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Pianoforall: The Incredible New Way to Learn Piano & Keyboard

Sound Like a Pro From the Start with This Innovative Approach to Learning Piano

By Robin Hall | in Online Courses

Pianoforall is far different from the music lessons you took as a kid. Designed to take you from beginner to intermediate levels right away, this training starts your music education off with popular rhythm style piano, similar to Billy Joel, Norah Jones, and the like, meaning you get to sound like a pro right from the start! From there, you'll expand step-by-step into ballad-style, blues, jazz, ragtime, and improvisation and eventually move on to creating your own melodies.

More than 160,000 students enrolled!

  • Access 204 lectures & 10 hours of content 24/7
  • Start by playing popular rhythm-style piano
  • Expand your understanding w/ step-by-step instruction for ballads, blues, jazz & other styles
  • Learn how to read music & play by ear
  • Take your education further w/ 9 eBooks
  • Dive into chords, inversions & more music concepts
Pianoforall is one of the most popular piano courses online and has now taught more than 160,000 students worldwide since 2006. Robin Hall's goal in life is to share his passions and to make whatever seems complicated easy! He believes we all have a great capacity for learning—if we are taught in the right way!

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
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  • Experience level required: all levels

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  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Your First Program

  • Party Time - Play-By-Ear - Rhythm Style Piano

    • HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE PDFs
    • Section1-Complete-PDF
    • Lesson 1 - Getting to know the Keyboard - Introduction to Chords - 8:36
    • Lesson 2 - Rhythm 1 ‘Left Note/Right Chord’ - 0:36
    • Lesson 3 - Seeing music as shapes and patterns - 2:35
    • Lesson 4 - Basic Musical Notation - 6:03
    • Lesson 5 - The C Family Chords - 3:41
    • Lesson 6.1 - Rhythm 2 - ‘Straight Beat Gospel Style’ - 0:53
    • Lesson 6.2 (Practice Progression) - 1:43
    • Lesson 7.1 - Rhythm 3 - ‘Oom Pah’ - 2:51
    • Lesson 7.2 (Practice progressions) - 5:00
    • Lesson 8 - The Amazing Broken Chord Ballad - 3:16
    • Lesson 9.1 - More Chords: D, E A and B flat (with practice progressions) - 6:29
    • Lesson 9.2 (Practice Progressions) - 2:54
    • Lesson 10 - Seventh Heaven - 8:18
    • Lesson 11.1 - Rhythm 4 - ’Split Chord’ - 1:27
    • Lesson 11.2 (Practice progressions) - 2:05
    • Lesson 12.1 - Rhythm 5 - ‘Half Beat Bounce’ - 3:40
    • Lesson 12.2 (Practice progressions) - 4:25
    • Lesson 13.1 - Rhythm 6 - ’Twist’ - 3:34
    • Lesson 13.2 (Practice progressions) - 2:16
    • Lesson 14.1 - ’Slash’ chords & Bass Runs - 2:05
    • Lesson 14.2 (practice progressions) - 3:56
    • Lesson 15.1 - Rhythm 7 - ‘Three Beat Bounce’ - 1:51
    • Lesson 15.2 (practice progressions) - 1:50
    • Lesson 16 - Rhythm 8 - ’12/8 Country Shuffle’ - 3:18
    • Lesson 17.1 - Rhythm 9 - ‘Bossa Nova Bounce’ - 2:29
    • Lesson 17.2 (practice progressions) - 2:01
    • Lesson 18.1 - Rhythm 10 - ‘Twist 2’ - 3:06
    • Lesson 18.2 (practice progressions) - 1:54
  • Basic Blues & Rock ’n’ Roll

    • Section2-Complete-PDF
    • Lesson 1 - Rhythm 1 - Basic Triad Blues - 2:23
    • Lesson 2 - Rhythm 2 - ‘Straight Eight Boogie’ - 4:05
    • Lesson 3 - Rhythm 3 - ‘Blueberry Hill’ - 3:38
    • Lesson 4 - Rhythm 4 - ’12/8 Boogie Shuffle’ - 2:58
    • Lesson 5 - Rhythm 5 - ‘Blues Brothers’ - 1:21
  • Chord Magic & Inversions

