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Music Theory Comprehensive Complete: Part 4, 5, & 6

Learn music theory through this music theory course app, music theory exercises, and music theory tutorials.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 10h 12m
Language: English
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This course is “5-Star Certified” by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.

100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

Welcome to the COMPLETE Music Theory Guide!
This is a class designed for the average person who is ready to take music theory (or music interest) and turn it into a usable skill. Whether you are an active musician or an aspiring musician, this class is perfect for you.
For years I’ve been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes I’m making for Udemy use the same syllabus I’ve used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can learn Music Theory – and cost shouldn’t be a barrier.
My approach to music theory is to minimize memorization. Most of these concepts you can learn by just understanding why chords behave in certain ways. Once you understand those concepts, you can find any scale, key, or chord that exists. Even invent your own. If you’ve tried to learn music theory before, or if you are just starting out – this series of courses is the perfect fit.
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a “Mover and a Shaker,” and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 
This class is a Comprehensive class – it will have many parts, going through my entire annual curriculum.
MUSIC THEORY COMPREHENSIVE COMBINED: PARTS, 4, 5, AND 6 is three courses in one: It includes my three top Music Theory Comprehensive courses: Part 4: Modes & Counterpoint, Part 5: Counterpoint Complete, and Part 6: SATB Composition.

In this class, we will cover:
•My approach to Music Theory
•Tools you will need to learn Music Theory quickly and efficiently
•How Modes Work
•The History of Modes
•Identifying the Musical Modes
•Incorporating modes into popular music
•Analysis of popular and classical music, including the Simpsons TV Theme Song, and the Beetles.
•Interval Exploration
•Compound Intervals
•Rules for Inversion
•Augmented Intervals
•Diminished Intervals
•Enharmonic Equivalence
•Labeling Dissonance
•Counterpoint in Species 
•The Rules of Counterpoint
•Compositing with Counterpoint
•Types of Contrapuntal Motion
•Creating music with Counterpoint
•Tools of Counterpoint
•Second Species Counterpoint
•Metric Accents and Diminutions 
•Passing Tones
•Consonant Skips and Leaps
•Neighbor Tones
•Writing Compelling Melodies
•Third Species Counterpoint
•The Cambiata
•Double Neighbor Tones
•Fourth Species Counterpoint
•Rhythmic Displacement
•4-3, 7-6, and 9-8 Suspension Types
•Consonant Suspensions
•Chains of Suspensions
•Fifth Species Counterpoint
•Free Counterpoint
•My approach to Music Theory
•Tools of Counterpoint
•Types of Motion in Counterpoint
•18th Century Counterpoint
•Chordal Dissonance
•Cadences in Bass/Melody Accompaniment
•Cadences in 4-Voice Accompaniment
•Non-Chord Tones in 4-Voice Accompaniment
•Suspensions in 4-Voice Accompaniment
•Example Analysis Projects
•Writing 4-Voice (SATB) Lines
•SATB Notation
•SATB Ranges
•Voice Crossings
•T-D-T Phrasing
•Establishing Tonic Areas
•Establishing Dominant Areas
•Resolving Leading Tones (in 4-Voice Accompaniment)
•Harmonic Rhythm
•Texture (in Song)
•Worksheets and Music for Practice
•…and much, much more!
And of course, once you sign up for this class, you automatically get huge discounts on all the upcoming parts of this class.
You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. 
All the tools you need to successfully learn Music Theory is included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences – not just academic theory.
Please click the “Take This Course” button so you can launch your music career today.

Test Prep: 
This course is perfect for prep for the Praxis II Test (ETS Praxis Music), The ABRSM Music Theory Exam (up to Grade 8), AP Music Theory Exam, College Placement Exams (Music Theory), and other common secondary and post-secondary placement exams.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough music theory course available ANYWHERE on the market – or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee) **

Closed captions have been added to all lessons in this course.

Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:
⇢  “It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier.” – M. Shah
⇢  “Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts… It’s the best investment in leveling up my skills so far..” – Z. Palce
⇢  “Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed.” – A. Tóth
⇢  “VERY COOL. I’ve waited for years to see a good video course, now I don’t have to wait anymore. Thank You!” – Jeffrey Koury
⇢  “I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!” – A. Deichsel
⇢  “The basics explained very clearly – loads of really useful tips!” – J. Pook
⇢  “Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!” M. Smith
Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

You will learn

✓ Composing music using modes and counterpoint
✓ Create unique melodies by understanding the rules of counterpoint
✓ Create more emotional music by taking advantage of the musical modes
✓ Interval Exploration
✓ Compound Intervals
✓ Rules for Inversion
✓ Augmented Intervals
✓ Diminished Intervals
✓ Enharmonic Equivalence
✓ Labeling Dissonance
✓ Counterpoint in Species
✓ The Rules of Counterpoint
✓ Compositing with Counterpoint
✓ Types of Contrapuntal Motion
✓ Creating music with Counterpoint
✓ Tools of Counterpoint
✓ Second Species Counterpoint
✓ Metric Accents and Diminutions
✓ Resolutions
✓ Passing Tones
✓ Consonant Skips and Leaps
✓ Neighbor Tones
✓ Writing Compelling Melodies
✓ Third Species Counterpoint
✓ The Cambiata
✓ Double Neighbor Tones
✓ Fourth Species Counterpoint
✓ Rhythmic Displacement
✓ 4-3, 7-6, and 9-8 Suspension Types


• Students should be enthusiastic about music, but do not need to be producers or musicians. No prior experience is needed in music – All are welcome!
• Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 1 – How To Read Music will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
• Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 2 – Chords, Scales, and Keys will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
• Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 3 – Minor Keys and More will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
• This courses assumes students know the basics of how to read music. (Those who can not identify notes in treble clef should start with Music Theory Comprehensive Part 1)

This course is for

• Anyone in any country, and any age, who is ready to start learning music in a fun, casual, and informative way.
• Songwriters, producers, and instrumentalists will benefit from this course by understanding music on a deeper level.
Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer
** J. is the #1 best selling music teacher on Udemy. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course on Udemy, “Music Theory Comprehensive” (12 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (3 parts), which have been purchased by more than 70,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**  
** He is a PhD in music, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his Udemy courses. **

Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers. 
J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer,  co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music. 
J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way. 
If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.) 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 10h 12m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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