Udemy Music Theory I TUTORiAL
Music Theory I is designed for any person interested in learning the basics of western music theory. It is specifically tailored to students in a college or university setting, but it is perfect for anyone simply looking to learn, or improve their understanding of, music theory.
What are the lessons like?
Lessons are presented in short, information-dense modules with many quizzes and downloadable worksheets accompanying them. Each video is written and constructed to be as concise as possible so that no time is wasted. The lessons are structured to build on each other making the flow seamless and easy to understand.
Who teaches the course?
Max Keller is currently a full-time lecturer in the areas of music theory and composition at the Mahidol University College of Music. If you have any questions while studying this course Max personally responds to all discussions and messages.
Who should take this course?
Anyone who took the previous course, "Music Theory Foundations”
College or university students taking the first year of music theory
Anyone who can read music a little and wants to understand more about music theory
A producer or composer that is looking to improve their craft
People who want to take the best online courses for music theory there are
What are the requirements?
Know the concepts taught in Music Theory Foundations
Be able to read music notation
Have a pdf reader
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 17 lectures and 1 hour of content!
Master the first semester of college music theory
Notate different types of rhythms
Understand functions of notes within the major and minor scales
Understand diatonic chord functions
Correctly resolve dominant 7th chords to tonic
Realize figured bass lines
Harmonize a precomposed melody
What is the target audience?
This is a college level course. It is meant for students who already know how to read sheet music and understand basic music theory including: treble and bass clefs, intervals, triads, major and minor scales, and key signatures.
If any of these areas are unknown or are perhaps weak then students are highly encouraged to take my course entitled "Music Theory Foundations” which was created to help absolute beginning students prepare for Music Theory I.
Section 1: Introduction
Lecture 1 Introduction 00:30
Section 2: Interval Review
Lecture 2 Interval Review 03:44
A review of reading intervals with guidance on ways to read them faster.
Quiz 1 Interval Review 9 questions
Section 3: Rhythmic Notation
Lecture 3 Metric and Intermetric Rhythmic Notation 03:38
This lesson shows some rhythmic notation guidelines and how to beam various beat subdivisions.
Quiz 2 Metric and Intermetric Rhythm 6 questions
Lecture 4 Notating Syncopations 04:50
Sometimes ties are needed to notate rhythms that cross the beats
Quiz 3 Syncopation 7 questions
Section 4: Chords
Lecture 5 Functional Tendencies 07:16
Learn how tendency notes shape chord progressions and functions within a scale.
Quiz 4 Functional Tendencies 5 questions
Lecture 6 7th Chords 03:00
This lesson teaches all the possible tertian 7th chords and how to notate their figured bass inversions
Quiz 5 7th Chords 9 questions
Lecture 7 Diatonic 7th Chords 05:24
A rundown of all the 7th chords created by the diatonic scales along with explanations as to why some of them are avoided and/or are extremely rare in the common practice era.
Quiz 6 Diatonic 7th Chords 8 questions
Lecture 8 Roman Numeral Analysis 03:04
Put all the tools learned so far to use by analyzing a Bach excerpt.
Quiz 7 Roman Numeral Analysis 7 questions
Section 5: Chorale Part Writing
Lecture 9 Contrapuntal Motions 01:20
Learn the terms for vertical motions created by two notes
Quiz 8 Contrapuntal Motions 7 questions
Lecture 10 Chorale Harmonization Rules Part 1 03:52
This lesson introduces many of the rules of chorale (4 part) harmonization: ranges, spacing, voice crossings, overlaps, and intervals to avoid.
Lecture 11 Chorale Harmonization Rules Part 2 04:33
This lesson continues teaching the rules of chorale harmonization: parallel octaves and 5ths, hidden octaves and 5ths
Quiz 9 Chorale Harmoization Rules Quiz 7 questions
Lecture 12 Chord Doublings 03:03
When notating triads using 4 voices a note must be doubled. This lesson explains the preferred doublings for different chord inversions.
Quiz 10 Chord Doublings 10 questions
Lecture 13 Dominant 7th Resolutions 04:49
Now its time to apply the lessons of tendency notes to the strongest progression in tonal music, the dominant 7th to tonic resolution.
