Best Free Music Fundamentals Courses

Find the best online Free Music Fundamentals Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Piano Lessons For Absolute Beginners

Learn Notes on the Piano Keyboard and Music Staff, and Basic Scales and Chords

Created by Mantius Cazaubon - Musician, Pianist, Music Artist, Author


Students: 94459, Price: Free

First Piano Lessons - Learn Piano Notes on the Keyboard and Music Staff, and Basic Chords and Scales.

This absolute beginner's course will teach you how to play piano and keyboard. This is the perfect first course and introduction to piano music. You will learn to play the piano from scratch. 

Would you like to play beautiful, entertaining piano music and impress your friends and family? Are you ready to be treated like a celebrity by everyone who hears you play? Or maybe you want to take things further and become a professional player, thrilling audiences all over. If so, you need to enroll in this course

This piano course is for the complete beginner who wants to thoroughly understand the notes of the piano keyboard and music staff, as well as basic scales and chords. It takes you from the very beginning. If you are new to the instrument, this is the perfect course for you

Many piano courses are too advanced for beginners. They delve into advanced concepts that leave you confused. This course corrects that mistake. It lays the foundation you need and keeps everything simple and easy. 

By the time you are through with the various lessons, you will have understood the notes of the piano keyboard and music staff. You will know how to read notes. You will know basic scales and chords. You will have an excellent foundation in piano music and will be well on your way. 

If you're an absolute beginner in search of an amazing introductory piano course that teaches you how to play the piano quickly and easily, you absolutely need this one. 

Here's a preview of what you will learn:

  • The Notes of the White Keys
  • 2 + 3 Black Keys Pattern
  • The Notes of the Black Keys
  • Sharps and Flats
  • Half Steps and Whole Steps
  • Piano Keyboard Layouts/Diagrams
  • Middle C on Piano Keyboard
  • How to Read Notes
  • The Music Staff, Treble Clef and Bass Clef
  • Ledger Lines
  • Notes on the Keyboard and Staff
  • Accidentals (Sharps and Flats) on the Music Staff
  • How to Play Scales on Piano
  • How to Play Basic Piano Chords
  • A Lot More

Music Theory For Beginners

Arm yourself with the right foundation to pursue your musical dreams

Created by Nicole DiPaolo - Principal Theory Teacher at Liberty Park Music


Students: 19261, Price: Free

This course aims to equip beginners in music with the skill to read music and to understand music better. You will be introduced to the various elements on the music score, and we will guide you to learn all the basic theory topics, step by step. You do not have to know anything to take this course, except an interest in music theory!

We will be providing detailed video lessons with numerous practical examples for you to apply your new found knowledge in. This course can will take about a week to complete, and by the end of this course, you will be able to translate the symbols on a music score, into music on your instrument.

Beginner Strumming 15-Video Digital Course

Acoustic or Electric

Created by Guitar Jamz Guitar Lessons - 


Students: 18299, Price: Free

Who are you?

Hey guys, my name is Tim Gilberg, and I'm the founder and president of Guitar Jamz, which for nearly ten years has been one of the Web's leading guitar instruction portals. We've taught tens of thousands of guitar students around the world with an all-star roster of instructors.  

The best known among those popular teachers is Marty Schwartz. Marty teaches this course and has a massively loyal fan base because he has a way of breaking every technique down to its smallest piece ... and he always keeps it FUN in the process.

This approach has resulted in nearly a billion worldwide views on our various online channels, but what's most important is the feedback we get every day from our students. They regularly report "a-ha" moments and exclamations of, "Wow, I can finally play that!" all because of the detailed, step-by-step nature of Marty's lessons. This is especially true for beginner guitarists — even those who feel they don't have a musical bone in their body.

Now let me tell you about this course. It's called "Beginner Strumming Secrets," and it's absolutely perfect if you're just starting out for guitar.  The lessons are shown with an acoustic guitar, but you can use an electric guitar if you wish.

What's this course about, exactly?

This 15-video lesson series is the perfect supplement to a beginner guitar course. How? By teaching you how to strum easily and naturally. You'll be taught a variety of common strum patterns, and you'll be shown how to play them in a free-wheeling manner. You'll also be given ways to spice up your strumming by learning special enhancements such as palm muting, rhythmic slapping, chucking, and picking. You'll also learn about all the elements that fit into strumming, such as what a measure is, and what the different types of notes are.

What will I be able to do by the end of this course?

Simply put, you'll be able to strum you guitar in an easy, free-wheeling way. Do you ever wonder how experienced players can strum their guitars in such a relaxed and care-free manner, as if playing their instrument was as easy and natural as breathing?  Well, this course helps get you there.

Is this course for me?

This course if for you if you're just starting out on guitar.  It will be helpful if you know just a few of the simple chords starting out. No knowledge of music theory is necessary. This is a basic course on strumming. While it's probably too basic if you are already an intermediate player, the lessons do give some helpful strumming techniques and practice exercises if you feel you would like your strumming to flow more naturally.

