Music Theory Lessons For Beginners

Need help reading music?  I’ve created a series of music theory lessons for beginners made just for you!

Take your time going through each one and don’t be afraid to review it again.

Music Theory Lesson For Beginners

The following music theory lessons were created to supplement the Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory Self-Study Workbook. While no book is perfect for learning how to read music, this is one of the best available. The concise explanations, brief practice exercises, ear-training CD’s, glossary of music terms, and answer key make it an excellent value. Buy this top-rated self-study course for beginners to advanced musicians and follow along with me.

Best Self-Study Workbook
Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)
$33.76

The best music theory book for self-study at home that includes an answer key in the back, CD's for ear-training, a short explanation of each concept, practice exercises, and a glossary of music terms.

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Lesson #1 – Music Staff

Lesson #2 – Music Notes

Lesson #3 – Pitch

Lesson #4 – Line Notes

Lesson #5 – Space Notes

Lesson #6 – Music Alphabet

Lesson #7 – Clef Signs

Lesson #8 – Treble Clef

Lesson #9 – Treble Clef Notes

Lesson #10 – Treble Clef Line Notes

Lesson #11 – Treble Clef Space Notes

Lesson #12 – Bass Clef

Lesson #13 – Bass Clef Notes

Lesson #14 – Bass Clef Line Notes

Lesson #15 – Bass Clef Space Notes

Lesson #16 – C Clef

Lesson #17 – Alto Clef

Lesson #18 – Grand Staff

Lesson #19 – Ledger Lines

Lesson #20 – Treble Clef Ledger Lines

Lesson #21 – Bass Clef Ledger Lines

Lesson #22 – Alto Clef Ledger Lines

Lesson #23 – Grand Staff Ledger Lines

Lesson #24 – Finding The Beat

Lesson #25 – Music Notes Values

Lesson #26 – Whole Notes

Lesson #27 – Half Notes

Lesson #28 – Quarter Notes

Lesson #29 – Whole Rests

Lesson #30 – Half Rests

Lesson #31 – Quarter Rests

Lesson #32 – Bar Lines

Lesson #33 – Double Bar Lines

Lesson #34 – Time Signature

Lesson #35 – 4/4 Time Signature

Lesson #36 – 3/4 Time Signature

Lesson #37 – 2/4 Time Signature

Lesson #38 – Dotted Half Notes

Lesson #39 – Dotted Half Rests

Lesson #40 – Slurs And Ties

Lesson #41 – Repeat Signs

Lesson #42 – 1st & 2nd Endings

Lesson #43 – Eighth Notes

Lesson #44 – Single Eighth Note

Lesson #45 – Eighth Rests

Lesson #46 – Dotted Quarter Notes

Lesson #47 – Dynamic Signs


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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: A Complete Self-Study Course for All Musicians (Book & 2 CDs)
$33.76

The best music theory book for self-study at home that includes an answer key in the back, CD's for ear-training, a short explanation of each concept, practice exercises, and a glossary of music terms.

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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Complete Workbook (CD's Not Included)
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The best music theory book for students with a complete all-in-one curriculum designed for older elementary grade levels to adults. Use this course for private music students, band, orchestra, choir, and classroom music students that want to learn how to read music. This book does not include the answers in the back of the book or CD's for ear-training. Teacher's can use the Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Teacher's Answer Key with ear-training CD's included to supplement this student workbook.

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Teacher Answer Key
Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory: Teacher's Answer Key, Book & 2 CDs
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The only teacher answer key for the Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Books 1-3 and the complete workbook. This music theory book answers all the questions, allowing teachers to check students' work quickly. The included 2 CD's are great for practicing and testing ear-training during music lessons or class.

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Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory Teacher's Activity Kit, Complete - 90 Reproducible Activities, Plus 18 Tests
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The best music theory worksheets and tests to supplement the student Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory workbooks 1-3 and the complete book. Teacher's can use these reproducible activities for extra reinforcement when needed in class or during lessons. Test for comprehension of concepts before moving on to the next unit. This book is also a great supplement to the Alfred's Essentials of Music Theory complete self-study course.

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