Hello there EPSYO students who are joining me for our weekly Theory Thursday meetings via the EPSYO Facebook Page. I will make Facebook Live events for each lesson available each week for you to plan for. And once we have completed a lesson I will make any materials for the upcoming lesson available for download weekly. We have included a button below for you to immediately link to our Facebook Page for these weekly events. As we go through our theory lessons, should you have questions about assignments or require more clarification, you may email me (Dr. Welsch) at email@example.com. Of course, during our Facebook Live sessions, you’ll be able to comment in real time, and I’ll work hard to answer all questions in each lesson.
The materials we are using are handouts and texts I have used through the 8+ years of teaching music theory at the college level. I hope they will be a resource for you as we move forward.
If you should miss a Theory Thursday Lesson, you will be able to search the EPSYO Facebook page for those lessons, which will be saved chronologically in the feed.
I am looking forward to spending time with you weekly and I hope you find the content helpful.
Much Love, Dr. Welsch
April 9, 2020
Week 1 – Music Fundamentals
Topics to be covered: Octave designation, grand staff, ledger lines, clefs, enharmonic equivalents, half & whole steps in relation to the major scale
April 16, 2020
Week 2 – Pitch, Notation, and Introduction to Scales
Topics to be covered: Dots, rhythmic alignment of notes on grand staff, stem direction, placement of accidentals
Dr. Welsch forgot to mention where you can learn more about C-clefs in the previous video. You can find more about what you’ll need to complete this week’s assignments here on this webpage firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions:
April 23, 2020
Week 3 – Major scales and key signatures
April 30, 2020
Week 4 – Forms of the minor scale and key signatures
May 7, 2020
Week 5 – Review of major a various forms of minor scales and their key signatures. We will also introduce the concept of Modes.
May 21, 2020
Week 6 – Finishing up Modes and a brief introduction to simple and compound meter.
May 28, 2020
Week 7 – Continue duration, meter and time signatures.