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 have been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I am making use the same syllabus I have used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory - and cost should not 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 have tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out - this series of courses is the perfect fit.
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.
Throughout this class, If you get stuck, you can review the videos or post a question, and I will back to it as fast as possible.
This class is Part 2: Chords, Scales, & Keys. In it we will focus on how notes are arranged in order to makes chords, different scales, and how those work together to make keys.
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!
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.
Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can launch your music career today.
This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.
? "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 absorbed 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 is the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce
? "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed."
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? "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel
? "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook
? "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith
** Jason is a #1 best selling music teacher on many online platforms. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course on Udemy, "Music Theory Comprehensive" (14 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (3 parts), which have been purchased by more than 70,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**
** He is a PhD in music, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his Udemy courses. **
Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.
J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelors degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.
If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)
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