    • Section3-Complete-PDF
    • Lesson 1 - Memory Trick for all Chords - 6:22
    • Lesson 2.1 - Inversions made easy - 7:36
    • Lesson 2.2 - Inversions - Practice Progressions - 3:37
    • Lesson 3.1 - New Chords - Cm, Fm, Gm, Db, Eb, Ab - 2:50
    • Lesson 3.2 - New Chords - Practice Progressions - 2:52
    • Lesson 4 - New Chords - Bb, Bbm, B, Bm - 2:49
    • Lesson 5 - The all black chord F# and it’s minor F#m - 2:01
    • Lesson 6 - Last three Chords - Dbm, Ebm, Abm
    • Lesson 7 - A great way to practice all your chords - 8:01
  • Advanced Chords Made Easy

    • Section4-Complete-PDF
    • Lesson 1.1 - Bluff your way - ‘9’, ’11’, and ‘sus4’ chords - 7:46
    • Lesson 1.2 - Practice Progressions - 2:21
    • Lesson 2 - Manilow Mood - 2:51
    • Lesson 3.1 - Diminished Chords made easy - 6:35
    • Lesson 3.2 - Practice Progressions - 2:41
    • Lesson 4 - Right hand ‘Cluster Chords’ - 5:36
    • Lesson 5.1 - Practice Progressions #1 - 1:48
    • Lesson 5.2 - Practice Progressions #2 - 2:11
    • Lesson 5.3 - Practice Progressions #3 - 2:11
    • Lesson 5.4 - Practice Progressions #4 - 2:39
    • Lesson 5.5 - Practice Progressions #5 - 2:04
    • Lesson 6 - Beatles Style Piano - 3:15
  • Ballad Style & Improvisation

    • Section5-Complete-PDF
    • Lesson 1 - Developing a basic Ballad Style - 5:44
    • Lesson 2 - Using the magical Penatonic Scale - 2:59
    • Lesson 3 - Basic Ballad Style - A structured approach - 2:12
    • Lesson 4 - Adding right hand notes - 3:16
    • Lesson 5 - Improvising Ballad Style - 2:56
    • Lesson 6 - Expanding the range of notes - 3:59
    • Lesson 7.1 - Moving beyond ‘safe’ notes #1 - 2:27
    • Lesson 7.2 - Moving beyond ‘safe’ notes #2 - 3:13
    • Lesson 8 - Mixing it all together - 1:23
    • Lesson 9.1 - Practice progression in A minor - 3:03
    • Lesson 9.2 - Improvisation - 1:55
    • Lesson 10 - Practice progression in the style of ‘Walking in the air’ - 1:20
    • Lesson 11.1 - Practice progression in D minor - 2:24
    • Lesson 11.2 - Improvisation - 3:20
    • Lesson 12.1 - Applying Ballad Style to melodies in 3 easy steps - 4:43
    • Lesson 12.2 - Putting it all together - 2:24
    • Lesson 13 - Scarborough Fair - 1:29
    • Lesson 14 - Ding Dong Merrily On High - 1:35
    • Lesson 15 - Jock Stewart - 1:45
    • Lesson 16 - Chim Chiminesque - 3:25
    • Lesson 17 - The Parting Glass (Beautiful Irish tune) - 2:30
    • Lesson 18 - It’s a Soulful Way to Tipperary - 4:41
    • Lesson 19 - Oh Danny Boy - 3:00
    • Lesson 20 - Practice Christmas songs
    • Lesson 21 - Extending the left hand - 2:58
    • Lesson 22 - ’10ths’ Ballad Style - 2:03
    • Lesson 23 - A cycle of fifths exercise - 2:43
    • Lesson 24 - Stride style variation - 3:14
    • Lesson 25.1 - Greensleaves - extra left hand notes #1 - 2:15
    • Lesson 25.2 - Greensleaves - extra left hand notes #2 - 0:35
    • Lesson 26 - A jazzy left hand minor pattern - 4:18
  • Jazz Piano Made Easy

