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Music Theory Comprehensive Complete! (Levels 1, 2, & 3)

A Complete College-Level Music Theory Curriculum. This edition of the course includes levels 1, 2, & 3.

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

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Students: 82013, Price: $79.99

Students: 82013, Price:  Paid

** UDEMY BESTSELLER **

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

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


Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take music theory (or music interest) and turn it into a usable skill. Whether you are an active musician or an aspiring musician, this class is perfect for you.

For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Udemy use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

This class is a Comprehensive class - it will have many parts, going through my entire annual curriculum.

This Edition of the class is the "Complete" Edition: It contains levels 1, 2, & 3 in their entirety. 

Included in this course: 

  • 151 Video lectures, following my college Music Theory Curriculum. 

  • 28 Downloadable worksheets for practice (with answers!)

  • Access through discounts to my entire network for music classes

  • Membership to the class theory-learner community

Because this is three classes combined into one, going through every topic we cover in this class would make for a very, very long list. Here is just a hint of all the topics we cover:

  • My approach to Music Theory

  • Tools you will need to learn Music Theory quickly and efficiently

  • Music software: Notation programs

  • The elements of the Score

  • Pitch Names

  • Pitch Classes

  • Octaves

  • The White Keys

  • The Black Keys (not the band!)

  • Half-Steps and Whole-Steps

  • Clefs

  • Intervals

  • Naming Octaves

  • Identifying Notes on the Staff

  • Identifying Notes on the Keyboard

  • Beat and Beat Divisions

  • Tempo

  • Downbeats and Upbeats

  • Dotted Rhythms

  • Time Signatures

  • Ties

  • Accidentals

  • Form in Music Notation

  • Chromatic and Diatonic scales

  • Ordered Pitch Class Collections

  • The pattern of a Major Scale

  • Scale Degrees

  • Solfege

  • Writing melodies with major scales

  • Analyzing melodies

  • What it means to be "in key"

  • Key signatures

  • How to identify key signatures

  • Popular song analysis

  • Building triads (chords)

  • Diatonic chord progressions

  • Roman numeral analysis

  • Inversions

  • Finding chords by formula

  • The thirds inside of a chord

  • Finding fifths by finding thirds

  • Diminished triads

  • Augmented triads

  • Chords on the guitar

  • Full Analysis: Canon in D (Pachabel)

  • Full Analysis: Minuet in G (Bach)

  • 7th Chords

  • Major 7th Chords

  • Minor 7th Chords

  • Dominant 7th Chords

  • Tendency Chords

  • Using the Circle of Fifths for Songwriting and Composition

  • Borrowing from Closely Related Keys

  • Scale Degree Names

  • Tendency Tones

  • Compound Meters

  • Compound Meter Signatures

  • Reading and Writing Compound Meters

  • Triplets, duplets, and Quadruplets

  • Finding Minor keys by alternations to Major

  • Patterns in Minor keys

  • Relative Minor keys

  • Parallel Minor keys

  • Minor keys in the Circle of Fifths

  • Using Minor Keys for Songwriting and Composition

  • Diatonic Chord Progressions in Minor

  • The V Chord and Minor and the Leading Tone Problem

  • Harmonic Minor Scales

  • Melodic Minor Scales

  • ...and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for this class, you automatically get huge discounts on all the upcoming parts of this class.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is 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.

Test Prep: 

This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.
Captions are also included in Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.

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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

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

Music Theory Classes

Learn everything from the complete basics to the advanced cocepts of music theory. Music theory is the study of music.

Created by Caleb Curry - Educator, YouTube Partner.

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Students: 41388, Price: $89.99

Students: 41388, Price:  Paid

This is a course that will dive into many areas of music theory. This series is for those who want to download or watch my series ad-free. The topics covered by this series include:

  • The science of sound (pitch, frequency, volume, etc...)
  • The musical alphabet
  • Notation
  • Clefs
  • Scales
  • Steps and intervals
  • Triads and extended chords
  • Circle of 5ths
  • Notes and rests
  • Swing and polyrhythm
  • Time signatures
  • Chord progression and harmonizing scales
  • Modes
  • Transposing
  • Transcription
  • acoustics and psychoaoustics
  • Ear training
  • and MORE!!

For musicians and students taking music classes, this course does not require that you play an instrument. We take away the aspect of an instrument and study the core of music using just notes. No need to be an expert piano player or guitarist, all you'll want to have is a little bit of thinking power and maybe a notepad to take some notes (music notes that is :P). If you are a musician, applying this information to your instrument will drastically improve your knowledge and skill level.

Even if you have no musical experience, this course could be for you. With this series, not only will you dive into the basics of music but you will also learn a lot about acoustics, ear training, pitch and frequency, harmonics and overtones, and more. Even if you are not studying to be a musician, this course has content that will help you understand sound as a whole. This means that if you are a computer technician, an audio producer, a commercial designer, a video producer, a studio designer, or anything else dealing with sound, you could benefit from this course!

The course should not take too long to complete, but it is recommended that you stop after each video to take notes and memorize material. For some topics, you might need to practice or rewatch the video a few times to get everything (there is a lot of content in this course). Try to memorize...Memorizing this content will forever impact your musical knowledge and make you enjoy music that much more!

Music Theory for Electronic Music COMPLETE: Parts 1, 2, & 3

Electronic music theory, digital music theory, and dance music theory. Learn music theory with ableton live and more!

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

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Students: 36797, Price: $124.99

Students: 36797, Price:  Paid

** UDEMY BESTSELLER **

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

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

Welcome to the MUSIC THEORY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPLETE Guide!

This course is a combination of all three of my Music Theory for Electronic Musicians classes: Music Theory for Electronic Musicians, and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 2, and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 3. 

In this class, we learn how to work with the piano roll editor in a DAW to make harmonies, melodies, and whole tracks, and then we expand on those ideas and work with harmonic patterns (harmony) that is richer than just major and minor. 

Production Techniques Through Theory The most important part of this class is an extensive foray into using these techniques in actual tracks. I'll be creating 9 tracks through this class, right along with you, each using a different technique so you can see exactly how I incorporate it right into my music.

Full Sessions After each production project, I'll give you the whole session of what I made using the techniques for you to play with. You can download it, expand on it, re-work it, and even release it as your work.

If Your Music is Missing Something, This is Probably It. If you are finding that you are writing track after track, and while they sound good, there is something they are missing - then this it. You are missing the sense of harmony that professional producers have. In this class, I'll arm you with all the tools you need to produce those tracks just like you imagine them.

Who should take this course?  
Anyone interested in producing their own music. This will get you up and running and give your tracks a unique sound in no time.

Structure 
This course consists of video lectures, which all contain a session in Ableton Live 9. If you are using a different program (or none at all), no worries! This isn't a class on how to use Ableton Live, and the concepts can be applied to any DAW.

Some of the step-by-step guides in this course will be:

  • Finding notes, chords, and keys in your audio program

  • The 7 intervals and how to put them together

  • The steps to finding the key of your track (or any track!)

  • The most common chord progressions

  • The steps to using inversions to take your track from good to amazing.

  • The 4 types of 7th chords

  • The top techniques for writing a melody to fit a chord progression (and vice-versa!)

  • The 7 modes and their uses

  • 19 Exotic scales and how to use them (include MIDI files!)

The course is a roadmap to finding the missing piece in your tracks, or just getting started making great tracks.

All the tools you need to make, produce, and start your music 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 start making great tracks today.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee) **

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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

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Part 4, 5, & 6

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.

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

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Students: 36226, Price: $119.99

Students: 36226, Price:  Paid

** UDEMY BESTSELLER **

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

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

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take music theory (or music interest) and turn it into a usable skill. Whether you are an active musician or an aspiring musician, this class is perfect for you.

For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Udemy use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

This class is a Comprehensive class - it will have many parts, going through my entire annual curriculum.

MUSIC THEORY COMPREHENSIVE COMBINED: PARTS, 4, 5, AND 6 is three courses in one: It includes my three top Music Theory Comprehensive courses: Part 4: Modes & Counterpoint, Part 5: Counterpoint Complete, and Part 6: SATB Composition.

In this class, we will cover:

  • My approach to Music Theory

  • Tools you will need to learn Music Theory quickly and efficiently

  • How Modes Work

  • The History of Modes

  • Identifying the Musical Modes

  • Incorporating modes into popular music

  • Analysis of popular and classical music, including the Simpsons TV Theme Song, and the Beetles.

