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Everyone's a Musician: Pitch

by Brooke T. | Music

5 Lessons 10:28
  1. 1. Rules of Pitch 0:55
  2. 2. Note Names 2:34
  3. 3. Flats and Sharps 2:37
  4. 4. Basic Harmony 2:22
  5. 5. The Staff and Clefs 2:00



NGSS Standards

About the course

Explore the differences between Western and Eastern harmony. Starting with the basics of the 5-line staff and clefs found in sheet music, you'll break down the 12 notes in Western harmony, the musical alphabet, sharps and flats, and the concept of tonal harmony.

Can you count like a metronome? Or pitch a note like a bird? With this week's topic, you'll discover that Everyone's a Musician.


Understanding Pitch

Course overview


Rules of Pitch

Students will learn the rules of pitch by learning about the differences between Western and Eastern harmony.


Note Names

Students will learn note values by understanding beats.


Flats and Sharps

Students will learn flats and sharps by listening to notes moving up and down and writing the symbols.


Basic Harmony

Students will learn about harmony by defining and discussing the topic of harmony.


The Staff and Clefs

Students will learn about the staff and clefs by connecting what we’ve learned with where notes are put on the staff.

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  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Note Names
  • Pitch
  • Reading Music

Recommended Materials

  • Paper
  • Pencil


Brooke Trumm is a composer, percussionist, and teaching artist in New York, NY. She has her Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the University of Idaho, and her Master's in Musical Theatre Writing from New York University. Recently, she wrote songs for Rattlestick Playwright Theatre's "Village Song," and Lincoln Center's "Broadway's Future Songbook" series. Brooke has been an active percussionist for 16 years, recently performing at Bowery Electric, Arlene’s Grocery, and Feinstein’s/54 Below. Brooke has a fondness for teaching music theory, she has taught at The School for Strings in Manhattan for the last year and a half, and many years prior in Oregon and Idaho. She is excited to bring that passion for music theory and general music to learners through the Music Club.

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