Basics of Music Theory: Part I

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This video is the first in my Basics of Music Theory Series. In this episode I discuss intervals, triads and keys.

Edited by Aaron Shah

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Marcus Kruse says:

Looking forward to part two!

Whims says:

fuck me man i'm deaf


Hey Rick! do you recommend some books, i'm trying to improve my teaching"" and clear my basics. Now i know the importance of all of that.
Thanks! Best channel in history!

Prince Westerburg says:

Neo "Can you play one of those things?"
Trinity "Not yet."
Tank "Operator"
Trinity "I need music theory now!"
Tank "Uploading Rick Beato!"

AsteroidTV says:

thank you thank you, please continue with this series I am struggling a lot to comprehend score reading 🙁

FSBass says:

Lots of triads I didn't know.
Great and concise video you have here, thanks again.

Víctor says:

Please upload part II, I really need it

Ariana Gilligan says:

I'm taking music theory in September for freshman year.., save me

Dave Zahara says:

Good video! Wondering when you describe triads why you don't spell it out? Instead of major 3rd with minor 3rd on top you can say 1,3,5. It's the same thing I realize.

Kennedy Armstrong says:

Explain the words better please.

Mat Melton says:

Rick you are the best man – love all your vids. You can also maybe add in the ACE chart for triads – of course the ace chart doesn't reveal the accidentals.

AndrewRostasMusic says:

great concise video – thanks!

SJNaka101 says:

Man this is so over my head lol

Souljacker7 says:

Still too complex to me 🙁

Eduardo Medrano says:

Rick, you're a true hero, thanks for sharing this valuable content with us.

Matt Roggenkamp says:

so he's counting to an E instead to an Eb to get the A6? Im confused

Tom Llewellyn says:

perhaps I'm stupid but I can't possibly learn this fast.

Dragens2 says:

it just came to me … ben f-flat

Tom Wadsworth says:

Nice animation Rick ! Great lesson !

Mark David Teo says:

Great editing! Thanks Aaron!

fudgesauce says:

I hate to be negative on this, but take it as constructive feedback. I do really appreciate all the time and knowledge you put into your videos.

I'm struggling to understand who this video is for. Perhaps it would be OK as a refresher for someone who knew it previous and is just coming back to music after a few years. An expert doesn't need to know this, and a beginner would be lost by the firehose of information which is sprayed out. Even watching it multiple times wouldn't help a beginner — it is just enumerating a bunch of things.

Introduction to electricity: there are resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, transformers, diodes, silicon controlled rectifiers (and stuff which isn't mentioned). Diodes can be light emitting, zener diodes, made of silicon or gallium arsenide or even tubes. Current, voltage, inductance, and frequency are related to each other. Current can be unvarying (direct current) or varying (alternating current). In next week's video we'll list some household items where these electrical components are used.

Such an introduction doesn't help anyone design a circuit.

Jayden Williams says:

thank you so much for your videos Rick it's greatly appreciated!

cjegues says:

Rick this video was awesome! Please keep building this series!

ABCD27814 says:

Hey Rick, thank you so much for these lessons. I wouldn't say I'm at an advanced level, but I'd say I'm at an intermediate level, and I'm still learning. I do struggle to understand some of your other videos, but I try anyway. I truly appreciate the effort you put in and am very grateful for the knowledge you are providing.
I know that you have been considering doing music theory basics for a while (you even mentioned it in some of your videos/comments) – and this was a great lesson. However I feel that for absolute beginners, this is still quite a lot to follow. I am of the opinion that this lesson would be helpful to those who already know what you've talked about – and will help cement the foundation in their brain. I feel like this particular lesson was still advanced to people who are completely new to music.
Thank you so much for your time Rick. Hope you have a wonderful day. Chris.

Rye Grover says:

thank you so much for this theory, it is so well condensed and easy to understand!

Dejan Tesic says:

Hey fellow-beginners: Settings>Speed>0.5 (You're welcome)

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