  • Interval Exploration

  • Compound Intervals

  • Rules for Inversion

  • Augmented Intervals

  • Diminished Intervals

  • Enharmonic Equivalence

  • Labeling Dissonance

  • Counterpoint in Species 

  • The Rules of Counterpoint

  • Compositing with Counterpoint

  • Types of Contrapuntal Motion

  • Creating music with Counterpoint

  • Tools of Counterpoint

  • Second Species Counterpoint

  • Metric Accents and Diminutions 

  • Resolutions

  • Passing Tones

  • Consonant Skips and Leaps

  • Neighbor Tones

  • Writing Compelling Melodies

  • Third Species Counterpoint

  • The Cambiata

  • Double Neighbor Tones

  • Fourth Species Counterpoint

  • Rhythmic Displacement

  • Suspensions

  • 4-3, 7-6, and 9-8 Suspension Types

  • Consonant Suspensions

  • Chains of Suspensions

  • Fifth Species Counterpoint

  • Free Counterpoint

  • My approach to Music Theory

  • Tools of Counterpoint

  • Types of Motion in Counterpoint

  • 18th Century Counterpoint

  • Chordal Dissonance

  • Cadences in Bass/Melody Accompaniment

  • Cadences in 4-Voice Accompaniment

  • Non-Chord Tones in 4-Voice Accompaniment

  • Suspensions in 4-Voice Accompaniment

  • Example Analysis Projects

  • Writing 4-Voice (SATB) Lines

  • SATB Notation

  • SATB Ranges

  • Voice Crossings

  • Doubling

  • T-D-T Phrasing

  • Establishing Tonic Areas

  • Establishing Dominant Areas

  • Resolving Leading Tones (in 4-Voice Accompaniment)

  • Harmonic Rhythm

  • Texture (in Song)

  • Worksheets and Music for Practice

  • ...and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for this class, you automatically get huge discounts on all the upcoming parts of this class.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is 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.

Test Prep: 

This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee) **

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

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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

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

The Complete Piano & Music Theory Beginners Course

Learn all piano and music theory basics quickly, and save big on months of initial private lessons!

Created by Musicians Inspired - 50,000+ Students, 7,000+ Reviews, 12 Courses

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Students: 19698, Price: $99.99

Students: 19698, Price:  Paid

Brand new to music? 

Have some music theory gaps you need to fill? 

Always wanted to play the piano, but didn't know where to start?

If any of these are true, take this course!

I want you to learn piano and music theory quickly.

That's why I worked hard to make this the most compact, engaging, and easy to follow piano and music theory course on Udemy. 

I cut out the fluff, logically structured lectures, and worked hard to lay out concepts clearly.

By the end of this course you'll understand

  • Proper piano technique

  • The white and black notes of the piano keyboard

  • The elements of music (notes, intervals, chords, scales)

  • The Major and Minor Keys

  • Rhythmic Subdivision

  • How to read sheet music (the notes on a page)

This will give you a solid foundation to pursue more advanced study.  Whether that's with a private teacher, or more advanced piano courses on Udemy.

Learning the keyboard / piano is also a great instrument to start with and will help you learn other instruments faster.

I think you'll really enjoy this course and I look forward to seeing you on the inside!

Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Part 7, 8, & 9

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.

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

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Students: 18572, Price: $119.99

Students: 18572, Price:  Paid

** UDEMY BESTSELLER **

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

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

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take music theory (or music interest) and turn it into a usable skill. Whether you are an active musician or an aspiring musician, this class is perfect for you.

For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Udemy use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

This class is a Comprehensive class - it will have many parts, going through my entire annual curriculum.

MUSIC THEORY COMPREHENSIVE COMBINED: PARTS, 7, 8, AND 9 is three courses in one: It includes my three top Music Theory Comprehensive courses: Part 7: Harmonic Expansion, Part 8: New Progressions, and Part 9: Diminished.

Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I'll back to it as fast as possible (within a day). 

In this class, we will cover:

  • Tools of Counterpoint

  • How Inversion Names Work

  • 7th Chord Inversion Names

  • The Chordal 7th

  • Root Position V7 - I Resolutions in SATB Voicing

  • Inversions of V7 - I Resolutions in SATB Voicing

  • Exceptions to Voice Leading

  • Doubling Concerns in 7th Chords

  • Figured Bass

  • Figured Bass and Roman Numerals

  • Studying with Bach

  • "Realizing" Figured Bass

  • The Pre-Dominant Phrasing Area

  • Moving from Root Position IV to V Without Parallels

  • Predominant 7th Chords

  • Harmonization Steps

  • Finding Cadences

  • Finding the Right Chord Progression

  • Finding the Right Inversions

  • The Cadential 6/4

  • Chord Function

  • Writing Cadential 6/4 Chords

  • Neighboring 6/4 Chords

  • Pedal 6/4 Chords

  • Writing Neighboring 6/4 Chords

  • The Arpeggiating 6/4 Chord

  • Parallelism in Music

  • New Analysis Notations

  • The V7 as a Tonic Expansion

  • Other V7 Expansions

  • The Double-Neighbor V7 Expansion

  • Submediant Expansions

  • Chord Progression Sequences

  • Descending Fifth Progressions

  • Descending Sequences in Minor

  • Other Fifth Related Sequences

  • Making a Quick Key Change 

  • Part-Writing with Descending Fifth Sequences

  • Descending Third Sequences

  • Descending Thirds in Minor

  • Ascending Third Progressions

  • Progressions by Second

  • 4-Voiced Progressions by Second

  • Analysis: Canon in D

  • Analysis: Bach, Cello Suite No. 1

  • Finding Chords in Monophonic Music

  • Finding Chord Function in Bach

  • Secondary Dominant

  • Toniciziation

  • Key Modulation

  • Changing Keys

  • Practicing Harmonization

  • Melodies for Practice

  • Worksheets and Music for Practice

  • ...and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for this class, you automatically get huge discounts to all the upcoming parts of this class.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is 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.

Test Prep: 

This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30 day money back guarantee) **

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

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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

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

Music Theory – Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced Rudiments

Music Theory Comprehensive - Music Theory Guitar, Piano, Violin, etc. - Music Theory from Scratch - Music Theory 101

Created by Shervin House - Best-Selling Instructor

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Students: 16241, Price: $19.99

Students: 16241, Price:  Paid

Hi there, my name is Shervin House. I am a Violin Instructor, and I am certified in the Advanced Rudiments of Music Theory & Harmony by the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Have you always wondered how music is made, or have you ever aspired to one day write your own song? In this course you will learn everything that you will need to know about Music Theory, starting from the very basics and covering everything up to the Advanced Music Theory material, as categorized by the RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music).

  • Jack: "Very thorough, everything is explained clearly and using visuals to make the learning experience easier. Loved the course, could not be happier. I would recommend it to anyone"

This course is for beginners. You don't need to know anything about Music Theory in order to follow along. In fact we even cover how to read music from the basics in the first unit in order to make sure everyone is able to keep up without any prior knowledge. Furthermore, you can learn and follow the material regardless of what instrument you play; whether you play the piano, the guitar, the violin, or any other instrument.

You will learn how elements such as the key signature and the time stamp can be used as powerful tools in writing music, and how they will set up a blueprint for our song. You will discover how to construct chords, how to write melodies, how to begin and end phrases, how to adjust your music based on the instrument you want to use or the key you wish you play in, and much more..

  • Ben: "Easy to follow, clear, engaging, thorough. If you want to learn music theory, this instructor is your guy"

By the end of this course, you will have a complete understanding of the fundamentals of music theory, as well as gaining the ability to start composing songs like a pro. My aim with this course was to break down all of these complicated concepts and explain them by using visuals and piano keys, so that you will have a far easier time wrapping your head around these confusing topics; in short, I will take you by the hand and walk you through all of these fundamentals step by step.

  • Jamie: "This was a very in depth and interesting course. I didn't know much about Music Theory, but I was able to follow along no problem. Definitely recommend it.."

What can you expect from this course?

  • The most in depth music theory course online

  • A complete guide for those who are beginners to music

  • All the basics covered, material such as how to read music, how rhythm works, etc.

  • All questions answered within 24 hours

  • All the fundamentals covered, all through beginner, intermediate, and advanced rudiments of music theory

  • And of course... 30 day money back guarantee! (No questions asked)

If you don't know music theory, or if you have tried learning on your own and found it to be super confusing and difficult to understand, then let me reassure you that you have nothing to worry about; follow me, and I will be your humble tour guide into the crazy world of music.

Music Theory for Electronic Producers – The Complete Course!

Join Successful students in Music Theory for Electronic Producers for Creating, Arranging, and Analysing Music Theory

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer

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Students: 12963, Price: $129.99

Students: 12963, Price:  Paid

Learning how to write and create music effectively will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it

In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of Music Theory and ideas techniques and formulas to use when creating your own electronic music to allow you more options. You'll learn the beauty and the power of music theory that's used by professionals today. 

With over 8-hours of video, this music course is JAM PACKED with information to help you learn music theory to help you improve at music theory today!

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Tomas and I have a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) Degree in Music Composition. I’m also the creator of some of the world's most popular music production courses - with over 200,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones:

Really great teacher of music theory, taught exercises into great depth but explained exercises simply, recommend it to anyone who has never studied music theory before - Milo Cesaro

Very useful lectures which provide me a lot of information and improve my skills dramatically. His teaching method also helps me easily to understand. Thank you so much Tomas. - Huy Nguyen

It helps a lot, I recommend it for beginners who have never learn anything about music. The lessons are enjoyable and there's a lot of examples about composing. - Alessio Perez

What is this Music Theory course all about?