    • Section6-Complete-PDF
    • Lesson 1 - Ceasy Blues - 3:33
    • Lesson 2 - The magic Blues Scale - 2:59
    • Lesson 3 - ‘Do it yourself’ Blues - 2:54
    • Lesson 4 - Ceasy Blues Riffs - 5:02
    • Lesson 5.1 - Thelonious Monk Blues #1 - 4:03
    • Lesson 5.2 - Thelonious Monk Blues #2 - 1:52
    • Lesson 6 - Standards and Show Tunes made easy - 3:50
    • Lesson 7 - Voicings for Show Tunes - 3:56
    • Lesson 8.1 - Frere Jacque Jazz - chords - 1:10
    • Lesson 8.2 - Frere Jacque Jazz - ’Snap Hold’ rhythm - 1:21
    • Lesson 8.3 - Frere Jacque Jazz - Improvising melody part 1 - 3:05
    • Lesson 8.4 - Frere Jacque Jazz - Improvising melody part 2 - 1:34
    • Lesson 9 - 4 note Jazz Chord Inversions - 7:19
    • Lesson 10 - Right hand patterns - part 1 - 4:42
    • Lesson 11 - Right hand patterns - part 2 - 3:28
    • Lesson 12 - Right hand patterns - part 3 - 3:32
    • Lesson 13 - Jingle Bells Jazz - 2:01
    • Lesson 14 - Fly Me To The Moon style progression - 1:59
    • Lesson 15 - Blue Moon style progression - 2:51
    • Lesson 16 - D Minor ‘Cool’ Jazz - 3:37
    • Lesson 17 - D Minor Jazz - Right hand groove #1 - 3:28
    • Lesson 18 - D Minor Jazz - Right hand groove #2 - 6:31
    • Lesson 19 - D Minor - Chordal Improvisation - 4:29
    • Lesson 20 - ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ Jazz - 1:07
    • Lesson 21 - Two handed comping - 3:09
    • Lesson 22 - Two handed comping - Latin Twist - 2:47
    • Lesson 23 - D Minor Jazz Stride - 3:16
    • Lesson 24 - Modern Voicings - Quartal Harmony - 4:22
    • Lesson 25 - Chordal Fragments - Bill Evans Style - 5:05
    • Lesson 26 - Bill Evans style - ‘Peace Piece’ - 4:26
    • Lesson 27 - Descending Bass-line - Funny Valentine - 2:30
    • Lesson 28 - Four Note Flourish (7ths) - 1:43
    • Lesson 29 - Four Note Flourish (9ths) - 4:03
    • Lesson 30.1 - Stridin’ along in C Major 9 - 3:52
    • Lesson 30.1 - Stridin’ along in C Major 9 (improvisation) - 2:42
    • Lesson 31 - Jazzin’ the Blues in G - 6:30
    • Lesson 32 - Trad Jazz / Blues in F - 6:15
    • Lesson 33 - Cool progressions - ‘Aint Misbehaving’ - 3:30
    • Lesson 34 - Cool progressions - 12 Bar Blues in Cm - 4:06
    • Lesson 35 - Cool progressions - 12 Bar Blues in G - 1:41
    • Lesson 36 - Practicing Seventh Chords method 1 - 5:33
    • Lesson 37 - Practicing Seventh Chords method 2 - 3:17
    • Lesson 38 - Practicing Seventh Chords method 3 - 5:27
  • Advanced Blues, Fake Stride & The Entertainer

    • Section7-Complete-PDF
    • Lesson 1 - Instant Transposing Tool
    • Lesson 2 - Extending the right hand chords - 3:49
    • Lesson 3 - Double Shuffle - 1:54
    • Lesson 4 - Triplets Shuffle - 1:06
    • Lesson 5 - Triplets & Double Shuffle Mix - 1:04
    • Lesson 6 - The popular I-IV riff - 3:11
    • Lesson 7 - I-IV Shuffle Blues - 0:58
    • Lesson 8 - I-IV Slide - 1:26
    • Lesson 9 - Cool right hand chords - 2:47
    • Lesson 10 - Putting it all together - 3:11
    • Lesson 11 - Experiment with various riffs - 3:13
    • Lesson 12 - Pick Up’s, Slide’s and Tremelo’s - 1:11
    • Lesson 13 - Slide Shuffle - 0:55
    • Lesson 14 - Straight Eight Boogie - 0:45
    • Lesson 15 - Using the Octaves - 1:03
    • Lesson 16 - Turnarounds - 2:25
    • Lesson 17.1 - Advanced Blues in the key of G #1 - 3:28
    • Lesson 17.2 - Advanced Blues in the key of G #2 - 1:43
    • Lesson 18 - Fake Stride & The Entertainer - 2:45
    • Lesson 19 - Ragtime Riff - 2:04
    • Lesson 20 - The Entertainer - 3 bar classic opening - 1:38
    • Lesson 21.1 - The Entertainer page 1 #1 - 2:33
    • Lesson 21.2 - The Entertainer page 1 #2 - 2:36
    • Lesson 22.1 - The Entertainer page 2 #1 - 3:28
    • Lesson 22.2 - The Entertainer page 2 #2 - 0:55
  • Taming The Classics

