Music Theory & Ear Training

If you're serious about music and want to learn how to play a song from YouTube or the radio, this is the class that will set you on your way!  Gao Music Academy has helped countless students build a solid base of musical knowledge. You will learn pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, and harmony and be able to notate them. You'll learn to build an awareness of what's happening around you when you are playing, and build your confidence as a musician and performer.

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

  • Read and write musical notation

  • Use scales, intervals, and chords

  • Write a melody

  • Conduct basic rhythms

  • Identify different time signatures and notate basic rhythms

  • Identify different key signatures and transcribe what you hear

  • Understand tonic, subdominant, and dominant relationships

  • Identify the difference between major and minor tonic

  • Identify primary triads in major and minor