half Steps & Recap 00:00:00
Rhymes & Mnemonics 00:00:00
Guido’s Hands & Resources 00:00:00
Middle C4 & Ledger Lines 00:00:00
Octaves & Frequency Doubling 00:00:00
Ledger Line Tips & Tricks 00:00:00
In Context – Fur Elise 00:00:00
Section 4 - When To Play
Introduction 00:00:00
Whole Note – Semibreve 00:00:00
Half Note – Minim 00:00:00
Quarter Note – Crotchet 00:00:00
Eighth Note – Quaver 00:00:00
Sixteenth Note – Semiquaver 00:00:00
1/32nd Note – Demisemiquaver 00:00:00
1/64th Note – Hemidemisemiquaver 00:00:00
Table Of Note Values 00:00:00
Relative Note Values – Circular Chart 00:00:00
Rests 00:00:00
Dotted Notes & Rests 00:00:00
Tied Notes 00:00:00
Note Parts 00:00:00
Equal Terms (American/European) 00:00:00
Measures & Barlines 00:00:00
Time Signatures 00:00:00
Compound Time 00:00:00
Irregular Time Signatures 00:00:00
Definition Of Terms 00:00:00
Hierarchy Of Beats 00:00:00
Eastman Counting System 00:00:00
Triplets & Duplets 00:00:00
Rhythmic Examples 00:00:00
Section 5 - How To Play
How To Play 00:00:00
Major & Minor Keys 00:00:00
Chords – Maj Min Dim Aug 00:00:00
Chords -Inversions 00:00:00
Major Scales -Formula 00:00:00
Relative Minor Scales 00:00:00
Accidentals – Sharp Flat & Natural Signs 00:00:00
The Harmonic Minor Scale 00:00:00
The Melodic Minor Scale 00:00:00
Legato & Staccato 00:00:00
Recap So Far 00:00:00
Musical Terms – Signs & Symbols 00:00:00
Writing Conventions 00:00:00
Why Flat? Why Not Sharp? 00:00:00
Section 6 - Deconstructing Fur Elise
Deconstruction 00:00:00
Fur Therese? 00:00:00
Bagatelle 00:00:00
Beethoven’s Intent 00:00:00
Clef & Key 00:00:00
Time Signature & Dynamics 00:00:00
Pedal & Marking Up The Score 00:00:00
Accidentals & Rests 00:00:00
Editorial Markings & Bar Numbers 00:00:00
Double Barlines. Repeat Signs & 1st & 2nd Endings 00:00:00
Dotted Notes. Clef Change. Ledger Lines. 00:00:00
Chords. Flats. Ornaments. Eastman (Counting) 00:00:00
Slurs & Phrasing 00:00:00
Beyond The Page 00:00:00
Section 7 - Course Conclusion
Course Summary 00:00:00

Course Review


7 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Review on this course


    Having now finished with the online course regarding How to read and write music, it has not given me more knowledge about the subject at hand more than ever!

    This by far is a fantastic course for those who are music fans, wanting to read or write music or just wanting something to put on their CV at the end of the day.

    This course is great for ALL ages and I highly recommend this course to anyone I know so enjoy this fantastic course because who knows this course might just change your life…forever!

  2. Anonymous

    Excellent Good illustrations, easy to understand demonstrations

  3. Anonymous

    Read and write music


    Fabulous course

  4. Anonymous
    Thomas Heaton Spitters April 24, 2018 at 21:18 PM

    Music Theory Course.


    This series of lessons, while not over technical, is just what is needed to have a relation between composition, reader and the sound produced. The lessons also emphasize reading though one in addition has really good “how to’s” for writing and composing and other facets of bringing sheet music to life. The course recommends, once the lessons are finished, to keep at the reading of compositions and various notation as this is a realm in itself of the musical arts. Great!

  5. Anonymous

    Thumbs Up


    Excellent introduction into reading and writing music. Thank you David!

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