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Music Theory Comprehensive, Part 20: Serialism

Welcoming the world into music theory through non-pretentious classes.
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What you are going to learn

This is where things start to get a little weird.

As composers of the 20th Century sought out new ways of organizing pitches, several new systems developed. The most historically significant, at least for awhile, was called Serialism.

This class is Part 20: Serialism. It continues what would be the fourth semester of a college music theory class (according to the typical American academic system for learning music theory).
Here is a list of some of the topics we will cover:
  • The Big Picture: History
  • Serialism
  • Total Serialism
  • Ordered Pitch Sets
  • The Row Matrix
  • Constructing Rows
  • The World at This Moment
  • Integer Notation and Analysis
  • Analysis of Set Theory works by Schoenberg

Dr. J. Anthony Allen

Music PhD, Producer, Composer, Instructor, Professor, Author, & Ableton Certified Trainer. 
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online 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. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, Slam Academy, and Punkademic Courses.

Course reviews

These classes are the first good experience I've ever had with music theory and I found them well taught and easily intelligible. This means a lot to me. Going through grade school, some few decades ago, I had innumerable bad experiences with music theory. These classes by Jason made a huge difference and I found that, properly taught, I actually enjoy the subject and it has been easy to learn. I really  credit most of this to the style of teaching, so thank you!
- Michael Helmeste
Like a lot of Jason's courses, he packs in so much information. I thought I knew a lot about music, but in these music theory classes, I found out that I didn't know that much. He has filled in the gaps that I had and introduced me to a whole new world of music...I remember practicing scales when I was a kid taking trumpet lessons, but had no idea as to why the instructor wanted me to learn it...Now I know. I love how these courses have the worksheets at the end of the different sections, they really help to zero in on concepts...I bought all the courses on music theory after looking at the contents...Well done...
- Calvin Hood