Music theory for band geeks, part 1

Music notation is the written language that universally conveys both space and time. In the first session, you learn about music notation, just to put us all on a level playing field. You learn about notating:

  • Pitch (the five lines, clef, accidentals)
  • Rhythm (all those dots and flags)
  • Meter (feeling and categorizing the beat)
  • Beaming (putting patterns together)
  • Complex meter (7/8 of the time!)