Matt brings all of his years of education right to you with this fantastic series on how to read music. You will start with the very basics and work up to some very advanced concepts.
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Matt brings all of his years of education right to you with this fantastic series on how to read music. You will start with the very basics and work up to some very advanced concepts.Begin the Course
This introductory lesson will walk you through the basics of reading music and reading rhythm.
Learn how to identify notes, the key signature, and the staff. Implement your reading skills by playing a few simple tunes.
Learn the basics of notation and time signatures. Practice these concepts with a few timing exercises.
Now that you've learned a bit about 4/4 time, it's on to 3/4 time.
Now that you know the basics of reading music, it's time to put that knowledge to work with some exercises.
Get some more practice reading music and rhythms during your rock fest rendition of "On Top of Old Smokey".
Matt Brown reviews the G major scale and teaches "He's Got the Whole World".
Matt Brown explains how to read music in the key of F major. He uses the song "Amazing Grace" as an example.
Matt Brown teaches the song "Shoo, Fly" as another excellent rhythm and reading example. This song is in the key of G.
Matt Brown returns with the 10th installment in his Reading and Rhythm series. In this lesson, Matt discusses key signatures.
In this lesson Matt Brown covers the first minor key song in this series, "Aura Lee".
In this lesson, Matt introduces the A Dorian mode. He applies it to the song "Scarborough Fair".
In lesson 13, Matt Brown discusses and demonstrates second position.
Lesson 14 is all about rhythm. Matt Brown discusses its importance and provides several exercises.
Matt Brown reviews "On Top of Old Smokey". This time around, the melody is played in second position.
For lesson 14, Matt Brown reviews "Angels We Have Heard On High". The melody is now played in second position.
Matt Brown reviews the song "Shoo, Fly" in second position.
This lesson covers right hand rhythm technique. Matt introduces syncopated strumming patterns.
Matt teaches the melody to "Down by the Riverside". This tune is used as preparation for learning accompaniment techniques.
Matt uses the song "Down by the Riverside" to teach accompaniment techniques for rhythm backing.
Matt teaches the classic tune "Fur Elise" in a two part series. For Part 1, Matt demonstrates the melody section.
In lesson 22, Matt teaches the accompaniment sections to Beethoven's "Fur Elise".
Lesson 23 starts a 2 part series on the classic tune "The Entertainer".
Lesson 24 completes the two part series on "The Entertainer". You will learn the accompaniment in this lesson.
Matt starts another 2 part lesson, this time on the tune "Sea to Sea" by William G. Leavitt.
Lesson 26 completes Matt's 2 part series on "Sea to Sea".
Matt introduces the B flat major scale and teaches the song "Stars and Stripes Forever".
Matt completes his two part series on "Stars and Stripes Forever" by teaching the accompaniment.
Matt Brown teaches the D Major scale in both first and second positions.
Matt Brown demonstrates "Danny Boy" in both first and second positions.
Matt Brown teaches the accompaniment to the "Danny Boy" melody.
Matt teaches the Christmas classic "Silent Night."
Matt teaches the accompaniment to the "Silent Night" melody.
Matt Brown teaches "Funiculi Funicula" as an exercise in reading and playing in 6/8 time.
Matt Brown teaches the accompaniment to "Funiculi Funicula".
In lesson 36, Matt provides exercises to help you strum triplet patterns.
In lesson 37, Matt Brown demonstrates how to strum sixteenth note rhythms.
Matt Brown demonstrates the melody and tips for playing the Russian folk tune "Song of the Volga Boatmen".
In lesson 39, Matt teaches the accompaniment to "Song of the Volga Boatmen".
Matt Brown teaches and demonstrates "Dance of the Ukraine."
Matt demonstrates the accompaniment to the "Dance of the Ukraine" melody.
Matt Brown teaches an etude for classical guitar by Ferdinando Carulli.
Matt Brown teaches the melody section to "Morning" by Edvard Grieg.
Matt teaches the accompaniment for Edvard Grieg's "Morning."
Matt Brown teaches Bach's classic Minuet.
In lesson 46, Matt Brown covers the accompaniment section to Bach's Minuet.
Matt Brown teaches Bach's "Little Prelude in C."
Matt Brown teaches the accompaniment to "Little Prelude in C" by Bach.
Matt Brown teaches the 2nd guitar part to Muzio Clementi's famous "Sonatina."
Matt Brown teaches Invention #1 composed by J.S. Bach.
Matt takes a look at playing in third position. This lesson will set up future reading lessons that require the third position.
Matt Brown has you working through Jean Philippe Rameau's Minuet for third position playing in lesson 52. He provides a play along and accompaniment to help your sight reading and playing.
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I just need this, please never quit, I need you a LOT!! as a student. Because of Music Theory, you know and I know without a doubt; if you do not read music you can not survive in the Music Field. Because of you teaching music theory that is t
Importance of rhythm and reading music.
It was hard to me.
The song is ironic cause your helping an old dog learn a new trick.Also, I totally get why your starting wth such a simple song.