Why should I take this course?

Look, there's already a ton of lessons online that show you how to play chords ... how to change chords ... but it's really hard to find pinpointed instruction on how to specifically improve the quality of your strumming.  This is a very focused course on a very specific — and crucial — technique: strumming. Strumming naturally and easily is a goal of every guitar player, and this course will help get you there

New Guitarist Guidebook & Checklist

The Complete Guide For All New And Returning Guitarists Ready To Begin a Guitar Playing Journey

Created by Scott Perry - Vintage Blues Guitarist & Teacher


Students: 16409, Price: Free

This comprehensive, step-by-step course will get you, the new or returning guitarist, off to the best possible start in your guitar playing journey. In it you will find a complete guidebook and checklists for:

  • checking your motivation and setting goals
  • selecting the right instrument
  • choosing the best teacher and method
  • selecting the gear & gadgets to get started
  • setting up your practice space & schedule
  • and much, much more!

    You'll also learn about the benefits of learning to play an instrument and how to stay curious and motivated during your journey!

    Finally, you'll get some insights into some of the most popular styles of guitar playing, providing inspiration and awareness of the possibilities!

    This course is absolutely FREE; so, what are you waiting for? See you inside!

    Music Composition 101: Fundamentals, Principles, and Myths

    Demystifying music composition, film scoring, music production, and more

    Created by Jason Allen - Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer


    Students: 13925, Price: Free


    Welcome to Music Composition 101: Fundamentals, Principals, and Myths. The complete guide to getting started in music composition.

    This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and develop it into something more. Whether you are an active musician or an aspiring musician, this class is perfect for you.

    When most people think of a composer, they imagine someone sitting in a dusty attic with a grand piano, a big white wig, and the year is 1800. That might have been accurate back then, but the modern composer is just like you and me. In fact, I am one. 

    In this course, I'll show you the techniques I use for writing music in a variety of styles and situations. I've worked with major American orchestras, film studios, and video game designers, so I've got more than a little experience. I'm also a PhD in music composition and a university professor (of music composition). 

    Recently I was named as a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation's Music Educator of the Year award because of my in-person university classes. Now I'm taking those classes to Udemy in an online format in order to reach more students and give them the joy of Music Theory.

    This course starts with common misconceptions about the art of writing music. I'll give you the first one right now: You don't have to be a genius. Music Composition is a skill that can be learned, with practice.

    100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

    Some of the topics we will cover in this class are: 

    • My background, and listen to some of my music

    • What you need to know

    • Myths of the composer

    • Tools of the trade: Software

    • Tools of the trade: Pencils and fine paper

    • How do you start?

    • The process

    • Program music and metaphors

    • Character sketches

    • Writing through canon

    • Form

    • Starting with a plan

    • Graphic form representations

    • Film Music and Tension Cues

    • Composing for Films and Games

    • Any much, much, more! 

    And of course, once you sign up for this class, all my other classes are yours at steep discounts! Over half off for all future sections!

    The course is a roadmap to launching your career as a composer!

    All the tools you need to prepare, organize and start your career are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

    Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can launch your music career today.

    ** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music business course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30 day money back guarantee, as per Udemy policy) **

    Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.


    Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

    ⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

    ⇢  "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce

    ⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

    ⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waited for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

      "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

    ⇢  "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook

    ⇢  "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith


    Introduction to Ear Training

    - Notes Recognition -

    Created by Ilse Lozoya - University Professor, Piano Teacher, Course Designer.


    Students: 10473, Price: Free

    ¿Do you want to start developing your musical ear?

    ¿Do you want to train your ear learning to recognize the notes of our musical system?

    ¿Are a music student beginner that wants to know more about musical language?

     This course will help you to start understanding musical language by identifying the notes, because of these easy to follow exercises, this course is excellent for beginners.

    This course is focused on training your ear on recognizing the notes C D E F G A B, which is the  C major scale. 

     This is not a course about music theory or writing the notes, so not previous knowledge is required.

    This course is the introductory one in a series of course about ear training. 

     Join this course today and start training your musical ear from scratch.


    Ilse Lozoya

    Music Industry Crash Course

    Learn How To Get a Record Deal, Write a Hit Song & Build a Fanbase

    Created by Christopher Greenwood - Teaches 22 Courses: Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur


    Students: 9938, Price: Free

    Last Update February 2016: added If I Had To Start My Career From Scratch

    As the artist Manafest I've sold over 300,000 albums worldwide over 1,000,000 singles and toured over 20 different countries.

    I've spent the last 10 years touring playing live shows, writing songs and attending conferences improving and eventually succeeding in the music industry. I'm tired of artists being broke. I have friends that have sold over 1,000,000 records but because they haven't setup their business correctly are forced to get a part time job driving for Uber.

