Music Theory

MusicGoals Eye and Ear provides a tool to gain fluency with elements of music theory on the instrument, in staff notation, and by ear. Some musicians play mostly by ear and do not read music. There are also musicians that read music well but do not play by ear. MusicGoals Eye and Ear combines both learning processes. Elements of music are studied and drilled on the instrument, in staff notation, and by ear. This leads to proficiency with sight-reading, improvising, memorizing, and playing by ear. What may seem impossible at first becomes automatic with practice. MusicGoals provides a step by step method to gain knowledge of fundamentals and develop performance skills.


The following topics provide an introduction and overview to these important elements of music theory:


Staff Reading

Half Steps

Tetrachords and Major Scale

Interval Naming

Scales and Modes

Chord Construction

Chord Inversions

Reading Key Signatures

Scale-tone chords

Roman Numeral Analysis

Open Voicing Chords

Figured Bass

Secondary Dominants

Augmented 6th Chords

Neapolitan 6th Chord