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Music Theory Comprehensive: Part 8 - Harmonic Expansion

A Complete College-Level Music Theory Curriculum. This is Part 8 - Harmonic Expansion
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What you are going to learn

Welcome to the World of Music Theory. Don't Worry - It's Going to be Ok.

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. If you've tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.

This class is Part 8: Harmonic Expansion. In it we will cover all the tools that composers have used to get away from the traditional diatonic chord progression and create innovative new harmonies.
Here is a list of some of the topics we will cover:
  • The Cadential 6/4 Chord
  • Chord Function
  • Dominant Expansion
  • Neighboring 6/4 Chords
  • Pedal 6/4 Chords
  • Arpeggiating 6/4 Chords
  • The Passing 6/4 Chord
  • Other Expansions of Tonic
  • Schenkerian Analysis
  • Parallelism
  • Submediant Expansion
  • ...and much, much more!