    I have put this music industry crash course together for you - to which you have full lifetime access, including all the updates, for free.

    I "take you by the hand" and "behind the scenes" and show you everything, explaining it in simple detail with videos and written support lectures.

    See exactly why I'm so successful with my music career - see the stats in the free preview videos, below).

    • How To Get a Record Deal
    • How To Write a Hit Song
    • How To Build a Fanbase
    • How I Make Over $4000 a Month Selling Music Online


    Build a Rock-Solid SENSE OF RHYTHM; Course for All Musicians

    Play Everything with a Rock-Solid Sense of Time; Learn how to GROOVE with Songs; CONNECT with the Rhythm Section.

    Created by Cooper - Guitar Songs Masters - 100K+ Students | Founder @ Guitar Songs Masters


    Students: 8481, Price: Free

    ⭐ How would it feel like to finally be able to play perfectly in time when you are playing by yourself - and especially with other musicians...?

    This course will be the single biggest improvement to the bottom line of your musicianship: how you sound like, and how fun it is to listen to you. (And for other musicians - how fun it is to play with you)


    Did you ever feel like your sense of rhythm is not good enough? That your playing feels "sloppy" in terms of time-keeping?

    Maybe it was when you tried playing with other people, or when you were about to perform solo on stage and you noticed that you're always dragging or rushing through the chords? 

    I think that most musicians do, and not only in the first years of playing. 

    This course will be the end to this terrible, incompetent feeling.

    It never ceased to amaze me how despite the fact that rhythm is the foundation of everything in music, we tend to focus and work so much on all the other sexy things, like playing complex solos, jammin' with songs with dozens of chords, playing multiple instruments, and yet we still forget to dedicate even a tiny bit of work to the foundation of everything - our rhythm!

    When your rhythm is OFF and you're not groovin' with the song, everybody can sense it, even if not consciously. (non-musician listeners and fellow musicians alike) 

    It'll simply not be pleasant either to listen to you, or to make music with you.

    The good news are: working on your time keeping skills is the area that will give you the most fruitful "return on investment rate" of your time. 

    It's not that hard to work on it, and it does not demand a lot of time when you practice, yet the rewards are the biggest since once you do work on it - everything else that you'll play will just sound WAY BETTER. 


    WELCOME to The Ultimate Sense of Rhythm & Time Course

    In the course we will use an all-around approach (both intellectual and sensual) to hone your sense of rhythm and give it the love that it never received before.

    The result: no matter what you're going to play - it will sound way better.

    You'll also leave with the best practice routine to keep maintaining and improving your sense of time, and maybe even when you're playing a new percussion instrument of your choice!

    Here are some of the lesson topics that we'll work on, and how you'll achieve that rock-solid sense of time you always wanted:

    • Introduction to How Rhythm Works and to The Metronome - Your Best Practice Buddy

    • The #1 Most Powerful Exercise to Immensely Strengthen Your Sense of Rhythm

    • How to Really GROOVE with a Song: Make Your Listeners Wanna DANCE!

    • 8 Quick Tips for Instantly Improving Your Time-Keeping

    • Learn Different Ways In Which the Biggest Jazz Legends Use to Tap Their Feet, to Let You Drastically Improve Your Time and Ingrain a Feeling for the Beat As a Result

    • An Introduction to 14 Different Affordable Percussion Instruments That You Can Play: Improve Your Rhythm While Adding a "New Role" to Play in Jams

    • Getting Familiar with Recognizing and Playing Advanced Time Signatures: 5/4, 3/4, 6/8, etc.

    • A FUN Alternative to the Metronome: An App That'll Be Your Own Personal Drummer

    • The Drumset for Non-Drummers: Getting to Know the Master Instrument of the Rhythm

    • How to FEEL the Bass: Really Listen to It and Connect with the Bassist and the Whole Rhythm Section

    • Introduction to Different Apps That'll Inspire You with New Rhythms From Around the World to YOUR Favorite Songs

    • Introduction to All the Professional Rhythm & Percussion TERMS (and Jargon) You Should Know to Communicate Rhythm Professionally with Other Musicians

    • What's the Vibrating Metronome? And How to Get Used to Such a Radical Way of Keeping Time

    • And more!

    A better sense of time that you'll feel in every aspect of your music playing is guaranteed when you soak yourself in so much good stuff about rhythm. 

    This course is the result of a year-long exclusive study on the subject of rhythm, designed to give every musician who will take it a much more steady and sturdy sense of time.


    ? Gift - The Guitar Songs Masters Complete E-Books Library: On top of everything that's above, you'll get 8 more fancy guitar E-Books that'll help you improve your guitar life.

