Music Theory Basics

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Discover the basic structures of music and learn to read music notation.

Pitch Elements

Time Elements

Expression and Organization

Instruments and Voices

Advanced Music Theory

Topics in Music History

The Sonata painting by Childe Hassam
The Sonata by Childe Hassam

Explore the history of music through topics covering a wide range of styles and time periods.

Help and Resources

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