Learn about the staff, treble clef, bass clef, ledger lines, and the grand staff.
Learn about five types of notes and how flags affect note duration.
Learn about measures and how many notes each can contain.
Learn about the different types of rest.
Learn how dots and ties modify the duration of notes.
Learn about half steps, whole steps, and the different types of accidentals.
Learn how basic time signatures are classified.
Learn about more complex time signatures.
Learn how to construct the major scale.
Learn how to construct the three different types of minor scales.
Learn the special names for each note of a scale.
Learn about key signatures and the special ordering of accidentals.
Learn a method for mathematically calculating key signatures.
Learn how two notes are measured on the staff.
Learn how two notes are specifically measured.
Learn how to correctly spell intervals with a three-step process.
Learn how to invert intervals.
Learn about the four types of triads.
Learn how to invert triads.
Learn about the five types of seventh chords.
Learn about three additional types of seventh chords used in popular music and jazz.
Learn how to invert seventh chords.
Learn how a scale's notes form special triads.
Learn how diatonic triads are identified.
Learn about the diatonic seventh chords of major and minor scales.
Learn how seventh chords are identified in Roman numeral analysis.
Learn how the natural and harmonic minor scales combine.
Learn how composers arrange the notes of chords.
Watch an analysis of O Canada!.
Learn about the different types of nonharmonic tones.
Learn about musical phrases and the different types of cadences.
Learn about root motion and circular chord progressions.
Learn how chord progressions tend to follow a common pattern.
Learn how first inversion triads are commonly used in chord progressions.
Learn how second inversion triads are commonly used in chord progressions.
Watch an analysis of Auld Lang Syne.
Learn how to build a Neapolitan chord.
Learn how a Neapolitan chord in first inversion is commonly used.
Watch an analysis Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata (measures 49-51).