How To Read And Write Music For Beginners

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

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About This CourseBeginner

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

Course Sections

Course Welcome And Overview

Your Brain On Music

Music & The Brain

Fur Elise Piano Score

PDF Documents

What Is A Written Note?

Six Key Questions

From Say To Play

From 6 to 3

What To Play – Pitch

When To Play -Value & Duration

How To Play – Signs & Symbols

Recap So Far!

2D Music Model

3D Music Model

Onto The Page



Treble Clef

Bass Clef

Grand Staff

Treble Clef Lines

Treble Clef Spaces

Bass Clef Lines

Bass Clef Spaces

Half Steps & Recap

Rhymes & Mnemonics

Guido’s Hands & Resources

Middle C4 & Ledger Lines

Octaves & Frequency Doubling

Ledger Line Tips & Tricks

In Context – Fur Elise


Whole Note – Semibreve

Half Note – Minim

Quarter Note – Crotchet

Eighth Note – Quaver

Sixteenth Note – Semiquaver

1/32nd Note – Demisemiquaver

1/64th Note – Hemidemisemiquaver

Table Of Note Values

Relative Note Values – Circular Chart


Dotted Notes & Rests

Tied Notes

Note Parts

Equal Terms (American/European)

Measures & Barlines

Time Signatures

Compound Time

Irregular Time Signatures

Definition Of Terms

Hierarchy Of Beats

Eastman Counting System

Triplets & Duplets

Rhythmic Examples

How To Play

Major & Minor Keys

Chords – Maj Min Dim Aug

Chords -Inversions

Major Scales -Formula

Relative Minor Scales

Accidentals – Sharp Flat & Natural Signs

The Harmonic Minor Scale

The Melodic Minor Scale

Legato & Staccato

Recap So Far

Musical Terms – Signs & Symbols

Writing Conventions

Why Flat? Why Not Sharp?


Fur Therese?


Beethoven’s Intent

Clef & Key

Time Signature & Dynamics

Pedal & Marking Up The Score

Accidentals & Rests

Editorial Markings & Bar Numbers

Double Barlines. Repeat Signs & 1st & 2nd Endings

Dotted Notes. Clef Change. Ledger Lines.

Chords. Flats. Ornaments. Eastman (Counting)

Slurs & Phrasing

Beyond The Page

Course Summary


6 student reviews
  1. Scott day says:

    Read and write music
    Fabulous course

  2. Jesse Salas says:

    Very Thorough
    I really enjoyed this course. Each video was short and to the point, with lots of great information. I definitely know how to read music a lot better now. I just knew the basics about reading the grand staff, but chords were my weakness. The formulas for major, minor, augmented, diminished chords, and much much more were very helpful and easy to understand. I also learned how to write music better as well. Also reading the page is easier now too.

  3. Ioannis Kougianos says:

    Good job!
    Very good and quality teaching! Congratulations!