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A Complete College-Level Music Theory Curriculum. This edition of the course includes levels 1, 2, & 3.
Lectures 151
Length 12 hours
Skill Level Beginner Level
Languages English, captions
Includes Lifetime access
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Available on iOS and Android
Certificate of Completion

For years I’ve been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes 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.

Recently I was named as a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator of the Year award because of my in-person university classes. Now I’m taking those classes to Udemy in an online format in order to reach more students, and give them the joy of Music Theory.

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

This Edition of the class is the “Complete” Edition: It contains levels 1, 2, & 3 in their entirety. 

Included in this course: 

151 Video lectures, following my college Music Theory Curriculum. 
28 Downloadable worksheets for practice (with answers!)
Access through discounts to my entire network for music classes
Membership to the class theory-learner community

Because this is three class combined into one, going through every topic we cover in this class would make for a very, very long list. Here is just a hint of all the topics we cover:

My approach to Music Theory
Tools you will need to learn Music Theory quickly and efficiently
Music software: Notation programs
The elements of the Score
Pitch Names
Pitch Classes
Octaves
The White Keys
The Black Keys (not the band!)
Half-Steps and Whole-Steps
Clefs
Intervals
Naming Octaves
Identifying Notes on the Staff
Identifying Notes on the Keyboard
Beat and Beat Divisions
Tempo
Downbeats and Upbeats
Dotted Rhythms
Time Signatures
Ties
Accidentals
Form in Music Notation
Chromatic and Diatonic scales
Ordered Pitch Class Collections
The pattern of a Major Scale
Scale Degrees
Solfege
Writing melodies with major scales
Analyzing melodies
What it means to be “in key”
Key signatures
How to identify key signatures
Popular song analysis
Building triads (chords)
Diatonic chord progressions
Roman numeral analysis
Inversions
Finding chords by formula
The thirds inside of a chord
Finding fifths by finding thirds
Diminished triads
Augmented triads
Chords on the guitar
Full Analysis: Canon in D (Pachabel)
Full Analysis: Minuet in G (Bach)
7th Chords
Major 7th Chords
Minor 7th Chords
Dominant 7th Chords
Tendency Chords
Using the Circle of Fifths for Songwriting and Composition
Borrowing from Closely Related Keys
Scale Degree Names
Tendency Tones
Compound Meters
Compound Meter Signatures
Reading and Writing Compound Meters
Triplets, dubplets, and Quadruplets
Finding Minor keys by alternations to Major
Patterns in Minor keys
Relative Minor keys
Parallel Minor keys
Minor keys in the Circle of Fifths
Using Minor Keys for Songwriting and Composition
Diatonic Chord Progressions in Minor
The V Chord and Minor and the Leading Tone Problem
Harmonic Minor Scales
Melodic Minor Scales
…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 that this. Start here.

Dr. Jason Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. His 2015 album, Aniscorcia, reaching the CMJ Top20 Charts and radio broadcasts nationwide. In 2014 he was named a semi-finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award.

He currently as an adjunct professor of Composition and Music Theory at the University of St. Thomas, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

Praise for classes by Dr. Jason Allen:

“Without a doubt the best explanation and east of use that one can get. It leaves you enough room to go explore. The classes go by quick, so you can be on your way

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