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Music Theory Comprehensive: Part 10 – Diminished!

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.
Instructor:
Jason Allen
316 students enrolled
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Master college-level Music Theory Class
Compose music in the style of Bach and other Baroque composers
Compose music in the style of many well-known Composers
Create more emotional music using suspensions, resolutions, and non-chord tones effectively
The 5 types of counterpoint
Writing melodies
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

** 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: PART 10 is focused entirely on diminished chords, how to use diminished chords, and some of the mystical properties of diminished chords.

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

  • …and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for Part 10: Diminished! 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.

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.

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

** 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

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

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What comes next?
2
Thanks for watching!
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Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List
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