This screencast is an introduction to the music learning website, musictheory.net. In this screencast, I go through a few portions of the website and break down some of the basic functions of it. Musictheory.net is your students' personal music theory trainer and I felt as though it would be useful for all educators/students to know how to get the most out of it.
Students will use this website to learn the beginning fundamentals of traditional music theory. This knowledge will aid them throughout their musical lives and should be studied from as early as possible. Using this screencast will easily explain to the students how and where to gain that knowledge by explaining step-by-step the best way to use musictheory.net
How it is to be used:
The screencast is another thing that is primarily used as an introduction and reference. It is not something to be used during every class meeting. Rather, it can be presented in-class as a conversation starter and/or jumping off point about music theory. The screencast can be for students to better understand their assignment, for example, which would be to go on musictheory.net and complete a few exercises. It's a basic how-to guide.
Mass Arts Frameworks:
- 2.2 Use a system (syllables, numbers, or letters) to read and sing at sight simple pitch notation in the treble clef
- 2.7 Identify, define, and use standard notation symbols for pitch, rhythm, dynamics, tempo, articulation, and expression
- 5.1 Perceive, describe, and respond to basic elements of music, including beat, tempo, rhythm, meter, pitch, melody, texture, dynamics, harmony, and form
- 5.9 Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of meter, rhythm, tonality, intervals, chords, and harmonic progressions in an analysis of music
- 5. Reading and notating music.
- 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
- 7. Evaluating music and music performances.