In this Music Theory course will cover such topics as:

• Major scales,

• Minor scales

• Major chords

• Minor chords

Diminished chords

• Chord progressions

• Modulation

• Relative majors

• Relative minors

• Modes

• Song analyse

 Deconstructed several tracks

• Writing a song from a drum beat

• How to write a song from a chord progression

• How to write a song from a melody

• How to write melodies

• How to write harmonies

• How to work out keys and scales

• Pentatonic scales

• And more.

What you'll learn in this course will make you a better at music production, and improve your songwriting abilities in any Digital Audio Workstations!

Learn to love music theory and creating electronic music with these easy to learn techniques!

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and we'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Tomas.

Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Part 10, 11, & 12

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.

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

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Students: 10986, Price: $109.99

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** UDEMY BEST SELLER **

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

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

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take music theory (or music interest) and turn it into a usable skill. Whether you are an active musician or an aspiring musician, this class is perfect for you.

For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Udemy use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

This class is a Comprehensive class - it will have many parts, going through my entire annual curriculum.

MUSIC THEORY COMPREHENSIVE COMBINED: PARTS, 10, 11, AND 12 is three courses in one: It includes my three top Music Theory Comprehensive courses: Part 10: Diminished!, Part 11: Melody & Motives, and Part 12: Secondary Dominants.

Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I'll back to it as fast as possible (within a day). 

In this class, we will cover:

  • Tools of Music Theory

  • Identifying types of diminished 7 chords

  • Whole diminished chords

  • Half diminished chords

  • Training your ear to find diminished chords

  • Expanding tonic with leading tones

  • The viiº6 chord

  • Doubling in the viiº chords

  • Tendency tones

  • Unequal fifths

  • Resolutions for viiº7 chords

  • Expanding tonic with viiº

  • Harmonizing with viiº7

  • Mystical properties of the whole diminished chord

  • Pivot chords

  • 4/2 Chords as tonic expansion

  • Using ii4/2

  • Neighboring 4/2 chords

  • Passing 4/2 chords

  • Why phrases are important

  • Identifying Phrases

  • Finding Motives

  • Labeling Motives and Phrases

  • Melody Augmentation

  • Melody Diminution

  • Melody Inversion

  • Melody Extension and Truncation

  • Countour, Rhythm, Transposition, and Interval Alterations

  • Harmonizing altered melodies

  • Musical Sentences

  • Musical Periods

  • Antecedents

  • Consequents

  • Performing Phrases

  • Hypermeter

  • Phrase Rhythm

  • Analyzing Bach

  • Identifying Sequences

  • Melodic Sequences

  • Harmonic Sequences

  • Diatonic and Chromatic Sequences

  • The Descending Fifth Sequence

  • Alternating Inversions in Sequences

  • Ascending Fifth Sequences

  • Descending Third Sequences

  • Secondary Dominants

  • Chromatic Chords

  • Tonicization and Modulation

  • Secondary Leading Tone Chords

  • Leading Tones To Five

  • Tonicizing Other Scale Degrees

  • Leading Tone of Anything

  • Analyzing Beethoven

  • Resolving Secondary Dominants

  • Embellished Resolutions

  • Irregular Resolutions

  • ...and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for this class, you automatically get huge discounts on all the upcoming parts of this class.

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is 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.

Test Prep: 

This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30 day money back guarantee) **

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

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⇢  "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

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

The Complete Introduction To Music Theory Course

Intervals, Scales, And Chords From The Ground Up

Created by Matthew Carano - Multi-Disciplinary Instructor

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Students: 10653, Price: $109.99

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⇉ Watch the promo video to see How You Can Learn Music Theory from the ground up.

⇉ Join Over 275,000+ Students Who Have Enrolled In My Udemy Courses This Year!

⇉ 7,500+ Five Star Reviews on our courses prove Students Who Enrolling Are Getting Real Results!

Then this course is for you! Click "Take This Course Now" For Instant Life-Time Access!

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Hi, My name is Joe Parys and Together working with Matt Carano of The Music Class, we will take your music theory knowledge and understanding to a whole new level though a series of video tutorial lectures and quizzes. In this course you will learn to:

  • Identify and create major and minor scales.
  • Identify and create major, minor, augmented, and diminished chords.
  • Understand the Circle Of Fifths, and it's relationship with keys and scales.
  • Identify and create intervals and their inversions.
  • Identify and create diatonic chords.
  • Create chord inversions.
  • Identify scale degrees.
  • And more!

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Being a musician is more than just playing an instrument or singing. It's about understanding music fundamentals like theory. Knowing theory gives you the ability to understand the music you hear, and communicate the songs in your head. This makes you a better singer, player, and bandmate.

With the right mindset, understanding, and application of the teachings in this course, you will instantly begin to move towards understanding and learning music theory!

When I learn something new about the topics covered in this course, I add it to the course - at no additional cost to you! This is a course that will continue to add value to you as a musician or music lover.

In addition to the Udemy 30-day money back guarantee, you have my personal guarantee that you will love what you learn in this course.

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What I can't do in this Course..

I can't guarantee your success – this course does take work on your part. But You Can Do It!

I am also not responsible for your actions. You are responsible for 100% of the decisions and actions you make while using this course.

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This course will not remain this price forever! It's time to take action!

Click the "take this course" button at the top right now!

...every hour you delay is costing you money...

See you in the course!

Sincerely,

Matt Carano & Joe Parys 

Orchestral Music Composition & Music Theory for Video Games

Learn orchestral video game music composition & game composer music theory secrets to compose music for any video game!

Created by Benjamin Lynott - Veteran Music Producer, Audio Engineer

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Students: 9245, Price: $89.99

Students: 9245, Price:  Paid

Learn the composition, NOT the unnecessary technicalities!

This course does not contain FMOD, WWise, or any other middleware. Game composers do not need to know how to use these softwares. The sound designers or developers of the game will integrate your music for you. The only reason a composer would ever need to know how to use these softwares (and why you see so many articles telling you to "LEARN FMOD") is because you need to understand the logic and principles behind how game audio actually works. You just need to understand how music is implemented into a game, not actually implement it yourself. Developers just want to make sure you know how, and what they mean when they ask you to compose 'adaptive music for trigger zones', or 'music tags for each loop'. This course will give you all of that knowledge, without the need to learn any additional softwares!

"Familiarity with audio middleware is a useful skill. At the very least, it affords us valuable insight into the process by which our music is incorporated into game projects. In my experience, most development teams prefer to handle their own audio implementation." - Winifred Phillips (God of War, Assassin's Creed, Little Big Planet, et al.)

What will you gain from completing the course

  • Psychological music theory secrets to manipulate players into feeling specific emotions

  • The game composer's job, mindset, and approach to composing for games

  • How the orchestra works, and how to set up a virtual orchestra in your DAW

  • Compositional guidelines for writing melodies, basslines, harmonies, chords, and rhythms

  • How to score for emotion, setting, and mood/atmosphere

  • Game-specific compositions like stingers, main titles, pause menus, multiplayer menus, character music, etc.

  • How to ensure your music is immersive and doesn't become distracting at any point

  • How adaptive music works, and which audio-integration techniques game developers may ask you to compose for

  • How to compose for various genres of video game, including Linear, Non-Linear, and Interactive

  • Essential techniques to mix and master orchestral music, and get your music sounding balanced, wide, and professional

  • Exporting the files, and what audio format game developers are looking for

Additional Content:

  • Various downloadable PDFs and links to additional reading/study

  • Projects throughout so that I can see your progress, and offer feedback on your work

  • Additional lecture hidden into the course wrap-up

  • An ENTIRE section dedicated to in-depth mixing techniques, taken from my EDM course to give you all the tools you need to achieve a modern, wide, and full sound - it's almost as if you're getting two courses for the price of one!

I share everything I know with you

Everything I teach you in this course has taken me years to learn. You're gaining 10+ years of game music composition knowledge in one complete course.

The game industry is growing astronomically each year. It's going to need some talented composers to provide music for every new game!

What's in it for me?

Honestly, the gratification of seeing students succeed and learn. I am very passionate about teaching, and I truly believe that we should all be helping each other grow as composers and music producers. Musicians are extremely tight-lipped, and secretive about their techniques. I simply don't understand this. Which is why I am sharing this course with you to teach you the secrets behind why some game scores are so emotionally powerful, and why others just fall flat.

Requirements:

  1. You will need to have a DAW (FL Studio, Ableton, GarageBand) and an ability to use the software to practice the techniques I teach you.

  2. You will also need to have a very basic understanding of music theory. Throughout the course, I am talking about notes, chords, minor, and major. I have tried to simplify everything as best as I can, but you will need this basic theory to be able to understand the concepts!

So if you're ready to learn professional game music composition, music theory secrets, mixing, and mastering, buy the course and take your skills to the next level. There is a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you dislike the course (or me), you can receive a full refund. There really is nothing to lose!