    1. The 14 Best Guitar Apps That You'll Actually Use

    2. 11 Guitar Practice Tips for Speedy Improvement

    3. The Complete Guitar Chords Cheat-Book

    4. The 13 Best Guitar Accessories That You'll Need

    5. My Secret Songbooks Link-Bank: Get Access to 7 Songbooks with 5000+ Songs

    6. 9 Cool Ways to Customize Your Guitar

    7. Improve Your Sense of Rhythm Cheat-Sheet

    8. 5 Fun Techniques to Spice-Up Your Cover Songs


    Why should you listen to me?

    Hey! My name is Alon Cooper and I am 29 years old. I have been teaching music, both online and face to face, to tens of thousands of students in the last six years - while traveling four different continents and jammin' and performing with many different musicians. I am mainly a guitarist, pianist and harmonica player, and I also play other instruments including the flute, trumpet and more. I am constantly looking for the best ways and shortcuts to teaching music effectively - and with FUN. The student feedbacks show that I do it very well. (:

    My guitar blog, GuitarSongsMasters-com, (founded 2014) where I share my tips for playing music, has a monthly readership of over 50K from over a 100 different countries and is one of the world's top five most read guitar blogs*. I am also the founder of the Harmonica Jamz-com courses and blog that has been online since 2016 and has thousands of happy students here on Udemy.


    Cheers, and I'm looking forward to seeing you inside, 


    *According to stats by SimilarWeb-com

    Music Theory – A masters guide to help you study

    Learn the secret to understanding music theory whether you are new to music or an accomplished musician!

    Created by Anthony Terrano - Music and Computer Science


    Students: 6735, Price: Free

    Learn how to understand complex music theory without ever learning the circle of fifths! This technique has been passed down to me by my professors and his professors before him! In this course you will be able to understand all aspects of basic music theory and grasp a better understanding of the following:

    • Key signatures
    • Triads
    • Scales
    • Rhythmic relationships
    • Chords
    • Melody and Harmony
    • And Much More!

    The course should take you at least a week of studying and practicing methods introduced in the course curriculum.

    The course is structured in a fast-pace video by video slideshow with a voice over. Full explanations of each method are provided.

    You would want to take my course if you are seeking to better your knowledge of music theory and understanding how to read everything involving music scores and triads.

    All you will need for this course is a pen/pencil. Plenty of blank paper (even staff paper would help) and your brain!

    Learn how to Read Music

    Learn to read Treble and Bass Clef with exercises

    Created by Elizabeth Louise - Harpist, Teacher and Performer


    Students: 5460, Price: Free

    Learn how to read Treble and Bass Clef.

    Learn to identify notes, note values, time signatures, and the context in which these are used.

    Download, Print and use the worksheets provided to help you learn how to read music.

    Each video offered is short so that the lesson at hand can be understood and repeated in small sections.

    Each video offers a PDF for the student to learn from. Take advantage of these resources so that you can learn how to read music at your pace.

    Introduction to Music Symbols (Grade 1, Level 1)

    Course 1 in "How To Learn Music As A Foreign Language" (The Most Comprehensive Course on Music Theory)

    Created by Ben Noynay - Music Teacher, Business Coach, Life Coach


    Students: 3323, Price: Free

    Introduction to Music Symbols (Grade 1, Level 1) is the first course in a series of 8 courses with the objective of teaching music as a foreign language. The entire 8 courses are divided into different grade levels based on the four categories of learners, namely, (1) Beginner, (2) Intermediate, (3) Advanced, and (4) Professional. 

    Music Mastermind LITE: Learn the 7 Elements of Music

    Premium beginner music theory lessons. Learn essentials: how to read, write, play, and compose music with music theory!

    Created by Andrew J. Smith - Professional Music Instructor & Performer


    Students: 3029, Price: Free

    "I thoroughly enjoyed this short course. The instructor has a lovely manner and obviously knows his stuff." - Fay

    Everything about this course is fantastic especially for beginners. I highly recommend it!" - Adriana

    In Music Mastermind LITE, Andrew answers the question, "What are the the seven essential elements of music theory?", but leaves out the fluffy nerd stuff.

    Andrew Smith's core belief is that everyone can understand music. Now, his premium music theory course is available on Udemy! It is designed for both complete beginners and newly-established musicians who want a deeper understanding of music. You can be playing and understanding music in no time! Andrew simplifies complicated topics with straight-forward, structured, and energetic teaching - so get ready to dive into music like never before!

    Are you ready to become a Music Mastermind?

    Beginner DJ for Pioneer XDJ-RX, XDJ-RX2, XDJ-RR

    Learn the basics of your Pioneer gear and get familiar with it!

    Created by Gustav . - DJ & YouTuber


    Students: 2909, Price: Free

    The course is divided into two parts.

    1. The first one explains some basic mixing techniques and many basic functionalities of the Pioneer XDJ-RX, XDJ-RX2, XDJ-RR model.

    2. A showcase of what you can learn further in my next course!

    In any case, the course is so structured that you can learn everything you need to know about the gear + more.
    But if you want to go deeper and learn many advanced mixing techniques and many others tips and tricks, the Advanced DJ Course is what you need to take your DJ skill to the next level.