Quiz 11 Dominant 7th Resolution 8 questions
Lecture 14 Figured Bass Realization 03:45
Put all the skills learned to the test by writing music from a single figured bass line.
Lecture 15 Composing with 1st Inversion Triads 03:23
Quiz 12 Composing with 1st Inversion Triads 2 questions
Lecture 16 Harmonizing a Melody with Diatonic Chords 03:25
We learn the process of choosing chords to accompany a melody, and are then used to write in a 4 part setting.
Lecture 17 Minor Considerations 02:38
Looking at some of the differences to consider when writing in a minor key
Quiz 13 Minor Considerations 3 questions
Udemy Music Composition 2 TUTORiAL
Harmony and Compositional Form
Music Composition 2 is the second course in a series of two courses that teaches how music is put together and how to write your own music. The course is divided into two parts. Part one covers the study of harmonic composition. Part two covers the study of compositional form. (Rhythmic and melodic composition were studied in Music Composition 1. It is highly recommended that you take Music Composition 1 before taking this course.)
Course lectures consist of both video and text. (If you would like to read rather than watch videos, each lecture can also be found in .pdf format under the downloadable materials tab) Each section of the course covers a particular concept (or related concepts). Concepts and compositional techniques are demonstrated throughout the course with real musical examples (pictures and audio samples).
Besides lectures, each section of the course also contains memory questions, section quiz, listening assignments, and composition assignments. Memory questions serve to summarize and reinforce key concepts learned, while the quizzes tests the students’ knowledge and understanding of the material from each section. Students who take this course will get practice notating music with music notation software. In the composition assignments students will get real life practice using the information and techniques learned in each section to write and develop their own harmonic progressions. By the end of the course students (who have taken both Music Composition 1 and Music Composition 2) will have composed a number of entire pieces in various compositional forms.
The length of time needed to complete the course depends on how much time is spent each day/week on the material. To complete all the assignments in each section, a suggested pace might be 1-2 weeks per section. (There are 14 sections.)
Who should take this course? Every student of music should know how to compose! It is a sad but true fact that most modern music teachers and music courses do not include music composition as part of the students’ musical education. In the past it was typical for students of music to be able to compose music. The "complete” musician can play an instrument, has knowledge of music theory AND can also compose! If you want to deepen your understanding of music, learn to write it!
Udemy Play ANY Major or Minor Scale and Triad on the Piano Instantly TUTORiAL
Discover several easy to follow formulas that even a child can use to play chords and scales on the piano!
Course Updated: September 2015
Are you tired of being frustrated with your piano teacher?
Do even the basics of music theory make your head hurt?
Remove the stress from playing the piano!
You will learn the basics of playing the piano in on easy course. And the best of all is you don't have to leave the comfort of your home to get started.
The course material is very easy to understand (even a five year old can take this course).
Check out what students are saying:
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I walk you step by step how to:
Quickly navigate the piano
Play half steps and whole steps
Play any major or minor scale on the piano
Play any major or minor basic chord on the piano
And much, much, more
Best of all this is a risk free opportunity! Try it out for 30 days and get your money back if it doesn't meet your expectations. I bet your piano teacher won't do that!
Udemy How To Play The Cajon: For Beginners TUTORiAL
Have fun learning to play this unique hand drum. Improve your confidence, and expression on the Cajon!
This course is designed to help students learn to play the Cajon. This unique hand drum is fun and easy to play! How To Play The Cajon: For Beginners is a step by step course that will introduce you to the basic tones of this amazing instrument and provide you with a number of patterns and exercises for you to practice.
Each video lecture will provide students with clear and easy to follow instructions. The learning process is gradual and each lesson builds upon the other. This course also includes an easy to read pdf of the exercises and patterns featured throughout the video in music notation form.
Hand drumming is an easy and fun form of personal expression. Students will gain self confidence, improve concentration and relieve stress by taking this course!
What are the requirements?
You will need a Cajon to practice with. You can buy or rent one from your local music store. Also, bring your energy and enthusiasm!
What am I going to get from this course?
Over 24 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
By the end of this course you will have a basic understanding of how to play the Cajon. You will have a solid understanding of the basic sounds of this hand drum and how to play some basic rhythms and patterns.
Improve you self confidence, and learn to express yourself on this amazing hand drum!