SONGWRITING SIMPLIFIED: Music Theory, Melody & Creativity

Songwriting for PIANO and GUITAR. Chord Progressions, Scales, Melodies, and Lyrics... with no Music Reading!

Created by Steve Glazer - Musician, Songwriter, Teacher, Entrepreneur

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Students: 8216, Price: $99.99

Students: 8216, Price:  Paid

Writing a song is not as difficult as you think!  If you can play some basic chords on Piano or Guitar, this course will teach you literally everything you need to know to get you started writing songs like the pros:  Practical Music theory, Chord Progressions, Melodies, Song Structure, Lyric Writing, Creativity, Songwriting Tips & Tricks, and... YOU WON'T HAVE TO READ A NOTE OF MUSIC!  And if you are a beginner player, you'll learn even more about Chords and Scales throughout the course. 

SONGWRITING SIMPLIFIED will take Pianists and Guitarists step by step through the entire songwriting process, and by the end of the course, you will have written a complete song: Chords, Melodies, and Lyrics!  

ALSO:  Are you a singer who is frustrated by having to depend on someone else to help you write your songs?

No problem!  This course will teach you basic chords on piano and guitar to get you started writing basic Chord Progressions to help you communicate your songs to other musicians you're playing or writing with.

Also included in the course:

  • Easy-to-read charts of Piano Chords AND Guitar Chords for all Major and Minor Keys. 

  • Easy-to-read charts of Piano Scales AND Guitar Scales for all Major and Minor Keys. 

  • Samples of hit Chord Progressions used in Pop, Country and Rock styles.

  • Insider tips that will help you write catchier melodies (hooks) in minutes.

  • Details on how to Transpose any song into a key that fits your vocal range.

  • Over 20 FREE Downloadable PDF's

  • And much more!

Practical Music Theory 101 For Guitar

Learn Basic Music Theory For Guitar And Master The Fretboard With Ease!

Created by Henry Olsen - Beginner Guitar Expert - 100,000+ Happy Udemy Students

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Students: 7471, Price: $139.99

Students: 7471, Price:  Paid

Do you want to understand the fretboard?

Would you like to know how to build any chord?

How about being able to play in any key?

If you answered YES to these questions, then you're in the right place! My name is Henry Olsen, and I've been teaching guitar for eight years. I've taught thousands of students online and one-on-one, and have a 4.5 average rating after almost 3000 reviews on Udemy! Now it's time for me to show you basic, everyday, music theory and how it applies to the guitar. This course is full of practical, everyday examples and explanations that will turn YOU into a guitar wizard.

You will:

- Learn the musical alphabet and how to master it the easy way and save years of frustration and confusion

-Learn to understand and build any chord with ease

-Learn secret formulas and shortcuts that will save you months of confusion

-Play and understand intervals in any key flawlessly

-Instantly master and visualize the entire fretboard

-Learn to develop and locate triads and "triad islands" all over the neck

-Learn and understand all of the musical keys all over the neck with ease

-Understand relative major/minor keys and how to use them

-Learn sus2, sus4, 7th, minor 7th, 9th,11th, 13, diminished, augmented and many more types of chords

-Learn and understand chord inversions and effective ways of using them

-Master the major & minor scale in any key

-Learn how the notes from the major scale are used to build chords within a key

-Learn how to play and visualize the major & minor scale on any string

-Learn how intervals relate to chords and their color

The course also comes with "in-video" scales and charts, so it's easy to follow.

Of course, you also get all of the files as a downloadable PDF so that you can learn anytime and anywhere!

I've been testing and refining this course on real beta students for the past month, and their results have been off the charts! That's why I'm very confident that this course will be an incredible asset in your guitar journey.

Imagine the next time someone asks you to pick up the guitar at a family gathering and NOW you can play songs everyone knows and enjoys with ease and confidence. You'll be the star at the party, and everyone will love you for it!  After you join this course, you won't need to imagine anymore. I take you step-by-step and note-by-note through all the elements necessary to make this a reality in a short amount of time!!!

The course also comes with a 42-page picture chord book, so you'll have an easy time following along with all the lessons.

This method has WORKED on thousands of students, and I know it will work for you!

Become the guitar player you've always dreamed of being and JOIN NOW!!!

You won't regret it!

Here are what some of my students have said in the past!

"Just amazing, Can't ask for more simple and easy step by step learning.

The good thing is I'm learning, and the instructor is proving to be the best. Glad

I found this course! Thank You, sir!"

"I have just completed this course and would comment accordingly.

Extremely well-constructed, laid out and balanced course, targeting all

the key areas of guitars and gear. The information and advice provided

by Henry Olsen gives the student a sound grounding and prepares

them for their journey ahead. I found the lectures most informative and

stimulating and has further invigorated me to explore some new aspects

of my playing too. Highly recommended, and I would urge anyone,

certainly a beginner, to work through this course. Thank you, Will."

See you inside!

Henry

Music Theory and Reading Music – The Beginners Guide!

Learn How Music Theory, Reading Music, and Writing Music Can Make You Better at Music Production and Music Composition.

Created by Tomas George - Music Producer, Composer and Audio Engineer

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Students: 7333, Price: $124.99

Students: 7333, Price:  Paid

Learn Music Theory and Reading Music in this New Course!

Many people try to learn music but struggle because there is so much to know!

Most quit before they even get started.  :(

That's because they've never been taught the program in a step-by-step, easy to learn manner.

But that isn't you now, is it?

You have found the perfect course for learning music theory. It doesn't matter if you have no experience at all, this course was designed to teach you music theory and reading music in the most effective means necessary.

With over 5 hours of video, this music course is JAM PACKED with information to help you learn music theory to help you improve at writing music today!

The videos build on one another so that as you work through this course, you will understand more and more!

Pretty sweet, huh?  :)

Not only that, but this course is also designed so that if you already know some music theory or how to read music and just need help with a specific principle, you can skip directly to that topic!

So who can benefit from learning music theory?

Understanding the basics of music is useful for a lot of careers, industries, and hobbies. It doesn't matter if it's songwriting, music production, instrument playing, music composition, or singing. This course will cover ideas that can be used in any niche!

Each section goes into specific detail of the principle being shown so that you will feel comfortable using them on your own.

This course will cover:

  • Basic Music Theory

  • Reading Music

  • Writing Music

  • Analyzing Music

  • Notes

  • Rhythm

  • Scales

  • Modes

  • Chords

  • Changing Keys

  • Piano Chords

  • Guitar Chords

  • and so much more!

Other great stuff you might want to know..

Not only will you get over 5 hours of music theory video content and lessons and a new life skill, you will also have direct communication with the instructors to help you along.

This includes direct messages, discussions, and specialized projects in the course that will allow you to interact with the instructor and others.

Feeling lost?  Don't worry, we are here for you!

As they say, "Come for the course, stay for the community."

Well, that's not the exact phrase, but you get what I mean. :)

What else is there to know?

What else?  What else?!

Well there is that little 30 day money back guarantee thing.

That basically means that if you don't enjoy this course for any reason at all, you can get a full refund up to thirty days since the time you purchase it.

It's a win-win situation!

and we applaud winners.

So what are you waiting for?!

The time is now to stop procrastinating and begin learning music theory so that you can take full advantage of everything that it has to offer!

Enroll now in this course and get started!

Music Theory #1- Circle of 5ths Master Class 12 Keys

Secret Tips fully revealed - Circle of 5ths - Major Keys, Chord Progressions - Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Piano, Violin etc

Created by Rosa Suen - Best Seller Music Teacher, 35 Years Pianist, 25,00+ students

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Students: 7282, Price: $124.99

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*** ENROLL IN THE #1 RATED Music COURSE ON UDEMY TODAY! ***

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Review from Sam: Revolutionary way to learn chord progression!

  Already knew circle of 5ths when I first learned theory,  but didn't know that it also can be used to chord progression for every  key.  

  Rosa structured the whole course in such a detail where it takes you  from a player who can't play without score to a player who can start  playing simple songs by ear. But what is more important is that you can  advance further from there by playing in different keys, exploring more  advanced chords using her concept. 

  Even if you are an advanced player, I think this course still can help  you build a solid foundation in understanding the chord progression in  more details. 

  Highly recommended! 

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Review from Ángel Candelaria:   Very Useful 

A great resource for both students and music teachers. HIghly recommended!

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Review from Barbara:  Circle of 5th's really is magic for learning! 

  This course is so full of information it will keep you  busy for awhile. The Magic Circle has helped me learn Key Signatures,  the order of Sharps and Flats, Roman Numerals & Chord progressions.  There is a Chart  in the course that is helpful also. I loved the  exercises which helped me retain the information. Best course on the  Circle of Fifths I have ever encountered. Quality course. 

 

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The Circle of 5ths is a fascinating music tool for students studying piano, guitar, ukulele ... and as a matter of fact, all instruments studies! 

  • Have you ever wondered what the letters mean?

  • Do you know how to make the Circle of 5ths come alive for you?

  • What is the difference between Circle of 5ths & Circle of 4ths?

