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Complete Music Theory

Explore the theoretical foundations of music in this free online musicology course to appreciate what makes it special.

Publisher: Ethan Winer
Keen insight around musical notation is akin to asking about science. Musical geniuses are not brought into the world every day so a basic understanding of theory becomes invaluable to real musicians to help them comprehend the logic behind the songs they play. The mind interprets music faster than words and concepts could ever explain. So begin your journey with the foundations of music theory to appreciate this art form by enrolling today.
Complete Music Theory
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    462
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Music existed throughout history before theory developed to explain what players were doing when performing their melodies. However, people have a long tradition of distorting the facts about music theory. Numerous individuals believe that theory entails studying at school in front of an authoritarian professor. This thinking could not be further from the truth! Music is an art form so there are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ ways to perform it. This course is for you, whether you are a self-taught musician who learnt by ear or are studying music but feel unsure where to start. Musicians of all ages, songwriters, producers and everyone in between can express themself swiftly and efficiently thanks to music theory. Traditional approaches for learners to grasp music theory that does not require knowledge to play an instrument typically involve reading tonnes of books, streaming countless hours of videos on social media or formal pre-planned education plans. There is so much data available on the net that it is overwhelming to begin. Starting music theory can be frightening but do not let that deter you. Knowledge is a critical aspect of a performer's development. This music theory course can provide you with the resources required to understand the fundamentals and apply them to your musical compositions right away.

If you are just getting started in music production, this is an ideal time to learn the theory behind the music. Certain songs will be hard to play because you need to read musical notation to comprehend which chords, speed and rhythm you need to perform. In the first module, you will learn to identify essential compositional features such as notes, key signatures, chord progressions, intervals, scales and much more. Then improve your critical listening skills by studying how to combine notes harmonically and use musical markers like pitch, tone and dynamics. Develop your passion for music with theoretical components such as arpeggios, intervals, major and minor scales. Your tutor, Ethan Winer, is a formal professional musician who plays violin, guitar and cello. His professional repertoire and experience guarantee that you will be learning from a specialist who has developed detailed material for you to have the advantage of knowing the ‘why’ underlying the topic.

By the end of this course, you will be able to express yourself with other musicians with ease, grasping the universal tools that enable anyone to play music regardless of the instruments they use. With some instructions, you will be more productive at composing music to excel in your art, no matter the genre. Alternately, recognizing how music works will help you become a convincing music producer by knowing how to adapt to a scale that fits the vocalist's range, easing the process and giving room for creativity. Complete the course to increase your knowledge of music theory by discovering substitutions, notation articulation marks and music reading. A solid understanding of theory will help you expand your horizons. In addition, you’ll gain credibility among other musicians. The more scales and progressions you learn, the more resources you'll have to make music and improvise. Consider how successful Jimi Hendrix could have been if he had known music theory! So get ready to enrol in your first musicology class today!

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