    • Section8-Complete-PDF
    • Lesson 1 - Reviewing the basics
    • Lesson 2 - Fur Elise - 2:07
    • Lesson 3 - Bach Prelude (Ave Maria) - 5:42
    • Lesson 4 - Chopin - Waltz in A minor - 2:32
    • Lesson 5 - Jean Philippe Rameau - Rondino - 2:50
    • Lesson 6 - J. S. Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - 2:49
    • Lesson 7 - Bach - Air on a G String - 2:27
    • Lesson 8 - Bach - Minuet in G - 1:29
    • Lesson 9 - Verdi - La Donna e Mobile (Rigoletto) - 2:17
    • Lesson 10 - Strauss - The Blue Danube - 2:45
    • Lesson 11 - Brahms - Hungarian Dance - 3:03
    • Lesson 12 - J. S. Bach - Menuet in Bb - 2:30
    • Lesson 13.1 - Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1 #1 - 4:55
    • Lesson 13.2 - Erik Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1 #2 - 2:13
    • Lesson 14 - Mozart - Theme Sonata in C - 3:17
    • Lesson 15 - Bach - Minuet (in G) - 1:34
    • Lesson 16 - Bach - Prelude in C minor - 1:18
    • Lesson 17 - Bach Prelude, Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
    • Lesson 18 - Chopin - Mazurka in F Major - 2:56
    • Lesson 19 - Chopin - Prelude - Polish Dance - 3:14
    • Lesson 20 - Chopin Op.28, No.4 in E minor - 2:27
    • Lesson 21 - Scott Joplin - The Entertainer
    • Lesson 22 - Chopin Prelude in Cm Op. 28 No. 20 - 2:59
  • Speed Learning

    • Section9-Complete-PDF
    • Lesson 1 - Memory tricks for Major scales (sharp keys) - 7:36
    • Lesson 2 - Memory tricks for Major scales (flats keys) - 6:56
    • Lesson 3 - Natural Minor Scales - 4:29
    • Lesson 4 - Minor Seven Scales - 5:51
    • Lesson 5 - Diminished, Whole Tone. Chromatic Scales - 6:55
    • Lesson 6 - Arpeggios - 3:01
    • Lesson 7 - Arpeggios (minor and diminished) - 2:31
    • Lesson 8 - A word about fingering
    • Lesson 9 - C major basic triad workout part 1 - 3:09
    • Lesson 10 - C major basic triad workout part 2 - 4:29
    • Lesson 11 - 7th Chords workout No. 1 - 1:57
    • Lesson 12 - 7th Chords workout No. 2 - 2:00
    • Lesson 13 - 7th Chords cycle of fifths workout - 3:45
    • Lesson 14 - Melodic Patterns 1 - 3:35
    • Lesson 15 - Melodic Patterns 2 - 3:26
    • Lesson 16 - Blues practice workout - 3:58
    • Lesson 17 - Minor Blues workout - 5:19
    • Lesson 18 - Trad Jazz workout - 3:01

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Practicing & Arranging Music with the Piano

Master the Fundamental Patterns of Arrangement & Composing with 5 Hours of Intermediate Piano Lessons

By Jack Vaughan | in Online Courses

In language learning, there is a well-known hack or trick to pushing through early stages much quicker than the 'average' learner, and it’s to find the top 300 most used words or patterns in the language and to learn those first. That's what you'll actually find in this course. By focusing on the fundamental patterns of the arrangement, this course will help you arrange more fluently to become a better piano player. This is for musicians who already have a foundation in music theory and composition.

