Harmony and ear training are the building blocks of music, much in the way that grammar and your ability to listen provide a foundation for language. Music Foundations is designed to give you exposure to essential concepts in harmony and ear training to strengthen your musicianship, regardless of the instrument or style of music that you play. Berklee degree programs require a core foundation in harmony and ear training. In order to get the most out of your music theory studies, it is important to know the basics about chords, melodies, rhythms, scales, time keeping, solfège, and how all of these elements come together to create music. This course will assist you in growing your skills in all these areas. You will use the keyboard, your voice, and interactive practice routines to understand and memorize some fundamental facts about music that you will apply directly to your music pursuits throughout life.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Play and write six major scales and the chords that they create
  • Identify notes in a scale
  • Understand the basic beats in a piece of music and how they can be combined and divided
  • Use some basic conducting patterns
  • Understand more about your voice
  • Sing using solfège
  • Notate (write) all of these things so you can share ideas with other musicians
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