    Check out a demo mix here: youtube dot com /watch?v=S9Lruwv3LtM

    What will you learn?
    Together, we will understand:

    • Introduction to your gear (Pioneer XDJ-RX, XDJ-RX2, XDJ-RR)

    • Headphones and their function

    • Features of the "Deck"

    • Features of the "Mixer"

    • EQ & what does it mean

    • Color FX & what they're used for

    • Beat FX & what they're used for

    • Cues & Hot Cues

    • Basics of Sync

    • BONUS VIDEO (Advanced Course Tutorial)


    About Me:

    I go by the name of "Gustav". I run a successful YouTube channel on DJing tutorials and everything in the EDM world! I have played at many clubs and festivals and have gotten the privilege to be mentored and taken on tour by many big name DJ's in the industry that have shared their expertise and knowledge in DJing and in the music industry! I teach all that in the second part of the course and on my channel! Just type in "Gustav" on YouTube and I should pop up!!! :)

    Thanks to the big text annotations and big zooms, you can also follow the course even from a mobile device with small display, like your phone or tablet, wherever you are! 

    This course has an overhead view, making sure you are just paying attention to whats happening on the mixer! No need for seeing anybody explain anything to you, this is all focused on the gear! 



    ***Because you took this step in enrolling in the course, I give you an incredible offer at the end for the next part of the course where I give you advanced mixing techniques, cool transition ideas and so much more! ***

    What Teacher and Learning Style Fits You?

    Learn Music in Weeks not years by finding what learning style and teacher style is best for YOU.

    Created by Micah Blake - Creator, Writer, and Speaker


    Students: 2125, Price: Free

    The Speaking Music Philosophy course is about educating people on different ways of learning music. There are a lot of different reasons people teach the way they do and understanding that will help you pick a good teacher for yourself. No one wants to waste thousands of dollars and years of there life with a teaching system that isn't working for them. 

    There are a lot of people out there that don't think they can learn music. Maybe someone told you one these things before;

    • You can't play piano because your hands are too small.
    • You need a high voice to be a good singer.
    • You can't hear pitch so you can't learn to sing.

    This list could go on for ever. These are people who don't see you and what you want to do. They don't understand music no matter how many degrees they may have. We will learn in this course what is required to be a musician and it isn't big hands. What method is good for you is it Pianoforall which is specially designed to take complete beginners to an intermediate level or something else

     We will go over what instrument may be best for you. 

    MUSIC THEORY FOR NOOBS No-Anxiety Music Theory

    Learn Basic Music Theory and Music Storytelling Foundations

    Created by Gabriel Felix - Musician


    Students: 2125, Price: Free

    WARNING: This course was developed to beginners. You will learn Harmony, theory, chords and techniques to develop your skills in music.

    • More than 44 exercises to develop speed and accuracy with PDF Attachments.

    • It's available on a PC or MAC and there is a iPad, iPhone and Android app ready to go!

    • Keeping track of which videos(lectures) you have already watched is a breeze. Udemy has a great way of keeping track of your completed lessons(lectures).

    • The entire course is organized in step-by-step easy to follow layout.

    The more you practice the better you will get. With the Right Practice style you will be able to witness fast results!

    Meet the teacher

    Gabriel Felix

    *Music degree at California College of Music;

    *Teaching since 2010;

    *More than 18.102 students at udemy;

    *More than 1 million views on youtube ’’Meio Musical’’;

    Feel free to send me any questions you might have on this course. I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

    Thanks for taking the time to look at this course. I look forward to seeing you on the inside and teaching you the beginner steps on how to become a better guitar player.

    Take action now. Every moment you delay enrolling is valuable time and lot`s of joy with the guitar lost - enrol today - click top right!

    WARNING: This course is NOT for the person who thinks by purchasing this course it will then magically give them all your guitar skills to you without you having to put the time, effort and practice. It does take practice if you want to see results. :)

    Ultimate Guitar Lessons for Online Beginners

    6 months of your complete guitar system for less than #1 Private Class, Guitar teacher Near me

    Created by Micah Blake - Creator, Writer, and Speaker


    Students: 1998, Price: Free

    Ultimate Guitar Lessons for Online Beginners is the perfect start for any guitarist. If you or your child has been wanting to learn guitar this is the time to start.  Pay the same price of this entire course as #1 Private lesson and KEEP THIS COURSE FOREVER. You can come back brush up on the basics whenever you need to, or download it and play it on the go.  It teaches you Exactly what you need to start learning guitar including;

    • Tuning your Guitar
    • Learning Your notes
    • Learning Chords and a Scale
    • Learning a Song (Chords and Melody)
    • Practice Exercises to make it easy and fun to learn

    This course sets you up to be able to play a variety of guitar styles. It also sets you up to continue your learning on your own. It sets up a good foundation to become the guitarist you wish to be.

