TeacherEthan Winer is a reformed rock 'n' roll guitarist who sold his successful software business in 1992 to learn the cello. Ethan has, at various times, earned a living as a studio musician, computer programmer, recording engineer, circuit designer,... View Profile
- Total Time 2 hr, 33 min
- Lessons 14
- Attachments 8
- Exercises 46
14 Lessons in This Course
6 minFREEMusic Theory lesson 1Free4 CQ
Want to become a more educated and appreciative music listener? This course on basic music theory is your pathway to understanding the meaning behind the notes.
10 minMusic Theory lesson 26 CQ
In this lesson, explore various scale types and the terminology associated with them. Learn how to identify major, minor, whole step, and chromatic scales.
11 minMusic Theory lesson 36 CQ
Expand your musical knowledge as you explore the anatomy of a melody. In this lesson, review topics including chords, tones, melody ornaments, and more.
12 minMusic Theory lesson 47 CQ
Ever wonder what makes a good hit song? In this lesson, explore the most common harmonies, chords, and chord progressions with popular examples of each.
13 minMusic Theory lesson 57 CQ
In this lesson, discover chord variations that can be used to make basic chords more interesting. Learn how to create tension, mark a high point, and more!
9 minMusic Theory lesson 65 CQ
Chord progressions play an important role in music, as they help create harmonic movement. Discover what the most common chord progression is and more!
6 minMusic Theory lesson 74 CQ
In this lesson, get a breakdown of bass lines and listen along to see how chords and the mood of a song change when accompanied by a variety of bass lines.
15 minMusic Theory lesson 88 CQ
Did you know that voice leading is the art of arranging multi-part harmony? Take an in-depth look at the various elements that make a harmony work.
11 minMusic Theory lesson 96 CQ
In this lesson, explore music theory terms for dynamics and musical devices, and learn what differentiates a soothing lullaby from a blistering rock anthem.
15 minMusic Theory lesson 108 CQ
Ready to dive deeper into the dynamics of music? In this lesson, further explore this topic with various examples of important playing techniques.
11 minMusic Theory lesson 116 CQ
In this lesson, learn how timing and rhythm work in melodies. Use a variety of piano and drum beat examples to help you become a more informed listener.
11 minMusic Theory lesson 126 CQ
One of the most important properties of music is its tempo and speed. In this lesson, you’ll examine tempo in detail, along with a host of related terminology.
8 minMusic Theory lesson 135 CQ
Conductors do more than just wave a baton! Discover why conductors and bandleaders are important, and hear a candid interview with a seasoned professional.
9 minMusic Theory lesson 145 CQ
Want to play an instrument? Take a tour of various musical instruments and discover the skill, knowledge, and dedication required to become proficient.
5 minAudio Editing lesson3 CQ
Master midi music manipulation with this lesson! Learn the tricks of the trade using the piano roll view on Cakewalk Sonar, and make some sweet music!
6 minAudio Editing lesson4 CQ
Dream of making music like a master beat maker? Learn basic audio editing skills like inserting track markers and repeating sections in Sony Sound Forge!
4 minFREEAudio Editing lessonFree3 CQ
Learn to set audio levels and clean up recordings in Sony Found Forge audio software. Create polished vocal recordings, songs, and performances!
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.