- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 19
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Musical Timbre of Instruments and Singers: Definition
Course SummaryHelp your students master AP music theory with this flexible homeschool curriculum course. Our short video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes work as an interactive study guide that is accessible on any mobile device at any time.
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- Quality Content: Engaging animations and real-life examples make music theory foundational topics easy to grasp for students with multiple learning styles.
- Students Learn Efficiently: The self-based course allows students to learn at their own pace.
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- Use the video lessons as your primary AP Music Theory homeschool curriculum or as supplemental material.
- Complete each unit at your own pace.
- Watch lessons, reviewing or pausing as often as you need.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Check understanding through lesson quizzes and unit exams.
AP Music Theory Learning Objectives:
- Become familiar with the fundamentals of music.
- Learn how to read notes and build musical scales.
- Distinguish among the different musical forms.
- Understand the basics of meter, rhythm, tempo and time signature.
- Determine major and minor key signatures.
- Understand the importance of background instruments.
- Find out what thick and thin musical textures mean.
- Learn how musical dynamics provide information about intensity and volume.
- Distinguish between harmony and melody.
- Identify the instruments in an orchestra.
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