    Who will benefit?
    • Players who want to learn good practice exercises
    • Players that struggle with improvising
    • Not for students expecting to learn songs
    • Not for students that want to learn specific licks or tricks
    • Players that want to be able to play any kind of music
    • Amateur Players wanting the tools to play professionally
    • Players who want to feel confident playing with other people

    The more you practice the better you will get. With the Right Practice style you will be able to witness fast results!

    And here's my no questions asked money back guarantee.

    There's a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee 

    Is this course for you?

    Honestly, I have know idea. And that's why we are offering a 30 day money back guarantee.

    Scroll up and click the "Take This Course" button now.

    WARNING: This course is NOT for the person who thinks by purchasing this course it will then magically give them all your guitar skills to you without you having to put the time, effort and practice. It does take practice if you want to see results. :)

    Rapidly Read Music Like a Pro

    Learn to read music in 10 easy-to-understand lectures, taking you from beginner to advanced.

    Created by James Strange - Teacher, composer, and performer


    Students: 1969, Price: Free

    This course is designed to dramatically increase your musical horizons. It will take you from little to no knowledge of written music, to being able to read and interpret music.

    It will thoroughly cover a variety of subjects:

    • Understanding clefs in music

    • Understanding major and minor scales

    • Identifying key signatures

    • Interpreting time signatures

    • Understanding note pitches within the stave, and the use of ledger lines

    • All note values and names

    • Rhythms

    • Accidentals (sharps and flats)

    • Dynamic markings

    • Syncopation

    • and so much more....!

    The course will comprise of video lectures, easily broken down in to identifiable sections, and course material such as summary sheets, quizzes, transcripts, and audio examples.

    Introduction to Contemporary Music Theory 现代音乐基础乐理

    English Speaking, 中英双语字幕

    Created by IYAMUSIC 哎呀音樂 - 現代音樂在線課堂


    Students: 1776, Price: Free

    Purpose of Course

    1 To understand the basic concepts of contemporary music theory.

    2 To learn common music terms.

    Target Students

    1 Plant beginners who first study music or an instrument.

    2 Non-English speakers who wants to study music terms in English.


    Ben Martin, graduated from Academy of Contemporary Music, UK. Author of Between The Frets and Ukulele Basic.


    1 初步认识西方现代音乐的理论基础,理解基本音乐概念

    2 学习音乐基础中英文词汇,培养阅读或观看英文音乐书籍、视频的能力


    1 音符与节奏

    2 五线谱上的音高

    3 拍号与记谱符号

    4 读谱复习

    5 音阶、和弦的构成与运用

    6 和弦的变化:扩展音与转位

    7 和弦的终止式

    8 用和弦进行简单作曲

    9 更多作曲元素:和弦进行、音符与节奏

    10 现代音乐常见的几种记谱法

    11 布鲁斯、爵士音乐的特点与即兴演奏的基本要素

    12 课题总结


    1 刚开始接触音乐与乐理的小白

    2 想要学习用英文与音乐人交流的朋友


    Ben Martin

    英国Academy of Contemporary Music毕业,上海Legato Studio音乐教师,《Between the Frets》、《Ukulele Basics》作者。

    Music Analysis For Guitar Players

    Harmony, theory, chords and techniques to develop your skills in music.

    Created by Gabriel Felix - Musician


    Students: 1491, Price: Free

    WARNING: This course was developed to INTERMEDIATE musicians. You will learn Harmony, theory, chords and techniques to develop your skills in music.

    • It's available on a PC or MAC and there is a iPad, iPhone and Android app ready to go!

    • Keeping track of which videos(lectures) you have already watched is a breeze. Udemy has a great way of keeping track of your completed lessons(lectures).

    • The entire course is organized in step-by-step easy to follow layout.

    The more you practice the better you will get. With the Right Practice style you will be able to witness fast results!

    Meet the teacher

    Gabriel Felix

    *Music degree at California College of Music;

    *Teaching since 2010;

    *More than 19.102 students at udemy;

    *More than 1 million views on youtube ’’Meio Musical’’;

    Feel free to send me any questions you might have on this course. I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

    Thanks for taking the time to look at this course. I look forward to seeing you on the inside and teaching you the beginner steps on how to become a better guitar player.

    Take action now. Every moment you delay enrolling is valuable time and lot`s of joy with the guitar lost - enrol today - click top right!

    WARNING: This course is NOT for the person who thinks by purchasing this course it will then magically give them all your guitar skills to you without you having to put the time, effort and practice. It does take practice if you want to see results. :)

    FREE – Over the Waterfall Fiddle Tune – Learn on Guitar

    Multi Award Winning, Guitarist, Performer and Songwriter - 100,000+ Students, Sandi Millar Lesson Pros

    Created by Lesson Pros - Award Winning Instructors, 100,000+ students


    Students: 1210, Price: Free

    Over the Waterfall on Guitar - Learn Bluegrass Fiddle Tune

    Learn the basic concepts and building blocks that you will need to play Over the Waterfall on the guitar. This course goal is to help you feel more comfortable and confident jamming.

