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This a bare-bones rapid introduction to the basics of music theory. The focus is on the useful aspects that any musician can apply in the real world. Clear visual aids are used.
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NOTE: THESE VIDEOS MOVE QUICKLY. They are meant to fill a perceived gap in the youtube music theory video pantheon for rapid/efficient transmission of the basics. Hence the pacing is fast and examples are few. They might move too quickly to serve as a clear intro to theory from a single viewing; they were intended to act as a kind of rapid reference rather than a solid course. Hopefully if you re-watch and pause/rewind as needed they can be more useful for you.

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Errata:

#1 – the “root of the scale” is more properly known as the “tonic”. “Root” is in fairly common usage to refer to the first scale note, but is more properly used in the context of chords.

#2 – “movable do”, where the names refer to relative pitch locations, uses “Ti” for the seventh note. “Fixed do”, also used in many parts of the world, uses “Si”. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solf%C3%A8ge#Modern_use

#3 – at 5:24 this video states that “there is no E# or Fb”, etc. A traditional scale spelling convention states that there shouldn’t be two of the same letter note in a scale, which does result in using note labels like E#. For example, in a C# major scale, the traditional spelling would use “B#” instead of C, and “E#” instead of F, but these note names confuse beginners, so they were omitted. It doesn’t affect the theory or practice at all, but if you pursue the reading/writing of music, this convention comes in to play.

0:00 — basics: pitch, notes, octaves
1:56 — scales
2:36 — scale labeling, sharps/flats/naturals
4:00 — steps/half-steps
4:11 — relative vs. absolute pitches, absolute pitch names
5:33 — spelling a scale in absolute pitch names
7:04 — natural minor, major/minor scales, other scales
7:48 — key, minor pentatonic scale
8:20 — modes
9:42 — concluding thoughts
10:22 — begging for money