  • Access 61 lectures & 5 hours of content 24/7
  • Start combining & manipulating patterns in many different ways
  • Deconstruct your favorite music & emulate it w/ ease
  • Develop musical ideas & finally start finishing music sketches

"After completing this course, I immediately found myself detecting patterns and grooves in the music that I listen to" – Vincent Mazzola

"Jack has a great way to easily explain musical knowledge whilst making it super interesting to follow!" – Sergios Stamatis

Jack Vaughan is a composer, conductor and founder of LeanMusician.com His courses have been taken by thousands of students in nearly 100 countries and he's been teaching and directing music for over 10 years. Jack's work focuses on helping musicians be more effective and passionately engaged with their work - in performance, composition and inner game. Jack also works in tech as an educator, training non-technical developers to create software with no code.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: intermediate

Requirements

  • Basic level of piano skills
  • Basic level of music theory

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 3:15
    • Overview & How to Use This Course - 6:52
    • Resources - 1:19
  • Harmony
    • Introduction - 3:17
    • How to use this section - 9:06
    • Keystones - 6:38
    • 1564 - 3:46
    • Einaudi - 1:53
    • 12 Bar Blues - 6:22
    • Time - 3:02
    • Step Down - 3:48
    • The Sequence - 3:27
    • Lord Chords - 3:05
    • Minor 4 Soul - 3:03
    • 36251 - 4:07
    • Secondary Dominants - 6:21
    • Jazz Blues - 9:06
    • Chord Relationships & Bi-tonality - 5:21
  • Repertoire
    • Outlines - 8:34
    • Jamming - 3:22
    • Transcribing - 4:55
    • Pattern Library - 5:30
    • Example Tunes - 10:51
  • Voicings
    • Voicings Introduction - 6:45
    • Inversions - 7:08
    • Closed & Open - 3:24
    • Doubling, Dropping + Adding - 4:10
    • 3rds, 6ths & 10ths - 5:12
    • Grace Notes - 3:32
    • Harmonizing Melody - 3:40
    • Rootless - 4:33
    • Voice Leading - 6:10
  • Accompanimental Patterns
    • Introduction to Accompanimental Patterns - 2:33
    • Block Chords - 6:36
    • Broken Chords & Arpeggios: Part 1 - 26:53
    • Broken Chords & Arpeggios: Part 2 - 12:15
    • Alternating Chords - 5:18
    • Comping - 7:32
    • Stride - 5:54
    • Bass Lines - 9:22
  • Rhythm
    • Grooves & Loops - 6:29
    • Introduction to Groove - 3:04
    • Tempo + Time - 2:04
    • Strong + Weak Beats - 3:02
    • Subdivision - 7:43
    • Swing - 2:08
    • Imperfection - 2:08
    • Accents + Dynamics - 2:08
    • Grace Notes + Ghost Notes - 2:07
    • Cross Rhythms - 8:56
    • One Chord Genres - 2:45
  • Melodic Patterns
    • Flowing - 4:39
    • Sequences - 8:05
    • Pentatonics - 6:50
    • Paired Pentatonics - 7:03
    • Multi-Scales - 4:24
  • Conclusion
    • Putting it all together
    • Practice & Composing Tips | Pt 1 - 5:20
    • Practice & Composing Tips | Pt 2 - 6:53
    • Practice & Composing Tips | Pt 3 - 5:59
    • Conclusion - 0:55
  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 3:15
    • Overview & How to Use This Course - 6:52
    • Resources - 1:19
  • Harmony
    • Introduction - 3:17
    • How to use this section - 9:06
    • Keystones - 6:38
    • 1564 - 3:46
    • Einaudi - 1:53
    • 12 Bar Blues - 6:22
    • Time - 3:02
    • Step Down - 3:48
    • The Sequence - 3:27
    • Lord Chords - 3:05
    • Minor 4 Soul - 3:03
    • 36251 - 4:07
    • Secondary Dominants - 6:21
    • Jazz Blues - 9:06
    • Chord Relationships & Bi-tonality - 5:21
  • Repertoire
    • Outlines - 8:34
    • Jamming - 3:22
    • Transcribing - 4:55
    • Pattern Library - 5:30
    • Example Tunes - 10:51
  • Voicings
    • Voicings Introduction - 6:45
    • Inversions - 7:08
    • Closed & Open - 3:24
    • Doubling, Dropping + Adding - 4:10
    • 3rds, 6ths & 10ths - 5:12
    • Grace Notes - 3:32
    • Harmonizing Melody - 3:40
    • Rootless - 4:33
    • Voice Leading - 6:10
  • Accompanimental Patterns
    • Introduction to Accompanimental Patterns - 2:33
    • Block Chords - 6:36
    • Broken Chords & Arpeggios: Part 1 - 26:53
    • Broken Chords & Arpeggios: Part 2 - 12:15
    • Alternating Chords - 5:18
    • Comping - 7:32
    • Stride - 5:54
    • Bass Lines - 9:22
  • Rhythm
    • Grooves & Loops - 6:29
    • Introduction to Groove - 3:04
    • Tempo + Time - 2:04
    • Strong + Weak Beats - 3:02
    • Subdivision - 7:43
    • Swing - 2:08
    • Imperfection - 2:08
    • Accents + Dynamics - 2:08
    • Grace Notes + Ghost Notes - 2:07
    • Cross Rhythms - 8:56
    • One Chord Genres - 2:45
  • Melodic Patterns
    • Flowing - 4:39
    • Sequences - 8:05
    • Pentatonics - 6:50
    • Paired Pentatonics - 7:03
    • Multi-Scales - 4:24
  • Conclusion
    • Putting it all together
    • Practice & Composing Tips | Pt 1 - 5:20
    • Practice & Composing Tips | Pt 2 - 6:53
    • Practice & Composing Tips | Pt 3 - 5:59
    • Conclusion - 0:55