  • How about learning a simple formula to find all the scale tones of all 12 Keys!

  • Use my trick to quickly identify the sharps & keys of 12 keys w/o calculation!

  • Learn to know the Circle of 5ths like reading the time on the clock!

  • Learn the 2 Circles Trick to find Chords  I, IV, V7 of all 12 Keys!

  • Learn a visual concept to find out the 7 diatonic chords of all 12 Keys!

  • Learn all 5 Secondary Dominant Chords of all 12 Keys!

  • Learn the great value of 6 Dominant Chords in a song!

  • Quick way to see all the 12 Important Chords to harmonize any songs!

  • Follow simple formulas to play by ear using the Circle of 5ths to guide you.

  • You will learn many of the chord progressions of popular / standard songs

  • You will eventually learn to write your own songs using the Circle in any Key you wish.

Here's the Secret: Turn the Static Circle of 5ths into a Dynamic Moving Circle. When you watch your circles move, you know exactly what I am talking about! 

                                                                               

Learn how to let the 12 tones interact with each so that they can dance together and run harmoniously

                                                                                 

Learn all my Magic Circle Tips (from my 35 years of music journey)  so that you can make full use of the Circle regarding music harmony in the next 5 HOURS. 

                                                                                 

In this course, I will even show you how to make a DIY Circle of 5ths so that you can use this musical tool to practice all your piano techniques. 

 

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This is a Comprehensive Course covering Music Harmony - Basic to Advanced!   

Even Advanced Music is made EZ for you to understand in the presentation! 

 

You are going to see PATTERNS & Music Harmony in ONE FLASH! 

 

147 Lectures + 4 Hours of Video  

  • 28 Topics Covered

  • 12 Songs Analysis using Circle of 5ths

  • 7 Key  Exercises on the Circle of 5ths

  • 15 Chord Progressions from the Circle of 5ths

  • 47Magic Circle Tips

  • 14 Bonus Videos

                                                          +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++   

The Following Main Topics are covered in the Circle of 5ths Course with Music Theory & Music Fundamentals fully explained:

1. The Magic Moving Circle

2. Know the 12 o' clock position 

3. How will you write the 12 Tones? 

4. Pattern of Magic Circle Movement 

5. Circle Reveals all 12 Key Signatures 

6. Circle Gives The Order of Sharps and Flats in Key Signatures 

7. Magic Formula to Get 7 Scale Tones of all 12 Keys 

8. Magic Circle Numerals: Basic Chords for all 12 Keys - I, IV, V7 

9. Magic Circle Reveals 7 Diatonic Chords - 7th Chords 

                                         

10. Roman Numerals for 7 Diatonic Chords                                             

11. Minor 7 Chords Movement - ii7, iii7, vi7                                             

12. Create your Own Musical Tool: Circle of 5ths                                           

13. Magic Circle - Significance of Dominant 7th Chords                                           

14. One primary dominant chord in each key                                             

15. 5 secondary dominant chords in each key 

16. A total of 12 dominant chords in music 

17. Songs have both primary & secondary dominants in chord progressions 

18. How Secondary Dominant Chords are derived from 

19. 2 Roman Numerals for Secondary Dominant Chords 

                                           

20. Learn the Trick to only One Roman numeral notation for secondary dominants                                             

21. Roman Numeral Template for Secondary Dominants                                             

22. Capital vs Small letters                                             

23. Secondary Dominant Chords in all 12 Keys                                           

24. Create 2 Circles to see everything in ONE Flash

 

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Application: 12 Songs Analysis using Circle of 5ths: 

  1. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 

   2. You are My Sunshine 

   3. Amazing Grace 

    4. Hey Jude 

    5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 

    6. Heart and Soul 

     7. Try to Remember 

     8. Tennessee Waltz 

     9. We Wish You A Merry Christmas 

   10. Home On the Range 

   11. Five Foot Two 

   12. My Way 

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  7 Exercises in the Circle of 5ths: 

1. Find all 12 Scale Tones of 12 Keys in One Flash                                             

2. Find all Sharps & Flats of 12 Keys In One Flash                                             

3. Find all Basic Chords in One Flash                                             

4. Find all 7 Diatonic Chords in all 12 Keys in One Flash                                             

5. Find all Dominant Chord movement in One Flash                                             

6. Find all V7 to I Chord Progression in One Flash                                             

7. Find all 5 Secondary Dominant Chords in all 12 Keys in One Flash 

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15 Chord Progressions: 

                                           

1. I - IV                                             

2. IV - I                                             

3. I - V7                                           

4. V7 - I                                           

5. I - V7 - I                                           

6. I - V7 - I - IV - I                                           

7. I - IV - I - V7- I                                             

8. ii7 V7 I                                             

9. vi7 ii7 V7 I                                             

10. iii7 vi7 ii7 V7 I                                             

11. II7 V7 I                                             

12. VI7 II7 V7 I                                           

13. III7 VI7 II7 V7 I                                           

14. VII7 III7 VI7 V7 I                                           

15. I - I7 - IV 

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52 Magic Circle Tips 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 1: 12 Unique Tones 

Magic Circle Tip 2: Make Your Circle Run 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 3: Home Chord at 12 o' clock 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 4: 12 Tones Correspond to 1 Octave 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 5: Circle does not move alphabetically 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 6: Chord Tones like to Move up in Perfect 5ths 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 7: Chord Tones like to Move up in Perfect 4ths 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 8: Up in 5ths and Down in 4ths at the piano 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 9: Easy to Identify the Sharps & Flats 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 10: Right Side - Sharps 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 11: Left Side - Flats 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 12: Add 1 More 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 13: Order of Sharps - Start at F 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 14: Order of Flats - Start at B 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 15: Clockwise for Sharps & counter clockwise for Flats 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 16: Add one Extra 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 17: Slash at 11 & 5 o'clock 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 18: No need to use charts anymore 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 19. Basic Chords (I, IV, V7 ) are together as a family 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 20: Chord 1 alternates between Chord IV & V7 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 21: Chord V7 resolves to I - Final Cadence 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 22: Amazing Grace Chord movement 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 23: Can predict chord progressions - Hey Jude 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 24: 7th Chords: IM7, ii7, iii7, IVM7, V7, vi7 vii dim 7 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 25: Minor 7 Chords - ii7, iii7, vi7 are side by side together 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 26: Use Template and no need to use charts 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 27: 1625 Minor Chord Movement 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 28: 1625 Repeating in Heart and Soul 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 29: 36251 in Try To Remember 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 30: Create Your Own Circle 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 31: Only One primary dominant chord in each key 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 32: New inner template for V7 to * 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 33: Only 12 V7 Chords in music 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 34: Secondary Dominant V7/V7 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 35: Secondary Dominant V7/ii7 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 36. Secondary Dominant V7/vi7 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 37. Secondary Dominant V7/iii7 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 38. Secondary Dominant V7/IV 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 39: 2 Roman Numerals for each secondary dominant chords 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 40: Primary Dominant vs Secondary Dominants 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 41: Secondary Dominant Chords Resolve Back to Diatonic Chords 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 42: Inner Template with Simplified One Roman Numeral 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 43: Difference in Capitals and small letters 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 44: All Secondary Dominants in Capital Letters 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 45: Template to see all secondary dominants in ONE flash 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 46: 5 Secondary Dominants for C Key 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 47: Have 2 Circles In Front of You 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 48: I - I7 - I Chord Progression 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 49 II7- V7 - 1 Chord Progression 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 50: VI7 - II7 - V7 - I Chord Progression 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 51: III7 - VI7 - II7 - V7 - I 

                                           

Magic Circle Tip 52: Combining all the chord progressions in one song 

 

Enroll into the course and I will see you in there, 

Rosa 

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Thanks Rosa for the instructions on making the Circle of 5th's. 

I am learning in leaps and bounds with your courses. I am more motivated than I have been in the past to keep learning. It's fun now to watch you play and hope to one day be nearly as good. 

Thanks Rosa! 

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Music theory for complete beginners

The fundamentals of sound in time, learn how to teach yourself to read, write basic rhythms and the skill to play them

Created by Miguel Fajardo - Violinist

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This course is about understanding the very basis of music: sound. More precisely of sound in time. No matter what kind of instrument or musical endeavor you're interested, the most fundamental concepts are always the basics of sound in time, the rhythm.

We take an approach to study the basics of music in a way everyone can learn with no past musical experience whatsoever.

It is directed toward people who wants to learn music by themselves.

We include tutorials, exercises, and dictations as our main way to understand and practice the concepts.

Our approach is 100% practical, you should be making some rhythms from the very beginning, and have some solid skills by the end of the course.

Is very important to take a course like this before trying to learn any instrument, or try to compose, because, you need a solid foundation that sometimes teachers don't have the time to share.

Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers – Complete Guide

This is the only Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers you will ever need. Learn Music Theory the Easy & Quick Way

Created by Martin Svensson - Logic Pro X Certified Music Producer, 20 000 + Students

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Are you producing Electronic music? Do you struggle with Music Theory and always wanted to learn but always felt like it was too hard or not really necessary to learn how to play piano? Do you want to know how to learn Music theory for electronic music producers?

