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Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Part 10, 11, & 12

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.
Instructor:
Jason Allen
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Master college-level Music Theory Class
Compose music in the style of the great composers
Create more emotional music using suspensions, resolutions, and non-chord tones effectively
Pitches and Pitch Classes
The keyboard layout
The 2 main clefs
Reading Rhythms
The main musical symbols you find in scores
The 4 main scale patterns
The 3 notes in any chord (and how to find them!)
Analysis projects of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and some modern music as well!
How 7th chords work
Keys and Key signatures
The circle of fifths
The 7 scale degrees
Compound meters
The 3 types of minor scales
Diatonic chord progressions
The 7 Modes
The 12 intervals
The 5 types of counterpoint
Writing melodies
Melodic embellishment
The 5 types of cadences
Harmonizing melodies
Figured bass
Harmonizing chorale melodies
Passing chords
Sequences by chords
Changing keys
Diminished chords and tonic expansion
Identifying phrases
Motives
Sentences, periods, and melody structure
Secondary dominants

** UDEMY BEST SELLER **

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!

This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take music theory (or music interest) and turn it into a usable skill. Whether you are an active musician or an aspiring musician, 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.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy 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. 

This class is a Comprehensive class – it will have many parts, going through my entire annual curriculum.

MUSIC THEORY COMPREHENSIVE COMBINED: PARTS, 10, 11 AND 12 is three courses in one: It includes my three top Music Theory Comprehensive courses: Part 10: Diminished!, Part 11: Melody & Motives, and Part 12: Secondary Dominants.

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 (within a day). 

In this class, we will cover:

  • Tools of Music Theory

  • Identifying types of diminished 7 chords

  • Whole diminished chords

  • Half diminished chords

  • Training your ear to find diminished chords

  • Expanding tonic with leading tones

  • The viiº6 chord

  • Doubling in the viiº chords

  • Tendency tones

  • Unequal fifths

  • Resolutions for viiº7 chords

  • Expanding tonic with viiº

  • Harmonizing with viiº7

  • Mystical properties of the whole diminished chord

  • Pivot chords

  • 4/2 Chords as tonic expansion

  • Using ii4/2

  • Neighboring 4/2 chords

  • Passing 4/2 chords

  • Why phrases are important

  • Identifying Phrases

  • Finding Motives

  • Labeling Motives and Phrases

  • Melody Augmentation

  • Melody Diminution

  • Melody Inversion

  • Melody Extension and Truncation

  • Countour, Rhythm, Transposition, and Interval Alterations

  • Harmonizing altered melodies

  • Musical Sentences

  • Musical Periods

  • Antecedents

  • Consequents

  • Performing Phrases

  • Hypermeter

  • Phrase Rhythm

  • Analyzing Bach

  • Identifying Sequences

  • Melodic Sequences

  • Harmonic Sequences

  • Diatonic and Chromatic Sequences

  • The Descending Fifth Sequence

  • Alternating Inversions in Sequences

  • Ascending Fifth Sequences

  • Descending Third Sequences

  • Secondary Dominants

  • Chromatic Chords

  • Tonicization and Modulation

  • Secondary Leading Tone Chords

  • Leading Tones To Five

  • Tonicizing Other Scale Degrees

  • Leading Tone of Anything

  • Analyzing Beethoven

  • Resolving Secondary Dominants

  • Embellished Resolutions

  • Irregular Resolutions

  • …and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for this class, 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.

Please click the “Take This Course” button so you can launch your music career today.

Test Prep: 

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.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the market – or your money back (30 day money back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.

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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

  “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

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Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

Introduction

1
Introduction
2
Tools you will need for this class
3
Update! MuseScore 3.0
4
[Download] Staff Paper
5
Review!
6
The Full MuseScore File
7
[Download] Master File
8
Asking Questions

Types of Diminished Chords

1
The two types of diminished chords
2
The whole diminished chord
3
The half diminished chord
4
Finding these in a key
5
Spotting the difference by ear
6
Ear training quiz

Dominant Substitutions

1
Expanding tonic with vii: all about leading tones
2
viiº6
3
viiº Vs. V7 deathmatch!

Doubling in the viiº chords

1
What to watch out for
2
Doubling options in Major keys
3
Doubling options in minor keys

Resolving viiº7

1
The tendency tones
2
Resolution options
3
Unequal fifths
4
Summary of the rules

Using viiº7 chords

1
Expanding tonic with viiº
2
Harmonizing with viiº (version 1)
3
Harmonizing with viiº (version 2)
4
Harmonizing with viiº7

Other properties of full diminished 7th chords

1
Mystical properties of viiº7 chords
2
Symmetry
3
Pivots

Other tonic expansions: Neighboring 4/2 chords

1
4/2 Chords refresher
2
Using ii4/2
3
Using ii4/2 in minor

Passing 4/2 chords

1
Secondary dominants
2
Passing 4/2 in minor

Wrap Up - Part 10

1
What Comes Next?
2
Thanks for watching Part 10!

Part 11: Melody & Motives

1
Intro: Part 11
2
Tools you will need for this class
3
Update! MuseScore 3.0
4
[Download] Staff Paper
5
Review!
6
The Full MuseScore File
7
The Master Example File

Identifying Phrases

1
Why do we care about phrasing?
2
Defining a "Phrase"
3
Phrasing in Hey Jude
4
Finding Phrases
5
[DOWNLOAD] Sheet Music
6
Phrase Notation

Motives

1
Definition of a "Motive"
2
More Beatles!
3
Finding Motives in Eleanor Rigby
4
Labeling Motives
5
Eleanor Rigby Files

Playing with Motives

1
Motive Alterations
2
Setting up a Motive
3
Contour, Rhythm, Transposition, Intervals
4
Motive Inversion
5
Motive Augmentation and Diminution
6
Motive Extension and Truncation
7
Motive Fragmentation
8
Harmonizing Altered Motives

Sentences (The musical kind)

1
Musical Sentences
2
Finding Musical Sentences
3
Sentences, Phrases, and Motives
4
Mozart: Polonaise

Musical Periods

1
Musical Periods
2
Antecendents
3
Consequents
4
Periods

Hypermeter

1
Performing Phrases
2
Finding Hypermeter
3
Phrase Rhythm

Vocabulary

1
Phrase and Motive
2
Manipulations
3
Sentences and Periods

Wrap Up - Part 11

1
What Next?
2
Thanks for watching!

Part 12: Secondary Dominants

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