    A Part, B Part, and Chords - Plus 31 full band backing tracks to play along with

    • Over 100,000 Enrollments from 182 Countries in Lesson Pros Courses

    • Featured in Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Recorded in Nashville with Grammy Award Winner

    • Winner of Contest, MNTA Most innovative Teaching System

    • Have taught along with National Touring Bands in Workshops all across the US and South America

    Why take from this gal?

    My passion is inspiring others to feel more confident in themselves and their playing.  I feel like music can do that. After years of performing and teaching all over the US. at workshops, out of my home, and through multiple schools, I was asked by many of my students to make videos of my lessons.

    I hope you will join me on the inside of this course where you will learn fiddle tunes on guitar.

    Building a strong foundation:

    • Learn the melodic structure of this fiddle tune

    • Learn the A Part

    • You will learn the B Part

    • Learn the chords to the song

    • Plus you will get 31 backing tracks to practice and jam along with

    Bonus Lesson:

    • You will also get the A Part to get you started on a new fiddle tune

    Who is the target audience for this course?

    • Anyone interested in learning fiddle tunes on the guitar 

    • For those who want to play fiddle tunes for enjoyment

    • Anyone who wants to be a performer or a musician

    • Great for anyone who wants to jam at bluegrass festivals but really doesn't know how to get started.

    Feel free to send me any questions you might have on this course.  I want to make your learning experience the best that it can be.

    Thanks for taking the time to look at this course.  I look forward to seeing you on the inside of this course and teaching you how to become a better guitar picker.
    Sandi Millar   
    Lesson Pros - Building Confidence Through Music

    Classical music appreciation: a practical example

    Music won't sound the same!

    Created by Giacomo Mura - Classical music quality listening teacher


    Students: 1152, Price: Free

    Hello everybody and welcome!

    In this short free course I am going to give you information about what and how I teach and other things related to my courses in general.

    The main body of this time together will be dedicated to a short but juicy practical demonstration of how I conceive and convey classical music appreciation teaching, my method and the result I will be aiming for in all my courses.

    Join and enjoy!

    Facebook & Instagram Ads Facebook Page Or Fan Page For Music

    Facebook ads and Instagram ads with a Facebook page for promoting music

    Created by Alex Genadinik's Teaching Assistant - SEO, Facebook marketing, business plan, communication skills


    Students: 923, Price: Free

    Learn to run ads that promote every song and at the same time build your follower and fan base on Facebook and Instagram.

    In this course, you get a complete, step-by-step screen-sharing walkthrough of how to:

    • Register for Facebook ads

    • Set up your ads

    • Target the right audiences

    • Retarget those audiences

    • Build a following

    • Also, run Instagram ads

    And you will be able to grow your fan base in a fully automated way that will allow you to save time while having more time to work on your music.

    Invest in your future! Enroll today.

    Play Any Song By Ear (Part One)

    Develop your musical ear so you can play any song by ear

    Created by Eduardo Slompo - Music Coach, Singer, Multi-Instrumentist, Music Producer


    Students: 378, Price: Free

    (First review, less than 2 days after the course was launched: "Absolutely amazing, never knew I had this ability. Totally amazed.")

    My name is Eduardo Slompo and I’ve been a musician for almost 30 years.

    If you check my YouTube channel (just search for my name on YouTube), you'll find more than 150 videos, including some One Man Band covers. I PLAY ALL THE INSTRUMENTS IN THOSE COVERS 100% BY EAR (although I do know the music theory behind it) and I've been teaching people how to train their ears to this level for more than 20 years.

    My history in music started when I had my first piano lesson at 8 years of age. I grew up playing at local church bands, my own bands, as a musician for other artists and sometimes just as a solo artist. Still as a kid I started to notice some patterns in the way music is organized and my ears started to naturally understand and identify those patterns and match them to the music theory I was learning at my piano lessons. When I was a teenager I started teaching these concepts and patterns to other people and I’ve been doing that for more than 20 years now.

    I’ve packaged all these concepts and patterns that I have developed and have successfully taught to hundreds of students over decades into a series of courses for musicians who already know how to play an instrument but can’t play by ear. It's a unique approach that you won't find anywhere else. It's extremely practical, with plenty of activities all the time.

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a very experienced musician – IF YOU CAN PLAN AN INSTRUMENT AT ANY LEVEL BUT CAN'T PLAY BY EAR, THIS SERIES OF COURSES IS FOR YOU.

    (For private lessons just message me here or email me at

    Learn Piano Basics in 60 Minutes (Vol. 1)

    Taught By Julian Keyz

    Created by Julian Keyz - Instructor at LESSONS By InNo


    Students: 331, Price: Free

    Music is a universal language.

