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Music Theory Classroom: Fundamentals of Melody and Harmony 3

This is Part 3 of the 3-part Fundamentals of Melody and Harmony course.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 32m
Language: English
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Music Theory Classroom is a four-course, one- to two-year music theory curriculum designed for high-school and homeschool students. It covers the material studied by music majors in the first one to two years of college, but it is structured so that a diligent student can complete it in three 14-week terms.
The four courses in the curriculum include: two Fundamentals courses which are intended to be taken concurrently, followed by Diatonic Harmony and then Chromatic Harmony. Each course has 28 lessons, so the recommended pace is approximately two lessons per week (when taking the Fundamentals courses, this means two lessons from each of the two courses). Students should feel free to move more slowly if the material is completely new.
This is Part 3 of the Fundamentals of Melody and Harmony course. It assumes that you can already read music in treble and bass clefs and know scales, intervals and chords, as described above.
Students who have not yet mastered intervals and chords should start with Part 2. Students who have not yet mastered key signatures and scales should start with Part 1.
Note: Some lesson numbers appear out of order. Even though they’re distributed across the three parts of the course, the lessons are numbered in the suggested order.
Fundamentals of Melody and Harmony contains 28 lessons in three parts. All three parts interlock. Part 1 (lessons 1-4, 8-9, 11-14) includes the basics of reading pitches on the staff in treble and bass clefs, including key signatures and major and minor scales. Part 2 (lessons 5, 15-18, 20-21, 23-24, 26-27) covers the rest of the theory fundamentals needed to prepare students for Diatonic Harmony: intervals, triads and seventh chords. Part 3 (lessons 6-7, 10, 19, 22, 25, 28) includes topics that are part of a complete fundamentals course, but may not have been learned by students who already know the material in Parts 1 and 2. These include octave-transposing clefs, C clefs, modes and some other scales, and extended tertian chords.
For a more complete description of the curriculum, check the MusicTheoryClassroom dot com website.

You will learn

✓ Music theory for homeschool students, high-school musicians, or anyone!
✓ Octave identification
✓ Octave transposition and octave-transposing clefs
✓ C clefs (alto and tenor)
✓ Modes
✓ Pentatonic and blues scales
✓ Whole-tone and octatonic scales
✓ Extended tertian chords


• This course is for students who already read music and know the essential fundamentals of music theory, including intervals, scales, triads and seventh chords.
• If you have not mastered these topics, you may need to take Fundamentals of Melody and Harmony Parts 1 and 2.

This course is for

• High school students (including homeschoolers) who are interested in studying music at the college level
• Anyone who is interested in learning music theory
Music Theory Teacher, Church Musician, Composer
Nate Brown holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from the Hartt School. He has taught music theory to first and second year college students at Hartt and at the University of Oregon, and to high school students in the Hartt Performer’s Certificate Program (now known as Hartt Preparatory Academy). He also has expertise as a church musician, and his compositions have been performed on three continents.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 32m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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