Welcome to this course where I will learn you Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers. In this course, all of the music theory is made in the Piano Roll and you will only learn what is relevant to us Electronic Music Producers out there. 

In just a day, you will learn how to create your own chords, how to understand rhythms, how to detect different notes and learn other cool tricks that will help you to understand and creating those cool Chord Progressions that all of the big guys do out there. 

Trust me - this is the only course you need. After taking this one you will be able to create chord progressions, extract bass-lines from chords and learn how to remix popular songs with just one single rule!

  • Learn Music Theory the easy way and create chords and melodies with just the Piano Roll.

  • Create Chord Progressions and learn how to extract Bass and Melodies from a Chord Progression.

  • Learn how to remix commercial tracks by using This Music Theory Method.

  • This Music Theory Method is being used by many Electronic Music Producers today.

There are a lot of different Music Theory courses out there and they cover A LOT. When I watched a course here on Udemy I got bored after watching just 15 minutes. I don't really want to know how to play Piano or Guitar since I'm not a musician that plays instruments. I use my computer as my instrument and that is why I've chose to skip the boring parts. 

I will learn you a method that big producers uses such as Avicii and Afrojack.

I'm a Music Producer from Stockholm, Sweden and I have been producing music since 2006 for other producers. I started out with music production on the same Swedish music platform as Avicii did and shared a lot of different techniques over there, like this particular technique that I'm showing in this course. Since then I have produced music for several electronic music producers and artists both big and small.

All of this + many more tips and tricks will make your productions a lot more sense - and you are now able to create your own chord progressions and melodies!

That's it guys, see you in the course :)

Music Composition with the Piano: Ultimate Keyboard Theory

Music Composition - The Ultimate Guide to Piano, Chords & Music Theory for Producers, Film Composers & Songwriters.

Created by Jack Vaughan - Composer, Producer and Teacher | LeanMusician.com

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This music composition course has four core elements:

  1. An extensive introduction to piano technique, theory & arrangement

  2. Fundamental & advanced harmony & music theory at the piano taught & learned in a practical way you can start using immediately. (as opposed to learning how to read, which isn’t as efficient as a learning strategy.)

  3. A look at powerful compositional techniques and strategies to help you generate material and problem solve when you get stuck

  4. Conventions and structures of piano chords, progressions and songwriting, so that you can analyse and grow your knowledge of building songs & tracks.

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Many composers, producers and songwriters feel restricted by their lack of ability and knowledge of music theory at the piano. Without doubt, one of THE greatest things you can do to supercharge your composing and songwriting abilities is to gain greater technique and experience in modern day harmony at the piano.

The aim of this course is to give you a powerful and extensive compositional vocabulary, from the ground up - right up to advanced music theory, chords & harmony. And it does it all through a practical, hands on experience of theory at the piano, and it’s all accessible without having to read any music.

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This course was designed for three types of musician, the beginner and intermediate

  • Producer

  • Composer (Film & Games)

  • Songwriter  

For the beginner, this course takes you from literally ground zero into the building blocks of what makes music work, right up to advanced harmony - without skipping a beat. You’ll learn to write a wealth of different material at the piano and start your composing journey off right with a powerful skillset at the piano.

For the intermediate composers, producers and songwriters who are already serious about their craft but feel restricted by never really getting their head around piano & theory - this course covers almost everything you need to know. It’s built from thousands of hours (literally) of experience in private teaching with composers, producers & songwriters with a highly experienced teacher. For those of you who feel your writing ability is held back by your piano, arranging, compositional strategy & harmonic knowledge this course is completely designed for you.

And even if you’re basically semi-pro, but think your piano technique, voicings and harmonic knowledge are missing a trick, I still know the course will be of value to you. We cover extended Jazz Harmony, thematic writing, non-diatonic chord relationships and more.

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At the end of this course not only are you going to feel more strong and fluent as a writer, you’re going to be able to solve critical problems on the fly whilst composing; things like:

  • ‘Where do I start? How do I generate material?’

  • ‘I have a chord progression, how do I make it more interesting?’

  • ‘How can I make my chords sound more sophisticated?’

  • ‘I have a chord progression, but I don’t know where to take it next’

  • ‘What’s the musical science behind why that sounds like it does

  • ‘I have chords, how do I add a bass line?’

  • ‘I have a melody, how do I add chords?’

  • ‘I have chords, how do I add a melody?’

  • ‘I have a bass line, how do I add chords?’

  • ‘My melodies sound a little dull, how can I make them more interesting?’

  • ‘If my chords are going to stay the same, how can I make them sound different or more inspiring for the next section?’

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At the end of this course, you’re going to be able to:

  • Express yourself and your ideas fluently

  • Know how to compose well & use extended music theory without having to involve yourself in reading music but by understanding simple patterns at the piano.

  • Unleash your writing with tools to unblock the writing process and generate material with ease

  • Be able to write anything from classical music, to jazz music to mainstream music - because the fundamental building blocks of harmony are largely the same.

  • Build interesting chord progressions and choose from hundreds of other options when something doesn’t sound quite right

  • Alleviate a lot of writer's block!  

  • Have specific principles, techniques and formulas for making music work at your fingertips

  • Teach others the fundamentals of music theory and composition and keep teaching yourself so that you can learn and master piano more and more.

This course contains many piano tutorials on piano scales, piano chords, exercises and is the perfect way to learn piano online.

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More of the elements we cover:

  • How to write a song

  • How to compose music

  • How to improvise

  • All the most common piano chords and how to create them instantly

  • How to play jazz chords on the piano

  • The most common chord progressions and how to manipulate them into your songs

  • How to write music compositions for film or games

  • How to write themes for characters in films or musicals

  • The fundamentals of musical composition

  • How to compose piano music

  • How to play keyboard scales

  • What chords sound good together

  • How to modulate between different keys

  • How to create different feelings with literally hundreds of different scales (I’m not talking about different root notes here with just minor, major, blues etc - this is a whole other level of scales you’ve probably never used.)

  • How to transpose between different keys and transpose the songs you love into the right key for you or someone else to sing to

  • How to accompany singers

  • Many different accompanimental patterns to suit different circumstances

  • How to analyze music

  • How to read chord symbols

  • How to find the key of a song

  • Why the favourite sounds of your fav artists are so

  • How to write effective melodies that are really interesting

  • How to structure your compositions well with harmony

  • How to voice and arrange and play your chords in interesting ways

  • How to write bass lines

  • How to write effective voice leading with 3 or 4 parts for orchestral string writing

  • How to create pretty much any chord from scratch, including: major, minor, diminished, augmented, suspension, major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th, diminished 7th, 9th chords, 11th chords & 13th chords.

  • How to reharmonize and make your progressions rhythmically interesting

  • The power of tension and resolution in music writing

This course has A TON of theory in it. But the goal is not to turn you into a theory monster who composes theoretical music. The goal of this course is to give you fluency and OPTIONS so you can choose who you want to be and how you want to write, and express yourself in your own unique way.

Above all, you should know that I obsess about teaching effectively - there’s no rambling, tangents, wasted space or filler. It’s not 30 hours (yet) because I’ve made every video super condensed and to the point, whilst trying not to rush. I also care deeply about and teach you how to think & learn music effectively.

I hope to see you on the inside

Jack Vaughan

Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Parts 13, 14, & 15

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.

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

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Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and level up. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this class is perfect for you.

For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Udemy use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I'll back to it as fast as possible. 

This class is a combined class and includes all parts 13, 14, and 15.

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

In this class, we will cover:

  • Modulation and Tonicization

  • Rules for Modulation

  • Using Pivot Chords

  • Analyzing Mozart

  • Modulating to V using Pivot Chords

  • Modulating to the Relative Major Using Pivot Chords

  • Pivoting from I to IV

  • Pivoting from i to v

  • Rules of Pivoting

  • Direct Modulations

  • Abrupt Modulations

  • Analyzing Bach

  • Modulations by Secondary Dominant

  • Modulation Challenge

  • Mary Had a Little Modulation

  • New Developments in Form

  • Binary Form

  • Rounded Binary Form

  • Binary Form in a Minor Key

  • Phrasing in Binary Form

  • Balanced Binary Form

  • Simple Ternary Form

  • Composite Ternary Form

  • Baroque Era Contrapuntal Devices

  • The Subject

  • Fortspinnung

  • Compound Melody

  • Step Progressions

  • Analyzing the Subject

  • Real and Tonal Answers

  • The Countersubject

  • Invertible Counterpoint

  • Double and Triple Counterpoint

  • Exposition Analysis

  • The Episode

  • Analyzing the Episode

  • Graphing a Fugue

  • Double and Triple Fugues

  • Stretto

  • Inversion

  • Augmentation

  • Diminution

  • Canon

  • Why do we care about Fugues?

