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“Private Music Theory Lessons”

This class combines elements of music theory, functional keyboard instruction, ear training, sight singing and transcription skills to improve the student's overall musicianship.
Steve Marks
16 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 3 learners
year olds
learner per class


Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

The goal of this class is to help the student understand and master basic musicianship skills.

Topics we will cover include:

Fundamentals of pitch and rhythm notation.
Finding the notes on the keyboard.
Matching pitch.
Playing the C major scale on the keyboard
Notes and rests.
Singing the major scale.
Playing major scales with sharps. (G, D etc.)
Playing major scales with flats. (F, Bb etc.)

Pitch id exercise 1. (treble and bass clef.)
Progressive rhythm etudes
Progressive sight singing melodies 

Intervals; starting with diatonic intervals from major scale and eventually chromatic intervals.
chord structure 
Playing the chords of the major scales starting with C major
Playing chord progressions on the keyboard.
Rhythmic and melodic transcription
there will be a small amount of written homework and some keyboard and vocal exercises to practice.
Teacher will give handouts for students.
Informal assessment
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Steve Marks
Lives in the United States
New York Bassist
16 total reviews
36 completed classes

About Me

Steve teaches at the Bass Collective in New York City and is the author of several books for bassists: Developing Reading Skills for the Contemporary Bassists, and Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Rhythms for the Bass. 

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