Learn to Understand Sheet Music!

For so many singers, music theory is simply another language they don’t speak. But did you know, you don’t need to be fluent to understand it? Having an understanding of music theory is so important, particularly when working with instrumentalists who are accompanying you. This course will give you the knowledge you need to look at a piece of sheet music and make sense of it. Tailored to the singer, you will learn the most important things, and not get bogged down with symphonies and sonatas!                                                        


What You'll Learn

  • The Basics

    Learn to look at sheet music and understand what it means, how to read it, and most importantly how to gain artistic knowledge from it.

  • Rhythm & Pitch

    Begin to understand how rhythm and pitch are notated, and the easy way to read the shapes of pitch.

  • Rehearsal Tips

    Working with sheet music or just a lyric sheet in a rehearsal. Learn the tips and tricks to finding your harmony line or writing your own notation.

  • Terminology

    Start learning the lingo, and using it yourself. Never again be clueless when your director or fellow musician speaks musical terminology!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A Message From Your Instructor

    • Navigating the Course

    • Copyright Notice

    • Before we begin...

    • How To Approach A Piece of Music

  • 2

    The Basics

    • Read Like a Book

    • Reading Music - Video

    • Stave or Staff

    • Clefs

    • Key Signatures

    • Time Signatures

    • Tempo Marking

    • Bar lines

    • Notes and Rests

    • SUMMARY - The Basics

    • QUIZ - The Basics

  • 3

    Rhythm and Pitch

    • Reading Pitch

    • Accidentals

    • Note Lengths

    • Rest Lengths

    • Notes With Tails

    • Learning Rhythm

  • 4

    Song Structure

    • Repeat Bars

    • 1st and 2nd Time Bars

    • D.C. / D.S. / CODA

  • 5

    Finding Your Harmony Line

    • Choral Work

    • Musical Theatre

  • 6

    More Advanced

    • Tied Notes

    • Dotted Notes

    • Dynamic and Tempo Changes

    • Phrasing Marks

    • Symbols

    • Musical Terminology

  • 7

    Following the Accompaniment

    • Following the Accompaniment

  • 8

    Preparing Sheet Music

    • Preparing Sheet Music

  • 9

    Working Without Sheet Music

    • Cheat Notation

  • 10

    Interactive Sheet Music Examples

    • Example 1

    • Example 2

  • 11

    Continued Learning

    • Continued Learning

    • Free Download

    • Finally...

    • Before you go...

    • Future Courses - What's On Your Wishlist?

Amp up your Knowledge of Music Theory !