Music theory

# Music theory - Learn music

## Music theory, a good way to learn music

Welcome to DaCapoAlCoda.com, this website is about music theory. There are different ways to learn music, but learning music theory is necessary when you play and learn music with paper music. If you want to play music by reading music, you had to understand all symbols and how is made the music, that's why music theory is needed.

You will find here 3 main categories:

- Pitch of sounds
- Duration of sounds
- Music theory games

I will expose you these 3 categories below, beginning with all my music theory games, because it is very important for me to have fun while learning music theory.

## Music theory games

Below are a lot of music theory games because it is important for me to have fun while learning music theory. Music theory is often too much boring, that's why I've created these funny music theory games. Learn music with fun !

## Pitch of sounds

This category is about the pitches of sounds, here are all main articles:

Note names

Learn notes names and learn how to recognize them on the staff (stave). Learn how to read music notes and to recognize them on a piano keyboard. Learn funny tricks to recognize music note positions with a treble and bass clef. Read more about...

The staff (stave)

Article about the staff (stave), learn how to use staff to read music. The staff (stave) is composed by 5 horizontal lines and by 4 spaces. Staff is used to put music notes. Music notes can be on a line or in a space. Read more about...

Clefs

Article about clefs in music. How to recognize them and how to use clefs in music. Learn the Treble clef, the F-clefs and the C-clefs (Soprano clef, Mezzo-soprano clef, Tenor clef, Alto clef). Read more about...

Learn how to read music notes with the conjunct motion order, the succession of third and Funny tricks to recognize music note positions with a treble clef or a bass clef Read more about...

Whole steps & half steps (Tones & semitones)

Learn notions of whole steps & half steps (tones & semitones) and learn how to recognize and use these intervals. How are placed whole steps & half steps (tones & semitones) in a major scale. Read more about...

Accidentals

Key signature

Learn all about key signatures. A key signature is a set of flats or sharps and is used to notify which notes that will be altered with flats or sharps. The key signature is always written just after the clefs of staves. Read more about...

Intervals

Learn all bout melodic and harmonic intervals in music. Learn how to find the name and the quality of an interval and learn the notion of enharmonic. Read more about...

Modes

Music modes: Learn the definition of music mode notion. Let's see and hear some example of modes like the Ionian mode, the pentatonic mode or the whole-tone mode. Read more about...

Scales

Learn all about music scales: major scales, natural minor scale, harmonic minor scale, ascending melodic minor scale, descending melodic minor scale. And learn to recognize degrees of notes in the scales. Read more about...

Enharmony

Enharmony notion in music. Learn the definition of enharmonic and look at some examples. Enharmonic means: having the same pitch in the tempered scale but written in different notation. Read more about...

Chords

Chords: Learn about the notion of chord in music and the notions of triad, root, root position, first position, second position. Look at some example of major and minor triad chords. Read more about...

Circle of fifths

Circle of fifths, learn how to use and to read the circle of fifths. Learn how to find key names, key signatures and closely related keys with the circle of fifths. Read more about...

Arpeggio

Arpeggio. Definition of Arpeggio: An arpeggio is a succession of notes issued from a chord. In a chord, notes are played simultaneously, in an arpeggio notes are played independently. Read more about...

Tonicization & Modulation

Learn about tonicization & modulation concepts and learn the difference between tonicization & modulation with some music examples. The main difference is the change of key. Read more about...

Transposition

Transposition: Learn how to transpose a melody by hand and learn how to Transpose Music at Sight. Learn the method with some transposition examples. Read more about...

Tritone

Tritone. Learn all about the interval called tritone: Tritone is an interval composed of three tones (a augmented fourth or a diminished fifth). In tonal music, the tritone is dissonant and must be resolved Read more about...

## Duration of sounds

This category is about the duration of sounds, here are all main articles:

Tempo

Tempo and beat definitions: Tempo refers to the speed at which a piece of music will be played. Beat is a regular pulse which may be dictated by a metronome. Look at some examples of tempo marks. Read more about...

Note values

Learn about note values: Double-whole note (Breve), Whole note (Semibreve), Half note (Minim), Quarter note (Crotchet), Eighth note (Quaver), Sixteenth note (Semiquaver), Thirty-second note (Demisemiquaver), ... Read more about...

Rest values

Learn about rest values: double-whole rest (breve rest), whole rest (semibreve rest), half rest (minim rest), quarter rest (crotchet rest), eighth rest (quaver rest), sixteenth rest (semiquaver rest), ... Read more about...

Relations between note and rest values

Learn about relations between note and rest values. All note values have their equivalent in rest values. For example, a double-whole note (breve) has the same duration as double-whole rest (breve rest) Read more about...

Dots and Ties

Dots and Ties. Learn about dots, double dots and ties. Dots, double dots ties and fermata are used to increase the value of a note or of a rest. Look at some of examples to understand these notions. Read more about...

Measure (Bar)

Measure (Bar). Learn all about Measure (Bar) and Bars (Barlines): Repeat bars (Repeat barlines), final bars (final barlines) and double bars (double barlines) Read more about...

Time signature

Learn all about the time signature in music: The top number refer to the number of beats in one measure (bar) and the bottom number determine the value of one beat Read more about...

Triplets

Learn all about triplets: A triplet is a tuplet that permit to divide the beat (or more than 1 beat) by 3 in simple meters. Learn how to play triplets with our examples. Read more about...

Duplets

Learn all about duplets: A duplet is a tuplet that permit to divide the beat (or more than 1 beat) by 2 in compound meters. Learn how to play duplets with our examples. Read more about...

Tuplets

In music theory, tuplets are used to divide the beat into a different way from that usually permitted by the time signature. Learn all about tuplets in this article, and how to read most common tuplets like triplets and duplets. Read more about...

## Musical terms in British and American in music theory

Musical terms in British and American in music theory are not always identical, that's why you can learn these differences in the article named British and American Musical Terms.

On this website, I will notice British and American Musical Terms with the flags and , for example:
is a whole note (semibreve )

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