MUSIC THEORY & EAR TRAINING for SONGWRITERS, LEVEL 1

WATCH CLASS 1 VIDEO HERE: Wondering if Level 2 is a better fit? GO HERE TO WATCH CLASS 1 of MUSIC THEORY LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1 Sample Curriculum:

  • The Major Scale: construction, intervals, building blocks of chords
  • Understanding and recognizing Intervals
  • Chords & Chord Function: forming Diatonic Harmony
  • Developing Effective Chord Progressions
  • Cadences
  • Melody as comprised of 4 Component Parts
  • Writing from a Motif: 4 Strategies Once You Have a Simple Idea
  • Melody-Harmony Relationship: Creating emotional, strong melodies and chord progressions
  • Rhythm, Time Signatures, Feel, & Phrasing
  • Scansion & Prosody in a Lyric/Melody
  • Major & Minor Relationships
  • 7th Chords
  • Hinting at Level 2: What Lies Beyond the Key
  • Regular assignments with feedback to integrate concepts of class

LEVEL 2 Sample Curriculum:

  • 7th chords
  • chord tensions and extensions
  • secondary dominants
  • parallel major and minor
  • modes and modal interchange
  • multiple songwriting assignments and critical listening designed to expand your harmony/melody capacities as a writer and composer

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