How To Learn Music As A Foreign Language?
Introduction to Music Symbols (Grade 1, Level 1) covers the most common symbols and signs used in learning music as a foreign language. The course runs for 1 hour presented as recorded PowerPoint slides covering 10 Sections.
Section 1 answers three very common questions, namely: 1) Why Is Music A Foreign Language?; 2) What Is The Right Approach To Practice?; and 3) How To Maximize Your Learning?
From Section 2 to Section 10, you will be learning the different musical symbols and signs, starting from the musical alphabet, to the musical staff, to the two kinds of clef, the grand staff and leger lines, the names of musical notes and musical rests, simple time signatures, understanding bars and bar lines, lead-in notes, first and second endings, dotted notes, ties, and slurs, and finally, the different dynamic markings and changes in touch, volume and tempo. A few short quizzes and exercises are given to enhance your learning and for actual illustration and demonstration of the lectures covered in the course.
At the end of the course, you shall be able to identify, recognize and understand the different basic musical symbols and signs in the Grade 1 Level but enough for you to start learning how to read music as a foreign language like a real good musician.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge about music theory. By taking this course, their level as complete beginners shall be elevated to intermediate or even advanced.
- This course might not be suitable to music students who are already knowledgeable about music theory unless they want to refresh their memory on these lessons.