Music Theory Comprehensive: Part 1 - How To Read Music
This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to dive in to music! Whether you are a beginning musician, an active musician, or an aspiring musician - this class is perfect for you.
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Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Fundamentals Guide!
This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take their music career (or music interest) and turn it into a business. 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 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.
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 Part 1. In it we will focus on how to read music, and the symbols we use to notate music.
In this class, we will cover:
My approach to Music Theory
Tools you will need to learn Music Theory quickly and efficiently
Chromatic and Diatonic scales
Ordered Pitch Class Collections
The pattern of a Major Scale
Writing melodies with major scales
What it means to be "in key"
How to identify key signatures
Popular song analysis
Building triads (chords)
Diatonic chord progressions
Roman numeral analysis
Finding chords by formula
The thirds inside of a chord
Finding fifths by finding thirds
Chords on the guitar
Full Analysis: Canon in D (Pachabel)
Full Analysis: Minuet in G (Bach)
Major 7th Chords
Minor 7th Chords
Dominant 7th Chords
...and much, much more!
And of course, once you sign up for this course 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 are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.
This course is also part of a bundle! Get the College Music Theory: First Semester Bundle and get all 7 parts of the course!
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, and online.
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 the complex concepts to get obsorbed 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 waiting for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury