Pitch Basics

Musical Time

Pitch Structures


The present tutorial provides an introduction to the materials and theory of music. The tutorial does not assume any prior musical background, but rather introduces and builds upon basic concepts through examples the reader can see, hear and explore. The tutorial explains some features of musical notation, but neither emphasizes nor requires the ability to read music. Instead, the tutorial places emphasis upon the connection between musical terms and the sounds to which they refer.

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This tutorial was designed and created by Ed Gollin
Layout and Flash adaptations by Phil Desenne and ICG, FAS Computer Services.
Copyright 2003 by the President and Fellows of Harvard University.