Read Music FAST Part 2 intervals key signatures

Sequel to my top-rated course, showing you how to read notes in context and decipher key signatures
Read Music FAST Part 2 intervals key signatures
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1.19 GB
Total length :
3h 50m



Benedict Westenra


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Read Music FAST Part 2 intervals key signatures

What you’ll learn

Know what an interval is
Recognise 2nds, 3rds, 5ths and octaves in a score and on the keyboard
Read a key signature
Work out any major scale quickly and easily
Work out any minor scale quickly and easily
Know what key a piece is in by looking at the key signature
… and know what the key signature is if you know what key the piece is in

Read Music FAST Part 2 intervals key signatures


Students need to have completed my “Read Music FAST!” course


“Terrific course with innovative approaches to learning sight reading and beginning music theory, clear explanations and demonstrations, and abundant resource materials, all delivered in a calm, friendly manner. Would give 10 stars if I could. Thank you, Benedict!” – Taome N”His unique method of understanding scales is, by itself, worth the price of the course. Check it out. Definitely one of the best online classes I’ve taken.” – Lynn Kear”If only every teacher/instructor could make learning this easy for their students.” – Nana Okyere
Since I launched my “Read Music FAST!” course 2 years ago people have been asking for a sequel, and I’ve finally had time to make one. In Part 1 I showed you how to read individual notes really fast using my unique reference note system. In this course I show you how to read notes in context, by getting really good at reading the distance between notes, and how to read and memorise the key signatures, all using lots of worked examples. I also reveal my Red/Blue System for working out major scales which I’ve been teaching my private students for years but have never published publicly before.
Note: this course does not teach you who to read rhythm. That’s a huge subject that will require an entire course to itself!


Section 1: Intervals: introduction & unisons

Lecture 1 Introduction

Lecture 2 What is an “interval”?

Lecture 3 Fingering

Section 2: Intervals: unisons & 2nds

Lecture 4 2nds

Lecture 5 Ties

Lecture 6 2nds test #1

Lecture 7 Solution to 2nds test #1

Lecture 8 2nds test #2

Lecture 9 Solution to 2nds test #2

Section 3: Intervals: 3rds

Lecture 10 3rds

Lecture 11 3rds test #1

Lecture 12 Solution to 3rds test #1

Lecture 13 3rds test #2

Lecture 14 Solution to 3rds test #2

Section 4: Intervals: 5ths

Lecture 15 5ths

Lecture 16 5ths test

Lecture 17 Solution to 5ths test

Section 5: Intervals: octaves & other intervals

Lecture 18 Octaves

Lecture 19 Octaves test

Lecture 20 Solution to octaves test

Lecture 21 Other intervals

Section 6: Intervals: sharps & flats

Lecture 22 Sharps & flats

Lecture 23 Sharps & flats test #1

Lecture 24 Solution to sharps & flats test #1

Lecture 25 Sharps & flats test #2

Lecture 26 Solution to sharps & flats test #2

Lecture 27 Sharps & flats test #3

Lecture 28 Solution to sharps & flats test #3

Section 7: Key signatures: the “quick” way

Lecture 29 Why people use key signatures

Lecture 30 The “quick” way of reading them

Section 8: Key signatures: the slower – but ultimately faster – way

Lecture 31 The circle of 5ths

Lecture 32 What is a scale?

Lecture 33 Red notes and blue notes

Lecture 34 Red / blue test

Lecture 35 The red / blue method for working out major scales

Lecture 36 All the major scales

Lecture 37 Using the major scales to read key signatures

Lecture 38 5 sharps or flats

Lecture 39 6 sharps or flats

Lecture 40 7 sharps or flats

Section 9: Key signatures: memorising the circle of 5ths chart

Lecture 41 Perfect 5ths

Lecture 42 Memorising the circle of 5ths chart

Lecture 43 Relative major and minor scales

Lecture 44 The red / blue method for working out minor scales

Section 10: Key signatures: memorising the scales

Lecture 45 Practicing scales

Lecture 46 How to really master any scale

Section 11: Key signatures: why the tricks work (optional)

Lecture 47 Why the red / blue method works

Lecture 48 Why the circle of 5ths trick works

Section 12: Where to go from here

Lecture 49 Addendum: names of all the pieces

Lecture 50 2018 update: continue practicing with my free intermediate classical course!

Lecture 51 2019 update: Read Music FAST! Part 3 is finally here

Lecture 52 UPDATE 2020: remastered videos and test

This course is for anyone wanting to apply the note-reading skills they learned in my “Read Music FAST!” course to real pieces of music,This course is *not* for anyone wanting to learn how to read rhythm – I hope to cover that in a later course!

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Udemy | English | 3h 50m | 1.19 GB
Created by: Benedict Westenra

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