Main Ideas

This page will continue to be updated after every new lesson to include the bolded concepts in one place. Please let me know if anything is unclear. Lesson 1: Form: the large scale way a piece of music is put together. Formal Analysis describes various sections for a piece of music, and how they interrelate.…

Lesson 4: Numbers

(We’re going to be in C major all day today.) Back in lesson 2 we talked about triads. We defined a triad as being a chord made of three notes, each a third apart. Because of octave equivalence, triads can look like many things. Here’s what the close-packed version looks like: But all these are…

motivation deficit

We had a ton of snow here in the last couple weeks (very unusual, city and citizens generally not prepared for such weather), so I was stuck inside for 5 days at least. Instead of translating into awesome writing time, this has delayed responses from schools (because campuses are closed thru the region), and cabin…