Beginner's Music Theory
Constructing Tonic Triads
Definition of tonic triads and how to construct them.
Music Theory 101 - Clefs, Notes and the Staff
Music theory 101 listing the common notations used in music.
A tie is a curved line that connects two notes of the same pitch; the second note is not played but its value is added to the first note.
What Are Natural Notes and What Does A Natural Sign Mean?
Explanation on natural notes and the natural sign.
Types of Rests
Rests are used to indicate a pause in a piece of music. A whole rest is silence equivalent to the value of a whole note (4), a half rest is silence equivalent to the value of a half note (2). The table below shows you the common types of rests and its value.
Music Theory 101 - Dotted Notes, Rests, Time Signatures and More
Music theory 101, musical notation and music symbols.
Special Symbols in Music - Rests
Enumerates several special rest symbols and their meaning.
What are Double Accidentals?
Meaning of double accidentals.
Discusses the use of repeat signs in a piece of music .
What are Ties and Triplets?
Explanation on what are ties and triplets.
The Elements of Music
Learn more about the 8 basic elements of music such as harmony, rhythm and tempo.
Expression Marks - Dynamic Signs and Articulation Marks
A list of dynamic signs and articulation marks.
Beats and Meter
Discusses the different types of meter and the corresponding beats.
Meaning and list of key signatures.
Table of Key Signatures
Helpful table of key signatures in major and minor keys.
What Is the Circle of Fifths?
Explanation and illustration of the Circle of Fifths.
All about major scales.
Explanation on minor scales and how to form them.
All about the chromatic scale.
All about the pentatonic scale.
What are Intervals?
Explanation of intervals and the different types of intervals.
What Are Harmonic Intervals?
Explanation of harmonic intervals.
What are Melodic Intervals?
Explanation on melodic intervals.
What are modes?
Explains what modes are and defines each modal scale.
Defines the meaning of inversions and how you can easily learn to invert triads in any key.
sus2 and sus4 Chords
Explanation on what are sus2 and sus4 chords as well as how they are formed.
Sixth and Ninth Chords
Forming ninth and sixth chords in both major and minor keys.
What Are Diminished and Augmented Triads?
The meaning of diminished and augmentedtriads and how it is constructed.
Understanding Dissonant and Consonant Chords
Explanation on dissonant and consonant chords and how it is constructed.
The I, IV and V Chord
What does the Roman Numeral I, IV and V stand for in music? Learn the asnwer through this article.
Musical texture refers to the number of layers, as well as the type of layers, used in a composition and how these layers are related. Texture may be monophonic, polyphonic or homophonic.