What is the target audience?
If you've ever wanted to play a hand drum or if you just want to brush up on your basic technique on the Cajon, this is the course for you.
If you are an advanced Cajon player this course may not be challenging enough for you.
Section 1: Section 1: Introduction To The Cajon
Lecture 1 Introduction To The Cajon 01:36
This lecture is an introduction to the Cajon. It discusses where the drum originates, what materials it's made from and it's use traditionally and in contemporary culture.
Section 2: Section 2: The Playing Position
Lecture 2 The Playing Position 01:31
Section 3: Section 3: The Bass Tone
Lecture 3 The Bass Tone 03:37
Section 4: Section 4: The Slap Tone
Lecture 4 The Slap Tone 02:48
Section 5: Section 5: Basic Patterns for the Bass and Slap Tone
Lecture 5 Basic Patterns for the Bass and Slap Tone (Introduction) 00:54
Lecture 6 Basic Patterns For The Bass and Slap Tone (Quarter Notes) 03:48
Lecture 7 Basic Patterns For The Bass and Slap Tone (Quarter Notes Continued) 02:58
Lecture 8 Basic Patterns For The Bass and Slap Tone (Quarter and Eighth Notes) 03:53
Lecture 9 Basic Patterns For The Bass and Slap Tone (Quarter and Eighth Notes Continued) 04:10
Lecture 10 Basic Patterns For The Bass and Slap Tone (Patterns in 3) 04:32
Lecture 11 Basic Patterns For The Bass and Slap Tone (Patterns in 3 Continued) 01:56
Section 6: Section 6: The Accent Tone
Lecture 12 The Accent Tone 01:56
Section 7: Section 7: Basic Patterns for the Bass, Slap and Accent Tone
Lecture 13 The Bass, Slap and Accent Tone (Quarter Note Exercises) 02:06
Lecture 14 The Bass, Slap and Accent Tone (Quarter Note Exercises Continued) 06:35
Lecture 15 The Bass, Slap and Accent Tone (Quarter and Eighth Note Exercises) 03:40
Lecture 16 The Bass, Slap and Accent Tone (Quarter and Eighth Note Exercises Continued) 03:42
Lecture 17 The Bass, Slap and Accent Tone (Quarter and Eighth Note Exercises Final) 03:22
Lecture 18 The Bass, Slap and Accent Tone (Patterns in 6) 05:07
Lecture 19 The Bass, Slap and Accent Tone (Patterns in 6 Continued) 03:19
Lecture 20 The Bass, Slap and Accent Tone (Patterns in 6 Final) 06:39
Section 8: Section 8: Traditional Rhythms
Lecture 21 The Rumba (Flamenco) 05:06
Lecture 22 The Marinera 02:40
Section 9: Section 10: Multi Tasking
Lecture 23 Multi Tasking 02:34
Section 10: Section 11: Conclusion
Lecture 24 Conclusion 00:51
Udemy ABRSM Music Theory Grade 1 TUTORiAL
All you need to know to fast track to success with your grade 1 ABRSM theory exam.
This course of instruction covers the grade 1 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 further study to higher grades if desired. 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 two-bar rhythm.
The majority of the course is delivered via video tuition. However after each module you can use a vast array of relevant and informative resource material which includes questions with answers and an online test module for each subject which will automatically mark your answers. This course will provide you with a fast track opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge to pass the grade 1 theory exam. 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 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.
Udemy Music Theory Figured Bass in 3 Hours ABRSM Grades 6 & 7 TUTORiAL
Learn how figured bass works, realize a figured bass or create four-part harmony. Music theory exam-style questions.
Become a Figured Bass Pro in 3 Hours (Music Theory)
This course explains in clear steps how figured bass works and more importantly how you can master it. We'll also take a quick peek why it exists in the first place!
Perfect for ABRSM Grade 6 and Grade 7 Music Theory Candidates
Step-by-step methods for acing figured bass exam-style questions
Learn how to realize a figured bass
Understand all chord inversions including 7th chords and suspensions
Learn how to create a figured bass line to fit a given melody
All the fundamentals of musical harmony are explained to you, and you'll get plenty of tips on best practice as well, so your harmony will sound great.
