Udemy Circle of 5ths L3 Compose your first Song and Improvise TUTORiAL
Soft / Video Lessons 17-10-2015
Udemy Circle of 5ths L3 Compose your first Song and Improvise TUTORiAL
Improvise & create solos using Major Pentatonic melodic lines. Compose your first song & Improvise on Penatonic songs.

Welcome to the course on Circle of 5ths Level 3! I designed this course for anyone who wants to compose his/her first song using the Circle of 5ths.

You don’t need to know a lot of music theory to write your own song. Even a total beginner can do this.

What you need to know is that there is a musician inside you waiting for you to discover.

Maybe you have always thought that you are not musical Well, you are going to be in for a big surprise! You are going to learn NEW & EASY Tricks to create melodic lines using Pentatonic tones.

We are going to Rock with your first Solo!

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Soft / Video Lessons 18-10-2015
Discover how to create solos and master playing lead guitar. Steve Stine, has taught thousands of guitarists over the last 20 years. He’s currently "Professor of Modern Guitar Studies” at North Dakota State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Morehead State University. So, he knows how to teach.He toured the U.S. and England, playing lead-guitar in dozens of bands. He’s also been a studio guitarist for radio, TV and various recording projects.

Solofire includes: 6 DVDs + 1 Jam Track CD + downloadable tab book + Bonuses($97 Value)

Discover how to create solos and master playing lead guitar in Blues & Rock, and learn guitar techniques.
What will this course give you:

Discover how to create solos and master playing lead guitar in Blues & Rock
Play all the most important scales including major, minor, pentatonic and blues
Learn all the must-know solo skills
Learn all about Transposition.
Learn the secret to gliding across the strings.
Learn to choose the right picks and strings gauge for your style and tone.

Content Runtime: Approx 4.5 hours

Who it Solofire for?
Let’s start with who it’s not for. It’s definitely not for absolute beginners. So, if you just got your guitar, then this is not for you. It’s also probably not for "beginners” either. Meaning, if you’ve never played a guitar solo and you don’t know any scales or lead-licks, this is probably isn’t for you either. It’s also not for acoustic-only players because the majority of the training is for electric guitar.

Here’s who it is for: the intermediate player who’s already got some chops. Someone who can already play say, the pentatonic scale in first position, or a few licks. The solid rhythm player, who wants to learn lead, from the ground up. For the person who knows there’s a lot more to guitar soloing than just learning some licks. And guitarists who can already solo a little but who get stuck easily, run out of ideas, and don’t really understand how to improvise a great solo from scratch.

Guitar styles taught

The training focuses on lead guitar in blues and rock style. Most of the techniques are for electric guitar. And many concepts could be adapted to acoustic as well. All the training is based on A minor pentatonic. Which makes everything super easy to follow. But, of course, you’ll learn all about transposition and how to play in any key, over any song as well.


DVD 1 is the foundation of everything you’ll learn in Solofire, including how to go deep into the mind of a lead guitarist and how to "think” about the soloing process:

The fundamentals of creating solos out of thin air
Improvisation techniques
How to visualize the fretboard
Why metronome practice is crucial to accurate timing
Essential palm muting techniques
How to deaden strings you don’t want to hear
Lead mathematics: everything you need to know about quarter, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes
Down-picking vs. alternate-picking and how and when to use them
Right and wrong wrist position
How practice effectively, so you can make more progress in less time

DVD 2 highlights

You’ll learn the A minor pentatonic minor scale in all five positions, across the entire fretboard
Discover how each scale pattern is connected so you’ll never get stuck in one place
Why it’s critical to target the root note in your solo
How to move licks across the fretboard
Thel importance of pentatonic position #2 in rock-and-roll history
Practical ways to use music theory
How to "thread” your ideas together to make a complete solo
Speed vs. feeling, and the real purpose of each
The MML process (melody, motion and licks) that makes creating leads from scratch easy

DVD 3 highlights

DVD 3 focuses on melodic technique:

How a simple lick can be the starting point for a great solo
Why the two most critical techniques for lead are bends and vibrato, and how to use them both
You’ll the different types of bends and when to use them all, including:
Half, whole and one-and-a-half bends
Blues bends, ghost bends, vocal bends
As well as repetitive and unison bends
How to glide across the strings
How instantly alter the sound of lick by changing your attack
How to eliminate unwanted noise and feedback
How to stop sore fingers and dead notes

Solo skills taught:

Repeating licks
Double stops
The 2 types of string-slides
As well as how to begin and end your solo with proper phrasing…

DVD 4 highlights

Learn how the masters of rock guitar like Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, Slash and Angus Young pieced together some of the most incredible solos ever written using tapping tricks most guitarists will never know:

How to tap anywhere in the minor pentatonic scale using your fingers or a pick
How to tap and slide at the same time
One-string soloing

DVD 5 highlights

Two-string movement
Combining different scales
Advanced palm-muting
How to listen to a jam track, analyze and prepare your solo
How to make sure your solo fits the music
When to "follow the chords”
12-bar blues jam with Steve Stine
When you should forget all the "rules” and just feel your solo from the heart

DVD 6 highlights

Combines all the training to help you form complete, musical solos from scratch.


Solofire Jams CD
Solofire Guitar Tab Book (downloadable pdf)
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Udemy Music Theory Compose a Melody for Grade 7 ABRSM TUTORiAL Udemy Music Theory Compose a Melody for Grade 7 ABRSM TUTORiAL
Soft / Video Lessons 10-10-2015
You're studying for the ABRSM Grade 7 Music Theory exam. You know that there will be a composition to write, but what is expected of you exactly? How do they judge something which seems to be so subjective? What are you supposed to do with the piano accompaniment, or series of chords printed on the page? And how do you know if your composition is any good?

This course reveals all!

The ABRSM examiners are looking for evidence in your composition, that you have a good knowledge of music theory and can apply that knowledge by creating a piece of music, in a silent exam room, with no access to a piano.
Udemy Circle of 5ths L2: Music Theory Tritone Chord Progressions TUTORiAL Udemy Circle of 5ths L2: Music Theory Tritone Chord Progressions TUTORiAL
Soft / Video Lessons 10-10-2015
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

Lynda Music Theory for Songwriters: The Fundamentals TUTORiAL Lynda Music Theory for Songwriters: The Fundamentals TUTORiAL
Soft / Video Lessons 19-09-2015
Music theory is fundamental to making and playing music. However, no one has taught it in such a user-friendly and songwriting-focused way as we do here, using both keyboard and guitar to demonstrate the techniques. Professional musician Julian Velard starts the course with the building blocks of harmony: notes, scales, intervals, chords, inversions, and basic chord progressions. He then goes into voice leading—showing how to move from one chord to another by changing just one or two notes—and reviews common song forms, from the familiar verse/chorus/verse of pop to the simple verse of the blues. At the end of each chapter, Julian explains the songwriting techniques shown in the chapter within the context of his own original commercially released songs.

Topics include:

* Understanding scales, intervals, and keys
* Triads or three-note chords
* Triad inversions
* Common major-scale chord progressions and cadences
* Voice leading
* Song form elements such as verse, chorus, bridge, hook, and more
* Using common song forms in songwriting
Udemy Piano: Incredibly Quick and Easy Shapes Based System TUTORiAL Udemy Piano: Incredibly Quick and Easy Shapes Based System TUTORiAL
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Why didn't I know this before!? Here we simplify the piano using no notation so that you can play any pop song you want.

Everyone would love to be able to play the piano but most people believe the piano is too hard to play and that you have to read music to do it. This is simply not true and we have plenty of great reviews that prove this point.

How does this sound, be playing songs on the piano within hours with:

No reading music?
No hours of dull practice, get better by playing the songs you want to?
No scales?
Be able to say "Yes I play the piano"!
Be playing meaningful music faster than you dreamed possible
Have the skills to improvise and play by ear
Have the skills to create your own music like this person....