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Music Composition with the Piano: Ultimate Keyboard Theory

The Ultimate Guide to Piano, Chords & Music Theory for Producers, Film Composers, and Songwriters

By Jack Vaughan | in Online Courses

Many composers, producers, and young musicians feel restricted by their lack of ability and knowledge of music theory at the piano. This course will give anyone a powerful and extensive musical vocabulary, from the ground up — right up to advanced music theory, chords & harmony. And it does it all through practical, hands-on experience of theory at the piano, and it’s all accessible without having to read any music.

  • Access 109 lectures & 7 hours of content 24/7
  • Get an extensive introduction to piano technique, theory & arrangement
  • Learn the fundamental & advanced harmony and music theory in a practical way
  • Look at powerful compositional techniques & strategies to help you generate material and problem solve when you get stuck
  • Analyze & grow your knowledge of building songs and tracks by knowing the conventions and structures of piano chords, progressions, and songwriting

"There was a ton of information in this course that scared me and placed me at ease at the same time. Get for a beginner like me. I will be coming back and revisiting quite a few lessons" – Gloria Robinson

"Great course! I already knew some music theory, but I wasn't entirely sure how to apply it to create my own compositions. This course made everything so much easier to understand and far less intimidating" – Dominic Fenn

Jack Vaughan is a composer, conductor and founder of LeanMusician.com His courses have been taken by thousands of students in nearly 100 countries and he's been teaching and directing music for over 10 years. Jack's work focuses on helping musicians be more effective and passionately engaged with their work - in performance, composition and inner game. Jack also works in tech as an educator, training non-technical developers to create software with no code.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • 1. Introduction
    • Introduction - 4:05
    • Overview of the Course - 5:10
    • Preliminaries - 2:00
  • 2. Up & Running with Chords & Melodies
    • The Grid - 3:38
    • The Chromatic Scale - 4:14
    • Creating a Major Key - 5:37
    • Creating Chords Inside of a Key - 8:22
    • Naming Notes on the Piano - 5:46
    • Ambient Track Assignment - 1:44
    • Ambient Track Example - 5:18
  • 3. Gravity: Harmonic Centers
    • Establishing 'Gravity' With Keys - 3:59
    • The Circle of fifths | Major Key Gravity - 7:15
    • Creating a Minor Scale - 5:01
    • Circle of fifths | Minor Key Gravity - 5:25
    • Learning all Keys - 4:17
    • Transposing Chords & Melodies - 4:09
    • Get Composing! - 10:16
  • 4. Piano Technique: The Key to Fluency
    • Technique & Fluency at the Piano - 5:57
    • Hand positions & fingerings - 7:20
    • Wandering hands backing tracks - 0:26
    • Assignment - 1:42
    • Wandering Hands Example Track - 12:42
  • 5. Diatonic Harmony: Chords & Progressions Inside Keys
    • Introduction to Chords in a Key - 8:43
    • Analysing 1000+ Tunes - 4:12
    • Common Chord Progressions - 10:15
    • 30% Different - 2:31
    • Chord 5 in Minor - 4:19
    • Harmony Cheat Sheet! - 1:55
  • 6. Melody Over Harmony
    • Tension & Resolution - 3:23
    • Chord tones - 3:08
    • Non-chord Tones - 3:22
    • The Feelings of Different Intervals - 8:31
    • Layering & Overlapping - 6:20
    • Non-diatonic Tones - 3:07
    • The Pentatonic Scale - 3:58
    • Patterns - 3:59
    • Assignment - 2:18
    • Response - 4:17
  • 7. Structuring Harmony: Extending & Creating New Harmonic Sections
    • Roman Numerals - 3:29
