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The next Level 1 begins NOW! Watch class 1 on your own time. Class 2 is the first live meeting over zoom, MONDAY 11/6, 7pm 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 Tuesday nights 7-9pm PT over zoom (and on-demand) and will begin Tuesday, 11/7, 7 meetings.Designed 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:
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