Music Theory Foundations: Music Notation Made Easy


Music theory Foundations is designed for any person interested in learning the basics of reading western sheet music. It is specifically tailored to students preparing for Music Theory in a college or university setting in the United States, but it is perfect for anyone simply looking to learn, or improve their understanding of, basic music theory.

Note: Price is in USD.


What are the lessons like?

Lessons are presented in short, information-dense modules that are easy to manage and understand. There is no rambling in this course. The 26 complete lessons each have an accompanying quiz. There are 19 downloadable worksheets and answer-keys as well. The lessons are scripted structured to build on each other making the flow seamless in its progress.

Who teaches the course?

Dr Max Keller is currently an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Andrews University.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is designed to help students prepare for music theory at the college level. It does not require any musical knowledge so it is also perfect for anyone who simply wants to learn how to read sheet music. This course would most likely be a review to anyone who has already passed the first year of college music theory.
  • What you’ll learn

  • Read music notation
  • Understand how to read meters and meter types
  • Label melodic and harmonic intervals
  • Determine the quality of triads
  • Read key signatures
  • Know multiple scales
  • Start the basics of Figured Bass and Roman Numeral Analysis
  • Requirements

  • An internet connection
  • A browser with Flash
  • A PDF reader
  • A desire to learn to read music notation
  • No prior knowledge is needed
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