It's our belief that every musician needs to have the theory knowledge that supports their playing, singing, or composing skills. Theory is often perceived as being rather dull, but at Music Matters we believe in making it fun, engaging, and fully relevant. This comprehensive course features all the content you would be expected to know for a grade 1 theory exam, with detailed explanations and working examples, walking you through each area step by step in a clear and informative manner. You'll also see written examples for each topic and most importantly, we connect all the theory with sound, so you know exactly how each topic comes across in real music.
Sign up today. You'll soon feel really confident with music theory and it will revolutionise all your music making!
Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.
Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.
Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.
Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.
It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!
PreviewLesson 1 - Rhythm (16:12)
StartLesson 2 - Time Signatures, Beaming and Bar Lines (20:46)
StartLesson 3 - Clefs (21:16)
StartLesson 4 - Accidentals, Semitones & Tones (15:37)
StartLesson 5 - Keys & Scales (23:40)
StartLesson 6 - Degrees of the Scale & Intervals (4:19)
StartLesson 7 - The Tonic Triad (5:19)
StartLesson 8 - Writing an Answering Rhythm (10:57)