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Music Theory Comprehensive: Part 8 – Harmonic Expansion

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.
Instructor:
Jason Allen
350 students enrolled
English
Master college-level Music Theory Class
Compose music in the style of Bach and other Baroque composers
Compose music in the style of many 18th Century Composers
Create more emotional music using suspensions, resolutions, and non-chord tones effectively
Secondary dominants
Sentences, periods, and melody structure
Motives
Identifying phrases
Diminished chords and tonic expansion
Changing keys
Sequences by chords
Passing chords
Harmonizing chorale melodies

** UDEMY BEST SELLER **

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’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. 

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. 

This class is Part 8: Harmonic Expansion. In it we will cover all the tools that composer have used to get away from the traditional diatonic chord progression, and create innovative new harmonies.

In this class, we will cover:

  • Tools of Music Theory

  • The Cadential 6/4

  • Chord Function

  • Writing Cadential 6/4 Chords

  • Neighboring 6/4 Chords

  • Pedal 6/4 Chords

  • Writing Neighboring 6/4 Chords

  • The Arpeggiating 6/4 Chord

  • Parallelism in Music

  • New Analysis Notations

  • The V7 as a Tonic Expansion

  • Other V7 Expansions

  • The Double-Neighbor V7 Expansion

  • Submediant Expansions

  • …and much, much more!

And of course, once you sign up for Part 8 – Harmonic Expansion 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 & Overview

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Introduction
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Tools We Need for This Class
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Update! MuseScore 3.0
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Download: Staff Paper
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Review Session - Examine Your Worksheets
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The Full MuseScore File
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Download: The Master Example File

The Cadential 6/4 Chord

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What is a Cadential 6/4 Chord?
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Chord "Function"
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Dominant Expansion
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Example: My Country Tis of Thee
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Download: My Country Tis of Thee Files
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Writing Cadential 6/4 Chords
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Download: Worksheet No. 1

Neighboring or Pedal 6/4 Chords

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The Neighboring 6/4 Chord
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Properties of a Neighboring 6/4 Chord
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Using Neighboring 6/4 Chords on the Dominant
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Writing Neighboring 6/4 Chords
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Download: Worksheet No. 2

Arpeggiating 6/4 Chords

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The Arpeggiating 6/4 Chord
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Example: My Country Tis of Thee (again)
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Download: Worksheet No. 3

The Passing 6/4

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The Passing 6/4
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Using the Passing 6/4 on Other Chords
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Writing Passing 6/4 Chords
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6/4 Chord Wrap Up
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Download: Worksheet No. 4

Other Expansions of the Tonic

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Other Expansion Ideas
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"Schenkerian Analysis"
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Parallelism
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Rule for Subdominant Function
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New Analysis Notations
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The V7 as an Expansion of Tonic
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Other V7 Expansions
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The Double Neighbor V7 Expansion
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Submediant Expansions
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Thoughts on Expansion Chords

Wrap Up

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What's Next?
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Thanks for Watching!
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Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List
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