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Music 101 Video Playlist

Week 1

Chapter 1 • Staffs & Notes

0000 Music 101 Syllabus

0101 What are Staff & Notes & Treble Clefs?

0102 What is Middle C?

0103 What is a Bass Clef?

0104 Exercise: Identify notes in Treble & Bass clefs

0105 What are Alto & Tenor Clefs?

0106 Exercise: Identify notes in Alto & Tenor clefs

Chapter 2 • Accidentals: Flats, Sharps, & Naturals

0201 What are Sharps & Flats?

0202 More info about Accidentals

0203 Why do we need written music?

Chapter 3 • Enharmonics

0301 What is an Enharmonic?

Chapter 4 • Diatonic & Chromatic Half Steps

0401 What is the difference between Diatonic and Chromatic half steps?

Chapter 5 • Note Values

0501 What are Note Values?

0502 Note Values Recap

0503 What are Naturals?

Week 2

Chapter 6 • Rests

0601 What is a Rest?

0602 Clap the rhythms, count the rests

0603 A Tip about Notation

Chapter 7 • The Dotted Note Value

0701 What is a Dot?

0702 What are Double Dots?

Chapter 8 • Ties

0801 What is the difference between a Tie and a Slur?

Chapter 9 • Time Signatures

0901 What is a Time Signature?

0902 An Odd Time Signature Story

Chapter 10 • Major Scales

1001 All about Major Scales Part 1

1002 All about Major Scales Part 2

Week 3

1003 Exercise: Create Tetrachords

1004 How to build a Major Scale

1005 Exercise: Create Major Scales

Week 4

Quiz week. No assigned videos. Instead, review those videos which cover areas that you need help in.

Week 5

Chapter 11 • Pluralities

1101 What are Pluralities?

Chapter 12 • Key Signatures

1201 What is a Key Signature?

1202 Tips on Recognizing Key Signatures

Chapter 13 • Modes

1301 What are Musical Modes?

1302 Making use of Modes

Week 6

Quiz week. No assigned videos. Instead, review those videos which cover areas that you need help in.

Week 7

Midterm week. No assigned videos. Instead, review those videos which cover areas that you need help in.

Week 8

Chapter 14 • Intervals

1401 All about Pitch Intervals Part 1

1402 All about Pitch Intervals Part 2

Week 9

Chapter 15 • Minor Scales

1501 All about Minor Scales Part 1

1502 All about Minor Scales Part 2

1503 What are Interval Enharmonics?

1504 What is Solfeggio?

1505 What is a Chromatic Scale?

Chapter 16 • Triads

1601 All about Major Triads

Chapter 17 • Minor, Diminished, & Augmented Triads

1701 All about Minor and Other Triads

Week 10

Quiz week. No assigned videos. Instead, review those videos which cover areas that you need help in.

Week 11

Veterans Day. No class meeting. No assigned videos. Instead, review those videos which cover areas that you need help in.

Week 12

Chapter 18 • Inversions

1801 What is a Chord Inversion?

1802 Solving Chord Inversions

1803 How to use Chord Inversions

Chapter 19 • Suspended 4 Chords

1901 What is a Sus4 Chord?

Week 13

Chapter 20 • Diatonic Triads

2001 What are Diatonic Chords?

Chapter 21 • 4-Part Chords

2101 What are 4-Part Chords?

Week 14

Quiz week. No assigned videos. Instead, review those videos which cover areas that you need help in.

Chapter 22 • Phrases & Repeats

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