  • Mode Mixture

  • 4-Voice Harmony in Mixture Settings

  • Modification to Earlier Rules

  • Solfege in Chromatic Settings

  • The Chromatic Pre-Dominant Chords

  • The Neapolitan Six Chord

  • Analysis: Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)

  • Analysis: Piano Sonata in D Major (Mozart)

  • Italian Augmented 6th Chords

  • French Augmented 6th Chords

  • German Augmented 6th Chords

  • Resolutions to Augmented 6th Chords

  • Analysis: Mozart String Quartet

  • How to Study for Music Theory Placement Tests

  • ...and much, much more!

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is 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.

Test Prep: 

This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory 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.

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Music Theory

An in-depth and straight forward approach to understanding music.

Created by Jonathan Peters - Award-winning Composer

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Why should I learn music theory? Isn't it just "theoretical" knowledge that I won't really use? Nothing could be further from the truth! Music theory also has many practical applications. A musician who has studied music theory has a huge advantage over a musician who has not. Not only will they read music more fluently, their performances will be more musical because they will understand the various elements of music and how all the parts work together. Song writers and composers with a background in music theory will also have a huge advantage over those without such a background. In fact, for those who want to write music, there is nothing more important than having a firm understanding of music theory.

Why You Should Take This Course:

  • you will be learning from a professional musician and award-winning composer

  • the course is in-depth and covers all levels 

  • the material is presented in a straight forward and easy to understand approach

  • the videos and PDFs get right to the point, and do not ramble on for lengthy amounts of time saying very little and leaving you confused

  • you will go beyond just definitions and terms and get the added benefit of learning the "why" behind the subject matter  

Includes:

  • 112 lectures

  • over 350 diagrams

  • over 90 audio examples

  • 369 memory questions

  • 45 on-line quizzes

  • nearly 1,000 quiz questions

  • exercises, experiments and downloadable music apps

Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Parts 16, 17, & 18

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.

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

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Students: 2867, Price: $109.99

Students: 2867, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and level up. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this class is perfect for you.

For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Udemy use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I'll back to it as fast as possible. 

This class is a combined class and includes all parts 16, 17, and 18.

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

In this class, we will cover:

  • Chromatic Sequences

  • The Lament Bass (The saddest music in the world)

  • Common-Tone Diminished 7th Chords

  • Chromatic Mediants

  • Common-Tone Modulations

  • Chromatic Inflection Modulation

  • Descending Fifth Modulation

  • Enharmonic Diminished 7th Chord Modulation

  • Voice-Leading Chords

  • A Return to Modes

  • Pentatonic Scales

  • Whole-Tone Scales

  • Octatonic Scales

  • Linear Analysis

  • Integer Notation

  • Pitch Class Sets

  • Set Operations

  • ...and much, much more!

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is 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.

Test Prep: 

This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.

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

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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

Prepare for Music Theory ABRSM 1 to 5

All you need to know to fast track to success with the ABRSM theory examinations grades 1 - 5.

Created by Michael Luck - Founder of Music Theory Online

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Students: 2075, Price: $39.99

Students: 2075, Price:  Paid

This course of instruction covers the grades 1 - 5 ABRSM theory syllabus in full. Within the syllabus you will be shown the basic principles of music theory covering key areas which will enhance your understanding and lay the foundations for study at higher levels. The learning modules cover accidentals, adding missing bar lines, intervals, key signatures, major scales, notes & note values, questions on a melody, simple time signatures, single dotted notes & rests, the stave, tonic triads, treble & bass clef and writing a rhythm to name but a few. The majority of the course is delivered via video tuition. However after each module you can test yourself with the end of section quiz. Some of the modules also have links to additional information and worksheets. This course will provide you with a fast track opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge to pass the graded theory exams. This knowledge will open up many doors for aspiring musicians. If you acquire a certain amount of understanding of the 'nuts and bolts' of theory you will be able to learn to read music with ease. Having an understanding of theory will increase your opportunities of playing music with others. If you read music you can join local groups, bands or orchestra's and enjoy playing with like minded musicians. If you need to gain your grade 1 - 5 ABRSM theory exam or if you just wish to brush up on your theory knowledge, this course if for you. ABRSM currently works in over 90 different countries around the world so there is probably the opportunity for you to sit an exam wherever you maybe in the world.

The Elements of Music | Music Theory and Foundations!

Three Music Courses in One: Comprehensive Music Theory and Music Skills Development. Music theory you can use.

Created by Rajiv Narang - Creative Director, Producer, Writer, Composer, Bassist

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Students: 1682, Price: $89.99

Students: 1682, Price:  Paid

                 Three courses in one: Music Theory, Ear Training, and Foundations of Music.

Take your music theory to the next level and fill in gaps in your knowledge and develop solid foundations now!

Learn music theory while developing the skills to hear and apply the concepts.  Don't just cover music theory - learn to hear concepts!

Practice modules of increasing skill development follow each section.

Learn the basic elements of the musical score by completing assignments with free music scoring software!

         Take steps toward becoming a fully formed musician with three courses in one.

Welcome to The Elements of Music.  Drawing from and expanding on our top-selling music course, these lessons are designed to develop a deep understanding of music theory and apply this knowledge through carefully created ear training modules, skills building units, and lessons in music theory.

                                  Enroll now and accelerate your musical journey.

What Students Are Saying

"This guy can put the knowledge inside your mind. I've got his bass masterclass and I can say that this is another great course for anyone who wants to become a better musician."

"The instructor really makes these courses fun. He puts a lot of energy into making the material very engaging and makes every aspect of learning music interesting and memorable... Since following this course I cannot tell you how much my understanding has improved.  Bravo"

What You'll Learn

Learn music theory, put that theory to practice in ear training, and then apply these two combined skills to applications in songs.  Take the complete journey from theory to sound to song.

Develop a deep understanding of the fundamentals of music theory while building the skills to recognize what you hear and what you see.

This course is for those who want a deeper understanding of the musical world from theory through to application.  It is suitable for beginners as well as intermediate students who seek to polish their skills and clarify their musical understanding.

There is also optional participation in the Active Learning Workbook so that you can learn by doing as you complete projects on a musical score with a variety of instruments.  Learn the elements of music theory by doing.

Build the solid foundations to propel yourself forward in music with integrated music theory!

Learn music theory and much more including:

Foundations of Music Theory

Fundamentals of the Music Score

Music Notation for Multiple Instruments

The Overtone Series

Learning to Sing and Play on Pitch

Key Signatures - All Keys

Time Signatures - Basic, Compound, and Odd Meters!

The Major Scale and the Minor Scales - Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor

All Seven Modes

Chord Progressions

The Circle of Fifths

Chord Construction - Triad-based three-note chords, 7th chords (diatonic and non-diatonic), 6th Chords, Suspended Chords

Music Theory Matched with Ear Training

Roman Numeral Analysis for Applied Music Theory

Chord Functions

And more... plus hone your skills with Ear Training and Skills Building Practice Modules.

Learn music theory and apply music theory to what you hear in music and see on the page.

Music Theory Plus!

The Elements of Music - Music Theory, Ear Training and Foundations of Music

                               Be the best musician you can be.  Enrol now.

Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Parts 19, 20, & 21

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.

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

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Students: 1622, Price: $59.99

Students: 1622, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and level up. Whether you are an active musician, an aspiring musician, or an aspiring music manager or agent - this class is perfect for you.

For years I've been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I'm making for Udemy use the same syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost shouldn't be a barrier.

My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I'll back to it as fast as possible. 

This class is a combined class and includes all parts 19, 20, and 21. This is the end of the sequence! It concludes what would be the fourth semester of college-level music theory.

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

In this class, we will cover:

  • Set Theory

  • Pitch Class Set

  • Prime Form

  • Normal Order

  • Interval Vectors

  • Z-Related Sets

  • Composing with Pitch Class Sets

  • My Listening List

  • Ordered Pitch Sets

  • Inversion

  • Retrograde

  • Retrograde Inversion

  • Twelve-Tine Rows

  • The Matrix

  • Serialism

  • Total Serialism

  • Constructing a Row

  • Serialism in Popular Music

  • Notation post-1945

  • Reactionary Movements

  • Minimalism

  • Third Stream

  • Chance Music

  • Postmodernism

  • ...and much, much more!

You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 

All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is 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.

Test Prep: 

This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory 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.

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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

Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 4: Twists and Turns

Electronic music theory, digital music theory, and dance music theory. Learn music theory with on the MIDI Grid.

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

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Students: 987, Price: $34.99

Students: 987, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the MUSIC THEORY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC Guide - Part 4!

This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

In this class we are going to focus on turning chord progressions into an expressive element of the track, and not just "blocks" of harmony. We will add some new chords, look at passing tones and a few kinds of suspensions, and a kind of "out of the box" chord progression called a Sequence. This will make writing chords a whole lot easier!

If Your Music is Missing Something, This is Probably It.

If you are finding that you are writing track after track, and while they sound good, there is something they are missing - then this it. You are missing the sense of harmony that professional producers have. In this class, I'll arm you with all the tools you need to produce those tracks just like you imagine them.

