$ 399.00 $ 499.00
The next Level 1 begins NOW! Watch class 1 on your own time. Class 2 is the first live meeting over zoom, MONDAY 2/5/24, 7:30pm PT (and on-demand). Class features 8 meetings total: one pre-recorded and 7 live meetings to get all questions answered and receive feedback on weekly songwriting assignments in this small-group interactive class to write songs.
The next Level 2 section will begin in the late Winter. Please CONTACT US to let us know you're interested. 818-848-7664 / info at the songwritingschool dot comDesigned to dovetail with THE ROOTS songwriting curriculum, Music Theory & Ear Training Level 1 equips the songwriter with a foundational understanding of harmony, melody, rhythm, and phrasing in the construction of songs. Learn to recognize chord changes and intervals by ear and come to understand how the songs you love fit together and how the songs you write might better become the songs you love.
These are some of the goals and outcomes of Music Theory & Ear Training for Songwriters, the companion curriculum to The ROOTS songwriting class.
Level 1 is all “diatonic harmony”—notes and chords in the key--all about how to build strong, emotional, impactful harmony/melody/phrasing choices in our songs.
And then in Level 2 we get to relative major and minor and then use 7th chords as the doorway beyond the key. Level 2 takes you far beyond the key into secondary dominants, parallel major and minor, modes and modal interchange, etc.
There are assignments to get you writing/composing/creating each week, with the chance to get feedback in this small-class setting. All materials are archived for you in a private site--video, audio, and all handouts.
ONLINE STUDENTS: Class includes regular homework feedback opportunities and individual and small group video conferencing to get feedback on your songs and have your questions answered.
LEVEL 1 Sample Curriculum:
LEVEL 2 Sample Curriculum:
$ 699.00 $ 799.00
The SPRING 2024 section of THE ROOTS meets on WEDNESDAY nights 7-10pm PT starting 4/24/24, over Zoom only with full replays and support materials on-demand--and in-person co-writing for LA people(!) in classes 5 and 6 and for... View full details
$ 49.00 $ 599.00
Class meets LIVE over Zoom, 6 Saturdays at 10am PT, with full replays available at a private class site 48 hrs after class. OR learn RIGHT AWAY, on-demand! NOTE: Apple just released an amazing update with... View full details
$ 299.00 $ 599.00
RETURNING FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE PANDEMIC! Gaelen Whittemore returns for this impactful, hands-on guide to the modern music business, live and in-person and streaming live in multi-cam HD, Friday evening thru Sunday late afternoon,... View full details