UTAU-Based Basic Music Theory Classes

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  1. Avalia-Kasa

    Avalia-Kasa probably a potato tbh Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Hello!

    There's a lot of people who want to write originals in the fandom, but have trouble because they don't know how to form a scale or what length to make notes, or maybe they don't understand how to use what meter they want. While I'm not an expert, I can teach the basics of music theory from what I know and what I've taken at my college.

    This is a bit inspired by Jeremy's live UTAU classes, so this will be taught in a class fashion and you DO need to sign up. There will be a grading system and homework, but you can opt out of it if it stresses you out (and maybe just join as an audit).

    You do not need to attend every class; there will be a video for each lesson that you can watch at your leisure. All you need to do is the homework or classwork assigned each lesson, before the next week.

    Classes begin Sunday, April 12 every week at 2PM PST (you can convert it to your time here). Class ends Sunday, June 28.

    I'd like to specifically mention this isn't for advanced music theory. This is enough to make you able to write an original song, using basic knowledge of how to form a scale and use a proper meter. I won't make you re-create Bach harmonies or things like that, don't worry.

    You can sign up by filling out the form (you may privately message me if you wish for some of the info to be private, like your Skype):

    Form
    Skype username:
    Google Hangouts name*:
    Able to attend on Sundays?**:

    (*I'm unsure if I need Google Hangouts. I may just end up using Skype and join.me.
    **Lets me know whether I should forward you the video lesson automatically or not. If you cannot attend, I'll automatically send the video, but if you miss it anyway without having said no, you'll have to come to the forum or Skype to find the link to it.)

    Any homework will be updated into the thread at a later time, when class starts.

    Unless you'd rather not be added to the Skype group until the classes start, you'll automatically be put in. You can let me know if you'd rather not yet later, though.
     
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  3. The Twisted Essie

    The Twisted Essie Momo's Minion

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    wait where do we sign up?
     
  4. Avalia-Kasa

    Avalia-Kasa probably a potato tbh Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Either here in the thread as a reply or you can PM to me uvu/
     
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  5. danish cake

    danish cake fffffff Defender of Defoko

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    I'm interested. Please sign me up.
     
  6. Avalia-Kasa

    Avalia-Kasa probably a potato tbh Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Please fill out the form so I can add you on Skype & add you to the roster ovo
     
  7. bold0727

    bold0727 Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    Skype username:bold0727
    Google Hangouts name: bold 0727
    Able to attend on Sundays?: 2 - 10 PM EST
     
  8. Avalia-Kasa

    Avalia-Kasa probably a potato tbh Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Adding you to the roster! ovo/
     
  9. McCloud

    McCloud Loner Stoner Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    I've decided that I want to join.
    Skype username: McCloud049105
    Google Hangouts name: ArekkusuOkami@gmail.com
    Able to attend on Sundays?: Yes.
     
  10. The Twisted Essie

    The Twisted Essie Momo's Minion

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    Okay I pmed it to you
     
  11. Purin

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    OMG. I responded with thiso n tumblr before realizing that you had the thread here, lmao.
    If you haven't capped yet, I'd like to attend!

    Skype username: nate.nasche
    Google Hangouts name*: none (but I can make one if needed :D)
    Able to attend on Sundays?**: Most likely, unless I have filming to do, but I can let you know in advance.
     
  12. 수연 <Suyeon>

    수연 <Suyeon> Your friendly neighborhood koreaboo trash Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Skype username: Lauren Davis
    Google Hangouts name*: sayuriloid@gmail.com
    Able to attend on Sundays?**: Your 2pm is my 5pm, so more than likely.
     
  13. marshmellowguy

    marshmellowguy Momo's Minion Supporter

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    Hey Avalia! I'd love to join in! I believe you already have me added on skype but for the sake of filling this out I'd do it. :D

    Skype username: net.slums
    Google Hangouts name*: marshmellowguy@gmail.com
    Able to attend on Sundays?**: More often than not.
     
  14. dilleniidae

    dilleniidae Teto's Territory

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    Skype username: dilleniia
    Google Hangouts name*: dilleniidae@gmail.com
    Able to attend on Sundays?**: Yeah
     
  15. SCARYCHEWINGGUM

    SCARYCHEWINGGUM Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    Hey! Sorry about this, but for me your classes are really late at night. Would I be able to watch the video and do the homework associated with it?
     
  16. Avalia-Kasa

    Avalia-Kasa probably a potato tbh Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Super late, sorry, college just recently started!

    The video lessons are there for specifically that reason! You can watch the video lessons instead. However, in-class quizzes you'll have to make up anytime I'm available (you can just ask me if I'm online).

    Edit: There are only 4 more spots left on the roster!
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2015
  17. Avalia-Kasa

    Avalia-Kasa probably a potato tbh Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    4/12/2015
    The first class was held!

    You barely missed anything, so don't worry too much about it. We did a VERY short lesson on what the staff is and how to identify pitches on the treble clef. The video lesson will be uploaded later, I'll edit in when I've completed it.

    You will want to read the syllabus that I explained in class, though.

    I explained that the class is divided into different focuses; you can choose to lean towards sheet music or the piano roll.

    For the sheet music focus, your homework is here.

    For the piano roll focus, your homework is here.

    Please have it done by the next lesson ovo/ (most people took less than five minutes)

    Edit: IF YOU AREN'T IN THE CLASS, please don't do the homework. It's confusing for the roster aHA (you can look at it if you want though)

    Edit:
    I've uploaded the video lesson!
    (Sorry, it's a bit quiet)
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2015
  18. Avalia-Kasa

    Avalia-Kasa probably a potato tbh Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Class was cancelled today, but homework is still due. I'm putting together a grade sheet and will privately give you your class number! Here's the grade sheet so far--everyone's doing really well!

    Edit: If you want to join the class, there are still some spots open. I'll allow you to join if you watch the video lesson and do the homework by next Sunday. I'm editing in an "optional" for new students to just put in the registration form there ovo/ (you don't need to give me a google account anymore)
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015
  19. The Twisted Essie

    The Twisted Essie Momo's Minion

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    was there supposed to be no class today?
     
  20. Skiyoshi 十三

    Skiyoshi 十三 Lotus#12915 Defender of Defoko

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    Skype username: shaunda.a
    Google Hangouts name*: N/A
    Able to attend on Sundays?**: Yes.
     
  21. Oda Hikaru

    Oda Hikaru Momo's Minion

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    Is it still up?
     

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