About This Course
For years I’ve been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These online courses I’m making 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.
Recently I was named as a semi-finalist for the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator of the Year award because of my in-person university classes. Now I’m taking those classes online in order to reach more students, and give them the joy of Music Theory.
My approach to music theory is to minimize the 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.
In this class, we will cover:
- My approach to Music Theory
- 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
- Worksheets and Music for Practice
- …and much, much more!
You will not have another opportunity to learn Music Theory in a more comprehensive way than this. Start here.
What are the requirements?
- 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.
- Students who have taken Music Theory Comprehensive Part 4 – Modes and Counterpoint and More will benefit from some concepts, but it is not required.
- This course 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)
What am I going to get from this course?
- Master college-level Music Theory Class
- Compose music in the style of Bach and other Baroque composers
- Create more emotional music using suspensions, resolutions, and non-chord tones effectively
Who is the target audience?
- This course is designed for anyone who has wondered about music theory and is ready to fully explore it.
- Songwriters, producers, and instrumentalists will benefit from this course by understanding music on a deeper level.
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned music theories of Counterpoint.
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|Section 1 - Welcome|
|Tools We Will Use||00:00:00|
|[DOWNLOAD] Staff Paper||00:00:00|
|Review: First Species Counterpoint||00:00:00|
|Section 2 - Second Species Counterpoint|
|What’s New In Second Species||00:00:00|
|Metric Accents And Diminutions||00:00:00|
|Second Species Counterpoint Rules Summary||00:00:00|
|Section 3 - Melodic Embellishment In Second Species Counterpoint|
|Consonant Skips And Leaps||00:00:00|
|[DOWNLOAD] Worksheet No. 1||00:00:00|
|Section 4 - Writing Second Species Counterpoint|
|First And Last Measures||00:00:00|
|The Melody Notes||00:00:00|
|Summary And Tips||00:00:00|
|[DOWNLOAD] Worksheet No. 2||00:00:00|
|Section 5 - Third Species Counterpoint|
|Double Neighbor Tones||00:00:00|
|[DOWNLOAD] Worksheet No. 3||00:00:00|
|Section 6 - Fourth Species Counterpoint|
|Chains Of Suspensions||00:00:00|
|Summary Of Fourth Species Rules||00:00:00|
|[DOWNLOAD] Worksheet No. 4||00:00:00|
|Section 7 - Fifth Species Counterpoint|
|Writing Free Counterpoint||00:00:00|
|A Brief History Of Fux||00:00:00|
|[DOWNLOAD] Worksheet No. 5||00:00:00|
|Section 8 - Wrap Up|
|What Comes Next?||00:00:00|