    Everyone has a favorite melody. Music allows people from all backgrounds to come together and share a common love. Although there are many different types of music, they all start with the same fundamentals.

    Having knowledge of music basics can be a beneficial skill in many aspects of life. Knowing these functions not only allows an individual to comprehend the language, it also allows them to tap into their own creativity and contribute towards the historical heritage of sound.

    This book series is intended to provide a concise, simple and effective way of explaining the fundamentals.

    This course is taught by Julian Keyz.

    Julian Keyz is an American recording artist, musician, record producer, singer/songwriter, actor, dancer, author, philanthropist and entrepreneur.

    Born and raised in Chicago, IL, he became involved in the local music scene at the age of 10. He became a 3x Amateur Night Winner at the world famous Apollo Theatre in Harlem, Manhattan, New York by age 12. Simultaneously, he became one of the original Chicago BullKidz dancers for the Chicago Bulls for 3 seasons. Shortly after, he established an acting and modeling career by booking commercials and commercial prints for McDonalds, Coca-Cola Minute Maid, MTV, Disney, Nickelodeon, Burlington Coat Factory, Value City and others.

    In 2012, Julian established his independent record company and brand under the name VIBES By InNo or simply InNo. The company serves his business interest with subsidiaries that include a music academy and a music marketing agency.

    On March 9, 2020, Julian released his debut independent album InNo State of Mind to favorable reviews.

    Apart from music, in May 2019 Julian graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing.

    Origins of the Sine Wave

    A comprehensive lecture on understanding sinusoids and deriving the wave equation for audio

    Created by Akash Murthy - Audio Programmer


    Students: 266, Price: Free

    Sinusoids are among the fundamental building blocks of any analog or digital audio signal. A single sine wave is said to be the purest tone you can audibly achieve, and because of this, they are used extensively as control signals for testing equipment and applications and plugins. But why? Why are sinusoids fundamental? And how are they formed? What even are they in the natural world? We’ll address all of this and more in the course.

    The course starts from humbling beginnings where it looks at the geometry of right angled triangles, and explore a beautiful relation between static shapes and periodic functions. It takes a look at unit circles and deconstruct them to find that at the heart of all circles are periodic functions which we call sinusoids. It looks at all the attributes and properties of sinusoids and what real world effects they have when these properties are changed, and in that process derive an equation for a generic sine wave. And finally the course explores why they are fundamental in nature by observing how sinusoidal behavior is baked into every day objects that we might take for granted.

    You don’t need to have any prior knowledge for this course. Any mathematics that appears in the course is accompanied by many illustrations and animations to visually paint a picture of these concepts. If you are getting started with digital signal processing, audio programming or if you’re just enthusiastic about understanding audio at a deeper level, this is a course for you.

    HOW TO PLAY ANY SONG BY EAR – the basics

    Finding and playing your favorite melodies

    Created by Michael Emenau - Music Teacher, Performer and App Developer


    Students: 255, Price: Free

    • Follow the step-by-step process to learn the melody of any song

    • Discover techniques for pitch recognition

    • Internalize your sense of melody

    • Connect your voice and ears to find notes on any instrument

    • Learn how to find and play a melody by ear

    • Discover octaves and their function

    • Learn and play popular songs without reading music

    • Introduction to playing songs in different keys

    • This course is a taken from a section of my course "Play Music by Ear- From Beginner to Fluency"

    GCSE Music Theory

    A guide to acing GCSE music

    Created by Raphael & Katherine - Final Year BMus Conservatoire


    Students: 210, Price: Free

    This video series will help you go through the basics of the GCSE music exam. The course will cover both listening and theory, with each video ending with a quiz to test your knowledge. This course will be useful for both those currently studying for the GCSE paper, and those who are looking to learn the fundamentals of music theory.

    The topics covered are:

    Musical Language

    Chord Identification - Learn how to identify chords using Roman numerals

    Phrases and Cadences - The building blocks of music. Learn about the most common types, and how to identify each.

    Texture - Learn to differentiate between the three most common textures: Monophonic, Homophonic and Polyphonic

    Ornamentation - Learn about the tools composers used to embellish their works. There are many different types of ornaments, and this video covers the ones you will most likely come across. These include trill, turns, mordents (upper and lower), acciaccaturas, and appoggiaturas.

    Instruments of the modern orchestra - An introduction to the orchestra, giving an overview of the different sections

    Musical Forms and Composers

    Classical Periods 1600-1910 - Learn about the developments in music that took place between 1600-1910, simplified as the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods

    The Requiem - Covers the history and key features of the musical form: Requiem

    Aaron Copland's Rodeo - This is a set work and one that will need to be learnt in a lot of detail. This video covers everything you need to know to ace the essay questions, with musical examples to help.