Do you know what a chord is? it's a bunch of notes, usually three of them that sound great together. All the songs you hear are made up of chords. They are the building blocks of songs. If you know enough chords you can play any song. We can teach you 48 of them in under an hour. To put that into perspective 14 chords is enough to play hundreds of thousands of songs - most songs only use 4! You'll have 14 chords at your fingertips within 20 minutes with this course.

I'm a professional musician (see the biog) with 20 years top flight experience and also an in demand teacher specialising in developing ways of making this stuff as simple and easy to understand as possible, we are good and we've been asked to demonste our findings and methods at some of the world's top universities.

Our piano shapes system delivers all of this:

Works for complete beginners
Brilliant for bedroom producers who don't really use their midi keyboard to its full extent
We will teach you the names of the notes in just 5 minutes - basics are important!
You will be playing your first 7 chords in just 8 minutes. Proving how easy this can be.
It's a simple step to double that to fourteen chords with another simple tip
Discover how to play a total of 48 chords in under an hour!
Learn other tips to get you playing with both hands and sounding accomplished quickly.
You can play other peoples songs you always wanted to
You can write your own!
Play in a band!
Or just for fun
Works for people who 'traditional' music lessons just didn't
Do all of this without having to go through any of the pain of learning to read music.

What am I going to get from this course?

Over 15 lectures and 1.5 hours of content!
Know how to play 48 chords in an hour enough to play hundreds of thousand of songs
Play songs without having to go through the pain of learning to read music!
Search for the chords for any song you like and be able to work out how to play them
Astonish friends and families at your quick progress

Udemy Flying Start on Your Piano Journey! PGN Piano TUTORiAL Udemy Flying Start on Your Piano Journey! PGN Piano TUTORiAL
Soft / Video Lessons 19-08-2015
Start playing piano within less than a month, using the theory of this course, and over 200 free song practice videos!

This course by PGN Piano is offering an a to z introduction to playing piano for those who have never played before, and those who are playing but want to learn more about piano music theory.

In this course you are going to learn about the names of the keys, the most important scales, chords, intervals and the circle of fifth's! You are also going to learn to play chord songs, and finally how to play any pop song you want, in less than ten minutes, or if you really work on it, in your first try!

If you are a beginner, this course will keep you busy for at least a month, but possibly longer, as it will keep challenging you to learn more, and transition from theory to practice.

You should take this course, because it will get you of to a flying start on your piano journey!


PGN Piano

What are the requirements?

You don't need to know anything!
You don't necessarily need to have a piano, but it would make things a lot easier for you!
You need to allow yourself to practice a couple of times per week, let's say minimum 2, for 1 month to get the entire course down. You will then need to practice on section 9 to be able to play all songs you want within 1 try. (this depends on your skill level, for people who've played piano before you might be able to do this in as little as 1 month).
What am I going to get from this course?

Over 58 lectures and 3 hours of content!
Name all keys on the piano, as well as the 3 most important scales, and understand the difference between whole and half tones!
Use intervals, chords and the circle of fifths to understand how songs are being built up, and to learn how to play them quicker!
Use knowledge gathered in the course to learn how to play over 200 songs in no time at all, and how to adapt these songs to your own liking!
Play all major and minor chords, and know how to built over 100 chords based on chord knowledge gathered in section 7 of this course. They will also be able to play over 100 chords and the matching octaves!
Use all of the knowledge gathered in the entire course to work on playing chord songs, and eventually even play songs for the first time, in one try, without mistakes!
What is the target audience?

This Piano Course is for those of you who have never played piano before, as well as for those of you who have been playing for quite some time but want to learn more theoretical aspects of playing piano, like scales, intervals and how to play and name chords and keys, as well as learning great tips and tricks to improve current skill, and learn to play songs in just 1 try!
If you just want to learn how to play any pop song in 1 try, and you already know all chords, scales and intervals, and know how to apply them when playing your songs this course is not for you, you are better of getting my separate course: How To Play (nearly) Any Pop Song in 1 Try