    • Harmonic Structure - 3:12
    • Repeating Harmony - 5:20
    • Repeating Harmony Example Track - 5:00
    • Small Changes in Harmony - 3:33
    • Varying Your Bass Lines - 3:47
    • Modulation | New Centres of Gravity - 7:30
    • Assignment - 1:36
    • 3 Different Sections Example Track - 1:55
  • 8. Chord Voicings & Arrangement
    • Introduction to Voicing - 2:34
    • Arpeggiation - 2:14
    • Examples of Arpeggiation in Context - 8:00
    • Closed & Open Position Chords - 2:29
    • Chord Inversions - 4:20
    • Doubling Notes - 8:33
    • Dropping Notes - 2:20
    • Voice Leading - 7:50
    • Grace Notes - 2:27
    • Accompaniment Assignment - 4:49
    • Accompaniment for Singers Example - 2:22
    • Orchestral String Writing Assignment - 2:35
    • Orchestral String Writing Example - 1:46
    • Another Example of Voice Leading - 3:18
    • Harmony Cheat Sheet 2 - 0:49
  • 9. Bass Lines
    • Bass Lines Introduction - Supporting the Harmony - 4:23
    • Voice Leading & Passing Notes - 4:32
    • Bass Line Riffs - 2:40
  • 10. Chromatic Harmony: Chords From Scratch
    • Introduction to Chords from Scratch - 1:30
    • In Depth Chords from Scratch - 1:54
    • How to Create Triads from Scratch - 6:05
    • Suspension chords - 2:42
    • Working out the Key of a Song - 3:38
    • Modulation & Secondary Dominants - 5:25
    • Pushing Out of the Key | Example Track - 1:24
    • Assignment
  • 11. Upper Structures
    • Introduction to Upper Structures - 2:58
    • Creating 7th Chords from Scratch - 7:43
    • Diminished & Augmented 7th Chords - 2:58
    • Creating 9th Chords from Scratch - 3:36
    • Creating 11ths 13th Chords from Scratch - 4:11
    • Upper Structure Assignments - 1:55
    • Upper Structure Composing Example - 1:42
    • Upper Structure Re-harmonizing Example - 1:51
  • 12. Reading Chord Symbols
    • How to Read Chords & Chord Symbols - 7:40
    • Harmony Cheat Sheet Level 3 - 0:43
  • 13. Problem Solving
    • Where do I Start? Generating Material with Rules - 9:06
    • Patterns, Patterns, Patterns - 9:03
    • Problem Solving - 9:46
  • 14. Harmonic Rhythm
    • Introduction to Harmonic Rhythm - 4:55
    • Passing chords & reharmonisation - 6:50
    • Reharmonization Assignment - 0:24
  • 15. Melodic Rhythm
    • Melodic Rhythm - 3:48
    • Phrasing & Space - 2:47
    • Phrasing & Melodic Rhythm Assignment - 1:32
  • 16. Accompaniment & Arrangement Rhythms
    • Standard Accompaniment Patterns (with commentary) - 5:49
    • Standard Accompaniment Patterns (no commentary) - 5:49
    • Musical Layers & Alignment - 3:54
    • Musical Alignment Example - 5:45
    • The Chord Progression Bible - 3:32
  • 17. Advanced Melodic Colors
    • What scales go with what chords? - 3:43
    • The Blues Scale - 2:09
    • Harmonic & Melodic Minor Scale - 2:41
    • The Scale Omnibus - 3:44
    • Paired Pentatonics - 7:03
    • Modes - 7:32
  • 18. Chord Relationships & Thematic Writing
    • Chord Relationships - 5:59
    • Chord Relationship & Arpeggiation Assignment - 1:32
    • Chord Relationship & Arpeggiation Example - 3:51
    • Creating Themes - 3:15
  • Conclusion
    • Resources
    • Conclusion and What's Next? - 2:59

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Music Theory Essentials: Chords, Scales & Modes

Learn How to Write Chords, Understand Keys & More in This Music Theory Primer

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

In this Music Theory Essentials class, you'll learn how to understand keys and write chords, major and minor scales, and the 7 different modes. The examples shown are in Logic Pro X, but the music theory taught is applicable in all Digital Audio Workstations. In just three hours you'll emerge from this class with a solid understanding of music theory.