The course also covers specific exam questions which come up in the ABRSM music theory exams (grades 6 and 7), as well as in the UK A Level Music (technical study paper) and AP Music theory.
Each lesson contains real music examples and you get to watch me working through the exam questions in real time. I'll share with you the best way to think through the questions, which rules of harmony have to be obeyed and which are simply guidelines, and how to check through your work to maximize your success.
Each musical example is worked through as per the exam question rubric, but I then show you how that music could be further decorated in practice to produce beautiful music - all audio is included of course!
Figured bass doesn't have to be difficult. Why not take a look at the free preview lessons to get an idea of how a few rules can be transferred into writing the best possible harmony!
The music fundamentals of figured bass take a little time to learn, but once you have mastered the theory, putting it into practice is the fun part. Join me now and take your music theory to the next level!
Udemy Circle of 5ths L2: Music Theory Tritone Chord Progressions TUTORiAL
Rosa has an unique was of teaching, She structure the course in a way, it let us figure out things first before giving us answers, not spoon feeding us. No dry boring lesson , I feel I'm being taught by how & why it 'works'... and not traditionally rigid like many other course out there. Thumbs up & keep up the good work.
Circle of 5ths Level 2 - Intermediate to Advanced
This course takes musicians to apply more advanced music theory into their playing - Tritones, Tritone Chord Substitutions, Jazzy Chromatic Chord Movement, 36251 Turn Arounds.
It is important for all musicians, whether you play guitar, piano, ukulele, violin, harmonica, or any musical instruments to develop an intimate knowledge of the Circle of 5ths. The Circle of 5ths is a visual picture that tells us the relations between keys, scales, chords, chord progressions, tritones, tritone chord substitutions, pentatonic scales, blues scales, 7 modes of music, etc.
The Tritone chord substitution is one of the most commonly used chord substitutions in jazz. By using tritone chord substitution, you often get a beautiful chromatic bass line in the song and especially in turn arounds.
When it comes to more advanced music theory, students get confused and give up in their struggle to advance in their musicianship.
Here's the secret: Learn to use the Moving Circle of 5ths Dynamically! When you know how to move the circle around to understand Tritones and how the interval is created in the Dominant 7 chords, you will understand why professional musicians do such smooth voicing because they know how to concentrate on the 3rd & 7th tones easily.
In this Circle of 5ths Level 2 course, I will show you how to use the Circle to do Tritone Chord substitutions with Dominant 7 Chords and Minor 7 Chords. In this way, you will have many more options in your music compositions other than the normal Diatonic Chord Progression & Secondary Dominants that you learned in Circle of 5ths Level 1 Course.
When you do Tritone Chord Substitutions, you begin to learn advance music harmonic sounds, and the importance of doing smooth voicing, chromatic bass line chord movement in turn arounds that audience loves to listen to.
In this course, I will also show you when Tritone Chord Substitutions work and when they don't work. There are some rules you need to follow so that you create beautiful harmonic sounds in your piece of music, whether reharmonizing a song or in the writing of your own songs.
You will be doing a lot of assignments so that you learn to find the answer yourself. What you discover sticks with you much more than what you are told. It is easy for me to lay out all the answers and theory for you. What is unique in the course is that I will coach you along to help you think and discover the answers for yourself in a creative way.
The following topics will be covered extensively:
Tritone Chord Substitution
Tritone Wants to Resolve
Tritones in All 12 Dominant 7 Chords
Advanced Harmony: Put in Tritone Chord Substitution
Two Magical Ways to Find the Tritone Chord Substitutions
Tritone Chromatic Movement
Song Application - Little Brown Jug - Putting in Tritone Chord Subs
When To Avoid Doing Tritone Chord Substitution?
Improvisation on ii7 V7 I
Jazzy Turn Around - 3 6 2 5
Formula for the Jazzy Turn Around 3 6 2 5 in C Key
Turn Around in Eb Key - Misty
Improvise on the 3625 Turn Around in all 12 Keys
Tritone Chord Substitution to Minor 7 Chords
Minor 7 Chord Substitutions
Golden Rule of Tritone Chord Subs
Applying Golden Rule to 36251 Progression
Apply Tritone Chord Substitutions to E7 A7 D7 G7 C
Only Need One Circle to Find Tritone Chord Substitutions