Music Theory Classes

Learn everything from the complete basics to the advanced cocepts of music theory. Music theory is the study of music.
Music Theory Classes
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Caleb Curry


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Music Theory Classes

What you’ll learn

Learn the science behind music
Learn how to read and write music
Learn how chords are structured and how to create our own chords
Learn the purpose of scales and how they are constructed
learn the different types of intervals and scales (major, minor, diminished, etc…)
Ear training
Learn all of the modes and popular scales
Begin ear training and composition

Music Theory Classes


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This is a course that will dive into many areas of music theory. This series is for those who want to download or watch my series ad-free. The topics covered by this series include: The science of sound (pitch, frequency, volume, etc…) The musical alphabet Notation Clefs Scales Steps and intervals Triads and extended chords Circle of 5ths Notes and rests Swing and polyrhythm Time signatures Chord progression and harmonizing scales Modes Transposing Transcription acoustics and psychoaoustics Ear training and MORE!! For musicians and students taking music classes, this course does not require that you play an instrument. We take away the aspect of an instrument and study the core of music using just notes. No need to be an expert piano player or guitarist, all you’ll want to have is a little bit of thinking power and maybe a notepad to take some notes (music notes that is :P). If you are a musician, applying this information to your instrument will drastically improve your knowledge and skill level. Even if you have no musical experience, this course could be for you. With this series, not only will you dive into the basics of music but you will also learn a lot about acoustics, ear training, pitch and frequency, harmonics and overtones, and more. Even if you are not studying to be a musician, this course has content that will help you understand sound as a whole. This means that if you are a computer technician, an audio producer, a commercial designer, a video producer, a studio designer, or anything else dealing with sound, you could benefit from this course! The course should not take too long to complete, but it is recommended that you stop after each video to take notes and memorize material. For some topics, you might need to practice or rewatch the video a few times to get everything (there is a lot of content in this course). Try to memorize…Memorizing this content will forever impact your musical knowledge and make you enjoy music that much more!


Section 1: Basics

Lecture 1 INTRODUCTION: What is Music Theory?

Lecture 2 What is Sound?

Lecture 3 Frequency

Lecture 4 Pitch

Lecture 5 Relatiive vs Absolute Pitch (Perfect Pitch)

Lecture 6 The Musical Alphabet

Lecture 7 Time

Lecture 8 Harmony and Melody

Section 2: Introduction to Notation

Lecture 9 Introduction to Musical Notation

Lecture 10 Helmholtz Pitch Notation

Lecture 11 Scientific Pitch Notation

Lecture 12 Staffs and Ledger Lines

Lecture 13 Treble Clef

Lecture 14 Bass Clef

Lecture 15 Grand Staff

Lecture 16 Memorizing Bass and Treble Clef

Lecture 17 Accidentals

Lecture 18 Writing Accidentals on a staff Properly

Section 3: Intervals

Lecture 19 Scale Degrees

Lecture 20 Interval Sizes by Scale Degree

Lecture 21 How to Calculate Interval Sizes by using a staff (easy)

Lecture 22 Compound Intervals

Lecture 23 Adding Intervals

Lecture 24 Half Steps and Whole Steps

Lecture 25 Perfect and Major Intervals

Lecture 26 Minor Intervals

Lecture 27 Diminished Intervals

Lecture 28 Augmented Intervals

Lecture 29 Intervals Review!

Lecture 30 Mod 12 System

Lecture 31 Intervals on the staff, Figuring out Intervals (like a boss!)

Lecture 32 Flipping the Interval

Section 4: Major and Minor Scales

Lecture 33 How to play any Major Scale

Lecture 34 How to figure out Intervals and Scales without memorizing

Lecture 35 Playing in the Scale

Lecture 36 Natural Minor Scale

Lecture 37 Harmonic Minor Scale

Lecture 38 Melodic Minor Scale

Section 5: Introduction to Chords

Lecture 39 Introduction to Triads!

Lecture 40 Major Triads

Lecture 41 How to play Minor Triads

Lecture 42 How to Play Diminished Triads

Lecture 43 How to play Augmented Triads

Lecture 44 Writing Triads on a Staff

Lecture 45 How to Read Triads on a Staff

Lecture 46 How to Play Major 7th Chords

Lecture 47 How to Play Dominant 7th Chords

Lecture 48 How to Play Minor 7th Chords

Lecture 49 How to Play Half Diminished 7th Chords

Lecture 50 How to Play Fully Diminished 7th Chords

Lecture 51 How to Play Every Triad and 7th Chord!

Lecture 52 Practice with 7th Chords!

Lecture 53 Different Ways to Play Chords

Lecture 54 Chord Notation

Section 6: Introduction to Time signature

Lecture 55 4/4 Common Time Signature

Section 7: Key Signatures and the Circle of 5ths

Lecture 56 Introduction to Key Signatures

Lecture 57 Introduction to the Circle of 5ths Part 1

Lecture 58 Introduction to the Circle of 5ths Part 2

Lecture 59 Circle of Fifths

Lecture 60 Creating Scales using the Circle of 5ths!

Lecture 61 How to Recreate the Circle of 5ths from Memory

Lecture 62 Minor Scales on the Circle of Fifths

Lecture 63 How to Find Relative Minor Scales

Lecture 64 Chromatic Scale and Whole Tone Scale

Section 8: Reading Music

Lecture 65 Tempo and BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Lecture 66 How to Draw Notes

Lecture 67 Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th, 16th and 32nd Notes

Lecture 68 Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th, 16 and 32nd Rests

Lecture 69 How to Count 8ths and 16ths!