  • Access 31 lectures & 3 hours of content 24/7
  • Dive into major scales, triads & inversions
  • Explore major & minor triads
  • Learn how to change key
Tomas George is a Best Selling Udemy Instructor and has been producing music for over a decade and also has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Any device with basic specifications

Course Outline

  • Scales, Chords and Modes
    • Scales Introduction - 3:08
    • Working out a Major Scale - 6:45
    • Working out a Major Key from a Melody - 5:51
    • Major Keys and Scales - 1:54
    • Major Scale on a Score - 2:56
    • Triads - 3:37
    • Inversions - 3:21
    • Working out the Chords in a Major Scale - 9:26
    • Extended Chords - 6:34
    • Different Ways to Write out Chords - 4:11
    • Working out Major and Minor Triads - 7:01
    • Diminished and Augmented Triads - 5:22
    • 7th Chords - 12:16
    • Suspended Chords - 6:02
    • Circle of 5ths - 12:48
    • How to Change Key - 14:54
    • Natural Minor Scale - 11:21
    • Chords in the Minor Scale - 5:59
    • Harmonic Minor Scale - 7:15
    • Melodic Minor Scale - 11:12
    • Modes - 3:54
    • 1 - Ionian - 0:47
    • 2 - Dorian - 3:14
    • 3 - Phrygian - 3:14
    • 4 - Lydian - 1:21
    • 5 - Mixolydian - 2:21
    • 6 - Aeolian - 1:03
    • 7 - Locrian - 3:56
  • Song Analysis
    • Section introduction - 0:17
    • Song Analysis 1 - Capsize - 15:25
    • Song Analysis 2 - Floating - 18:07

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Music Production 101: Producing + Songwriting for Beginners

Be Armed with Consistent Writing & Production Workflow and Finish Your Own Tracks

By Tomas George | in Online Courses

Still struggling to finish tracks? Fed up of relying on others to fill in the gaps? This course will have you compose, produce and arrange a song from scratch, and document the entire process. All examples in this course are shown in Logic Pro X. By the end of this course, you will be armed with a consistent writing and production workflow, which will have you finishing as many tracks as you start.

  • Access 16 lectures & 2 hours of content 24/7
  • Learn the basics of writing a Drum Beat
  • Write bass lines & melodies
  • Learn the basics of mixing & mastering
  • Understand how to write chords
  • Understand the basics of song arrangement
Note: Software NOT included.

"This is one of the finest musical courses I've seen. I've gained a deeper understanding of how to compose a song and actually completed a project even though I use a different DAW." – Les Gaines

Tomas George is a music producer, composer, and audio engineer. He has been producing and writing music for over a decade and has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA (Hons) Degree in Music Composition.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Working PC, laptop, iMac, MacBook
  • Studio One (preferably Studio One Artist or Professional)
  • Basic understanding of music
  • Basic music production skills

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction and What you're going to Learn - 0:32
  • Writing Different Instrument Parts
    • Writing a Chord Progression - 11:37
    • Writing a Bass Part - 10:18
    • Building a Drum Beat - 8:57
  • Writing a Melody and Arrangement
    • Writing a Melody - 17:15
    • Arrangement - Part 1 - 14:23
    • Arrangement - Part 2 - 19:06
  • Vocal Melodies and Instrumentation
    • Vocal Demo Melodies - 4:31
    • Instrumentation - 18:18
  • Mixing + Mastering
    • Mixing Introduction - 0:30
    • Mixing Levels - 13:44
    • Mixing Demo Vocals - Part 1 - 11:59
    • Mixing Demo Vocals - Part 2 - 9:40
    • Mixing Final Touches - 3:05
    • Demo Mastering - 10:59
  • Thanks and Bye
    • Thanks and Bye - 0:07

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