Music Theory I Day to
Aug 22 Wednesday First
- Introduced concepts.
- Moving musical knowledge
from right to left hemisphere (SOME of it @ least!).
- All musicians should be
able to fluently read/write music and to THINK deeply about music.
We can already "feel," as well as "emote" and dance to music.
- Buy books, music paper
pencils. Think about getting a keyboard (i.e.$30 Casio etc.)and
downloading a Finale music program like Notepad (free) at
- Introduced concept of
- Melodic/harmonic, M/m 2nds
and 3rds. Assigned first chapter to read and learn.
24 Day Two:
- Reviewed 2nds and
- New intervals: M/m 6ths
& 7ths; Perfect, Augmented and Diminished intervals. Compound
Intervals. Assigned Major Scale Exercises at the end of the first
chapter, and the tunes.
- Pop QUIZ:
- 1) write a major second
- 2) write a major second
- 3) explain the difference
between an augmented 2nd and a minor 3rd
- 4) illustrate the above
with two related musical examples (on a musical
- Aug 27
- Check Major Scale
- Begin Discussing Terms at
the end of the First chapter. Scale Degree, Chord,
- Begin minor
- Name Scale Degrees: Tonic,
Super Tonic, Mediant, Sub Dominant, Dominant, Sub Mediant, Leading
Tone (Sub Tonic)
- Pop QUIZ:
- Cb is the 4th scale degree
of what Major scale. Write out all the notes.
- Aug 29
- Practice identifying minor
- Continue Terms: Scale
Degree, Chord, Chromatic Scale, Diatonic scales, Triad, Relative
Minor, Parallel Minor Passing Tone, Auxiliary Tone, Melodic
Inversion, Octive Equivalence, Consonance/Dissonance, Sub
Metrical, Rhythm, Simple/Compound Meter, Rhythm
- 4 ways of
defining/describing a Tritone: Aug. 5th, Dim 4th, 3 whole steps,
Six half steps