Lecture 70 Subdivision

Lecture 71 Musical Fractions and Inserting Barlines

Lecture 72 Dotted Notes

Lecture 73 Double Dotted Notes

Lecture 74 Ties and Slurs

Lecture 75 Introduction to Tuplets

Lecture 76 Triplets! How to Read and Play Them

Lecture 77 Understanding Swing

Lecture 78 Polyrhythm

Lecture 79 Time Signatures

Lecture 80 Cut Time Break Down

Lecture 81 Compound Time Signatures

Lecture 82 Twos and Fours in Compound Time

Lecture 83 Asymmetric Time Signatures

Lecture 84 Tempo Terms

Lecture 85 Dynamic Markings, Forte, Piano, etc

Lecture 86 Crescendos and Decrescendos

Lecture 87 Important Tempo Terms

Lecture 88 More Important Terms

Lecture 89 Music Structure (Dai Segno and Da Capo)

Lecture 90 Repeats

Section 9: Chord Progression

Lecture 91 Scale Degrees and Chord Progression

Lecture 92 Chord Progression in Major Scales

Lecture 93 Nashville Numbering System

Lecture 94 7th Chord Progression

Section 10: Transposing

Lecture 95 Transposing Chord Progression

Lecture 96 Transposing Melody by Scale Degree

Lecture 97 Transposing by Steps

Lecture 98 Transposing by Interval Between Notes

Section 11: More on Reading Music and Clefs

Lecture 99 Chord Inversions and Voicing

Lecture 100 7th Chord Inversions

Lecture 101 Figured Bass Notation

Lecture 102 Underlying Chord structure Vocabulary

Lecture 103 Articulation Pt 1

Lecture 104 Articulation Pt 2 – Playing Techniques

Lecture 105 Chord Articulation – Arpeggio

Lecture 106 Grace Notes

Lecture 107 Drags and Grace Note Timing

Lecture 108 Alto Clef

Lecture 109 Tenor Clef

Lecture 110 Understanding C, G, and F clefs

Lecture 111 Tesituras

Lecture 112 Neutral Clef

Lecture 113 Universal Key

Lecture 114 Diatonic Vs Chromatic Notes

Lecture 115 Relative Vs Absolute Measurements

Lecture 116 Absolute Measurements of Triads

Lecture 117 Absolute Measurements of 7th Chords

Lecture 118 Finding Chords from a Major Scale

Lecture 119 Finding Chords from a Minor Scale

Lecture 120 Finding 7th Chords from Scales

Lecture 121 Classical and Contemporary Chord Naming

Lecture 122 Creating Chords and Scales in Universal Key

Lecture 123 Harmonizing a Major Scale

Lecture 124 Minor Scale Chord Progression

Lecture 125 Harmonizing the Minor Scale

Lecture 126 Leading Tone

Lecture 127 Subtonic

Lecture 128 Introduction to Chord Families

Lecture 129 Cadances and Chord Substitution

Section 12: Modes

Lecture 130 Introduction to Modes

Lecture 131 Ionian Mode

Lecture 132 Dorian Mode

Lecture 133 Phrygian Mode

Lecture 134 Lydian Mode

Lecture 135 Mixolydian Mode

Lecture 136 Aeolian Mode

Lecture 137 Locrian Mode

Lecture 138 How to Pronounce and Memorize the Modes

Lecture 139 Mastering Modes

Lecture 140 Major, Minor and Diminished Modes

Lecture 141 Modes on the Circle of 5ths

Section 13: More on Scales

Lecture 142 All kinds of Scales

Lecture 143 Diatonic Scale

Lecture 144 Diatones and Tritones

Lecture 145 Pentatonic Scale

Lecture 146 Minor Pentatonic Scale

Lecture 147 Pentatonic Modes

Section 14: Sound, Acoustics, and Pitch

Lecture 148 Concert Pitch

Lecture 149 B Flat, F, and E Flat Instrumentals

Lecture 150 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Pt 1

Lecture 151 Acoustics and Psychoacoustics Pt 2

Lecture 152 Equal Temperament

Lecture 153 Making Sense of Cents

Lecture 154 Fundamental Frequency, Partials and Overtones

Lecture 155 Harmonics

Lecture 156 Timbre

Lecture 157 Equal Loudness Contour

Lecture 158 Consonance and Dissonance

Lecture 159 Major Chord Frequency Ratios

Section 15: Chord Extensions, embellishing, etc…

Lecture 160 Power Chords

Lecture 161 Suspended Chords

Lecture 162 Slash Chords and Compound Chords

Lecture 163 Chord Extensions

Lecture 164 Chord Leading

Lecture 165 Musical Phrases

Lecture 166 Embellishing and Chord Substitution

Lecture 167 Cadences

Lecture 168 Chord Turnarounds

Lecture 169 Transcribing and Ear Training

Section 16: Ear Training

Lecture 170 Ear Training – Chords

Lecture 171 Ear Training – Pitch

Lecture 172 Ear Training – Intervals

Lecture 173 Ear Training – Rhythms

Lecture 174 Ear Training – Melody

Lecture 175 Ear Training – Keys

Section 17: Accompanying, Harmony, and Counterpoint

Lecture 176 Accompanying

Lecture 177 Multiple Voice Harmony

Lecture 178 Bossifying Our Epic Harmony

Lecture 179 FINAL VIDEO! Counterpoint

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