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This course is for Everyone! 

Whether you are starting to learn music theory, have hit a few bumps, or consider yourself a bit “theory leery,” this course is for you! The course progresses in an organized and linear way. The curriculum sets you up with a solid foundation to grow and expand upon and transfers to every instrument. I explain and demonstrate everything in a way that you can immediately apply to your instrument and songwriting.

This course includes: 

  • Six video tutorials, averaging 25 minutes in length with accompanying PDFs. 
  • Quizzes, worksheets, assignments, tips, and insights to help you learn, understand, and apply the knowledge! 

You will learn:

  • The construction of the major scale, in all keys. You will learn and understand which sharps and flats belong where, and why
  • The Nashville Number system, the song chart reading and writing system used by professional musicians in rehearsals, recording studios, and performances. 
  • Chord construction with major, minor, diminished, and augmented triads.
  • How to build chords and chord progressions from notes within a key. 

You will benefit by:

  • Clearing up confusion and closing gaps in your understanding of music theory. Often, music theory is not explained well or presented in a way that shows you how to apply it. We naturally forget what we learn when we memorize without understanding. This course will alleviate your stress, frustration, and insecurity around music theory. Understanding music theory is a great tool; you just need to know how to use it!
  • Improving your ear training
  • Deepening your understanding of music and creative choices. Music is a language with its own symbols, structure, and “rules.” By understanding what chords to expect and anticipate in a key, you’ll begin to understand and utilize the inherent tension and resolve in melodies and chord progressions. 
  • Identifying notes for melodic writing in a major key.
  • You will benefit by knowing which chords work together in a key, which increases your success rate! No more guessing at random chords and hoping you stumble on the right one.
    • Songwriters quickly expand their creativity, improve their co-write contributions, and boost their self-esteem and confidence. 
    • Instrumentalists become more intentional and gain a deeper understanding of harmony and chord progressions, expand their knowledge of their instruments, break out of patterns and shapes, and guess less, hoping to stumble into the “right” notes.
  • Understanding where to start learning your favorite songs by ear or creating your own songs.
  • Learning to communicate the correct keys and chords to others.
  • Learning, memorizing, and recalling songs faster
  • Knowing this information allows you to learn and understand other scales and tonal centers.