Basic Music Theory

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    1. Understanding Basic Music Theory
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    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.

    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.

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    2. Introduction to Scales
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    In this lesson, explore various scale types and the terminology associated with them. Learn how to identify major, minor, whole step, and chromatic scales.

    In this lesson, explore various scale types and the terminology associated with them. Learn how to identify major, minor, whole step, and chromatic scales.

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    3. Chords, Tones, Sharps & Flats
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    Expand your musical knowledge as you explore the anatomy of a melody. In this lesson, review topics including chords, tones, melody ornaments, and more.

    Expand your musical knowledge as you explore the anatomy of a melody. In this lesson, review topics including chords, tones, melody ornaments, and more.

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    4. Harmony, Chords & Progressions
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    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.

    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.

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    5. Improving Chords with Variations
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    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!

    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!

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Bruce K
I've always wanted something like this. Thanks. Can't wait to get home to explore it.
Ethan Winer
Good to hear. If you have any questions, you're welcome to post in my Audio Expert forum: http://the-audio-expert.freeforums.net/
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Peggy H
This is what I have been looking for. I studied only classical theory; I didn't even realize there were different jazz scales, etc., until my kids took jazz studies in high school. I'm excited to learn more, although I will definitely need to replay parts a few times.
Ethan Winer
Great, I'm glad this is helping!
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Mike M
I did not get a thing from what you have said in the second part, way to advanced, way to fast.
Ethan Winer
I'm sorry if the material seemed to go by too quickly. Music theory is a very deep and complex language, and it requires a fair amount of study to fully grasp. That's why I said at the beginning of Part I that people may need to watch the entire series two or three times for it all to sink in. If you took this as a college course it would be spread out over two semesters!
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Caryn M
love the way you deliver the content - graphics are super helpful
Ethan Winer
Thanks very much Caryn!
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Sarah P
Thank you so much!
Ethan Winer
Glad you liked it!
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