Music Theory 1

In this grade you will:

  • Understand Tones and Semitones
  • Understand Sharps and Flats
  • Understand Octaves
  • Learn the notes in the Note Circle (from memory)
  • Learn the Open String Note Names (from memory)

You’ll be pleased to hear that this first grade is very easy! Most people should be able to complete this stage in a couple of weeks - some in as little as a few hours if they already have some knowledge of theory or are super smart.

We’ll be looking at some practical exercises to help you remember the most important bits of information. This is to prepare you for Grade 2, where you’ll use what you’ve learnt here to work out the name of every note on the guitar neck. And that’s a pretty big deal.