TeacherI love music and art in general. My dream is to do for others what my favorite creators, teachers, and friends have done for me. I graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music as a guitar performance major and have toured all over North... View Profile
- Total Time 3 hr, 21 min
- Lessons 17
- Attachments 11
- Exercises 48
17 Lessons in This Course
8 minFREEMusic Theory lesson 1Free5 CQ
This lesson from music teacher Ben Levin introduces the names of music notes and the steps between them, coupled with some quick exercises for reinforcement.
11 minMusic Theory lesson 26 CQ
In this lesson, music teacher Ben Levin introduces minor and major scales, explaining their makeup and the pattern of intervals used in every major scale.
16 minMusic Theory lesson 39 CQ
This lesson from Ben Levin Music introduces the basic concepts behind determining keys and key signatures, as well as the order of sharps and flats.
15 minMusic Theory lesson 48 CQ
In this lesson, music teacher Ben Levin explains the relationships between notes in a scale and how to identify those intervals simply and easily.
11 minMusic Theory lesson 56 CQ
In this lesson, learn the four main types of chords used in music composition and discover how each is built, using visual aids and clear explanations.
12 minMusic Theory lesson 67 CQ
In this lesson, learn how the different seventh chords are built and join in for a demonstration on how they are related to the different scale degrees.
16 minMusic Theory lesson 79 CQ
In this lesson, learn the music theory behind suspensions and tensions in chords, and discusses how they are added and modified using audio examples.
8 minGuitar lesson 85 CQ
Overwhelmed by all of the notes on the guitar? Make things simple with this music theory lesson on how to play and transpose scales on the guitar.
9 minGuitar lesson 95 CQ
In this lesson, follow along for a demonstration on how to play major and minor scales on all six strings by following the scale shapes and patterns.
16 minGuitar lesson 109 CQ
In this lesson, learn and practice the shapes for major, minor, and diminished chords on guitar, then review how to find relative major and minor keys.
7 minGuitar lesson 114 CQ
Join in with this lesson to learn an exercise in G major for mastering intervals between notes on guitar that can be transposed to all keys.
7 minGuitar lesson 124 CQ
In this lesson, follow along for a demonstration on how to play the drop 3 voicings for the 7th chords in F and their different inversions on guitar.
9 minGuitar lesson 135 CQ
In this lesson, music teacher and guitarist Ben Levin introduces the concept of musical modes in the key of C, their names, and the notes that make up each one.
9 minGuitar lesson 145 CQ
In this lesson, musician and guitar teacher Ben Levin introduces parallel modes and demonstrates how each one sounds on guitar when starting on C.
14 minGuitar lesson 158 CQ
As a musician, it is important to become familiar with the sounds and alterations of major and minor modes. Learn how to identify them in this lesson!
15 minGuitar lesson 168 CQ
In this lesson, musician and guitar teacher Ben Levin demonstrates a simple chord progression technique that will reinforce any mode that you play.
11 minGuitar lesson 176 CQ
Follow along with this lesson for an in-depth demonstration on how to play a chord progression through each of the parallel modes for D on guitar.
14153 min14-part Music Theory course83 CQ
Using detailed explanations and familiar music examples, this college-level music theory course provides an engaging and fun introduction that will help you become a more appreciative listener.
17201 min17-part Guitar course109 CQ
In this course from music teacher Ben Levin, review the basic music theory concepts behind notes, intervals, and chords before moving up to complex topics like key signatures, scales, and modes.
554 min5-part Music Theory course30 CQ
Develop improvisational techniques that work beautifully with hymns. Begin with scales and progressions and develop improvisational techniques to spice up piano and organ accompaniment.
13127 min13-part Bass Guitar course71 CQ
Developing performance skills on bass means moving beyond beginner-level music theory concepts like scales, and reviewing more advanced ideas related to transcription, intervals, and chord formation.
10114 min10-part Music Appreciation course60 CQ
Beginning musicians often struggle to balance learning to play an instrument with learning to read music. In this course, Just Another Flutist teaches music theory how she wishes she'd been taught.
10136 min10-part Guitar course74 CQ
Are you ready to master the essentials of jazz music? In this jazz guitar course from professional musician Sam Dunn, guitar players who wish learn the harmonies of Jazz have a place to start!
999 min9-part Guitar course54 CQ
To master the guitar, it is essential to build skills sequentially, based on applied music theory. The result? Confidence while playing killer solos, runs, and chord progressions!
313 min3-part Guitar course9 CQ
Searching for some guitar lick inspiration? In this course, learn a variety of face-melting dominant seventh chord licks to develop your guitar knowledge base and play over any genre of music.
16109 min16-part Guitar course64 CQ
There are many ways to learn how to play guitar. In this course, Michael Palmisano shows beginners the foundations of learning guitar, and demonstrates how to apply them to improvising and comping.
15201 min15-part Guitar course109 CQ
Are you a beginner guitarist looking to learn chords? In this course, guitar teacher David Youngman demonstrates left hand exercises and strumming techniques for mastering guitar chords.