Duration

10 hours

Price

Level

Intermediate

Certification

Available

Instructor

Jason Allen

Expected learning & outcomes

  • Composing music using modes and counterpoint
  • Create unique melodies by understanding the rules of counterpoint
  • Create more emotional music by taking advantage of the musical modes
  • Interval Exploration
  • Compound Intervals
  • Rules for Inversion
  • Augmented Intervals
  • Diminished Intervals
  • Enharmonic Equivalence
  • Labeling Dissonance
  • Counterpoint in Species
  • The Rules of Counterpoint
  • Compositing with Counterpoint
  • Types of Contrapuntal Motion
  • Creating music with Counterpoint
  • Tools of Counterpoint
  • Second Species Counterpoint
  • Metric Accents and Diminutions
  • Resolutions
  • Passing Tones
  • Consonant Skips and Leaps
  • Neighbor Tones
  • Writing Compelling Melodies
  • Third Species Counterpoint
  • The Cambiata
  • Double Neighbor Tones
  • Fourth Species Counterpoint
  • Rhythmic Displacement
  • 4-3, 7-6, and 9-8 Suspension Types

    Skills you'll master / acquire / learn

    Analysis, Book Writing, Composition, Fashion, Music, Professional, Swift, Teaching, Writing

    About this course

    ** 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, 4, 5 AND 6 is three courses in one: It includes my three top Music Theory Comprehensive courses: Part 4: Modes & Counterpoint, Part 5: Counterpoint Complete, and Part 6: SATB Composition.
    In this class, we will cover:

    • My approach to Music Theory

    • Tools you will need to learn Music Theory quickly and efficiently

    • How Modes Work

    • The History of Modes

    • Identifying the Musical Modes

    • Incorporating modes into popular music

    • Analysis of popular and classical music, including the Simpsons TV Theme Song, and the Beetles.

    • Interval Exploration

    • Compound Intervals

    • Rules for Inversion

    • Augmented Intervals

    • Diminished Intervals

    • Enharmonic Equivalence

    • Labeling Dissonance

    • Counterpoint in Species 

    • The Rules of Counterpoint

    • Compositing with Counterpoint

    • Types of Contrapuntal Motion

    • Creating music with Counterpoint

    • Tools of Counterpoint

    • Second Species Counterpoint

    • Metric Accents and Diminutions 

    • Resolutions

    • Passing Tones

    • Consonant Skips and Leaps

    • Neighbor Tones

    • Writing Compelling Melodies

    • Third Species Counterpoint

    • The Cambiata

    • Double Neighbor Tones

    • Fourth Species Counterpoint

    • Rhythmic Displacement

    • Suspensions

    • 4-3, 7-6, and 9-8 Suspension Types

    • Consonant Suspensions

    • Chains of Suspensions

    • Fifth Species Counterpoint

    • Free Counterpoint

    • My approach to Music Theory

    • Tools of Counterpoint

    • Types of Motion in Counterpoint

    • 18th Century Counterpoint

    • Chordal Dissonance

    • Cadences in Bass/Melody Accompaniment

    • Cadences in 4-Voice Accompaniment

    • Non-Chord Tones in 4-Voice Accompaniment

    • Suspensions in 4-Voice Accompaniment

    • Example Analysis Projects

    • Writing 4-Voice (SATB) Lines

    • SATB Notation

    • SATB Ranges

    • Voice Crossings

    • Doubling

    • T-D-T Phrasing

    • Establishing Tonic Areas

    • Establishing Dominant Areas

    • Resolving Leading Tones (in 4-Voice Accompaniment)

    • Harmonic Rhythm

    • Texture (in Song)

    • Worksheets and Music for Practice

    • ...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. 


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