Who should take this course?  
Anyone interested in producing their own music. This will get you up and running and give your tracks a unique sound in no time.


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

Structure 
This course consists of video lectures, which all contain a session in Ableton Live 10. If you are using a different program (or none at all), no worries! This isn't a class on how to use Ableton Live, and the concepts can be applied to any DAW.

Topics include:

  • Non-chord Tones in Chords

  • Passing Tones

  • Neighbor Tones

  • Passing Chords

  • Neighbor Chords

  • Suspensions

  • Appoggiaturas

  • Cadences

  • Half Cadences

  • Plagal Cadences

  • Sequences

  • Progressions by a Fifth Sequence

  • Progressions by  a Fourth Sequence

  • Progressions by a Third Sequence

  • ... And much more!!!

The course is a roadmap to finding the missing piece in your tracks, or just getting started making great tracks.

All the tools you need to make, produce, and start your music 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 start making great tracks today.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the internet - or your money back (with the Udemy 30-day money-back guarantee)

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

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts for all future classes in the series. 

Music Theory | ABRSM Grade 8 Music Theory Complete Course

Comprehensive training includes: Trio Sonata, Keyboard Reconstruction, Composition and Score Reading.

Created by Victoria Williams LmusTCL BA(Mus) - Music Theory Specialist - Founder of My Music Theory

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Students: 981, Price: $109.99

Students: 981, Price:  Paid

GRADE 8 MUSIC THEORY COMPLETE COURSE

Grade 8 is the final level of music theory offered by the ABRSM as an examination subject.
Grade 8 tests your knowledge and skills in harmony, composition and general knowledge through a variety of questions.

This course covers each topic in the ABRSM grade 8 exam in detail, with clear explanations, demonstrations, and course PDF included.

What's in the exam?

The exam begins with a Baroque Trio Sonata, which needs to be completed according to the instructions in the figured bass, and should conform to the typical Baroque style. This question tests your ability to interpret the figuring, to notice patterns and sequences and apply them appropriately elsewhere, and to obey the accepted rules of harmony that were practised during the Baroque period.

Question 2 requires you to complete a keyboard piece from the given skeleton framework. You are provided with example bars and harmony, and are tested on your ability to write in the same character throughout, while still obeying the conventions of harmony and in an appropriate keyboard style.

The third question in the exam is a composition piece. You will be given the opening melodic ideas of two pieces and need to choose one to continue into a fully formed piece. You will be tested on your ability to adapt the given opening, fitting a strong melody to a good harmonic framework built of phrases and cadences, as well as writing in an idiomatic style suitable for the instrument. You will be expected to structure the composition in a logical manner, and to include changes of key.

The final two questions in the exam use musical scores to test a wide range of general knowledge questions in music theory. Usually you will be presented with one score for a chamber work, such as a sonata or string quartet, and another for a larger orchestral work. Questions normally cover a variety of topics such as chords, key and harmony, intervals, transposition, knowledge of notation, special symbols and foreign terms, style and compositional techniques, and knowledge of the standard and extended orchestral families.

Grade 8 is a challenging exam, but one which you will find interesting and useful. The skills you learn at this level will help you to make sense of a large variety of music as both a listener and a player, and for those who are interested in composition, there are plenty of techniques covered to help you extend your skillset.

Music Theory Grade 2

Prepare for the grade 2 ABRSM syllabus. All you need to know to fast track to success with your theory exam.

Created by Michael Luck - Founder of Music Theory Online

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Students: 777, Price: $24.99

Students: 777, Price:  Paid

This course covers everything you need to know to succeed with your grade 2 ABRSM theory exam. The course consists of video lectures, quizzes and additional work sheets to help you with your study. This course is classed at beginner level and although it would be beneficial to have studied the grade 1 syllabus first it is possible to work through this course with limited music theory knowledge. The course will be a great resource to you if you intend to take an exam or just want to gain that extra knowledge. This grade 2 course provides more detail than that found in the grade 1 syllabus and will extend your knowledge in new areas of work not covered in the earlier grade. With over 60 minutes of video tutorials you will glide through the syllabus with everything being explained clearly and in a concise manner. You can pause the videos at any time to take notes on the notepad provided. You will find additional PDF worksheets to further help with your study. Don't forget at the end of the tutorials to print your completion certificate. If you are a musician why take this course? If you understand the meaning of time, rhythm and musical symbols you will find it is easier and more rewarding when trying to read music. The reading of music will open many doors in your musical journey. You will be able to join other groups of musicians, large or small to enjoy making music together. If you are serious about your musicianship this course is the stepping stone to higher levels and will give you all the necessary skills to continue your study to grade 5 and above.

Practical Counterpoint Music Theory

Compose polyphonic music in a Baroque or early Classical-style style

Created by Victoria Williams LmusTCL BA(Mus) - Music Theory Specialist - Founder of My Music Theory

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Students: 764, Price: $124.99

Students: 764, Price:  Paid

This is a practical course, in which you’ll learn how to write Baroque and early Classical-style counterpoint from a modern approach. 

*** This course is not about "Species Counterpoint", which is a very theoretical approach and is based on an earlier, Renaissance style. This course looks very briefly at how species counterpoint works, but focuses mainly on writing in the later, more creative Baroque and early classical style.***

You’ll first understand the elements that go into creating an effective solo melody line, and then add a second part while looking at how the parts combine with each other in terms of melody, rhythm and harmony. 

You’ll also learn about three- and four-part counterpoint, invertible counterpoint, and some of the typical composition forms like the fugue and the trio sonata.

You’ll find this course in-depth and both accessible and practical, and by the end you’ll feel confident composing your own contrapuntal music in a Baroque style.

Counterpoint, or the art of weaving together multiple melodies, began in the Renaissance era but flourished in the Baroque, when Johann Sebastian Bach was at his height. 

From that time on, counterpoint has been a composition technique used throughout all the eras and it's still a hugely important skill today.

The course includes a downloadable PDF with lesson notes, musical examples and practical exercises for you to work through yourself.

Music Theory for Electronic Musicians 5: Structure

Electronic music theory, digital music theory, and dance music theory. Learn music theory with on the MIDI Grid.

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

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Students: 723, Price: $39.99

Students: 723, Price:  Paid

Welcome to the MUSIC THEORY FOR ELECTRONIC MUSIC Guide - Part 5!

I like to think of this class as the "antidote for writers-block."
What we are going to do in this class is look closely at form and structure. That means we will be spending time diving into the whole track, and it looking at how it flows between sections, why it flows between sections, and how we can make that happen in our own tracks. So dust off some of those old sessions that you've been able to finish because this class is going to give you the tools you need to get those done.

If Your Music is Missing Something, This is Probably It.

If you are finding that you are writing track after track, and while they sound good, there is something they are missing - then this it. You are missing the sense of harmony that professional producers have. In this class, I'll arm you with all the tools you need to produce those tracks just like you imagine them.

Who should take this course?  
Anyone interested in producing their own music. This will get you up and running and give your tracks a unique sound in no time.

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

Structure 
This course consists of video lectures, which all contain a session in Ableton Live 10. If you are using a different program (or none at all), no worries! This isn't a class on how to use Ableton Live, and the concepts can be applied to any DAW.

Topics include:

  • Form

  • Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Break, Drop, etc.

  • Analysis Sections

  • Using Standard Forms

  • Binary Form

  • Ternary Form

  • Rondo Form

  • Theme and Variation

  • My Secret-Weapon Form (top secret!)

  • Techniques for Creating Variety

  • Density and Texture in Form

  • Melody and Phrases

  • The Science of Melody

  • Motive Alteration Techniques

  • ... And much more!!!

The course is a roadmap to finding the missing piece in your tracks, or just getting started making great tracks.

All the tools you need to make, produce, and start your music 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 start making great tracks today.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the internet - or your money back (with the Udemy 30-day money-back guarantee)

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

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts for all future classes in the series. 

Music Theory Foundations: Music Notation Made Easy

Learn how to read music notation with a truly fast, easy, and concise course.

Created by Max Keller, D.M. - Doctor of Music in Theory and Composition

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Students: 237, Price: $24.99

Students: 237, Price:  Paid

Course Description

Music theory Foundations is designed for any person interested in learning the basics of reading western sheet music. It is specifically tailored to students preparing for Music Theory  in a college or university setting in the United States, but it is perfect for anyone simply looking to learn, or improve their understanding of, basic music theory.

What are the lessons like?

Lessons are presented in short, information-dense modules that are easy to manage and understand. There is no rambling  in this course. The 26 complete lessons each have an accompanying quiz. There are 19 downloadable worksheets and answer-keys as well. The lessons are scripted structured to build on each other making the flow seamless in its progress. 

Who teaches the course?

Dr. Max Keller is currently an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Andrews University.

Who should take this course?

  • Any beginning students should take this course without reservation

  • High School or Middle School students who are wanting to be ready for the next level

  • Anyone who wishes they could read music

  • A person who feels they do not have a strong foundation in music theory

  • College or university students taking the first year of music theory

  • Someone who found other music theory courses boring