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Finding New Harmonic Ideas in Chord Progressions
Master college-level Music Theory Class
Compose music in the style of Bach and other Baroque composers
Compose music in the style of many well-known Composers
Create more emotional music using suspensions, resolutions, and non-chord tones effectively
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.
Recently I was named as a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation's Music Educator of the Year award because of my in-person university classes. Now I'm taking those classes to Udemy in an online format in order to reach more students, and give them the joy of Music Theory.
My approach to music theory is to minimize the 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.
This class is a Comprehensive class - it will have many parts, going through my entire annual curriculum.
This class is Part 9: New Progressions, and it continues what would be the second semester of a college music theory class (according to the typical American academic system for learning music theory).
Throughout this class, I'll be providing you with many worksheets for you to practice the concepts on. If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I'll back to it as fast as possible. Also in this class I have several complete analysis projects that we will complete together - just like in my college classes.
In this class, we will cover:
Tools of Music Theory
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
...and much, much more!
And of course, once you sign up for Part 9 - New Progressions 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.
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